Hearst Connecticut Media virtual career fair on 12/10/2020


Please join VP of Content & Editor-in-Chief at Hearst Connecticut Media Group Wendy Metcalfe, Managing Editor of Audience Mandy Hofmockel and others for an overview of what it's like to work at Connecticut's largest news organization.

If you would like to be considered for an informational interview with Hearst Connecticut editors, please share your name, email and resume by copying and pasting this URL into your browser: https://bit.ly/2J8BtcH

Register for the virtual career fair here.

Associate Opportunities for Scripps Strategic Communication Students

RF|Binder 2021 Associate Program for Graduating Seniors

The company has opened applications for its 2021 Associate Program, a full-time position starting summer of 2021 for anyone seeking to start a career in strategic communication. Hampton University students are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found here. A company FAQ is below. Any additional questions on the Associate Program can be directed to Talent@rfbinder.com.

Frequently Asked Questions: We took the most frequently asked questions from Associate candidates, and sent them to our employees who have been in the Program in previous years. These are their answers in their own words.

What does a typical day look like for an Associate?

Working as an associate is like working at a dynamic start-up -- no day looks the same, but you'll get a world of experience wearing different hats. From building relationships with key media contacts on your own, to thinking through social media strategy and being an integral part of the team on calls and in meetings, you'll have your hands full. Day-to-day responsibilities include:

· email correspondence · drafting pitches · media monitoring · research projects · brainstorming · building social content calendars · sourcing and communicating with influencers · media list building and outreach, securing media interview/stories · content development, including blog posts, press releases op eds, newsletters, and recaps · staffing and organizing experiential marketing events · general account team management (trackers, timelines, etc.)

What is your favorite thing about working at RF|Binder?

There is an air of empathy of RF|Binder. It's what allows curiosity and passion to guide what we do -- every voice, at any level, is heard and taken seriously.

· We are an independent, majority woman-owned business

· The people who work here.

· I love that RF|Binder makes me feel like I play an important role here even as an Associate, and that personal career growth is at the forefront of all the experiences here.

· We have a relatively flat structure – everyone is willing to roll-up their sleeves and contribute, regardless of their title.

· Our clients!

· In the Associate Program, you have other Associates to bounce ideas off of, problem-solve with, and relate to. Many Associates become life-long friends thanks to the program.

· You really have the opportunity to build your career at RF|Binder. If you have a vision for where you want to go and what you want to do, your team and leadership will support you on your journey there.

How would you describe the culture at RF|Binder?

RF|Binder has a positive, collaborative and entrepreneurial culture where people are excited to come to work every day, collaborate with their colleagues, be passionate about what they are doing, focus on driving impact to their clients, and are curious and eager to learn in order to grow on a personal and professional level as well as to positively impact their teams and firm. Here's how some of us describe our culture:

· Collaborative. Everyone in this office is always eager to instruct, assist and connect in ways that strengthen not only the work we do and the teams we're on, but our individual characters.

· We believe in "doing life" together to build community. RF|Binder encourages events, clubs and activities outside of day-to-day work.

· Hungry. Our employees drive impact for our clients while also taking advantages of opportunities for growth in their own careers.

· The culture is all about cultivating curiosity and constantly learning something new.

I'm still choosing classes for my final semester. Were there any classes that gave you valuable skills for your work as an Associate?

At RF|Binder, we are seeking individuals with an array of experiences and perspectives. No specific coursework or concentration is required to work here. That being said, many of our team members suggested the following classes could be helpful: · Film & Media Studies · Digital Asset and Graphics · Any class where you're writing a lot of essays -- most upper-level Comms classes have long-term writing assignments that make you develop a strategy/approach, research a topic and then condense that information. · Entrepreneurship -- they'll get you thinking outside the box! · Presentation Building or Public Speaking · Classes that require a lot of research or that teach you research-based skills/tools (i.e. Simmons, MRI, LexisNexus, etc.) · Psychology and Sociology courses · Political Science · English and History Courses · Foreign Languages

What are the most important skills and qualities for an Associate?

· Be a sponge. Listen to everything and write it down.

