We are excited to announce the names of the 2019 NSAC Team.  These outstanding students will represent us in the spring at the National Student Advertising Competition.  The names are listed below:

Halle Barham

Gloria Berry

Madison Bradford

Ashley Brickman

Kenzie Bush

Alex Christy

Katie Cohen

Bailey Gilbert

MJ Greiner

Caleb Jones

DoWon Kim

Claire McKenzie

Lauren Mitchell

Rachel Moretti

Stephanie Rojo

Addison Skaggs

Toni Trainor

Amy Woods

This team is under the direction of the following advisers:  Asya Cooley, Nicole Morgan, and Zach Johnston  (graduate adviser).

Congratulations to everyone on the team!  We know you will make us proud!

SMSC students Don Simmons and Hallie Hart wrote in The Oklahoma Publisher (http://www.okpress.com/Websites/okpress/files/Content/578422/August_2018_Oklahoma_publisher.pdf) about their summer newspaper internships.

Interested in a similar internship next summer?  At least 17 newspapers will receive Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation funding to host a paid intern in summer 2018.

Interns will work between 30 and 40 hours per week for at least seven to eight weeks.  The internship salary will increase in 2019 to $10.00 per hour for a maximum of $2,800 provided by ONF.

The deadline for applications will be February 15.  Start working on your published clips.  Don't wait!

More information at http://www.okpress.com/internships

KCD Enterprises is looking for an Assistant News Director/Reporter w ho wants to join our KWON-KYFM-KRIG-KPGM team.  Must have excellent verbal and writing skills, and be computer literate in Microsoft Office to search out, write and deliver news and features on air, digital and mobile technologies.  Sports experience a plus.  Driver's License required.  Pick up an application at 1200 SE Frank Phillips Blvd. or download an application:  www.bartlesvilleradio.com  and click Employment Opportunities., and email to:  jobs@bartlesvilleradio.com or fax resume:  918-336-6939.

Equal Opportunity Employers.

Job Opening -- Communications Specialist, Oklahoma State University Foundation

We raise, invest and distribute philanthropic support for OSU.

We provide private support to enhance the University's ability to fulfill its land-grant mission.

DEPARTMENT PURPOSE:
The Marketing and Communications department collaborates with internal and external partners to provide expertise and strategic, integrated marketing and communication services to achieve the OSU Foundation's mission of excellence.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

The Communications Specialist will help execute the Marketing and Communications department's strategic goals of creating effective materials that inspire, solicit and steward donors.  This position's primary role is serving as the Foundation's web and social media content manager, which includes creating and distributing content for various social media channels, OSUgiving.com and other Foundation-managed websites.  The Communications Specialist will also handle news releases, media relations, maintenance of content on the Intranet, print and digital advertising copy writing, and other general writing assignments.

KEY AREAS OF FOCUS:
Website and Social Media Content Management:

* Will work closely with the Asistant Director of Communications and the Director of Communications in the Marketing and Communications department to implement the Foundation's overall digital content strategy.

* Serve as primary content manager for OSUgiving.com, qhixh inxluswa qeiring original copy for the site, as well as repurposing and redistributing copy produced for other purposes.

* Will work closely with the Digital Graphic Designer in the Marketing and Communications department as well as the Web Programmers in the Information Strategy department to maintain OSUgiving.com and to ensure the site provides an engaging user interface/experience for donors and other key constituents.

* Responsible for generating and reposting content for all of the Foundation's social media channels

* Collaborate with OSU Foundation internal partners to help implement online marketing/fundraising campaigns on all social and digital media platforms, including the annual Give Orange campaign

* Work with multiple departments across the Foundation to define track, analyze and report on digital communication metrics and analytics, with the goal of improving the online user experience and better targeting digital audiences

* Develop and implement strategies for new media and identify new communities and technologies for marketing efforts both at the OSU Foundation and with our campus partners

* Work closely with communication departments across campus and the central Brand Management office to share general online content and digital strategies

General Writing and Media Relations:

