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May 16, 2019

Happy summer, y’all! My name is Jenn Sipe and I’m the new assistant director of Career Services here in the MJ-school. Jay and I will take turns creating the digest for you this summer. Happy reading!
A poem just for you:
Summer is here
But have no fear
You all may be gone
But we’re still logged on
Here is your latest digest with news
You can even read this one on a cruise
Apply if you wish it’s all up to you
Add networking too as it’s a must-do
MJ-school Opportunities and Announcements

Summer Career Services 
Summer break is just around the corner. Did you know MJ Career Services is still here to support you during your months away from school?! Whether you’re staying in the Triangle or traveling to Hong Kong, we are here for all your career related needs. Students staying locally are encouraged to schedule in-person meetings and Zoom appointments are available for those out of town. 

Don’t have Zoom? No worries! Click here to get started.

MJ Careers Survey
We want to share in the celebration and excitement of your new job or internship! Whether you're a graduating senior preparing to start your new job or a current student embarking on a new internship, we want to know. Please take a few moments to complete this survey. This information will be shared on social media and our website!

MJAA Mentor Program
We are now recruiting for the 2019-2020 MJAA Mentor Program. The goal of this program is to support the educational and professional growth of student participants — and for alumni professionals to play a key role in the development of UNC’s next generation of media and journalism industry leaders. The program is facilitated by the MJ-school and the Media and Journalism Alumni Association (MJAA) Board.
Click here to learn more and apply.

Other Opportunities

Online News Association Student Innovation Lab
We’re excited to announce the volunteer mentors who will guide this year’s Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab. Now in its tenth year, the Student Newsroom is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain hands-on experience during the three-day Online News Association Conference and Online Journalism Awards Ceremony. These volunteer mentors will guide students as they produce coverage of the conference, helping them build digital storytelling skills and experiment with multimedia techniques.

Twenty students will be selected to join these mentors in the ONA19 Student Newsroom and Innovation Lab. The deadline for students to apply is May 23, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Selected students receive complimentary badges, as well as travel and lodging support. Learn more about the program and application.

Summit Scholarship - The Plank Center for Public Relations
After a very successful first Summit in Oct. 2018, the Plank Center’s second Summit on Diversity & Inclusion in Public Relations will be held Nov. 8, 2019, in Chicago in conjunction with the Center’s Milestones in Mentoring Gala. The Summit will showcase cutting-edge research, highlight organizations which are moving the D&I needle and feature individuals who have overcome D&I challenges. Attendees will gain actionable insights to implement within their own organizations.

This Summit offers a unique opportunity for diverse public relations students to gain professional insights and to see, hear from and network with other students and successful professionals from underrepresented groups.

Up to 10 students from underrepresented groups will receive scholarships to attend the Plank Center’s Summit and Milestones in Mentoring Gala. Applicants may be from any underrepresented group. Each scholarship will include air travel to and from Chicago, one night’s stay (Nov. 7) at the Union League Club, one ticket to the Gala and one ticket to The Plank Summit, totaling an estimated $1,500.

Click here to apply. 

Writing Opportunity - The Artifice
The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers.
Anyone with a passion for media and the writing skills to back it up can join The Artifice. Our only rule is that members must be at least 18 years of age. Our current writers range from undergraduates to emeritus professors and a bit of everyone in between. New voices are always welcome!
Click here to learn more and to create your writer account.

Paid Internships

Summer 2019 Editorial Intern - OZY / Mountain View, CA
OZY is looking for a curious, out-of-the-box Editorial Intern to join our growing team for a 10-week, paid internship. Are you a great storyteller eager to work in a fast-paced newsroom? At OZY, you will break the mold, uncovering new global trends and profiling incredible people who are impacting businesses, industries and societies worldwide. It’s a dream job for a writer because you can focus on a beat or explore various topics that catch your eye while being mentored by top-notch writers and editors who want to take journalism to the next level. Candidates should demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for pushing the limits — tools needed to help us bring excitement back to digital news while inspiring readers to be curious and creative.

What you’ll do:

  • Pitch, research, report and write eye-catching feature
  • Collaborate with the photo, video, podcast, design and marketing teams
  • Collaborate with our multidisciplinary intern team on a special project


  • 1+ years of journalism and writing experience
  • Intense curiosity about the world
  • Interest in the future of digital journalism
  • Journalism degree a plus but certainly not necessary
  • 3 to 6 writing samples
  • Ability to work out of our HQ in Mountain View, Calif.
To Apply:

Please email a brief cover note and CV, with the subject line “EDITORIAL INTERN” to We look forward to hearing from you! 

