VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP AND JOB FAIR

The Minneapolis  Star Tribune is hosting a virtual internship fair Oct. 20, a chance to learn about opportunities in our newsroom while receiving one-on-one advice for résumé, clips and interviewing skills. Click link below for more information.

Digital Breaking News Reporter and Producer

The Texas Newsroom is seeking a digital breaking news reporter/producer to tell critical statewide stories on multiple digital platforms to audiences across the Lone Star State. The Texas Newsroom is the landmark regional news collaboration of public radio stations across the state and NPR.

Position summary: This is a new, full-time position focused on telling the most important Texas stories of the day to digital audiences across the state. The reporter/producer will write and curate quick-turn breaking news stories based on original reporting and on reporting from partner stations. Assignments may range from writing a breaking news story on a key Texas Supreme Court ruling to pulling together a sweeping story on how debates over mask mandates are playing out in schools around the state. The ideal candidate knows how to spot a great statewide story, write clearly and quickly, infuse breaking stories with context that matters to audiences and prioritize sourcing that reflects the diversity of Texas. This is a highly collaborative position that involves working closely with editors and reporters at multiple public radio stations.

Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000, depending on experience

How to apply: Complete the application on KERA’s employment page and attach a resume. Include a cover letter summarizing how you’d approach this position, as well as links to 3-5 examples of your best digital stories.  

Bloomingdale’s Career Fair!

Interested in working in retail? Sign up to join Bloomingdale’s at the virtual career fair via Handshake this Friday, October 8th. Opportunities available for current juniors looking for internships and seniors looking for full time positions in the retail industry upon graduation.

Feel free to check out this link for more info on Bloomingdale’s: https://ebwh.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1002/pages/2002

Part-Time Copywriter

WHO WE ARE:
Banza reimagines your favorite comfort foods, like pasta, pizza, mac & cheese and rice, using
chickpeas. Why? Because we know chickpeas aren’t just delicious, they’re also one of the most
nutritious and sustainable foods. Yet 80% of the country isn’t eating enough of them. Our mission is
to inspire people to eat more chickpeas and other beans, making a positive impact on human health
and the environment. Banza is the fastest-growing pasta brand in the country, and our products are
available in over 17,000 stores nationwide. We’ve been named TIME Magazine’s Best Invention of
the Year, Adweek’s Best Food Brand, and are proud to have fans at Good Morning America, The
New York Times, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and more.

DETAILS:
Location: Anywhere works for us!
Time: 15-20 hours a week

WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Banza is looking for a part-time Copywriter to bring the witty, quirky, pasta and pizza loving Banza
brand voice to life across our key touchpoints. Responsibilities will include working with the marketing
team to:

  • Create, write, and edit engaging and compelling copy that encapsulates the Banza brand
    personality and tone
  • Conceptualize and develop all copy across social media, customer service, our website,
    packaging, and campaigns
  • Keep an eye on cultural and social trends that Banza can authentically tap into in a fun and
    distinctive way
  • Contribute to the ideation of big brand ideas and help bring them to life in an impactful way

WHO YOU ARE:

  • You love making people laugh through your writing, and can write articulate, creative, and
    grammatically correct copy
  • You bring energy and passion to your work and when copy doesn’t hit the mark at first, will
    try even harder to make it perfect
  • You’re passionate, detail-oriented, and focused on creating best-in-class customer
    experiences
  • You keep up with internet culture and are always the first of your friends to circulate fun
    trends
  • Outside-the-box thinker who goes the extra mile to ensure ideas are unique and distinctive
  • Must love Banza!

SOUND LIKE YOU?
Email Morgan Manchester (morgan.manchester@eatbanza.com) with your resume and a sample of
recent work.

Communications and Social Media Job!

