Digital Content Creator: WTVT FOX 13

We’re hiring a Digital Content Creator to be part of our next-level team at FOX 13 – WTVT in Tampa, FL. Reporting to the Digital Content Manager, the Digital Content Creator will be laser-focused on telling stories that matter most to digital users – with a focus on social media platforms – and doing it better than anyone else.


Does this sound like you? You’re smart, fast on your feet, team-oriented and full of energy. You’re an expert in digital and social media platforms. You know a big story when you hear it. You’re obsessed with details. Nothing gets past you. You have a zero-tolerance policy for grammatical errors. You love a fast-paced, challenging environment and crave the chance to learn new things. You’ve got goals, which you strive to meet and exceed (all of them). You thrive in a competitive, fearless culture of creativity and expertise. Most of all, you want to win. Every. Single. Day.

The person we’re looking for lives and breathes social media, and is driven by an intense passion for storytelling. If that’s you, your dream team awaits. Create compelling, UX-focused content related to news, events and topics relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Engage and build loyalty among communities. Reach and engage users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and beyond. Work with Group Content Team and other FTS markets to distribute high-interest stories at scale. Follow group standards. Monitor real-time analytics. Serve as liaison to newsroom, ensuring digital and social dominance. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.

3+ years’ experience developing and publishing content, including news, on digital and social platforms preferred. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Social media expert. Excellent writer and storyteller. Superior news judgement. Impeccable writing and copy editing skills. Overwhelming attention to detail. Thrive under deadline pressure. Stellar communication skills. Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live streaming, and digital analytics tools. Video and photo editing experience (Adobe products a plus).

To apply, follow this link: https://fox.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/FOXTVST_EAST/job/USA—FL—Tampa—3213-W-Kennedy-Blvd/Digital-Content-Creator_R50009289-1 To apply, follow this link:

USF Health Development and Alumni Relations: Communitcations and Marketing Intern (paid)

Communications & Marketing Intern/Staff Assistant
This paid, semester-long internship is designed for students who have demonstrated their communication skills through classroom and volunteer experience and are ready to build their portfolios in a professional environment. Working within the communications team, interns need to be able to take direction, work independently and collaboratively, ask questions for clarification when necessary, and remain open to constructive feedback to take your skills to the next level. Attire is business casual when in the office (collared shirts and no jeans/shorts) and business professional for events or meetings with leadership. Our office is located on the north side of Fletcher Ave. near Magnolia Ave., so parking is free and always available. We appreciate that your education takes priority, so we will work around your class and exam schedule as needed. Beyond your direct responsibilities, you will be invited to project meetings to observe how communication plans are developed and implemented.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Write profiles of alumni, scholarship recipients, faculty chair/professorship holders, and articles about donor-funded programs and research at USF Health

·         Assist in the creation of content for blogs, e-mail campaigns, online promotions, etc.

·         Contribute to social media content and scheduling for USF Health alumni Facebook pages and fundraising priorities to be amplified by other USF System communicators

·         Create multimedia content including videos and infographics for digital outreach

·         Assist with alumni and stewardship events including setup, check-in, photography and breakdown

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

·         Recent graduate or upper-level/graduate student seeking a degree in public relations, advertising, marketing, communications or a related field

·         Graphic design or video/photography skills a plus

·         Creative self-starter with initiative to learn software and identify emerging communication trends

·         Online portfolio required, including at least one writing sample

Compensation: $10/hour for 10-20 hours per week. Internship may be renewed a second semester based on strong work performance.

To apply: Send a cover letter, current resume and links to work samples by September 12, 2019, to Davina Y. Gould, APR, Director of Communications and Marketing, Development and Alumni Relations,dlgould@health.usf.edu.

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences: writing opportunities

The College of Behavior and Community Sciences is seek a couple of motivated Mass Comm students to help with a number of writing projects in the Fall. The writing assignments will vary but will include interviewing faculty, alumni, and students for stories for the website, social media, and email communications. Graphic design or social media experience would be a plus.

Contact: Patricia Cleveland: clevelan@usf.edu

 

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay: Marketing and graphic design internships

Marketing/Social Media Internship

 

This internship provides a practical and meaningful experience by working closely with professionals in the Development and Marketing Department of a well-respected area non-profit agency. Students will have the ability to directly utilize their skills to help increase and enhance the organization’s awareness.  They will routinely assist with special projects that will expose them to the full-range of  programs and services offered by the Crisis Center.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Concept, create and schedule Crisis Center Facebook page posts on a daily basis
  • Concept, create and schedule Crisis Center Twitter posts on a regular basis
  • Utilize Hootsuite software program to schedule advance social media postings
  • Develop and cultivate content for other social media sites including LinkedIn and Pinterest
  • Assist with information postings on the Crisis Center’s website
  • Identify unique ways to promote and publicize the Crisis Center via social media
  • Writing blog posts or newsletter articles
  • Assisting with media coordination
  • Identify unique ways to promote/publicize the Crisis Center

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and writing samples to Ken Gibson at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay (kgibson@crisiscenter.com  / 813-969-4989)

 

 

Graphic Design Internship

 