Marketing and Culture Intern - Device Magic / Raleigh, NC
Device Magic is a mobile forms software and data collection app used by thousands of organizations worldwide every day. We make it easy for businesses to eliminate paperwork, improve data quality and increase efficiency through mobile forms. As a result, Device Magic is a top-rated iOS app for mobile data collection. Device Magic continues to provide a unique company culture and has been named a 2018 Best Place to Work by the Triangle Business Journal, in addition to Company of the Year in CIO Applications' "Top 25 Field Service Solutions Providers - 2018." While remaining organically funded, the company reports experiencing over 450% three-year recurring revenue growth. Click here to learn more about us. 

This internship gives you the opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing SaaS startup with a casual, inviting atmosphere in downtown Raleigh. We are looking for someone to support our marketing department, as well as to perform tasks vital to company-wide operations such as bookkeeping, administrative assistance and office management. You will organize company events – like monthly celebrations and volunteer activities and general tasks that keep the office running smoothly.
You will also support various team projects as the need arises – such as assisting Marketing with programs and reporting. The position requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a keen interest in working in a professional, team-oriented environment. It is a paid internship reporting to the marketing team.
Main Responsibilities Include:
  • Weekly reporting on various demand gen initiatives, including Google Ads, Facebook and LinkedIn performance measurement​.
  • Weekly reporting on web traffic, product trials and other conversions through Google Analytics.
  • Weekly and monthly tracking of progressive marketing budget spend.
  • Assisting with SEO and web projects to improve company visibility online, including content strategy and web page design.
  • Assisting in digital ad campaign creation and maintenance.
  • Tracking search terms, and implementing new keywords and negative keywords for pay-per-click search ad campaigns in Google Ads.
As Needed:
  • Organizing and planning for company events (monthly celebration lunches, Lunch & Learns, volunteer projects, etc.).
  • Organizing and reconciling monthly marketing credit card statements.
  • Ordering office supplies and snacks to ensure the kitchen stays stocked.
  • Providing business and administrative support to executive leadership team.
  • Other activities/tasks supporting company operations.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Availability to work approximately 10 hours per week in our Raleigh office.
  • Self-motivated, outgoing team player who gets things done with great work ethic and a professional attitude.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent multi-tasking and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Dedicated team member with an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to fit into a small, rapidly growing company.
* If this sounds like you, please send your resume and a brief summary about yourself to

Marketing & Design Intern and Business Development Intern – Duke Corporate Education / Durham, NC
Duke Corporate Education is hiring both a Marketing and Design Intern as well as a Business Development Intern for Summer 2019. 
Marketing & Design Intern
The Marketing & Design intern will provide project support to the Marketing function, Design Group and client facing teams.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Supports updating and creating new resource templates for the Duke CE Design Resources library.
  • Organizes resource materials for ease of global access and usage.
  • Collaborates with design and marketing teams to consolidate and clean up image libraries.
  • Provide research support in the assigned industries of interest.
  • Provides general support to assigned teams as related to writing, editing and /or preparation of documents.
  • Assists in the visual development of proposal and other slide decks.
  • Performs other job-related duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or required.
  • Models Duke CE core values in all interactions.
Position Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Must have strong research skills.
  • Must have strong organization, coordination and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Able to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Motivated self-starter.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to juggle multiple projects at once.
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Rising undergrad Junior or Senior majoring in Marketing, or Grad student.
  • Experience working in MS Office to include strong capabilities in Power Point.
  • Research and writing experience preferred.
  • Preference given to candidates with experience in Adobe Creative Suite.
Business Development Intern
The Business Development Internship will provide project support to the BD and client facing teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Organizes resource materials for ease of global access and usage.
  • Collaborates with business development teams to consolidate and clean up libraries.
  • Provide research support in the assigned industries of interest.
  • Provides general support to assigned teams as related to writing, editing and /or preparation of documents.
  • Models Duke CE core values in all interactions.
Position Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Must have strong research skills.
  • Must have strong organization, coordination and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Able to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Motivated self-starter.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to juggle multiple projects at once.
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Rising undergrad Junior or Senior, or Grad student.
  • Experience working in MS Office to include strong capabilities in Power Point.
  • Research and writing experience preferred.
Interested? Please send your resume and supporting documents to Abby Reed at

Audience Manager and Multimedia Contributor - Our Chatham / Chapel Hill, NC
Our Chatham is a project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Reese News Lab in the School of Media and Journalism. It is through the School’s Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, which was created with a grant from the Knight Foundation with additional funding from the UNC Office of the Provost.

