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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications


The Manhattan Mercury

Position: Summer Intern

Details: The Manhattan Mercury is seeking summer interns with creativity and initiative. We offer paid, full-time photo and writing internships for college students and recent grads. Interns spend most of their time producing our 48-page K-State edition, which goes out to readers and all incoming Kansas State University freshmen.

We want interns who can take ownership of the publication, working together to generate fresh, fun content. The Mercury is a daily newspaper with a press run of more than 10,000. Our interns get real newsroom experience with daily feedback from editors. But they also have ample opportunity to get out and explore the area. No copy-making or coffee-fetching here.


To apply, please send a one-page resume and three work samples or an online portfolio to executive editor Megan Moser at mmoser@themercury.com. Deadline is May 15.

K-State Libraries

Position: Graphic Design Student Specialist

Details: K-State Libraries’ Office of Communication and Marketing coordinates publicity, marketing and outreach for K-State Libraries. The office works with both internal departments and other organizations across campus, generating publicity and marketing campaigns that inform and educate K-State and the broader community about library services and resources. The Graphic Design Student Intern will develop and design print and digital materials under the supervision of the Senior Graphic Designer. Fore more information, visit http://www.lib.k-state.edu/graphic-design-student-intern.

Job Description: The K-State Libraries seek a talented graphic design/visual communication student who can create dynamic, original designs utilizing appropriate graphics software. This individual must be able to work independently and produce creative work based on verbal and written instructions. Whether designing web graphics, digital signs, posters or signage, the successful candidate will need to generate innovative materials on deadline that appeal to a broad audience, from students to faculty to donors. This is an invaluable opportunity to build a portfolio and showcase your talent to the K-State community and beyond. 12-18 hrs / week

 

HOCH Publishing

Position: Reporter

Details: Rediscover your love for journalism If you're like many new graduates, you got into journalism because you love to write -- not because you wanted to spend long nights in boring meetings, shooting B-roll video, mixing podcasts, tweeting headlines or managing brands. You like finding and telling stories, especially original, engaging features. And you're afraid you're going to get trapped in some assembly-line job that doesn’t allow you the freedom to create showcase material you need to develop your career.
Don't toil in anonymity for some chain-owned meat grinder that consigns you to technical tasks or forces you to parachute into myriad communities and cover dozens of arcane meetings in 200 words or less. Consider the alternative: community journalism at its finest, as practiced at our internationally known, locally owned, financially secure community weeklies in the Flint Hills of east-central Kansas.
 
We're seeking an energetic, talented, self-starting storyteller to join our award-winning team of nine full- and part-time journalists. The position may involve occasional sports or meeting coverage but allows ample opportunity to develop original, enterprising journalism, especially human-focused evocative features that touch readers' lives. While we're looking primarily for a reporter, we'll also consider creating a hybrid position that allows you to spend half your week reporting and the other half editing and designing, so you can broaden your experience and figure out which you enjoy most.
 
Skills with developing ideas from social media are strongly desired. Skills with still photography, editing and page design -- or willingness to learn -- are definite pluses, as are interests in one or more of our special-emphasis, magazine-style topics: agriculture, arts and entertainment, education, health, lifestyle, outdoors, religion, senior living and youth. Rather than being forced to fit into some pre-existing mold, you'll get a chance to try many things, in the process getting in touch with your audience and seeing the impact you have up close and personal.
 
Along the way, you'll be able to assemble top-notch clips while becoming personally involved in a vibrant rural community. Competing against four-day-a-week dailies, our once-a-week papers won more than 20 statewide awards in each of the past three years, including first place for overall news and writing excellence.
Starting salary of $25,000 is substantially augmented by fully paid, "gold"-level individual health insurance, paid vacation after one year and a year-end profit-sharing bonus. Out-of-state residents may qualify for up to $15,000 in student loan forgiveness and waiver of state income tax for up to five years under a government-administered program.
 
The community offers very low cost of living, a resort lake on one side of town, a major recreational reservoir on the other, a new performing arts center, a growing artist colony, a new indoor sports and aquatics center, a small church college in one of our communities, a quaint historic library in another, public schools that for three years running have been ranked among the nation's best by Newsweek, plus a host of amenities not normally found in towns its size (population 2,000, county seat for 12,000).
 
Send your resume and three to five samples of your work to publisher Eric Meyer at eric@marionrecord.com.

K-State College of Education

Position:Student Video Editing Assistant: GTA Position 

Details: The student video editing assistant needs have some experience (1-2 years) working with iMovie, QuickTime, or Final Cut Pro, either part filming and editing their own videos. Professional work experience is not required, but knowledge and experience in editing with at least two of the applications mentioned above is recommended. They will work with the College of Education faculty and staff in editing footage for educational research, training and information videos. Necessary training on software will be provided, but a strong interest and background in video editing is desired. An average to above average proficiency in using iMovie and FCP is preferred. This is a graduate teaching assistant position.

 Job Description:

 Simple editing of video clips into segmented video clips with cuts and transitions. There will be no advanced production techniques performed by the editor, i.e. adding extra video, music, audio, or marketing design. Project planning and scheduling will be a needed talent, in order to prioritize and complete the variety of video editing jobs from various departments. Time will be divided up into two areas:

 Editing video. 90%

Communicating and scheduling (through email, phone calls, in person) with the faculty and staff that you will be working with in editing the video they produce. 10%

 Hours of work and pay:

 Hours will be approximately 20 hours per week. Once original hours are set up, students will be expected to keep a regular  weekly schedule.

 Term of Position:

 Will be determined on a yearly basis.

 June 5th is the starting date and will continue till the end of the Spring semester 2018.

 Application Deadline:

 Thursday, May 11th. Send applications to Dennis Devenney, dennis@ksu.edu . Selected candidates will be interviewed the following week of May 15th to the 18th.

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Position: 2017 Fall Internship
Details: https://governor.kansas.gov/serving-kansans/internship/

KSU Career Center

Position: Graphic Design Intern
Details: http://www.k-state.edu/careercenter/about/jobopenings.html