· An Associate is someone who can multi-task, is focused, is a strong writer and communicator, is personable and has a willingness to learn.

· Being proactive is key--raising your hand, checking in with managers, and approaching every challenge with a proposed solution. Make it known that you're there and excited to roll up your sleeves, ask tons of questions, and never be afraid to volunteer to take a stab on an assignment, no matter how hard it may seem. This is the key to becoming an integral team member.

· The ability to adapt and learn quickly.

· Resilience! It takes patience and hard work to succeed, as well as an attention to detail.

· I appreciate honesty and those who advocate for their time and passion. We grow and improve as a team when every person, no matter their position, is able to provide feedback.

· Learn how to manage your time, but don't feel like you need to do it alone.

Internship and career opportunities at E.W. Scripps

Come join us Friday, October 30th, at noon to learn about internship and career opportunities at E.W. Scripps, the media company that has given its name to our school.

"Give light and the people will find their own way," is a motto for the company and its employees, who believe "in the power of journalism to change lives, strengthen the community and create a better-informed world." That motto is located above the school's entrance in the lobby.

Friday's conversation will include tips for getting internships and your first job despite the backdrop of a pandemic. Scripps Howard Foundation President and CEO Liz Carter and Emerging Talent Leader, Chip Mahaney, will share background about the organization and their career advice.

The broadcasting company was founded in 1878 with a chain of newspapers in Cleveland, Ohio. Today Scripps is the second largest operator of ABC affiliates. It also owns Ion Media, Stitcher, HGTV, Food Network Newsy, an American news network on cable and streaming TV., and others.

The link below is in the SHSJC community's Blackboard Collaborate:

Click here for the link.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Do you want to know how to land a job at the LA Times?

Angel Jennings, Assistant Managing Editor, Culture and Talent for the Los Angeles Times, is hosting a virtual meeting for student journalists who are members of NABJ on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 9 p.m. EST.

Interested students should register here.

American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Multicultural Students Program

The American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Multicultural Students program connects the advertising industry with the nation's top multicultural college seniors. Students get the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the advertising industry with networking, interviewing and industry immersion opportunities with advertising, marketing, and media professionals.

In 1997, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) began the Most Promising Multicultural Student program (MPMS) to connect the advertising industry with the nation's top multicultural college students. Since then, more than 800 students from 220 colleges and universities have participated in this premier event. 74% of these students attribute the success in obtaining a job after graduation to the distinction that comes from participating in MPMS.

"Networking is a huge part of getting anywhere in this industry and the connections made during MPMS helped immensely. There is so much talent out there and to be selected into a program where it's a mash of accounts, strategists, media and creatives was a great experience." -MPMS Alumni

Each year, the selected Most Promising Multicultural Students have an opportunity to meet with professionals from top advertisers, media companies and advertising agencies at an exclusive Most Promising Multicultural Students Recruiters Expo. Held in conjunction with the Expo, a Building Bridges for Our Future Awards Luncheon and Industry Immersion program provide invaluable networking and learning experiences. At the Building Bridges for Our Future Awards Luncheon, students dine among leading executives and multicultural industry pioneers, providing an opportunity for networking and mentorship. The Industry Immersion component of the program allows students to experience the excitement of a career in advertising firsthand by visiting major advertisers, ad agencies and media companies and attending workshops led by industry leaders.

The American Advertising Federation's diversity program has changed lives and impacted careers for the past 20 years.

Application Deadline: November 2, 2020. For more information of the Most Promising Program, visit http://aaf.org/mpms.

If you are a graduating college student, you can apply today.

COPY and PASTE LINK: https://aafmostpromising.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/login/12?returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Faafmostpromising.secure-platform.com%2Fa%2Fsolicitations%2F12%2Fhome

Participating Companies include:

BBDO Worldwide; Bloomberg; The CDM Group; CNN; DDB New York; Deutsch; DigitasLBi; Energy BBDO; FCB; fluent360; General Mills; Google; Grey Group; GroupM; GSD&M; Hill Holliday; Interpublic Group; Leo Burnett; McCann Worldgroup; Mediabrands; Momentum Worldwide; Mullen Advertising; Ogilvy & Mather; Omnicom Group Inc.; OmnicomMediaGroup; PepsiCo; Publicis Groupe; Razorfish; RPA; Saatchi & Saatchi; Starcom MediaVest Group;TBWA;Team Detroit; Valassis; Wieden + Kennedy; Young & Rubicam; Zenith Optimedia

Johnson & Johnson information session

A Johnson & Johnson information session will be held on Wednesday 9/30/2020 to connect individually with students in areas from finance to journalism for internships and full-time employment.