Our mission is to fill the unmet information needs of the people who live, work and play in Chatham County, North Carolina.

In the process of fulfilling our mission, we are creating for local news publishers a demonstration of how audience engagement and analytics can lead to a financially sustainable model for their organizations.

Click here to learn more about Our Chatham

Audience Manager
Our Chatham is looking for a student who:

  • Is familiar with Mailchimp, and can curate our weekly newsletter with content from our reporters
  • Can gather + curate important Chatham news and summarize it for our newsletter
  • Can manage our social media accounts and create content for these accounts
  • Can update our website regularly 
  • Is comfortable with in-person marketing: AKA, going out into Chatham and spreading the word about Our Chatham and our work
  • Can plan and coordinate events, like the One Chatham community forum, to increase audience engagement and participation 
  • Can brainstorm new strategies to capture our community's attention using insights gained from analytics and data about our audience
  • Can act as the main point person of communication with Hearken, a consulting agency that works with Our Chatham to engage readers.
  • Can help Our Chatham grow our email subscriber list and reader audience 
  • Is comfortable with a lot of independence, and is a highly motivated self-starter
Multimedia Contributor 
Our Chatham is looking for a student who:
  • Has examples of their work creating amazing video and photo projects 
  • Can drive to Chatham County in order to complete video and photo projects for our website and to go with our reporters' stories
  • Can work well with our reporters to provide them with multimedia content that complements their stories 

To apply, please send a resume, work samples or a short paragraph about your related experience to Alexis Allston at

Contract Motion Graphics Designer/Animator – Myriad Media / Raleigh, NC
We’re Myriad Media, a video agency located in downtown Raleigh. We are looking for an experienced Motion Graphics Designer/Animator for a three-month, 40-hour per week contract position. 
There is potential for term extension and/or a full-time offer. The contract has a flexible start date, with a preference to on-board quickly. Ideally, you would work in our office for at least 20 hours per week.  
Primary Responsibilities
  • You will collaborate with our creative team and clients to convey complex information through designs and animations. This includes titles and graphics for live-action videos; full-screen 2D and 3D animated videos; short-form social content; software demos and explainers.  
  • You will be creating design concepts, styleframes, and 2D/3D motion graphic assets that follow a creative brief and brand guides.
Primary Expectations
  • You have at least three years of design and animation experience. 
  • Your communication is clear, professional, honest and thoughtful.
  • You are highly organized and have excellent time management skills. You do not miss deadlines. 
  • You are a conceptual thinker. Your imagination leads you to tinker with your designs until the final piece expands a brand’s story in a unique way.  
  • You can articulate complex ideas from a brief and develop them into concepts for execution.
  • You are a creative problem solver. You know how to adapt and act quickly when issues arise. You can manage stress and perform well under pressure.    
  • You take creative risks and find comfort in originality.
  • You have a passion for telling stories.
Click here to apply.
Communications and Media Relations Intern - Durham County Sheriff's Office/Durham
The Durham County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) seeks interns to work in the agency’s Communications and Media Relations Department. The Communications Intern will report to the Communications and Public Relations Manager and Senior Public Information Specialist to complete a semester-long project creating a new homepage for the DCSO website while assisting colleagues develop content, social media posts and enhance internal communications. The intern will produce work in some of the following areas, depending on his or her skill sets: website design, writing, social media, videography, digital photography & podcasting. The selected intern does not need to have experience or skills in all of these areas.
Based on the selected intern’s skill set, duties may include assisting with communications plans and strategies, writing stories for, the agency’s newsletters, producing and curating content for official social media accounts, creating videos, taking photos and helping with production of a podcast. Other duties may include contributing to brainstorming and story development sessions for various departments within the Sheriff’s Office and Durham County.

