Madison Cunningham
2019 Rising Star
B.S. Multimedia Journalism 2016; B.A. Theatre 2016

Maddy Cunningham is a proud OSU alumna and a member of the McKnight Scholars Leadership Program.  She graduated in 2016 with a degree in multimedia journalism and theatre.  Following graduation, Cunningham moved to New York City and began working at the ABC News headquarters with the Emmy-award-winning 20/20 team.  Since joining the team, Cunningham has helped to produce over 100 hours of network television and aided in the exhaustive task of rebranding 20/20's staple one-hour crime show into a two-hour documentary-style narrative.

Over the last three years, Cunningham has had the opportunity to cover some of the world's most talked about events.  From the 2016 presidential election to the Thailand cave rescue during the summer of 2018, Cunningham has spent many late nights working with some of the nation's most respected journalists to aid in factual and accurate reporting across broadcast and digital platforms.

In addition to breaking-news programming, Cunningham has also been a part of producing many two-hour archival documentaries spanning a wide variety of subjects.  Most notably, she has helped cover American serial killer Ted Bundy, infamous figure skater Tonya Harding and the tumultuous Watergate political scandal.

Cunningham continues to pursue interesting and inspiring narratives about the human condition and is passionate about captivating an audience with a story.

Position Title:  Strategic Communications Intern
Position Number:  140000
Pay Rate:  $12.00-$15.00 per hour, no benefits or leave accrual
Position Type:  Part-time

Essential Function:  
Paid, temporary poisition (no benefits or leave accrual) in the OneNet Communications Department for the Oklahoam 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 communications director in Council on Information Technology (CofT) initiatives.
* Conduct surveys and prepare reports for submission.
* Develop content and new strategies for OneNet's social media presence.
* Assist with OneNet custoer 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 with 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:

The intern 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 with a moderate noise level.

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 intneded 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 Employer.

Open Until Filled.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*):
* Are you a Junior or Senior in a bachelor's degree program with a major in public relations, marketing, mass communications or journalism?

* Describe your proficiency in Microsoft Word,Excel, Powerpoint and Adobe Creative Suite.
 (Open-Ended Question)

* Do you have experience with social media, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube?

* Do you have the ability to work up to 30 hours a week between the hours of 7:30-4:30?

* How did you hear about this employment opporptunity?
   Public Job Posting
   Internal Job Posting
   Agency Referral
   Personal Referral
   Other Website

Documents Needed to Apply
Cover Letter
Writing Sample







OSU's School of Media & Strategic Communications' Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter entered the country's premiere public relations competition on Friday, March 29.

The Bateman Case Study Competition is PRSSA's contest that provides students the opportunity to apply classroom education and internship experiences to create and implement a full public relations campaign.  This year's participants developed a campaign for the PRSA Foundation, a charitable organization that is committed to promoting diversity among public relations professionals and companies so that they can best serve the public and address the needs of a diverse world.

OSU's Bateman team created and implemented a full public relations campaign for the client.  The "Strength in Differences" campaign that promoted diversity and inclusion in the public relations field was comprised of five junior and senior strategic communications students:  Alexandria Mangold, Jacey Gellasch, Jean Chaplin, Maria Mancera and LeAnn Wilson.

"The campaign was tremendously beneficial to my educational experience here at OSU," Gellasch said.  "I was able to work in a team setting and gain real-world experience with this campaign."

During the "Strength in Differences" campaign, the Bateman Team held many events such as the first annual Public Relations Day, an Oklahoma City public relations agency site visit and a PRSSA meeting.  Each event was centered around the topic of diversity and designed to educate OSU students about the lack of diversity in the field and how they can better incorporate it into their professional lives.

"The Bateman Team has done great with this campaign," faculty adviser Skye cooley said.  "Not only were they tasked with creating a cohesive campaign for the client, but they were also tasked with growing OSU's PRSSA chapter."

See more from OSU's PRSSA chapter on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Camp War Eagle will be at Oklahoma State University October 7th-11th.  Camp War Eagle is a Christian sports adventure camp for children and teens ages 6-17 in Northwest Arkansas.  Our primary mission is to serve kids with socially, economically and culturally diverse backgrounds in our area, with a special focus on kids from underserved backgrounds.  We are located on Beaver Lake in Rogers, AR, about 3.5 hours from Stllwater.  We are looking for college students who love God, love kids and teens, love the outdoors and desire to make a difference in the lives of others!

It is a PAID summer job in which you will gain leadership experience and life skills that will carry over into whatever career you are pursuing.

PAID summer internships are available to certain majors that affiliate with our diverse camp program.  These especially apply to majors dealing with children, teenagers, social services, ministry, recreation, nature/ecology, video production, animal care and sports.