* Work closely with communication departments across campus and the central Brand Management office to share general online content and digital strategies

* Contribute copy for various publications, including the Foundation's portion of STATE, OSU's official magazine as well as other Foundation newsletters, including Heritage, Women for OSU, and Occurrences, the newsletter for Doel Reed Center for the Arts

* Work closely with the Assistant Director of Communications and Director of Communications to strategically plan content to ensure messaging is aligned with Foundation and OSU priorities

* Collaborate with designers, video producers and photographers to facilitate interviews, shoots related to publications and design work required for each project

* Assist in research projects, as needed

Write digital and print advertising as assigned

* Write and distribute various news releases

* Assist with public relations/media relations outreach for news announcements and special events

* Assist with internal communication efforts to staff, Board of Governors, key donors, etc., as needed

* Contribute to the Foundation and Marketing and Communications team by participating in the execution and preparation of major events and initiatives, including involvement with Women for OSU and its annual symposium, major gift announcements, specific campaigns, groundbreakings and other special events.

* Other duties as assigned.

JOB COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE:

Education and Certifications:
* A bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, marketing or related field is required

Experience and Skills:
* A bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, marketing or related field is required.

* A minimum of 1-3 years of related professional experience and/or training is preferred

* Experience in the following areas is preferred:  Strategic planning, content creation and management, email marketing, social media marketing and digital storytelling

* Advanced writing, editing, interviewing and research skills are necesary

* Attention to detail in written, visual and oral communications

* Subject matter expertise that allows for the building of integrated digital strategies including web development, social communication, mobile landscape, etc., is preferred

* Ability to manage own workload, make routine decisions and problem-solve independently

* Work under pressure of multiple deadlines while maintaining high degree of accuracy

* This person also must have excellent impersonal communication skills, as the communications specialist may lead a team dealing with digital strategy

* Must be able to work professionally and cooperatively with internal and external partners to build a collaborative work environment

* Experience in leading content development initiatives including developing, deploying and optimizing a multi-channel content strategy

* Ability to analyze large quantities of data and convey most important pieces of this data to colleagues, donors and web audiences is essential

* Strong computer skills are a must, and a strong knowledge of SEO, SEM, Microsoft and Adobe application is preferred

* Proven sense of humor and ability to have fun


Organizational Competencies:
Effective Communication:  Proactively ensures effective communication throughout the organization; makes relevant contributions to discussion and meetings, giving clear and condise expxlanations and sticking to the point; chooses language and communication method to suit the audience, reframes and articulates to help others understand; asks questions to check understanding when disseminating information

* Execution & Initiative: Motivates self and others to achieve the best results, displaying energy, drive and a desire to succeed; enlists the support of others as necessarsy to overcome resistance; supervises cross-functional project team execution on tasks to meet stated objectives; helps other employees gain the skills and experience they need to contribute: proactively outlines milestones, outcomes and deliverables and effectively communicates them to internal and external stakeholders

* Teamwork/Interpersonal Skills:  Develops and nurtures formal and informal relationships with a wide circle of people beyond those involved in current activities, including potential donors, stakeholders, and information links; encourages collaboration among colleagues, departments and entire organization to achieve results; compromises, handles conflicts, seeks common ground, articulates own and others goals; stays focused on positive win-win outcomes; seeks input on how to leverage existing processes to improve the donor experience; translates ideas into action







 

Andrew (Drew) Scott Firle, of Allen, Texas, died July 31, 2018, as a result of severe brain trauma from a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Aug. 1, 2016.  He was born June 13, 1994, in St. Louis.

Drew is survived by his parents, Robert Firle of Corsicana and Susan (Schmidt) Firle of Allen; his sister Lauen (Firle) Dye and brother-in-law Michael Dye of Colorado Springs, CO.  He also leaves his maternal grandparent, Shirley Schmidt of St. Louis; and his paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Firle of St. Louis.  Drew will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Drew attended schools in Allen and graduated from Allen High School in 2012, where his love of sports, especially basketball, got him involved in the media program.  At the time of the accident, Drew was a student at Oklahoma State University majoring in Media and Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Sports Media Radio Broadcasting.  Drew was also working as a summer intern at Dallas City Hall in their Communications Department.

