Jobs & Internships from Career Services

jobs2Check out the new positions recently listed on Handshake. Please review the postings carefully as some require specific application instructions to apply on both Handshake and the company’s website. 

Students who have not previously utilized Career Services, they are advised to attend a “Getting Started” workshop. They can register for this by going on Handshake (joinhandshake.pace.com/login is the same as how they log in for the Pace portal), selecting the “Events” tab, and choosing a date and time that matches with their schedule. After that workshop, they can schedule a resume review. They will also need to attend an interview workshop. These basic requirements will ensure that students are adequately prepared to present themselves to a prospective employer.

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Vice-Cencom Fellowship Program

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VICE Media and the Center for Communication are launching a fellowship program, open to students across the country, that will place two journalism students from underrepresented communities at VICE in the Summer of 2016.

Participants in the program will intern at VICE for eight weeks during the summer and will also have opportunities to engage with other media organizations, arranged by the Center for Communication. The fellowship will cover travel, housing, and offer a $5,000 stipend for the fellows.

While at VICE, fellows will receive individual instruction and guidance from award‐ winning journalists, producers, and editors. Fellows will also have access to VICE’s state of the art edit suites, production studios and will be encouraged to create and present their own work for review at the end of the program. The Center will also organize three On Location events for the fellows to serve as an introduction to the NYC media landscape.

This fellowship is part of a series of initiatives designed to advance both organizations’ commitment to diversifying the media landscape and ensure greater access to careers in journalism for the next generation of innovative storytellers.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FELLOWS:

  • Junior, Senior or graduate student
  • Must be a full‐time student who will not graduate prior to April 15, 2016
  • Demonstrated interest in journalism
  • Students from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply
  • Students should be fluent in digital technologies, social media, and actively creating original video content

APPLY:
If this sounds like you, click here to apply! Please send any questions about the fellowship to fellowship@centerforcommunication.org.

Link of the Week: WordRates

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A brand new resource was launched on October 19th, Wordrates.com. WordRates is a publishing platform for journalists to share payment structures, rate editors, and sell pitches. The project was launched on Kickstarter in April 2015 and by May 24,2015 the project reached its goal. They raised almost $10,000. Writer Scott Carney founded the site to bring transparency to the Byzantine world of magazine publishing.

According to Galleycat:

The site contains a database of magazines, blogs and newspapers that work with freelance writers. The entries for these publications include crowd-sourced ratings and comments from writers on the publication, as well as ratings of individual editors. In addition, if you sign up for the free membership, you can access publication details like pay rates, kill fees and advertising rates, along with masthead information. If you sign up for a premium account ($35 for six months, $50 a year), then you can access contact details for individual editors. You can also browse the site by best rated (Wired, Outside, Fast Company) or lowest rated (Details, Town & Country, Allure) or newest/oldest.

One special feature is the Pitchlab. On the site it explains that Pitchlab is where “Writers with great ideas can submit pitches, which are then reviewed by our team of mentors. If the idea passes the review process, the mentor will then work with the writer to hone the proposal into a perfect pitch and then take it out to the marketplace to find an appropriate publication, just like a literary agent does in the book publishing world.”

The site has been described as “Yelp for journalists.”

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Jordan Forney is a Graduate Assistant for the M.S. in Publishing program at Pace University. She is currently pursuing a career in the book publishing industry. She’s a proud alumnus of Seton Hill University and calls the United States Virgin Islands home. 

Freelance Opportunity: Social Media and Book Promotion

Author Theasa Tuohy has just released her book The Five O’Clock Follies, a novel about journalism, women, and the Vietnam War. She is looking for a Pace MS in Publishing student with excellent social media skills to help her publicize the book and connect with her audience. This position is remote, with occasional face-to-face meetings ( near the midtown campus). This is paid position and would require a time commitment of about 2-5 hours per week. All those looking to develop their media, outreach and blogging expertise should apply. Applicants should be well versed in Facebook, WordPress, Twitter, Tumblr and other forms of social media outreach.

To apply for this internship, please contact Professor Denning with a resume and cover letter.

Link of the Week: Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard was established in 1938. This is a center for advanced study and fellowships devoted to dissecting journalism, media, and publishing. They publish the magazine Nieman Reports, are home to the Neiman Program on Narrative Journalism, and the Neiman Watchdog Journalism Project. Our Link of the Week is their blog, the Nieman Journalism Lab. They describe their project as an attempt to help journalism figure out its future in an Internet age. They highlight stories on successful innovation for students and professionals to emulate and create models to learn from. Take a look at their article on 29th Street Publishing, a new company devoted to creating programs to make publications available on Apple products through the Newstand app. This article by Justin Ellis is a great introduction to the struggles magazine publishers are facing adapting to new technology.