To set up an on-campus interview, apply, or get more information and videos, go to

Come see us IN PERSON on-campus at our recruiting table:

     OSU Summer Camp Fair Outside Union Plaza: Monday 11 am - 2 pm
     Outside Union Near Chi O Clock and Classroom Building:  Tuesday-Thursday 9 am to 1:30 pm*
     Inside Union 2nd Floor by Union Theatre:  Friday 8:30 am - 1 pm

*If there is inclement weather Tues-Thurs, we will be at the Colvin Center

Feel free to email or call Hannah Walsh at or 918-899-8131 with any questions.

SMSC graduate Arielle Farve is one of the five students nationwide receiving a $10,000 Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship from the Native American Journalists Association.

A member of the Chickasaw Nation, Farve graduated with a multimedia journalism-production degree in May.    She enters SMSC's mass communication master's program in August.

As an undergraduate, Farve served as president of the Native American Student Association in 2017-18.  She was a student leader at the Center for Sovereign Nations for three years.

She interned with the Chickasaw Nation Department of Public Affairs and The Noble Research Institute.  Her written and videography work has been published in The Chickasaw Times, The Oklahoman and Legacy Magazine.

Farve also is a 2019 NAJA Journalism Fellow who will report on the 2019 National Native Media Conference in Prior Lake, MInn., in September.  The student fellows will work in a newsroom with selected mentors representing broadcast, radio, print and online media.

An SMSC junior won first place in the sports writing category of the Society of Professional Journalists Region 8 Mark of Excellence contest this past weekend.

Hallie Hart's entry advances to the national competition to be judged against the first-place winners in the 11 other regions.  Those contest results are expected by late spring.

SMSC students compete in the "large" division, i.e., universities with at least 10,000 students.  Hart also was a finalist in the feature writing category.

A sports journalism major, Hart wrote her first-place entry, After the last sunset:  Patterson's legacy lives in new OSU soccer stadium, beyond, for her multimedia reporting course.

Hart will intern in The Oklahoman's sports department this summer.  She plans to work as a sports reporter after graduating in May 2020 and eventually earn a master's degree so she can teach sports journalism classes.

The Chandler (Okla.) High School graduate serves as treasurer for SMSC's SPJ chapter and as vice president for the campus chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media.

The social media and promotions intern helps the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association Washington, DC Chapter by developing and implementing a strategy to increase its reach and engagement among Cowboys and Cowgirls in the greater DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area.

Social Media
* Write and schedule regular social media posts and create Facebook events to keep DC alumni up to date
* Ensure content is consistent in tone across the web and engages a diverse audience
* Monitor social platforms and connect with audiences
* Design and manage social ad campaigns and recommend additional social media platforms as appropriate
* Prepare periodic engagement reports for chapter leadership

* Develop chapter website
* Maintain site and frequently refresh content

Merchandise Sales & Promotions
Work with chapter leadership to coordinate orders and distribution for t-shirts and other merchandise

* Experience managing a business or organization's social media presence
* Strong writing and proofreading skills
* Demonstrated self-starter
* Familiarity with content management systems and social media platforms, such as.Facebook
* A passion for all things orange

This is a remote position.  Please submit your cover letter, resume and social media and/or web writing samples to:

Congratulations to OSU's awesome NSAC Team, who just competed in the district competition in Shreveport, Louisiana.  They were awarded best creative and placed 2nd in the district.

The team members are:  Addison Skaggs, Alex Christy, Amy Woods, Ashley Brickman, Bailey Gilbert, Caleb Jones, Claire Mckenzie, DoWon Kim, Halle Barham, Jenny Berry, Katie Cohen, Kenzie Bush, Lauren Mitchell, Madison Bradford, MJ Greiner, Rachel Moretti, Stephanie Rojo, Toni Trainor, Zach Johnston.

Congratulations to all of you!  We are very proud of you!

Position/Title:  News Photographer

Details:  The News Photographer operates television or video cameras to record images or scenes for news reports.

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

City and State:  Wichita Falls, TX

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Shoots video for news reports
* Confers with other personnel to discuss assignments, logistics and shot requirements
* Sets up, composes and executes video shots
* Maintains video equipment
* Edits video clips for television broadcasts and eMedia content
* Operates live microwave and satellite trucks in remote situations
* Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements and Skills:
* High school diploma
* Fluency in English
* Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
* Minimum two years' experience operating video recording equipment (more for larger markets and less for smaller markets)
* Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
* Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks
* Flexibility to work any shift

Additional Information:  
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The News Photographer must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the News Photographer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive omvements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

Apply online at: Https:// 

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