This internship provides a practical and meaningful internship experience by working closely with professionals in the Development and Marketing Departments of a well-respected area non-profit agency. Students will have the ability to directly utilize their skills to help increase and enhance the organization’s awareness.  They will routinely work on projects that will expose them to the full-range of programs and services offered by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

 

Duties Include

*Concept and create internal marketing pieces including posters and signage

*Concept and create brochures, one-sheets, and other collateral materials

*Develop advertising and social media graphics to help increase awareness of the Crisis Center in the community

*Assist with design projects such as invitations or special event materials

*Assist with design-related projects for the Crisis Center’s website

*Knowledge of video production a plus, but not necessary

 

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume and work samples to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay’s Senior Director of Marketing & PR, Ken Gibson atkgibson@crisiscenter.com

USF Athletics: Communications interns

USF Athletics is looking for driven interns looking to get their start in the sports public relations and communications industry. An internship with us is one of the best ways to learn how to write, create content, and produce communications content for live events and sports in the college athletics industry.

The experience you’ll get from your time with us will set you up to be ahead in any communications courses you may take and more importantly, give you the skills you need to succeed upon graduation.

Here’s a brief FAQ on our department!

What is Athletic Communications?

We are the communications team of USF Athletics located in the Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Center. This includes writing press releases, creating social media content, creating statistical documents and historical information to produce the best content and information for media and fans.

 

What do you do? 

 

  • Assist with media relations and communications efforts at live sporting events at venues like Raymond James Stadium, the Yuengling Center, Corbett Stadium, and other USF Athletics Facilities.
  • Create social media content such as graphics, posts, photos, stories and more.
  • Write press releases including game previews and recaps, announcements, and release other pertinent information for our sporting programs.
  • Take and provide statistical information for all sports.
  • Provide access to athletic teams for media members to showcase our athletic programs in the media.
  • Manage rosters, schedules, player bios, and all other communications efforts for USF Athletics.
  • Manage all content on GoUSFBulls.com and all social media channels.

 

What software do you use to produce media materials?

 

All of our content is made using the Adobe suite installed on different workstations in our office. Students will get experience working in Photoshop, InDesign, and Microsoft software.

What do I do on game days?

 

Media relations! A lot goes into managing a game day, especially at Raymond James Stadium. Student interns will help manage media requests, media access and credentials, press conferences, statistical information, social media opportunities, and more. These duties vary from sport to sport, but communications experience will be gained at every sporting event, and different tasks can be assigned based on skills and experience.

 

What do I do in the office?

 

While game days are exciting, there’s a lot of work that can still be done outside of the arenas. This is where we brainstorm, write press releases, create content, manage GoUSFBulls.com, archive stats, research records, track athlete’s progress towards records or big numbers, and put the pieces together to tell the story of our teams.

I don’t know how to write or design, can I still become an intern? 

YES. Learning is what an internship is about, right? We’ll teach you the fundamentals of writing and designing and with enough repetition, you’ll become a veteran.

What would my workload be as an intern?

We work with your class and work schedule to be flexible and ensure you’re not overloaded with events but enough to see you on a regular basis. The most important thing to know is there are plenty of weekend games over the course of a semester, and plenty of office hours where you can learn and improve your skills. Sports is a ton of fun to work but it’s not a 9 to 5 job! While we can be very flexible with scheduling, reliability and dependability are things we really value, so we can plan knowing you’ll be somewhere when scheduled.

 

Can I do social media for USF Athletics?

We evaluate intern’s aptitude for social media, knowledge of sports and successful social media strategies, trust level and understanding of USF Athletics values, and with supervision, you can assist with social media for sports. With time, you may manage your own sports and accounts.

 

I love sports stats, is this the right internship for me?

 

Yes! If you love to track numbers and chase records, you’ll fit right in here.

 

I hate sports stats, is this the right internship for me?

 

Yes! There are plenty of facets to this job that don’t include evaluating numbers, such as social media, press releases, hosting media, administrative duties, and more.

Do I need to know about sports?

 

No, but it’s encouraged that you come in with some knowledge if possible.

Can I do this for credit?

 

Yes, we accept 1, 2, or 3-credit internships with mandatory hours depending on how many credits you choose. If you’re in the Zimmerman school, speak to Wendy Whitt for more information about the deadline to submit a form for credit. If you’re in another college, talk with your faculty advisor or academic advisor for more information about enrolling in class credit.

 

We’re happy to provide a professional environment for learning and hands on opportunities to get real experience and work within your class schedule to get the hours you need for class credit.

 

Darn, I’m reading this after the start of a semester and can’t do it for credit. Am I out of luck?

No! We accept volunteers at any point in the semester and encourage you to drop by to get your feet wet. We also offer some work study positions, and for qualified candidates, we hire paid positions in the spring semester.

 

Can I do this for only one semester?

No, we highly encourage you to return semester over semester, either as a volunteer or for credit. It helps build a rapport between you and our team, we trust you with our gear, assign you bigger projects and above all, you get much better at the craft. We also hire paid positions in the spring semesters, with opportunities to run your own sporting events, work with your own team and coaches and manage social media accounts. Interning with us is a great way to prepare for this opportunity.

 

OK, this FAQ was decent but I have some follow up questions. Whom do I contact?

Reach out to Lorie Garnett at loriegarnett@usf.edu and she’ll answer as many questions as you have, and get you started to join our team.