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January 31, 2019

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MJ-School Opportunities
Meet the Pros: Ashlan Cousteau
Ashlan Cousteau is a wildly successful television personality and MJ-School alum. Ashlan is the co-star of the Travel Channel's Caribbean Pirate Treasure, a former Entertainment Tonight correspondent, and a fill-in anchor for E! News. Ashlan also has production experience -- she's worked behind the scenes on The Today Show, Access Hollywood, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Saturday Night Live.

Ashlan will be holding an information session on Tuesday, February 5 from 4:00 to 5:00pm in the Halls of Fame (Carroll 128). This is a rare opportunity for students interested in any aspect of broadcast news, television, filmmaking, or production to hear from one of the industry's best. Read more about Ashlan here. Click here to sign up -- the room will fill up fast!

John Sweeney Interview Fund
The John Sweeney Interview Fund provides funding for a senior advertising major to travel to pursue jobs and internship opportunities with top advertising agencies. This special application closes TOMORROW, February 1. Click here to apply. 

UNC School of Media and Journalism undergraduate majors who have been admitted to the school are eligible to apply for funding through a wide array of awards made possible by generous donors. Applications and deadlines vary. Each application will close at 11:59 p.m. the night of the deadline. Please review guidelines carefully and follow directions. Awards differ from scholarships in that award amounts are paid directly to the student rather than to the student’s UNC account. Awards may have tax implications. 
Other Opportunities
UNC Ad Club McKinney Info Session

UNC Ad Club is hosting a info session with McKinney agency next Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the Halls of Fame. There will be three professionals from McKinney, including two UNC Alumni, and this info session is open to all MJ students. Here is more information:

McKinney is an advertising agency based in Durham, North Carolina with a second office in New York, NY. Since 2003, McKinney has ranked 10th of 300+ winning agencies at the Effie awards. They have helped 25 brands across 24 categories earn recognition 99 times, including: Sherwin Williams, Samsung, Audi, Crocs, and Lenovo. They have a summer "Minternship" program and entry-level job opportunities in both Durham, NC and NYC. 

Please RSVP for this session here.

Women in Sports Tech Fellowship
WiST supports university students eager to begin their careers in the sports tech industry. We define the sports tech industry broadly*, and encourage proposals that combine the themes of sports and technology creatively. Fellowships are an integral part of how we propel women into important roles and leadership positions in our industry. This Fellowship grant of $5,000 is open to all enrolled women full-time undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited university located in the United States. Students must be in good academic standing.

The 2019 WiST Fellowship project is to be conducted at a sports technology business of your own choosing or at one of our identified businesses. WiST provides a list of sports technology companies who have projects in mind for WiST Fellows, which can be found at However, we welcome and encourage you to bring us your own project proposal, listed on the same jobs portal, with the company of your choice. 

The deadline to apply is March 17, 2019. Click here for more information and to start your application. 

Paid Internships
Multiple Summer Internships - FiveThirtyEight / New York, NY
FiveThirtyEight is hiring college students or recent graduates to work as paid interns this summer in the following positions:
  1. Politics data reporter. This intern will help our politics team as it ramps up coverage of the 2020 election. The internship will be a mix of writing, research, data-mining and fact-checking.
  2. Sports data reporter. This intern will write, conduct research and contribute to longer features. Basic knowledge of the major sports is essential, and expertise in topics outside the traditional areas of coverage is a plus.
  3. Copy editor. This intern will assist our copy desk in editing stories for accuracy, numeracy, grammar and style, with a particular focus on fact-checking and research.
  4. Podcast intern. This person will help produce our award-winning podcasts, including doing topic research, setting up the recording studio and editing. Candidates should have basic audio-editing skills and an interest in data journalism.
  5. Data visualization intern. This person will design, edit and produce static graphics to accompany articles. The ideal candidate will have experience making data graphics using design tools such as Illustrator or programming languages such as JavaScript, Python and R. General comfort with numbers is essential, as is experience with spreadsheet software such as Excel.
To view the job descriptions and to apply, click here.

Summer Internships - CNN / Multiple Locations
There's still time to apply for CNN's Summer 2019 internships! This summer's program dates are June 3rd through April 9th. Available positions range from production internships, to ad sales internships, to digital media internships. Click here to see all internship postings. 

