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Do you have a passion for uplifting marginalized communities, accountability reporting, narrative storytelling and collaborative teamwork?

Come join us as a reporter for the Gulf States Newsroom! This is a chance to dig into a story-rich beat in a vital region, travel and do impactful work.

TITLE OF POSITION: Justice, Race and Equity Reporter, Gulf States Newsroom (Staff Officer I)

DEPARTMENT: News & Public Affairs

ANNUAL ENTRY SALARY: $45,000 – $50,000 

This is a full-time position that’s eligible for full benefits  including excellent medical, dental and vision, ten paid holidays and a 401(a) retirement plan.

Who We Are: The Gulf States Newsroom is an exciting partnership between public radio stations in Louisiana (WWNO), Alabama (WBHM), and Mississippi (MPB-Mississippi Public Broadcasting) and NPR. We’re working together as a regional newsroom to plan coverage, share resources and add reporting power in a story-rich region where too many local news outlets have disappeared. It’s part of NPR’s collaborative journalism network, an initiative designed to better connect NPR with local member stations to represent what’s happening around the United States.

Who We Are Looking For: We need a passionate reporter to travel across the region and cover stories about incarceration, policing, housing and education, through the lens of race and equity. And there are so many stories to tell. This region has some of the harshest sentencing laws and highest rates of incarceration in the country. Prisons in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are each under investigation by the Department of Justice for various violations. This reporter will cover these issues and their ripple effects on communities and highlight the reform efforts underway to turn around these bleak statistics.

How It Works: The reporter will be an employee of MPB in Jackson and will report to the managing editor of the Gulf States Newsroom (based in Birmingham), with support from the local news director. This reporter will be part of a team of regional reporters who cover health care and wealth and poverty. Stories run on the radio and online across partner stations. They will have the opportunity to file for NPR often and occasionally pitch in on local coverage at their home station. This is a grant-funded position with funding through October 2023. The Gulf States Newsroom intends to raise funds to sustain the position beyond that period.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send an email to careers@mpbonline.org that includes:

  • A cover letter explaining your journalism experience and why you are interested in this beat and the Gulf States Newsroom
  • Your resume
  • Two links to reporting samples you are proud of along with a couple of sentences explaining the backstory.
  • Applicants may mail resumes or State of Mississippi application to Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Attn: Personnel, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS  39211
  • See Web Site for complete description (Gulf States Newsroom Reporter) or (www.mpbonline.org)

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch, plan, report and produce audio and digital feature stories to air/publish regionally and often nationally.
  • Develop a robust network of sources that reflect the diversity of the region.
  • Report local and regional news spots as assigned by the Gulf States Newsroom Managing Editor.
  • Collaborate with editors and show staff at local stations to shape on-air two-way discussions.
  • Ensure that all work meets NPR News and station standards for accuracy, fairness, honesty and impartiality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • At least two years of reporting and/or producing experience.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with others and go with the flow.
  • Ability to stay organized and meet deadlines for long and quick-turn assignments.
  • Willingness to travel to report stories across Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.

Preferred Skills: 

  • Experience with public records requests and data reporting.
  • Familiarity with the Gulf States region.
  • Ability to speak a language besides English.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The University of Alabama Dining Services — Bama Dining is looking for students seeking great job experience in graphic design, social media and video editing. Apply today!

Looking for a great opportunity? Passionate about empowering girls? Girlspring is looking for interns in the form of Bloggers, Vloggers, and Social Media Strategists. Your goals will be to help develop our brand, build our audience, and empower girls!

Apply here!

https://www.girlspring.com/internships-and-writers-guild/

Duties include:

  • Creating promo videos using our video animation tool Vyond
  • Writing/designing social media posts
  • Writing instructions (ex. How to download Microsoft Teams)
  • Creatively communicating IT services
  • Participating in events (like get on board day) to represent OIT

This student can work up to 20 hours per week at $8 an hour. Flexible schedule.

Please contact Meagan Bennett at meg@ua.edu

PR/JOURNALISM INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITES

FOR NATIONAL COMPANY BASED IN HOOVER

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNTIES: Write media releases and content for company website. Work with seasoned marketing professionals who write great recommendations. Build your portfolio with examples from a national company. This in-person, paid internship is in Hoover. We understand academics comes first and are flexible in setting your work schedule. Internships are available throughout the year and we are looking for several positions. For consideration, email your resume, cover letter and writing samples to blang@lakehomes.com.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:  Lake Homes Realty is the nation’s largest lake-focused real estate company. The company provides full service, multi-state real estate brokerage services in 32 states. The website LakeHomes.com features 70,000 lake properties listed, totaling $30 billion, and has more than 6 million views annually. Inc. Magazine has ranked Lake Homes Realty as one of the fastest growing companies for the past four years.  www.lakehomes.com. The company is headquartered in Hoover on Valleydale Road near I-65.

The marketing team at Lake Homes Realty has worked for well-known local, regional, national, and international companies. These award-winning experts focus on marketing, advertising, public relations, video production, social media, and digital marketing. The company and its executives are well respected in the real estate industry and throughout the community.

INTERNSHIP CONTACT:  Bill Lang, Public Relations Specialist, blang@lakehomes.com; 205.218.3561

Luckie

Hiring for internships and full-time positions in:

  • Creative – Design
  • Creative – Copy
  • Creative – Video/Editing
  • Social
  • Project Management (HUGE)
  • Strategy
  • Account Management

Reach out to Dannielle Boozer (dannielle.boozer@luckie.com). Find more information here: https://www.luckie.com/careers/.

