We hope your job search is going well. Here are a few events and pointers that may help you:
1) Meet the Media: PolicyMic
When: April 17, Noon – 1 p.m.
Caira Connor, community manager, will talk about PolicyMic, a news and politics website geared toward millennials. It is “the fastest growing news and discussion platform with over 5 million monthly unique visitors” according to the Institute of Politics at Harvard. Conner will also discuss paid freelance and internship opportunities.
2) Meet the Media: Agence France Press
When: April 24, Noon – 1 p.m.
Magan Crane and Michelle Hoffman will be here to talk about the AFP operation across all platforms and also interview candidates for their multimedia and video journalism internships in Washington. All details are on JobNews for these positions – apply immediately, well in advance of their visit. Following their visit, both Magan and Michelle will interview candidates for their respective internship positions. They will also discuss other opportunities at AFP, including freelance gigs.
If you are interested in being interviewed for the internships on April 24, please send an email to Jacqueline DeLaFunte at email@example.com by 10 a.m. on April 22.
Magan Crane is currently the Multimedia Desk Chief at Agence France-Presse in Washington. The multimedia team, along with desks in London and Hong Kong, links together the best of AFP content, including text, photos, videos and graphics for Internet clients. In addition, their team uses AFPTV production to create videos for the web. They also edit stories for mobile phones, public screens, tablet applications and manage AFP’s official social media accounts. Before moving to the multimedia service, Magan worked for several years as Duty Editor on the English Desk, working with senior editors to coordinate coverage of North and South America for an international audience. At AFP she has worked on a range of high profile stories from four U.S. presidential elections to the September 11 attacks to the death of Michael Jackson and a handful of Latin American coups. Prior to coming to AFP she was a newspaper reporter in Annapolis, Md. She is a 1998 graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and earned a B.A. from the University of Oregon in 1994.
Michelle Hoffman is the North American editor of AFPTV based in Washington, D.C., a text reporter who is now immersed in video. She has spent the last nine years with AFP, split equally between print and video and served as the U.K. correspondent. Michelle has also written for The Economist, Newsweek and other magazines.
3) Marilyn Laurie Scholarship Fund Deadline:
The deadline for the Marilyn Laurie Scholarship fund has been extended to May 1. This scholarship is for students who accept low-paid post-graduate internships or fellowships and have a high level of student debt. For details on how to apply, go to JobNews.
4) Research position at the Columbia Global Center in Mumbai:
Research Assistant/Associate, Columbia Global Centers, South Asia, based in Mumbai, India. Apply at JobNews.
This research position is for a Columbia Journalism School Graduate who would work on issues and research questions relating to a global free press, largely emanating from President Lee Bollinger’s 2010 book entitled “Uninhibited, Robust and Wide Open - A Free Press for a Global Society.” This position is envisaged to be a multi-year appointment, with the first six months on probation and on successful completion, extended on an yearly basis.
Qualifications: M.A/M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and 2-3 years of work experience.
5) Architectural Record Summer Editorial Internship
Architectural Record magazine is looking for a full-time, paid summer editorial intern. (The internship is open to recent graduates including international students on OPT). Most of the duties are administrative, including obtaining photography, maintaining databases, helping put together presentations and awards submissions, doing research and helping editors with any projects as they arise. This is not a writing internship, although opportunities to write exist. Strong written and spoken communication skills are required, as are good organizational and multi-tasking skills. An interest in/knowledge of architecture and/or design is a plus. This is a great opportunity to work closely with an experienced editorial team for a magazine with a 100+ year history. To apply: Please send a brief cover letter, resume, and clips to: Beth Broome (Managing Editor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: Apply immediately.
J-schoolers may contact Laura Raskin, News Editor (J-2010 M.A. Arts and Culture) for insight on the internship and copy her with your materials. email@example.com.