Students can meet members of the Johnson & Johnson team, including Eric Ford, regional business director and Hampton University graduate, Simone Kingwood, Supply Chain Finance Director and Hampton University graduate, and Tony Wright, associate analyst, and Hampton University graduate.

The Johnson & Johnson team members can review your resumes as you prepare for the recruiting season.

If you are interested in a Johnson & Johnson summer internship or full-time employment opportunity post-graduation, the J&J team is more than happy to connect with you. Also feel free to connect with fellow students Julian Wright, Takiyah Stovall, and Danielle Boateng, past Johnson & Johnson interns.

Basic requirements for our internships and full-time employment (FLDP & VSLDP) are simple:

3.0+ GPA Permanent work authorization in US Majors include for Finance roles: Finance, Economics, Accounting, Tax, Business-related For Sales: beyond business majors, healthcare related majors (i.e., Biology or Biomedical engineering) and Journalism majors are welcome as strong communication skills are a must!

To apply, you can use the J&J links provided below. So that it is easier to find you, we ask that you join our Global Talent Hub https://jobs.jnj.com/talenthub/ and email Shanice Anderson at SAnder84@its.jnj.com

Finance Internship: https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/6296200618?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US

Full-Time Finance LDP: https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/6272200618?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US

Full Time Sales LDP: https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/9413200730?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US

Are you interested in a career in film? This could be your first step.

GeoAg Short Film Competition, Bringing Life to Rocks, is searching for filmmakers to bring the new realities of Earth's most abundant resource (rocks) to life through film, TV, documentaries, investigative reporting, etc.

Can you rock a short film?

Key Dates Friday October 2, 2020 - Register to Submit a GeoAg Short Film - $10 Fee - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/geoag-short-film-competition-tickets-119199527997 Tuesday December 1, 2020 - Short Film Submission Deadline Email - GeoAgMedia@Gmail.com

Sunday December 13, 2020 - GeoAg Short Film Awards Zoom Event 6pm - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/geoag-short-film-awards-tickets-119507017707 Film Competition Overview

The science of Geological Agriculture (GeoAg) has come, and we need filmmakers to bring it to life. GeoAg is the study of growing plants in rocks without soils and fertilizers. Basically, we have unlocked the code of the rocks to grow food. Learn more about GeoAg at www.tosoilless.com [tosoilless.com]. Now To Soil Less, the company behind GeoAg, is seeking to hear from the filmmakers to help tell the stories of what else rocks can do for the human experience.

What is GeoAg?

The process of growing plants in rocks without soils and fertilizers. Learn more about GeoAg at www.tosoilless.com [tosoilless.com]. Subscribe to our GeoAg Media YouTube channel and see a host of videos, media, radio shows and workshops of team GeoAg teaching the new ways to grow in rocks in food deserts on the GeoAg Media YouTube channel:


Filmmaker Overview

We need filmmakers to bring the new realities of Earth's most abundant resource (rocks) to life through film, TV, documentaries, investigative reporting, etc. now that we have figured out that rocks do more than we knew.

Prizes 1st Place - $2,000 2nd Place - $1,000 3rd Place - $500

Competition Eligibility, Logistics and Timeline

Anyone who wants to submit can from anywhere around the world. (Must be in English or English Subtitles) You need to review what GeoAg is and put media ideas in a 5 minute short film.

Register to submit a film by Friday Oct 2nd. $10 registration fee. Once you register, we will send additional GeoAg information.

No pornography content nor crimes on film.

Upload your film to YouTube and email to GeoAgMedia@gmail.com by Tuesday December 1st.

Top 10 finalists notified by December 7th.