KC Projects PR Internship

KC Projects PR is looking for PR interns to start for the upcoming season. We are looking for candidates who are extremely organized, motivated, and hard-working. Candidates must have great interpersonal and phone skills, be able to adapt to a fast paced working environment. We appreciate a passion for presentation, social media and creativity. You should have a college level understanding of communications and the desire to learn more about the PR industry. Knowledge of Word and Excel are required. Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Assisting with general daily administrative duties • Relationship building and networking with colleagues, clients, and the media

• Working as part of an account team to implement media plans

• Creating media lists • Researching and writing press releases

• Tracking print, broadcast, and new media for ideas and coverage

• Assisting in the strategic development of PR plans for all clients

• Preparing press kits, which include bios, fact sheets, menus, recipes, press clips, and photos

• Updating press kits as necessary, tracking and creating clips

• Working with images, including reducing size, cropping, and lightening

• Scanning and archiving editorial placements

• Monitor and create social media content

• Design social media graphics

*Needed 2 to 3 days per week. Hours are flexible; however, interns must be available a minimum of 15 hours per week. Internship is unpaid. Please send resume, cover letter and a work sample to: lillian@kcprojects.net

Full Moon BBQ Marketing Assistant 

The Marketing Assistant will play an integral role supporting the community outreach, outer market relations, design assistance and management of Full Moon BBQ’s brand. The position requires the ability to communicate effectively with Full Moon BBQ’s customers, publics, and internal staff. 

Full Moon BBQ is seeking a candidate with a passion for people, brand growth and connecting. The candidate should be extremely friendly and have a strong business acumen with the ability to think and act fast on their feet. 

Position responsibilities to include but not limited to: 

  • Ambassador for the Full Moon BBQ Brand 
  • Travel to all 16 Full Moon BBQ locations to do monthly check-ins with managers · Interact and form relationships with Full Moon BBQ customers 
  • Support Creative Director in graphic design and marketing plans 
  • Assistance to David and Joe Maluff and their Full Moon BBQ endeavors 
  • Support the Full Moon BBQ managers and staff in their internal affairs 
  • Assist in managing the Community outreach initiatives for the Mississippi Full Moon BBQ opening · Management of creative distribution to all locations 
  • Assist in all community outreach/giveback opportunities 
  • Cultivate and maintain a community atmosphere within the Full Moon BBQ Brand · On site participation and engagement with the publics while representing Full Moon BBQ · Travel to SEC events and serve the publics (Selected Saturdays spent in Tuscaloosa/Auburn) · Proactively seek relationships with key players in the Full Moon BBQ realm · Ability to present content, strategy and analysis through Excel 
  • Respond to all Google Reviews and customer complaints
  • Keep track of Inventory for marketing promotional items 
  • Scheduling and uploading video boards for all restaurants (training will take place after hire) · Attendance at UAB events, Zoo Brews, Nick’s Kids, Celebrity Golf Tournament, etc. 

The right candidate will have a degree in communications, public relations, marketing communications, business, sales, or hospitality and experience in an occupation that requires innate “people skills” . Excellent verbal and written communications skills are necessary, with an emphasis on grammar/spelling excellence, strong knowledge of branding and restaurant management. Strong expertise in Excel programs required. Strong attention to detail is a must. 

Desired Skills and Experience Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, business, sales, hospitality industry or similar field. 
  • 2+ years of experience in public relations or community involvement occupation. · Strong experience in writing in multiple narratives and formats 
  • Graphic design skills working with a range of brands and industries 
  • Tough skin 
  • Think fast on your feet 
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills 
  • Proven ability to generate results 
  • Performs well under pressure 
  • Excessive attention to detail 
  • Self-motivated problem solver 
  • Enthusiastic and extremely friendly 
  • Supportive team player 
  • Positive attitude 
  • Interest in the hospitality industry 
  • Love for FOOD especially BBQ 
  • Fearless in meeting strangers 
  • Connector for people and other brands 

Please send cover letter and resume to: molly@kcprojects.net

Nexus Marketing

Copywriter: Individuals in this role will be responsible for researching and writing educational content on various topics related to social good. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills and a desire to learn more about online marketing and SEO.  Writing is the core of this position and for candidates who want to write full-time, this role is a perfect fit.

Learn more here

Nonprofit Content Publishing Coordinator:  We’re looking to hire candidates who have an interest in the nonprofit sector, an interest in digital marketing / public relations (PR), and a love of connecting with people and businesses. They will be responsible for one of our most important assets as an agency, our network of nonprofit-focused publishers which is made of bloggers, publications, and other businesses. Their role will be focused on maintaining / growing this network of nonprofit-focused publishers, finding opportunities to get our clients published across our network, and pitching / following up on those publishing opportunities to make sure they go live.

Learn more here

Reboot Reforestation is a startup company that aims to monitor and identify threats to ecosystems and rebuild natural habitats using innovative technology. We use drones to quickly collect data and efficiently restore ecosystems for private landowners, conservation organizations, and land trusts.

Reboot Reforestation is hiring an entrepreneurially minded PR and marketing intern who will work remotely. The PR and marketing intern will be responsible for assisting the CEO and CFO in executing a marketing strategy that uses the company’s website, social media, and articles as tools to market the company.

The intern will be responsible for:

·        Revamping the company’s website

·        Search engine optimization

·        Writing blog posts

·        Developing a social media campaign

·        Creating social media content

·        Creating a media kit

·        Researching and reaching out to media outlets

The internship will last 10-12 weeks and offer 10 hours a week. The intern will earn $10 an hour with an opportunity to earn course credit. Intern must be available for at least one scheduled zoom meeting a week. The student may be an incoming junior or senior. Strong writing skills and knowledge of social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, are required. There will also be opportunities to gain certifications in Google Analytics and Hubspot’s inbound marketing certification.

Email applications to: rebootreforestation@gmail.com

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