Candidate must be a degree seeking college or university student studying mass communications, journalism or public relations. Successful candidates will have experience with some of the following: working with website content and design (VisionLive/Granicus), social media platforms, Adobe Creative Suite, audio/video production software, exposure to content writing.  
You must submit to a criminal background check, not be convicted of a serious misdemeanor or felony, or be the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation.  
Resumes should be submitted to and

Videography Intern - Independent Insurance Agents of NC/Cary, NC
Do you have a serious passion for creating, crafting, and editing video? Is story-telling your gift to the world? Are you looking for an internship that will allow you the opportunity to create multiple videos while pushing your creative limits? If so, then this internship with the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina might be a great choice for you.
As the videographer intern, your job will entail producing video content for our organization that aligns with the brand, mission, and goals of our association under the direction of our Communications Manager. As the visual storyteller for our company, you will be responsible for storyboarding, shooting footage and editing, managing creative assets, and maintaining all video equipment.
You will oversee the technical tasks related to production and post-production. These duties may include the transport, setup, and operation of equipment; and assisting with staging, set preparation, and dressing.
This is a paid internship located at our office in Cary, NC. The position requires 20 hours/week, but you may have the opportunity to work more hours as needed.
Please send your resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three videos that you’ve created to Communications Manager, Rena Todd, at

Marketing Intern - Carl Johnson Real Estate/ Chapel Hill, NC
I am a local realtor in Chapel Hill and have over 30 years marketing experience.  I have been very connected in the community serving on marketing committees and even owned my own marketing company.  I served as the General Manager of the local newspaper and started Durham Magazine.  I would be honored to assist you with your growth in the marketing arena.  I enjoy assisting with students growth.  This position is all things marketing from SEO to grass roots.  I like to work one on one with the person that fills this position by collaborating about how marketing can be done best.  I truly believe that working together and learning from each other creates the best opportunity for all. 

Please reach out to learn more.  Carl Johnson 919-880-0904 call/text, 

Copywriter Intern - LGA / Charlotte, NC
Luquire George Andrews has been one of the Southeast’s leading creative and public relations agencies since 1984, building decades of experience helping strong brands grow stronger. That’s because diverse thinking is our specialty: We like all kinds of challenges, and it shows in the clients we work with and the work we do.

Are you a driven, curious college student or recent graduate looking for real-world agency experience to add to your developing resume and portfolio? We want to hear from you. We’re looking for a copywriter intern for a paid, three-month advertising internship.

You'll work with other advertising creatives on various clients and campaigns across a variety of media types, which could include video, print, website, social, radio, presentations and collateral and receive mentoring from a Group Creative Director / Copywriter to help you learn and grow. 

Click here to view the full job description and to apply.

Communications and Marketing Intern - Cardinal Innovations Healthcare / Charlotte, NC
We are a Managed Care Organization (MCO) serving people and families with diagnoses in intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health, or substance use disorders (IDD/MH/SUD). Through our network of contracted providers, the members and families we serve receive the care and coverage they need. We pioneered a community-based method of managing unique health needs. This delivers measurable outcomes that we use to better serve you. Our efforts have an impact on people’s lives because we believe in what we do and we care for the people we serve. We don’t just arrange coverage and process payments. Our teams empower members and families to lead their best lives.

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare is seeking a Communications and Marketing Intern for the summer of 2019. The ideal candidate will bring great ideas and be eager to learn and contribute to the Communications and Marketing Department. The intern will gain valuable experience working alongside a team of healthcare communications professionals and earn an hourly wage.  

We are looking for an intern for summer of 2019 beginning in May or June and completing the internship in mid-late August. If interested, email your resume to Click here to view Cardinal's job postings. 

Fall Carolina Alumni Review Advertising Sales Intern - UNC GAA / Chapel Hill, NC
The UNC General Alumni Association’s award-winning magazine, the Carolina Alumni Review, seeks an advertising sales intern for fall semester. This intern will assist with maintaining current accounts, developing new accounts and assisting with related administrative tasks.

Typical responsibilities include advertising sales for the Carolina Alumni Review alumni magazine, Carolina Classifieds and Dining Around Town sections, preproduction art proofing, postproduction follow up, distribution of complimentary magazines, billing and tear sheets. Assistance with ad design and production is another component of this position.

The advertising intern will exhibit strong communication and editing skills and excellent interpersonal and organizational abilities. Being detail-oriented is key. Eye for good design and knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud preferred.

This internship is paid and available for 8-10 hours per week throughout the fall semester. This internship is located on campus at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on Stadium Drive.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume detailing your experience, your goals and why you think an advertising internship with the Carolina Alumni Review will help you achieve these goals. Please include two references. Email

Summer Interns - RevGen
Still looking for an internship for this summer? RevGen is seeking marketing and sales interns. Interns will learn social media management skills, sales coaching, and recruiting experience all while getting paid.

