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Free, two-day virtual event for students interested in careers in media and journalism. Keynote speakers are Felicia Henderson, James Hill, Rochelle Riley and Vincent McGraw. There are sessions with hiring Editors from a variety of publications and breakout sessions with media workers and journalists who cover a variety of topics.
The Dean’s Fellowship is awarded toa recent University of Michigan bachelor’s degree graduate with career aspirations in higher education and/or in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). This fellowship offers an in-depth experience of seeing the behind the scenes work that the college does on a daily basis.
The fellow will primarily work in the area of DEI, including anti-racism initiatives, but may also have projects in Faculty Academic Affairs, LSA Student Recruitment, Human Resources, and other areas of the college. The fellow will also work on special projects with the LSA Chief of Staff and Dean Curzan, including those related to student engagement. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop their professional skills when working closely with faculty and staff leaders in the college. Overall, this fellowship is designed to give recent graduates a range of experiences in LSA’s administrative and DEI work, which will provide the knowledge and experience for the fellow to move onto other higher education positions or higher education graduate programs.
This is a term-limited temporary position beginning approximately August 2021, and ending August 31, 2022.
The DMUM Directors’ Council is so excited to announce that our 2021-2022 Steering Application is live today!!
The Steering Body is composed of coordinators who have the opportunity to work with a specific committee chair from June 2021 – April 2022 (minimal summer commitments). Each committee is a part of one of the four Associate teams: Planning, Operations, Internal, or Communications. Together, the chair and the coordinators will work towards our DMUM goals. The committee chairs comprise our Central Planning Team and will be interviewing applicants with their Associate Team Director. The Steering Application, a google form, will be due by Friday, May 21st at 7pm. Later that evening, applicants will receive an email with a link to sign up for an interview time slot for the following week. More detailed instructions can be found in the application description. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Michiganensian Yearbook is now hiring photographers for the 2021-22 academic year! We’re looking for driven and creative candidates who have a strong interest in storytelling and covering campus news and events. Photographers will have access to the newest professional camera equipment and will gain experience in all styles of photography (including photographing Michigan athletics). We offer competitive pay, flexible hours, and opportunities for professional development. No formal photography experience is required, although it would be preferred if candidates were familiar with using a DSLR in manual mode and editing RAW photographs. Apply Here
Please reach out to Photo Editor Dominick Sokotoff at email@example.com with any questions.
Michigan Publishing is at the forefront of helping scholars produce and share their influential ideas throughout the academy and beyond. We are offering a work-study position as a marketing assistant where students have the opportunity to learn about scholarly publishing in particular as well as the publishing industry more generally. Students interested in publicity and PR will find the work particularly interesting. The Marketing Assistant’s responsibilities will include assisting Sales, Marketing, and Outreach team members in all areas of publishing, promotion, publicity, communication, and organization, with a particular focus on tactical support for award nominations, review submissions, media pitches, managing and tracking market data, and scheduling social media posts. Other duties include creating marketing collateral, such as book flyers, conducting short-term research projects, and providing general clerical support. The marketing and sales assistant will have the opportunity to attend team meetings, learn how to use industry-standard programs including Mailchimp, InDesign, and Hubspot and gain experience within many different areas of the modern marketing space.
Attention to detail; the ability to work independently; and superb organization, time-management, and communication skills are required. Proficiency in Google applications Drive, Slides, and Docs. Some experience with page layout or design software like Adobe InDesign; promotion tools like Mailchimp or Constant Contact; CRMs like HubSpot or Salesforce. Experience scheduling social media posts, mostly via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Integrity, reliability, and the ability to multi-task and be responsive via email. Applicants should be available for blocks of time no shorter than 2-3 hours.
Media Genius is Weber Shandwick’s lab for tracking global signals in media, culture and technology. Since 2018, we’ve been building tools and resources to help our clients and all communicators understand and act amidst constant change.
The first opportunity is the Media Genius Fellowship. This six-week immersive program, ten fellows will dive into the new media landscape — from emerging formats to meme culture — and implications for all of us as citizens and communicators. This will be a full-time, paid program. We’re looking for a wide range of thinkers with a demonstrated interest in social media and emerging media formats. We’re also hoping to bring on one or two design/UX oriented students. More about the Fellowship here.
The second is our Media Genius Exchange program. This learning community will explore, challenge, and discuss the evolving media landscape and its implications for society. The commitment is lighter — we’ll meet just once a week for 1.5 hours, for a duration of six weeks. Students will also need 1-2 hours to read, form questions and insights for discussion in our session and private group channel. This opportunity is unpaid, but any global undergraduate and graduate looking to boost their media knowledge, build their resume, and network with other passionate students is encouraged to apply. More about Exchange here.
We’re accepting applications for both programs now through May 4th, with notifications on May 21st and program starts in June (both virtual). You’ll see the applications are straightforward – requiring just student contact information and answers to a few short questions. We’re intrigued to hear students’ perspectives — on media and topics/issues/interests that are important to them — as we select participants and customize the programs.