Top 10 finalists will screen at GeoAg Short Film Awards on Sunday December 13th at 6pm

Audience votes to select the top 3 winners.

Remaining 10 finalists to be posted on GeoAg Media YouTube channel.

Cashapp payments to top 3 winners the night of the zoom awards.

Examples of Storylines with GeoAg realities:

The kid who learns how to grow microgreens in rocks, starts a business and then...

Or the astronauts who travel to space, land on a planet and can use the rock to eat from and then.....

Or the guy who left jail with the skill of GeoAg and grows new strains of cannabis, and then....

Or the scuba team on the open seas looking for the best rock to eat from and then.....

Or the mom who is facing eviction and learns about GeoAg, feeds the family and gets hired to teach GeoAg in food deserts and then....

See US State Department blog about GeoAg: https://yali.state.gov/introduction-to-geological-agriculture/

See media interviews and 22-day time lapse training commercial shot and edited by a NASA videographer at the end of the 30-minute clip: https://youtu.be/rUX1UznWQCY

Johnson & Johnson's HBCU Scholars virtual program

Working with Johnson & Johnson can change everything.

Participate in Johnson & Johnson's HBCU Scholars virtual program and learn more about branding, interviewing, and networking to prepare for the upcoming recruitment season.

JOIN US: Connect with our University Talent Acquisition team to perfect your professional skills and set yourself apart with employers.

September 22, 2020: 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

Register at: http://tinyurl.com/y3e778ds

Digital Media Fellowship (New York City)

Mother Jones is searching for a new digital audio media fellow based in New York City. Applications close on Friday, August 23.

Digital Media Fellowship (New York City)

Mother Jones is looking for a whip-smart fellow to join our digital publishing team in New York City. This fellowship is audio-intensive. We'll immerse you in the process of turning our award-winning investigative journalism into richly textured, entertaining, and informative podcasts.

Working closely with the digital news team on every aspect of podcast creation, you will sharpen your skills in:

  • Finding and booking surprising guests, and being a cheerful ambassador for our shows;
  • Presenting thorough research and working with editors to shape scripted interviews;
  • Recording field and studio audio, and tracking down archives, news clips, and music;
  • Setting up tape syncs and other remote records;
  • Editing a variety of complex audio timelines, including mixing interviews, clips, and music;
  • Writing program materials, social media posts, and short articles for our website;
  • Keeping show calendars current and producers on task.
  • At the heart of this fellowship is learning from seasoned editors and producers how to make sharply focused digital content, backed by skill-building sessions covering topics that span the entire organization.

If jumping on breaking news before finalizing the mix for a long investigation, then finally locking in that one guest you've been chasing for days sounds like a fun, productive week on Earth (it does to us!), then this is the fellowship for you.

More info and application details at https://www.motherjones.com/media/2019/08/digital-media-fellowship-new-york-city/

Google visit inspires students

By Whitney Johnson

Many college students may not receive the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from big-time companies such as Google. However, last week, Hampton University students were given quite a few chances to make an impact, while a company representative hosted sessions, workshops and "coffee chats" over a three-day period. Pictured at right are Google Ambassadors Zac Hinton and Candice Brown; The HUnderground member, Brianna Dance; and Google representative, Chastity Wells.

Junior Zachary Hinton, a computer science major and broadcast journalism minor from Raleigh, N.C., interned at Google recently.

"My experience at Google this past summer was the experience of a lifetime," said Hinton. "My internship at Google increased my knowledge in both computer science and broadcast journalism." He added, "I not only learned how to code in HTML/CSS, but I also got the chance to make video scripts and edit videos for Google's YouTube page in Final Cut Pro."

Google's visit also gave hope to graduating seniors who wish to acquire a job upon graduation. "Google's visit to our school helped to ensure the probability of me being able to enter a very successful company," said graduating senior Deniqua Washington, a broadcast journalism major from Virginia Beach, Va.

These students' advice and encouragement may not only influence what they put on their resumes, but also how they view Google's hiring process. They now know that it is important to not just meet expectations but to go beyond them. In the words of Google, "Great just isn't good enough."

The writer is a student at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.