Interested? Send your resume to

Go-To-Market Analyst Intern - IQVIA / Durham, NC
Join us on our exciting journey! IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

This role is an ideal stepping-stone for current college students. This position will provide deep insight in the creation and management of content in support of case study narrative development and go-to-market strategy as well as an introduction to working in a global environment supporting a central strategic area of IQVIA. 

Go-To-Market Analyst Intern projects vary, your typical responsibilities and opportunities might include:

  • Design content organizational and deployment schemes.
  • Develop, distribute, organize, and curate content related to next generation methods and value. 
Click here to apply.

Marketing Intern - Q2 Solutions / Durham, NC
Q2 Solutions is a leading clinical trial laboratory services organization with end-to-end laboratory services and secure, enterprise-wide biospecimen and consent management solutions. With a relentless focus on quality and innovation, Q2 Solutions uses its global experience and scientific expertise to transform science and data into actionable medical insights that help customers improve human health.  A joint venture of IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) and Quest Diagnostics, Q2 Solutions combines the best of each parent organization’s clinical trials laboratory services capabilities to fulfill its mission of treating each sample as if a life depends on it.

Q2 Solutions seeks to hire a Marketing Intern for summer 2019. We are looking for a student to work with our Marketing team in our RTP office for a summer internship. The ideal candidate will be organized, with an interest in marketing functions. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in Marketing, Marketing Operations or Business Development to gain excellent experience.

Click here to apply.

Unpaid Internships 

Sales and Marketing Intern - Participate / Chapel Hill, NC
At Participate, we come to work each day because we want to help educators be the best they can be. We believe that investing in educators means investing in safer, healthier and more equitable communities and societies.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager and the Marketing and Sales Manager, the Sales and Marketing Intern is responsible for supporting marketing and sales operations efforts. Candidates will help develop and implement a content marketing strategy to aid sales enablement. The Sales and Marketing Intern will actively be involved in research and reporting of sales efforts and will support sales in moving leads through the funnel. Additionally, the Sales and Marketing intern will gain exposure to sales and marketing responsibilities and have opportunities for growth.

Essential Functions
  • Act as sales support in the tracking and advancement of sales deals by maintaining and updating business contact information in a CRM
  • Assist with conference planning and creating conference-related materials.
  • Conduct effective market research to create prospect lists.
  • Assist in educating our customer base about our products and their benefits through customer communications, customer-focused content, social media monitoring and more.
  • Serve as an exemplary writer, consistent with our organization’s tone and mission.
  • Analyze marketing and sales data to develop insights and make recommendations on areas for optimization.
  • Responsible for understanding the organization’s vision and how this role supports company-wide strategies.
  • Keep abreast of industry news and trends.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Key Knowledge, Skill, Ability and Education Requirements 

  • 0-2 years of experience in marketing, sales, communications and/or an interest in education.
  • Pursuing a degree in marketing, business, sales, communication or related field.
  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use data to inform all decisions.
  • Experience writing marketing content such as social media posts, blogs, case studies, one-pagers, etc.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced environment.
  • A passion and strong understanding of the industry and our business' mission.
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, marketing automation software, CRM and/or CMS)
Interested in applying? Click here.

Intern - Public Radio East / New Bern, NC
Want a career in public media? Build your portfolio at Public Radio East in New Bern, NC. PRE is seeking a journalism student in their junior or senior year or a recent graduate to intern with us this summer.

Duties include reporting, writing and producing radio news stories; producing digital news content for our website; recording audio in the field; posting content to social media. Experience in broadcast journalism is a bonus.

Send resume, cover letter, writing and/or audio sample to Deadline to apply is Friday, May 17 at midnight. Internship runs June – August 2019. Internship is unpaid, but may be completed for college credit.

Fall 2019 PR Intern - Tibi / New York, NY
Tibi is looking for an intern to join our PR team. Intern will learn the ropes of being a part of an in-house PR team including managing the showroom, assisting with the bi-annual fashion week, and working on special press projects. Due to the unique small size of the team, this position is extremely hands on and offers extensive learning experience for anyone interested in entering the PR field. We are looking for an intern for 4 or 5 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Ideal start date August for the Fall Semester (through December). Prior experience a plus. ***This is an unpaid internship, offering school credit only.  