A Memorial Mass will be held Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in the Chapel at 1515 Greenville Ave., Allen, Texas, and a reception will follow after the service.  In lieu of flowers, the famly asks that you consider donations to the Brain Trauma Foundation in memory of Drew, which can be found at www.braintrauma.org,, a nonprofit organization.  All money donated helps improve the outcome of those with traumatic brain injury.

 Also, a funeral will be in St. Louis on a date to be determined.

  • Position Title:  Strategic Comunications Intern

    Essential Function:  Paid, temporary position (no benefits or leave accrual) in the OneNet Communications Department for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.  Position is part-time (no more than 29 per week), no benefits or leave accrual.  Position will pay $12.00-$15.00 per hour based on experience and skill set

    Responsibilities and Duties
    * Research and write feature stories and other content for the web and outreach materials
    * Write and design promotional materials and create PowerPoint presentations
    * Assist OneNet executive director and communication director in Council on Information Technology (CoIT) initiatives
    * Assist with OneNet customer outreach initiatives and event planning
    * Conduct surveys and prepare reports for submission
    * Develop content and new strategies for OneNet's social media presence
    * Assist with OneNet customer outreach initiatives and event planning
    * Take and edit photos for web and print materials
    * Other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications
    * Junior or Senior in bachelor's degree program or graduate student iwth a major in public relations, marketing, strategic communications or journalism.
    * Strong communication and writing skills with knowledge of AP Style
    * Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud and WordPress.
    * Knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube)
    * Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
    * Self motivation, positive attitude and willingness to learn
    * Work hours must be between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with no more than 29 hours per week worked.

    Preferred Qualifications
    * Supervision:  The intern performs work under the supervision of the Director of OneNet Stratgegic Planning and Communications
    Work Hours:  Agency offices are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  These are the normal office hours for Agency employees.
    Physical Demands: Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.  Exhibit manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to operate a computer keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Ability to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids.  Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels, with or without aids.  Ability to communicate clearly.  Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds, to bend, stoop, climb stairs, walk and reach.  Must use the proper manual handling equipment including but not limited to dollies, carts and lift team members.  Duties are normally performed in an office envieonmwnt with a moderate noise level.
    *Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education is an Equal Opportunity Employee

    Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit one writing sample

    Supplemental Questions:
    1. Are you a Junior or Senior in a bachelor's degree program with a major in public relations, marketing, mass communications or journalism?
    Yes _____      No _____
    2. Describe your proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Adobe Creative Suie.  (Open Ended Question)
    3.Do you have experience with social media, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube?
    Yes _____     No _____
    4. Do you have the ability to work up to 30 hours a week between the hours of 7:30-4:30?
    Yes _____     No _____
    5: How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    Public Job Posting _____
    Internal Job Posting ___)__
    Agency Referral _____
    Advertisement/Publication _____
    Personal Referral _____
    Indeed.com _____
    Other Website _____
    Other _____

    Required Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Writing Sample


 

The Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM)

If you are interested in pursuing a career in sports media, apply to be a part of the 2019 AWSM Scholars program!

Up to eight female college students who have completed at least one year of school will be selected for paid internships in four fields:  broadcast production, sportswriting, media relations and social media.  Winners also receive a $1,000 scholarship, registration/lodging at our summer conference and a one-year membership to AWSM.

Application cost:  No fee for AWSM members (sign up for $25!), $40 for nonmembers.

Deadline:  Monday, October 15, 2018

www.awsmonline.org  

Questions? Email awsminternship@gmail.cm

Position Title:  Multimedia Content Intern

Position Number: 140000

Pay Rate:  $12.00 to $15.00 per hour, no benefits or leave accrual

Position Type:  Part Time

Essential Function:  Communication Department for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.  Position is part-time (no more than 29 hours per week), no benefits or leave accrual.  Position will pay $12.00 - $15.00 per hour based on experience and skill set.

