ESC Weekly Update - May 7, 2015

Welcome to the ESC Weekly Update – your source for internships, job openings and news from the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University.

Make plans to join us at 4 p.m. Friday, May 8, for the Elliott School’s end-of-year celebration in Room 142 of the Rhatigan Student Center. Faculty will honor graduating seniors, announce merit award winners, and recognize scholarship recipients and outstanding seniors. There will be gifts for May graduates and free pizza, too.

ESC Director Matthew Cecil is the author of a chapter, “The Coercion of Consent,” in an edited book, Pathways to Public Relations, that is one of three nominees for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Tankard Book of the Year award. Three books were selected as finalists for the award, which will be presented at the AEJMC national conference in August in San Francisco. Cecil’s book, Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate, has already been selected as winner of another national AEJMC book award.

The WSU West Campus at 37th and Maize Road is offering a summer Web development class that might interest Communication students. The 100-level course will cover HTML and principles of Web design. CRN is 32289. For more information, contact Augustine Iacopelli at 978-8392.

Editor’s note: The is the last issue of the Elliott School Update for the spring semester. Publication will resume in mid August. Follow the Elliott School on Facebook and visit www.wichita.edu/esc for news and updates over the summer.

The Elliott School does not offer full-time advising and advisers' availability is limited from mid May through early August. As such, responses from advisers and appointments may be delayed during the summer. For summer communication advising, please contact eric.wilson@wichita.edu or sandra.sipes@wichita.edu. The Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising Center is back in its regular location in Grace Wilkie Hall and will be available to assist students daily during the summer. Call 978-3700 for appointments.

For general advising questions: Beginning May 18, the OneStop office hours will be 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Students needing help outside these hours can receive assistance through OneStop at 855-978-1787 or via the website at http://www.wichita.edu/onestop.

The Graduate School office will temporarily relocate to 200 Grace Wilkie Hall for the summer while its office is remodeled.

Jobs and Internships
INVISTA is seeking an intern with project coordination and writing skills to assist in meeting a variety of communication, administrative and public affairs needs. Strong interpersonal, digital, verbal and written communication skills are essential. As part of INVISTA’s corporate communication team, the successful candidate will have excellent administrative skills, proofreading capabilities, website development and editing experience, and the ability to work independently and in teams on a wide variety of projects. The part-time intern will work from June through August 2015. Applicants must have earned or be senior-level students pursuing a communication or marketing degree and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. To apply, go to https://kochcareers.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=034963&lang=en#.VUAJZbfR9I8.mailto.

The WSU Office of Strategic Communications is hiring a paid student- news and media relations associate to assist the University’s media relations team in developing news stories through interviewing, writing, editing and photography. Develop news releases and stories for publication as assigned. Additional responsibilities include providing back-up support for special events and for the Strategic Communications reception area. This 20-hour-per-week position begins in August, and full-time WSU students with strong writing skills and media experience are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Joe Kleinsasser, director of news and media relations, at joe.kleinsasser@wichita.edu or 978-3013. Position is eligible for co-op credit.

The K-State Pollution Prevention Institute seeks a self-motivated, outgoing junior- or senior-level intern. The student will educate and sell a program related to safe disposal practices of unwanted pharmaceuticals. Intern must be comfortable cold-calling clients and presenting to audiences. An interest in environmental protection is important, but good communication skills are critical. The position does involve some travel, so a valid Kansas driver’s license is required. The position, which is based in Wichita, pays $12 per hour and student will work 30-40 hours per week beginning June 1. To apply, please send a detailed cover letter, résumé and unofficial transcript to nlarson@ksu.edu.

Lee Media Group is seeking a Web graphic designer to join its creative team in Rose Hill. Qualified applicants must be proficient with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Key responsibilities include designing, developing and modifying mockups and other images and layouts for the Web, as well as collateral materials. Looking for a self-starter with a dynamic personality who can multi-task and hit the ground running. This is a full time, on-site position with some paid benefits. At least one year of work experience is required. Contact Morgan Plummer at (316) 239-6466. Please include your résumé, salary expectations and a link to an online portfolio that includes at least 4-5 samples of client work with your application.

Open Road Brands (www.openroadbrands.com), a Wichita-based company specializing in the development and sale of home decor products, is looking for May Communication graduates for a marketing position. Interest and experience with social media marketing is a plus. Interviews will begin immediately. For more information or to apply, contact Karen Young, licensing manager, at (316) 337-7550, ext. 643, or karen.young@obrands.com.

Kansas Appleseed, a nonprofit hunger advocacy organization, is hiring three full-time food policy advocates throughout the state. Get descriptions for each job and learn how to apply at http://www.kansasappleseed.org/were-hiring.html.

KQAM/KGSO in Wichita has an immediate opening for a news reporter. If you’re looking for a career in Radio/TV News, this is an ideal position for you. Applicants should possess the following traits: great writer, organized, able to meet deadlines, self-starter and proven ability to be precise and accurate. Seeking someone who can work well within a team, keep up with a fast-paced workflow and is willing to do whatever it takes to win. Reporter will work 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To apply, contact Terry Weinacht, general manager, tweinacht@maanradio.com, or (316) 721-8484.

The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame is looking for an unpaid summer intern to implement a new marketing campaign. The right candidate will be someone who is energetic, committed, can take instruction, and works well both with others and independently. This may develop into a paid position in the future. For more information or to apply, please contact Jordan Poland or Laura Hartley at 316-262-2038 or jpoland@kshof.org.

KMUW Wichita Public Radio seeks a news reporter to build its local news staff. Qualified applicants will have successful experience producing spot news, complex audio news features and content for online distribution and using broadcast, production, and field recording equipment. For more information or to apply, go to the following web site and create an account at Wichita State University: https://jobs.wichita.edu. Applications accepted until May 8.

The WSU Center for Community Support and Research, located in downtown Wichita, is hiring a social media intern who will be responsible for managing its Facebook page, Twitter account, LinkedIn and website to engage audiences across Kansas. The intern will be primarily focused on strengthening the organization’s social media. Applicants should be a social media wiz with strong writing skills, project management experience and proficiency with InDesign and PhotoShop. Be prepared to show work samples at interview. To apply, contact Angela Gaughan, project specialist, angela.gaughan@wichita.edu, or call 978-5496.

The Hays Daily News is seeking two energetic sports reporters to provide and coordinate coverage for local/area high school sports as well as Fort Hays State University, an NCAA Division II member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. The successful candidates will be expected to work closely with the sports editor in determining coverage of approximately 35 area high schools, two local high schools and FHSU. The job requires knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop, as well as the ability to generate Web content. Photography skills are a plus. For more information or to submit a résumé and cover letter, email Nick Schwien, managing editor, at nschwien@dailynews.net.

Applications are being accepted for a full-time news reporter at the Winfield Courier, a five-day-a-week newspaper located about 45 minutes from Wichita. General reporting, with a focus on county and crime. Must have demonstrable skill in writing, photography and page layout using InDesign. Experience with Web design or content management systems preferred. Evening hours and weekends required. Previous newspaper experience and/or degree preferred. Send letter, clips, résumé and references to Judith Zaccaria, managing editor, zaccaria@winfieldcourier.com.

The Elliott School Update is published on Thursdays from August to May when classes are in session. Questions or content for consideration? Contact Eric Wilson, ESC outreach director, eric.wilson@wichita.edu or 978-6059.

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