If interested, send your resume and cover letter to

Interns - The People's Improv Theater / Chapel Hill, NC
The PIT Chapel Hill offers internships for college students looking to gain experience working with the small management team at the PIT.  All internships take place at our theater at 462 W. Franklin St.

The following internships are currently available:

– Artistic Internship
– Marketing Internship
– Educational Internship

Hours are Part-time (15-25/week) or Full Time. All PIT Internships must be for college credit. PIT interns receive complimentary classes at the PIT during internship. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Use the subject “[Position] Application”. 


Content Specialist - Morehead-Cain / Chapel Hill, NC
The Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, seeks a creative professional to craft and curate content for all of the Foundation’s communications channels.

The Morehead-Cain is a four-year merit scholarship for students of the highest caliber to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, providing full funding for academic study and four distinctive summer opportunities in outdoor leadership, civic collaboration, global perspective, and professional experience. The more than 270 current Morehead-Cain Scholars enrich UNC’s vibrant campus community as leaders and innovators, and they join a network of more than 3,000 exceptional and connected alumni. For more information click here

The content specialist is a creative, organized, and energetic team member who is vital to the success of the Morehead-Cain Foundation.

As the content specialist, you will work closely with staff, scholars, and alumni to discover, create, and curate content for the Foundation’s website, scholar and alumni network, and social media channels. You will also help create publications and marketing pieces, and assist with photography and videography at Foundation events.

To see a full job description, click here

Research Assistant - Pew Research Center / Washington D.C. 
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research in the areas of U.S. politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology; science and society; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and U.S. social and demographic trends. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Center’s work is carried out by a staff of about 160.

Pew Research Center has an immediate need for a Research Assistant to support its portfolio of journalism & news media research. The Research Assistant will be part of the Journalism research team, which conducts studies on news and information in a changing society.

This position is primarily responsible for working with others on staff to gather, analyze and produce internal and external data on current news trends. The Research Assistant supports all aspects of the research including data analysis, proof-reading and fact-checking, creating charts and tables, organizing data and performing research and analysis of original and external survey data and data from other sources, such as the Census and public APIs. Of foremost importance is ensuring that data analysis and reporting meet the highest standards of accuracy and impartiality. Ideal candidates will have strong research, analytical, quantitative and writing skills. This position reports to the Associate Director of Journalism Research.

To see a full job description and to apply, click here

Creative Strategist - Charlotte Agenda / Charlotte, NC
The primary role of the creative strategist is to work with Agenda partners to create compelling branded content. The role will lead this process – from ideas to pitch to execution. This means you’ll need to feel comfortable interfacing with our city’s most senior marketing leaders as well as producing branded articles and social posts (especially Instagram). The creative strategist is a critical position for the Agenda as we continue to serve as a model for others in the United States on how to build and grow a modern local media company. Additionally, there is a lot of room for personal/professional growth as our business continues to boom — we want you to grow with us.

Client Management
You’ll be working hand in hand with Charlotte’s top marketers and it’ll be up to you to communicate clearly, set expectations and execute creative that exceeds expectations. You’re experienced and understand what it’s like to collaborate on projects with top brands.
You’ll be taking iPhone photos and videos for branded posts across Instagram and Facebook. Our standards are high and we expect you to be one of the most savvy social media producers.
You’ll be writing sponsored stories for the site as well as sponsored blurbs for our newsletter. You’re comfortable writing with voice and POV.
You’re comfortable with data and can clearly articulate digital metrics and why they matter.

Click here to view the full job posting. To apply, send  your resume and a quick note to with the subject line “Creative Strategist.” Please apply by June 1st.

Inside Sales Representative (Entry-Level) - Participate / Chapel Hill, NC
At Participate, we come to work each day because we want to help educators be the best they can be. We believe that investing in educators means investing in safer, healthier and more equitable communities and societies.

We are looking for a motivated, proactive person who’s driven to learn about sales in the education technology field and contribute to our organization’s growth.

This position will identify, cultivate and grow new business opportunities for Participate’s online professional development platform. The Inside Sales Representative will work with the Sales and Marketing team to help identify target accounts, manage initial inquiries, qualify prospects, assist with top of funnel sales and optimize marketing and sales processes.  Daily tasks will include calling, emailing and corresponding with new contacts; coordinating with the marketing team about messaging for contacts; performing database updates; and sending information and creating appointments with prospective customers.