Summer Interns - Trone Brand Energy / Durham and High Point, NC
An inTRONEship is an internship energized by the power of Trone Brand Energy. It is not a boring, let me check my email every 2.3 minutes type of internship. It's a hands-on, in-the-thick-of-it, learn-by-doing immersion experience created to provide you authentic educational opportunities and help you harness your talents and passions within the industry. That's why we've designed our inTRONEship to include checkpoints and mentors.

And don’t forget, we are in the business of ideas. If our interns have ideas on things they’d like to learn or ways we could improve their experience at Trone Brand Energy, we listen. Click here to learn more about Trone's internships and to start your application. Applications are due March 18, 2019.

Summer Interns - RLF Communications / Greensboro, NC
RLF is a North Carolina-based strategic communications agency with a national reputation for providing clients with ideas, strategy and service to advance their brands and business objectives. Combining the intelligence and capabilities of a large firm with the dexterity and nimbleness of an independent shop, our expertise includes marketing, advertising, public relations, branding and creative work. Our clients are a mix of professional service firms, government agencies, foundations, lifestyle and consumer products, and S&P 500 companies.

We are proud to offer paid internships to qualified college students during the spring, summer and fall terms. Summer internships are 18-20 hours per week. To apply, send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples, including at least one press release, to
Summer 2019 applications close at 5 p.m. on March 1.

Graphic Design Intern and Digital Marketing Intern - Kompleks Creative / Durham, NC
Kompleks Creative is a digital agency with high standards for our team. If you have talent, drive and want to be a part of something great, we’d love for you to join our family.

Kompleks Creative is searching for a graphic design intern to join our team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and knowledge with print design, website design and branding. An understanding of composition, color theory, advanced typography and information design is required. This individual should express a passion for design and a career within the discipline.

Kompleks Creative is searching for a digital marketing intern to join our team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and knowledge with communications and social media. This individual should express a passion for digital strategy and a career within the discipline.

To view the positions and start your application, click here
Writer - Public Impact / Chapel Hill, NC
Public Impact’s mission is to improve education dramatically for all students, especially low-income students, students of color, and other students whose needs historically have not been well met. We conduct research to understand what leads to better outcomes, and we develop and implement innovative solutions to create dramatic improvements for children.  We work across political party lines, collaborating with anyone committed to serving students whose needs have not been well met in schools.  One of our largest initiatives, Opportunity Culture, is rapidly spreading across North Carolina and the nation.  This work has approximately doubled students’ odds of making high growth in reading and math, and most of these students attend high-poverty schools.

This individual would be a critical part of researching, documenting and sharing Public Impact’s work – primarily in writing, but also potentially using other media skills (videography, photography). We are looking for someone who has a social justice bent, but who is very practical, organized and empathetic with multiple people’s positions. Someone who loves to explain and influence through a variety of writing, weaving together making the point and emotional connection. This individual will be working closely with our senior editor on policy papers, media pieces, copyediting and proposals. They may also work with the policy team. We are looking for a leader, not just a writer; this leader-professional combination is the profile of most people on our team and one reason for our success. 

The starting pay is $40,000, plus a team bonus that is typically 8 – 10%, with full benefits. To apply, submit the employment application, cover letter, resume, and 2 writing/work samples unedited by others to

Events & Digital Media Coordinator - Duke University Dewitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy / Durham, NC
The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy is Duke University’s hub for the study of journalism. We study the interaction between news media and policy; we support watchdog and accountability reporting in the U.S. and around the world; and we teach about the media’s role in democracy. Founded in 1973, the DeWitt Wallace Center (DWC) is part of the Sanford School of Public Policy, and shares in the School’s mission of teaching, research, and policy engagement, with the goal of putting knowledge in service to society.

This full-time position at Duke University supports a Center that teaches journalism and media studies within the Sanford School of Public Policy. The Events and Digital Media Coordinator will coordinate special events with journalists, media experts, alumni and students and generate social media and website content. The coordinator’s challenge will be to grow student participation through an active digital media network and events program, targeting Duke student and campus community audiences. Some events will take place after regular business hours and on weekends. This position reports to the Center Director and Associate Director. This position is approved through June 30, 2020. 

For more information or to apply, click here.

