Welcome to the ESC Weekly Update – your source for internships, job openings and news from the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University.
Join us at 4 p.m. today in the Elliott Hall Commons for the annual awards event honoring outstanding seniors, merit award and scholarship winners, student organizations and others. Free pizza will be served following a short program.
The ESC faculty will honor graduating seniors and graduate students from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the Elliott Hall Commons. Graduates are welcome to bring their family to this come-and-go event before commencement. Light refreshments will be served. Graduating students not participating in commencement are also welcome to attend. No RSVP is required.
The Elliott School congratulates three retiring faculty members – Connie Morris, Randy Brown and Mike Wood. Morris has taught at the Elliott School for more than 36 years, Brown for more than 11 years and Wood has been executive director of the Media Resources Center on campus for 28 years. Heartfelt thanks and best wishes to these three outstanding colleagues and teachers.
The faculty, staff and students of the Elliott School wish to express sincere thanks to Lou Heldman for his able and collegial leadership as interim director for the past two years. Heldman will continue at Wichita State, working on special projects for the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and teaching courses in the Elliott School. The school will host a public reception to formally thank Heldman for his service in the fall. Look for details on that event in September. Heldman will be succeeded by Dr. Matthew Cecil, who will take over as director on July 1.
Editor’s Note: This is the last ESC Weekly Update of the semester. Publication will resume in August. Follow the Elliott School of Communication on Facebook for news and job listings over the summer.
Advising Tips of the Week
Spots are still available for several ESC summer classes: Comm 301 Writing for Mass Audiences in June; Comm 306 Intro to Multimedia (8-week session, June-July); Comm 525 Advertising Copywriting in July; Comm 535 Communication Analysis & Criticism (summer presession); and Comm 720 Dimensions of Mass Communication (8-week session, June-July).
Ablah Library offers several resources for students during the busy end-of-semester/finals time. Study rooms are available for groups in Ablah Library. Most are available only as first come-first served, but a few rooms can be reserved. Go to http://wichita.libcal.com/booking/studyrooms to reserve a group study room. The library also has Macintosh computers with Adobe Creative Suite identical to those in Elliott Hall that are available for extended hours when ESC labs are full or closed.
Jobs, Internships and Scholarships
Fidelity Bank is hiring a full-time marketing specialist. Duties include the conception, implementation and evaluation of internal and external marketing and communications strategies, along with the coordination of a wide range of communication and promotional materials for all relevant audiences. The candidate will play a key role in ensuring that marketing assignments are addressed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner. Candidate will also perform research duties. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field, along with strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Digital and social media experience preferred. Apply at http://www.fidelitybank.com/home/ks/about-us/career/current-openings.
USD 259, Wichita Public Schools, seeks a full-time media assistant in its media production and services division. The person in this position fulfills a variety of clerical and technical roles, including providing media duplication and loaner equipment services. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, as is knowledge of multimedia and office software. One year of relevant media experience is preferred. Apply online at http://www.applitrack.com/wichita/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&category=Administrative+Support.
The Wichita State University Office of University Relations is hiring a news and media relations intern. Student will work 20 hours per week assisting the news and media relations team in developing stories through interviewing, writing, editing and photography. Student will develop news releases and stories for publication as assigned and provide support for special events and office staff. Requirements include being a full-time WSU student who is available during business hours, strong writing, listening and relationship-building skills and the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously. Communication students with news writing experience preferred. Interested students should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WSU anthropology department is seeking a motivated IMC student to develop and carry out a promotional campaign for its lecture series. The student would be responsible for press releases, PSAs, marketing, advertising and event planning. This is a good opportunity to earn internship credit over the summer and during the fall. For more information, please contact Dr. Jerry Martin, director of the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology, at 978-7068, or email@example.com.
The City of Kechi is accepting applications for a paid, one-year communications internship. Duties include gathering and interpreting data for studies and reports; coordinating activities with city departments, administrators and outside entities; maintaining content on Kechi’s public access channel, the city website, Facebook page and media relations for local publications; and producing marketing and communication materials for the city and civic groups. Applicants should be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in communications or related field, be able to work independently and multitask, and have excellent organizational and communication skills. Apply in person at Kechi City Hall, 220 W. Kechi Road. For more information, call (316) 744-9287.
Sunflower Broadcasting (Parent of Wichita’s KWCH Channel 12, KSCW and Spanish-language station KDCU) has openings for two paid summer news interns and one paid fall sports intern. Interns are expected to work 20 hours per week and all positions must be for college credit. For more information and an application, go to http://www.kwch.com/about/services/kwch-internship,0,4477380.story. Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arthritis Foundation seeks a special events intern. This paid position provides communications and logistics support to the development department to further public understanding of the work of the Arthritis Foundation in Kansas. Includes creation of collateral materials, newsletters and website content, organization of special events, and implementation of public relations and fundraising campaigns. Candidates should be full-time students pursuing a communication-related degree, have reliable transportation, be able to work 20 hours per week in four-hour blocks, possess superior writing and organizational skills and be able to work independently. To apply, send letter of interest, résumé and references to email@example.com and include “Special Event Intern” in the subject line.
Weekly newspaper in northeast Kansas is seeking an editor. Looking for a community-minded, self-motivated person to produce a quality newspaper. Candidates must be proficient in all areas of reporting, editing, photography and pagination. Writing duties include county commission, city council, school board, feature stories and sports. Must be familiar with InDesign/Photoshop. Send cover letter, résumé, work samples and references to Davis Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 187, Valley Falls, KS 66088, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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