This is primarily an inside sales position with opportunities for growth within Participate’s sales team. Additionally, candidates will have the opportunity to gain exposure to outside sales responsibilities by supporting and being part of the Sales and Marketing team via virtual and onsite meetings.

Click here to learn more and apply. 

Software Developer - Participate / Chapel Hill, NC 
Participate builds continuous learning software for teachers and school districts, nurturing growth and social connections to improve quality of education. Our platform offers the best user experience in the industry and runs on a cutting-edge technology stack, including React, GraphQL, Ruby, Go, Docker, and Kubernetes.

Position Summary

The Software Developer candidate will have a passion for web and mobile software product design, development, and delivery. He or she must be able to work effectively with a distributed development team and collaborate across all the stages of software development: product design, architecture, development, testing, quality assurance, and deployment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Help implement new features and improve existing ones
  • Collaborate with other team members throughout the software development life cycle
  • Detect and predict code defects through pair programming
  • Review code written by peers and offer feedback
  • Determine areas for improvement in the codebase

Job Qualifications

  • 3-4 years of experience building web applications
  • Proficiency with Mac and/or Linux and command-line driven development
  • Proficiency with React and/or Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with Git and pull requests
  • Experience in Agile methodologies such as pair programming, status updates, and rapid iteration
  • Strong and independent work ethic
Click here to see the full job posting and to apply. 

Community Development Manager - Habitat for Humanity of Orange County  / Orange County, N.C. 
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County (HHOC) is a non-profit organization that offers the opportunity for low-income Orange County families to purchase affordable homes. Since 1984, HHOC has built more than 290 homes locally and funded more than 170 homes internationally. HHOC is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. HHOC is a well-respected organization with a hard-working Board of Directors and a dedicated staff. It is stable financially and has ambitious plans for the future.

The Community Development Manager reports to the Homeowner Services Director, and actively collaborates with other staff members. This position is responsible for implementing and coordinating Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in selected communities where Habitat has or plans to have an active presence. Through this program, this position works with stakeholders to identify areas of need in the community and develops collaborative relationships with neighborhood residents, community leaders, and human services programs. This position also works with Habitat Homeowners Associations in areas outside of the targeted Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative communities. This is a full time, salaried position averaging 40 hours per week.  Work outside normal business hours is expected.

Click here for a full job description. Interested in applying? Please send a cover letter and resume, in one document, to

Public Communications Specialist - NC State University / Raleigh, N.C. 
University Communications & Marketing is responsible for all central university marketing and communication initiatives. This unit works with high level university offices to develop effective communications and marketing strategies and thoughtful collateral to support University efforts as well as many of the 12 colleges on campus. As a sub-unit of University Communications, the unit is responsible for working to empower the brand of NC State through superior photography, video, design, web development, social media and interactive media in a for-fee/charge back environment.

This is a highly visible position in that the Social Media Specialist is charged with developing and managing the online presence and reputation of the Poole College of Management (PCOM) to include the Jenkins MBA Program. The position is responsible for producing original content to be utilized across various platforms including social media, video, and web. The Social Media Specialist will strategize methods for determining the target audience, increasing visibility with that audience, and utilizing digital methods to enhance recruitment efforts within the college. The ideal candidate plays a critical role in expanding PCOM’s online presence, engaging key audiences while building distribution channels for our content. In line with the university’s brand platform and in collaboration with larger departmental efforts, the position is responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of strategic social media and digital initiatives for the Poole College of Management and Jenkins MBA Program.

The position is a key part of a strategic web unit that defines and evolves the university’s online presence. The position will report to the Social Media Director and dotted line report to the Director of Communications in Poole College of Management.

To read the full job posting and to apply, click here.

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Work towards your next career move in communications, PR, marketing and social media. Click here to see recent job postings for communicators. Opportunities are available for recent graduates and experienced professionals.

Staff Assistant - Glioblastoma Foundation/ Durham, NC
Glioblastoma Foundation (www. is looking for a staff assistant to manage donor database as well as to write information material for patients. The position also offers an opportunity to organize fundraising events and galas. We are looking for an outgoing person with strong writing skills. If interested, please email your resume to Neelam Kwatra:
Print and Digital Advertising Specialist - The Chatham News+Record / Pittsboro, NC
The Chatham News + Record has been providing extraordinary coverage of Chatham County since 1878. Now under new local ownership, the newspaper has embarked on an ambitious project to make the newspaper the most relevant, compelling and timely print and online source of news and information for all of Chatham County, one of the fastest-growing markets in all of North Carolina.