Account Specialist/Senior Account Specialist - Eckel & Vaughn / Raleigh, NC
Eckel & Vaughan is a full-service strategic communications agency based in Raleigh, NC. We’re not a traditional ad agency. We’re a conversation agency. We get people talking to each other about our clients. Online. On the phone. In the media. And in the halls and chambers of government. We’re not a vendor or a supplier. We’re a partner. A collaborator. It’s our job to help businesses and organizations find their voice and say something important and relevant – to influence public opinion or buying behaviors. We do it by listening intently, building relationships, and then making the right connections with the right people to get the job done.

Account Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Study and internalize the overall communications strategy for each client to inform account management and decision-making.
  • Contribute to the development of a strategy that will help achieve each client’s communications and business goals.
  • Maintain and strengthen existing client relationships through regular (monthly) client reporting using quantifiable success metrics.

To apply, click here.

Executive Assistant - BPCM / New York, NY
Are you curious about how a highly successful PR agency is run? Are you a master juggler?  An administrative dynamo? Organized beyond belief?  Possess a high level of emotional intelligence?

In this role you will be supporting our founding Partners and liaising closely with the  Executive team.   To be successful, one must be a proactive self-starter who can take the lead and provide high level administrative support.  This person is smart, collaborative, organized, upbeat and efficient and prefers to work in a fast-paced yet fun environment.  Must be a solutions-driven go-getter with ability to see the big picture and pay attention to detail, handle multiple priorities at once, manage time effectively, and maintain composure and confidentiality in a fast-paced environment.

Click here to apply. 

Digital Project Manager - New Media Campaigns / Carrboro, NC
Do you love working on new initiatives and with new people on a regular basis? Are you hyper-organized and able to juggle multiple things at once? Are you able to assess priorities and meet deadlines? Do you have a passion for technology and enjoy learning new things? Do you like working with fun people who are enthusiastic about creating great work? Perfect! NMC is looking for the next Digital Project Manager to join our team! 

NMC is an award-winning digital agency based in Carrboro, NC.  We began as a college startup and have organically and consistently grown for the past 12 years.  We're a boutique firm with an outsize impact, working with a variety of clients around the country and the world.  Our clients range from Fortune 50 corporations and international advocacy organizations to startups and local non-profits.  We truly enjoy and pride ourselves on the diversity of our client base, getting the opportunity to partner with a variety of teams to help leverage digital in a way that best meets their needs, whether that's through website design and development, custom application development, mobile development, digital strategy consulting, or more.

At each step of the way, our clients are led by a friendly, goal-oriented, informed and engaged Project Manager. The PM helps counsel and guide our clients, represent their interests and goals to NMC designers and developers, work to keep the project on schedule, and strategically support clients after launch. Click here to apply

Associate Arts & Culture Editor - IndyWeek / Durham, NC
INDY Week, the Triangle’s award-winning alternative newsweekly, is looking for a smart, ambitious journalist to become an Associate Arts & Culture Editor. This individual will assist with editing our culture sections, but will primarily focus on writing—about music, visual and performing arts, food, trends, fashion, breaking culture news, weird stuff that happens, hot takes, events, profiles, features—for both web and print. They will also manage our social media channels, developing strategies to maximize engagement on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds and increase traffic on We’re looking for someone with a sharp sense of storytelling, a quick wit and acute critical-thinking skills, a good understanding of developing sources and reporting stories, a familiarity with and/or willingness to learn about the Triangle’s cultural scenes, and an unmistakable voice. Ideal candidates will have some experience in journalism and/or managing social media feeds, but we’ll consider talented newbies, too. The INDY is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes company-paid insurance premiums, PTO, and a 401K. To apply, email with a resume that lays out your qualifications, a cover letter that grabs our attention, and three clips that blow our minds. No phone calls. Seriously.

Graphic Designer - Kompleks Creative / Durham, NC
Kompleks Creative is a digital agency with high standards for our team. If you have talent, drive and want to be a part of something great, we’d love for you to join our family. Kompleks Creative is searching for a full-time, creative, problem solving graphic designer to join our team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and knowledge with branding, logo design, print design and web design.

An understanding of composition, color theory, advanced typography and information design is required. This individual should express a passion for design and a career within the discipline.

Kompleks Creative is a digital agency with a love for typography, composition and color. We are looking for candidates with portfolios that demonstrate an expertise and passion for these elements. An online portfolio is required for consideration.

To view the position and to apply, click here.

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