Responsibilities and Duties
* Researching and writing feature stories, employee spotlights and customer spotlights for OneNet's website and the Council on
  Information Technology website
* Creating and editing content for websites utilizing WordPress
* Developing content and new strategies for OneNet's social media presence
* Writing and designing outreach materials utilizing Adobe InDesign
* Designing graphics using Adobe Illustrator for use in outreach materials,websites, presentations and social media
* Taking and editing photos for web and print materials utilizing Adobe Photoshop
* Shooting, editing and producing video using Adobe Premiere for websites and social media
* Creating PDF documents and forms using Adobe Acrobat
* Assisting with customer outreach initiatives and event planning

Minimum Qualifications:  Junior or Senior in bachelor's degree program or graduate student with a major in public relations, marketing, mass communications or journalism.  Strong communication and writing skills with knowledge of AP style.  Proficiency in Adobe CreativeCloud and WordPress.  Knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube).  Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.  Self-motivation, positive attitude and willingness to learn.  Ability to work no more than 29 hours per week.  Work hours must be between 7:e0 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Supervision:  The employee performs work under the supervision of the Director of OneNet Strategic Planning and Communications

Work Hours:  Agency offices are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  These are the normal office hours for Agency employees.

Physical Demands:  Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.  Exhibit manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to operate a computer, keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment.  Ability to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids.  Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels, with or without aids.  Ability to communicate clearly.  Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds, to bend, stoop, climb stairs, walk and reach.  Must use the proper manual handling equipment including but not limited to dollies, carts and lift team members.  Duties are normally performed in an office environment iwth a moderate noise level.

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel as classified.  The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Open Until Filled:  Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Plese submit one writing example

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a Junior or Senior in a bachelor's degree program with a major in public relations, marketing, mass communications or journalism?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience with social media, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe your proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Adobe Creative Suite.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your skills in graphic design, publication layout and video editing.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication 
    • Personal Referral
    • Indeed.com
    • Other Website
    • Other
  6. * Are you available to work between 20 and 30 hours a week between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
1.  Resume/CV
2.  Cover Letter
3.  Writing Sample



A collaborative, exciting, creative team seeks an Electronic Communications Intern who can strategie and write both proactive and reactive content for a variety of electronic formats including social media content, blogs, web and email.  The successful candidate will complete the internship with numerous published writing samples and broad experience in the area of communications relevant to new professionals entering the field.

The Electronic Communications will work 10-15 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters.  Hours will be scheduled during Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Attendance may be required for 1-3 evening events per semester, including Nov. 9, 2018.  Some special project hours may be available during the summer depending on schedule.

Salary:  $11.50 per hour

Responsibilities:  Intern will be a content creator and a brand ambassador.  Intern will write, design, listen and engage.  Asa member of Libbrary Communication Services, the intern will also be called on to contribute to brainstorming sessions for campaigns and special projects, appear in Library videos, edit and proofread Library publications and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:  
* A student in School of Mdia and Strategic Communications who has successfully completed Media Style and Structure or a student with equivalent experience
* Comfort contributing to the messaging and development of marketing and public relations campaigns
* Willingness to appear and/or speak on camera for Library promotional video
* Ability to maintain professional decorum in a team environment based on idea generation, creativity and collaboration

Desired Qualifications:
* Proficiency in AP style
* Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Google Drive, and ability to work on PC
Proficiency with Constant Contact, Blogger, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Application Instructions: Application review begins immediately.  For full consideration, apply on or before June 29.  The position is open until filled.  Skype interviews are available for out-of-town candidates. Only complete applications will be consideed.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applicants must submit:  
* Application (https://forms.library.okstate.edu/machform/view.php?id=32780)
* Letter of Interest
* Resume
* Writing sample

For additional information, please visit or contact the Dean's Office at 744-9725.

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