Our print and online product is worth reading. Today, we seek an experience print/digital sales specialist to work with existing and new clients in Pittsboro, Siler City and other parts of Chatham County and neighboring counties. You?ll work to partner with businesses and industry to propose, plan and execute marketing programs and campaigns and help us launch new print and digital products. Strong guaranteed base compensation and the chance to work for a media company engaged in a race to the top, not a race to the bottom, will help keep you motivated as we grow our core advertising revenues.

Interested? Contact Publisher/Editor Bill Horner III at

Strategic Marketing Manager - SkillPop/ Charlotte, NC
At SkillPop, we’re working to make in-person learning accessible. We’re a high-growth startup headquartered in Charlotte, NC and serving four markets in the Southeast (Raleigh, Greenville, Nashville, Charlotte). We have big ambitions for changing what learning looks like in today’s world. 

We’re looking for a roll-up-your-sleeves marketing leader to help develop, grow and execute our marketing strategy. In this role, you’ll be SkillPop’s brand champion, spearheading marketing efforts to grow our loyal community of learners. You’ll work closely with our leadership team to develop monthly goals and strategy but will lead the way in executing the marketing plan. 

The ideal candidate is a creative, data-driven thinker who thrives on a small team and can execute quickly. 

For more complete description and how to apply, here is where you go.

Graphic Designer - Kompleks Creative/ Durham, NC
Kompleks Creative is a creative 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.

For more information, click here

Social Media Coordinator - Baldwin& / Raleigh, NC
  • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok, etc.
  • Posting content across multiple social media platforms for multiple clients
  • Good community management skills as you’ll be handling customer service inquiries received via social platforms
  • Help conduct brand and competitor social media audits
  • Assist in creating and managing social media content calendars
  • Identify relevant content to share on client’s behalf
  • Schedule social content to be published and/or promoted cross-platform (using platforms such as Sprout Social)
  • Collect and analyze social media data on an ongoing basis
    • Create (monthly and quarterly) social media reports with actionable insights to improve client results (always optimizing). You should be able to analyze the data and provide recommendations to inform future decision-making and strategies.
  • Understanding of and desire to learn social media objectives, KPIs, and ROI across paid, owned, and earned social channels
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging social media trends and best practices and educate others within the agency and our clients as applicable
  • Collaborate with internal creative, account, strategy, and media teams on ideas and reporting
  • Take feedback and direction well
  • You must be organized, efficient, and able to manage time well while multi-tasking daily.
  • You should be extremely detail-oriented, especially when it comes to spelling
To learn more, here is your spot

Staff Writer - Sports Business Journal / Chapel Hill, NC
Sports Business Journal seeks a reporter that will own their respective beats for both our daily website and our weekly print publication by regularly breaking news and by writing thoughtful analytical pieces and long-form features. This a full-time position that combines traditional skills — source building, sharp interviewing techniques, investigative reporting ability, document use — with a comfort and familiarity with digital and social media. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and at least three years of journalism experience. For a full job description and an opportunity to apply for this job, click here.

Research Associate - Sports Business Journal / Chapel Hill, NC
Sports Business Journal is seeking a person for our research department. This is a full-time role based in our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters, and the person who fills it will have to know not just where to get information that might be hard to find but how to think about unique ways of presenting existing, available information in creative, readable and useful manners for our various print and digital publications. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. For a full job description and an opportunity to apply for this job, click here.

Seasonal Live Assistant - HighSchoolOT / Raleigh, NC is looking for aggressive, self-sufficient, technically-savvy contributors to push our live coverage of high school football over the top with our “HighSchoolOT Live” product. Assistants will have demonstrated experience or interest in reporting game and/or feature stories, shooting video, video production, live sports production, instant replay/3Play experience, and/or social media. Basic knowledge of football is required. This is a part-time, seasonal position, with the majority of work on nights and weekends, particularly on Friday nights from August through December.

A knowledge of sports, personal transportation and access to a smartphone are required. Candidates must be either a current student or recent graduate of a four-year college/university; a degree or major in Journalism, English, or Mass Communications is a plus but not required.

Please include any relevant work samples – links to game video and/or stories – and references with your application. Click here to view the full job posting and to apply.

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