Welcome to the ESC Weekly Update – your source for internships, job openings and news from the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University.
December graduates: Plan to attend the Elliott School’s graduation reception from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in the Elliott Hall Commons. Bring your family for refreshments, tours of Elliott Hall and to meet the faculty right before commencement. This is a come-and-go event. Additionally, ESC alum and retired national sports broadcaster Gary Bender will receive the President’s Medal and speak at commencement. Contact Eric Wilson at 978-6059 for more information.
Plan to attend the Elliott School’s internship fair on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. For more information or to sign up, contact Matthew Cecil at 978-6077 or Eric Wilson at 978-6059.
Shelby Reynolds, an Elliott School sophomore journalism student, is the first recipient of the Jeremy Hubbard and Taunia Hottman Scholarship in Communication. Hubbard and Hottman, national broadcast journalists currently working in Denver, both earned bachelor’s degrees from WSU in the late 90s. Learn more about Reynolds and the scholarship at http://bit.ly/1bjzW8m.
ESC instructor, adviser and outreach coordinator Eric Wilson is one of 14 people chosen to attend the annual Business Journalism Professors Seminar sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University. Fellows for the annual seminar are chosen from a national pool of applicants. At the seminar, Wilson will design a business journalism course to be taught at Wichita State. The Business Journalism Professors Seminar will be held in Phoenix Jan. 2 to 5, 2014.
ESC Director Matthew Cecil last week earned his Leadership Elite certificate from the WSU Center for Management Development, a continuing education program in the Barton School of Business. The 8-week certificate program focused on leadership self-assessment and best practices. Sixteen Wichita-area business and education leaders participated in the program, which was led by Dr. Gerald H. Graham, R.P. Clinton Distinguished Professor of Management at WSU.
Amy DeVault, ESC digital media professor, taught at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national high school journalism convention in mid-November in Boston. DeVault led a pre-convention workshop on team storytelling, a concept based on the approach from the Flint Hills Media Project. She also taught a session about MOB reporting, led critiques and served as the lead judge for newsmagazine design in the national write-off competition. DeVault said she enjoyed meeting up with Wichita-area teachers and students from East, Heights, Andover, Andover Central, Maize and Derby while in Boston.
Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences scholarship applications for 2014-2015 are available now at www.wichita.edu/las/scholarships. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2014, and must be completed in order to apply for Elliott School-specific scholarships in the spring.
Jobs and Internships
Circle Schools USD 375 in Towanda weeks a paid communication intern to maintain the district website, develop news stories and design publications. Applicants should be Communication students with excellent writing skills, demonstrated professionalism, graphic design experience and reliable transportation to and from Towanda (about 25 minutes from Wichita). Intern will work 10 to 15 hours per week and report directly to the USD 375 superintendent of schools. Position offers flexible hours to accommodate class schedule and the option for co-op credit, and pays $10 per hour, up to $500 per month. Internship begins Jan. 6, 2014, and runs through the spring semester. Interested applicants should contact Eric Wilson at 978-6059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KMUW seeks a development intern to help with everything from pledge drive to donor appreciation, ticket giveaways, e-newsletter construction, volunteer coordination, website maintenance and Stubblefield Society support, while providing excellent consumer service. Students learn and strengthen a broad range of abilities, including software skills (Adobe and Office), writing, donor stewardship and more. Utilize your gifts and improve upon your strengths to make you a better candidate for employment after this one-semester internship. To apply, send a résumé and cover letter stating why you are interested in Wichita Public Radio to Sarah Jane Crespo, email@example.com.
The WSU Office of Admissions is hiring Shocker Navigator tour guides to show prospective students and guests around campus. Email Lindsay Shirk, campus visit coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM her on Twitter @Lindsmshirk for more information.
Armstrong Chamberlin is hiring a communication/marketing intern. Applicants must be seniors (May graduates) who are dependable, enthusiastic and interested in an advertising/business career. Organization, attention to detail, problem-solving abilities and clear written and verbal communication skills are also required. This is a paid position that can be scheduled around student’s classes. Must enroll in cooperative education credit for this position. For more information, contact Sara Muzzy in the Co-op Office, email@example.com.
The Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland has two communication-related job openings, one for a communication specialist and the other for a marketing specialist. For more information on these positions, go to http://kansasgirlscouts.org/about-us/careers/.
The Derby Recreation Center seeks a full-time marketing director. Job functions include developing and implementing a marketing plan, recruiting sponsors and advertisers for DRC programs, producing publications, branding, community engagement, social media management and more. Learn more and apply online at http://bit.ly/1d2a7cp.
The Wichita Art Museum seeks a student to do some paid video storytelling and editing work. For more information, contact Courtney Spousta, curator of education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 268-4907.
The Kansas Aviation Museum seeks a marketing director to market the facility with an emphasis in online presence and social networking. Marketing director also helps manage two large annual fundraisers – a gala and golf tournament. Must be aggressive, proactive, thoughtful and understand the workings of a nonprofit. For more information, contact Lon Smith, executive director, at email@example.com.
KFDI News seeks recent graduates to fill full- and part-time positions on its radio news team. Duties include producing hourly newscasts, traffic reports and severe weather coverage and generating story ideas. Qualifications include excellent written and verbal communication skills, digital audio editing experience and strong newscast-delivery skills. Additional requirements include ability to meet deadlines and an excellent driving record. Positions may offer flexible hours and the possibility to earn internship credit for undergraduate students. To apply, send cover letter and résumé to Justin Case, operations director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cheney Times-Sentinel and its family of newspapers seek a full-time reporter to start in January 2014. The right candidate will be able to cover everything from news to sports to features to local government to crime and courts. Photography skills are also required. Design and social media experience are also a plus. To apply, contact Travis Mounts at (316) 540-0500.
The Ottawa Herald, an award-winning community newspaper in northeast Kansas, seeks a versatile, energetic and motivated journalist to help readers connect to stories, photos, videos and multimedia on a variety of platforms. The ideal candidate for this multimedia editor position should not only should demonstrate skills needed for producing and editing well-rounded content for online and print, but also be well-suited for managing The Herald’s social media and other digital components in a breaking news environment. Requirements include a solid grasp of AP Style and a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field. To apply, send a résumé and work samples to Tommy Felts, managing editor, The Ottawa Herald, 104 S. Cedar St., Ottawa, KS 66067, or email@example.com.
If you have information that you would like to be considered for inclusion in the ESC Weekly Update, please send to Eric Wilson, instructor and outreach coordinator, or call 978-6059. This e-newsletter is normally published on Fridays from August to May.
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