The Coalition For Property Tax Justice is seeking applicants to assist with communications and social media related to the tax foreclosure crisis. The Coalition’s work focuses on the following problem:

From 2011-2015, 1 in 4 Detroit homes have been subject to property tax foreclosure. We have not seen this number of property tax foreclosures since the Great Depression. More troubling, a recent study found that over this period the City assessed between 55%-85% of Detroit homes at rates that violated the Michigan Constitution, placing the unprecedented number of property tax foreclosures in disrepute. For more information, read this op-ed in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/opinion/coronavirus-cities-property-taxes.html 

Applicants can expect to do impactful communications work directly related to solving the ongoing property tax foreclosure crisis in Wayne County. Projects include but are not limited to: Developing media and social media strategies to effectuate Coalition goals, drafting press releases and communicating with press contacts, creatively framing the issue to bring in a variety of audiences, exploring storytelling strategies to communicate the human impact of the issue, utilizing a variety of web tools to implement Coalition priorities, supporting community organizers and providing online event logistic support, and more. The applicant can expect to work on a small, collaborative team and bring their own ideas to the table. 

Requirements: Applicants must have stellar research and writing skills, who are able to work independently and meet deadlines. Applicants with basic design skills, such as making flyers and social media posts on Canva, preferred. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Marie Sheehan at msevelyn@umich.edu as soon as possible. Please indicate in your cover letter the number of hours per week and the time period during which you would be available to work.

Do you love space,  are you seeking an opportunity to gain experience, and want to start building a professional network? 

BLiSS is an organization centered around researching, building, and testing deep space habitat technology. BLiSS is currently undertaken the biggest project has ever seen by partnering up with ICON (sponsored by NASA) to implement an automated 3D printer on the moon to create space habitation using lunar resources.

If you are interested in being part of the team email michiganbliss@umich.edu

The responsibilities includes anything from, but not limited to:

  • Managing website 
  • Updating and managing social media
  • Advertising seminars and outreach/recruiting events

Communications Assistant

Job Description
The Communications Assistant at The Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS) will assist the Center’s Marketing & Communications Specialist in promoting the Center and sharing our work with a wide audience. Depending on skills of candidate work may involve advertising events such as our seminar series, web maintenance/updates/design, social media, print design, photography, writing, shooting and editing video, as well as general administrative tasks.

Flexible work hours based on program needs including the ability to work remotely on certain projects.  Must be available to work 6-8 hours/week. Please upload a resume and supply a link to any relevant work examples (writing, web work, design, etc.) in your application or by email to Liz Fisher at egf@umich.edu.

Educational value of this job.
You’ll work with a multi-disciplinary team, develop your communication skills, and be able to learn about marketing and communications in higher education while applying that learning in real-world instances.

Job Requirements
Strong writing skills, some knowledge of WordPress and/or Adobe Creative Suite, creativity, ability to work independently and with a team. Experience in photography and or video (both shooting and editing) is a bonus but not required.

Apply Here

Communication Specialist is wanted1

The University of Michigan Center for Disability Health and Wellness (CDHW) and the Investigating Disability factors and promoting Environmental healthy Living Rehabilitation Research Training Center (IDEAL RRTC) would like to invite interested applicants to join a dynamic team to facilitate the development of a nationally recognized center for disability health at the University of Michigan. The person in this role will be leading communication activities for both entities.

The ideal candidate will have experience writing to translate scientific research for a lay audience and in developing and implementing communication and outreach strategies using a variety of methods, including social media, infographics, research briefs and magazine articles. They will also be able to set up webinars and provide technical support for online webinars and Facebook live events. The candidate will also have experience developing marketing strategies and outputs to be shared with a wide audience, including people with disabilities. This individual should be a creative problem solver who is comfortable with sharing ideas with stakeholders, community partners, and interdepartmental collaborators.

Click here to apply!

Michigan Fashion Media Summit!

The Michigan Fashion Media Summit Student Planning Team is taking applications for the 2021-2022 school year!

As a member of our team, you will help to plan, create, and execute our annual Summit. #MFMS2022 will be filled with industry-defying speakers, exclusive networking opportunities with the world’s largest brands, and a student brand showcase featuring up-and-coming talent.

APPLY NOW! Applications close September 22nd at 11:59 PM EST. More information can be found on our website.

Give Merit Mentorship Porgram.

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that engages youth in Detroit? If so, Give Merit’s mentorship program, FATE, is looking for University of Michigan students to become mentors!  

FATE is a four-year, cohort-based program for high school students in Detroit who attend the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Its mission is to provide resources and opportunities for Detroit youth to embrace education and become world-class citizens, with a goal to motivate each student to graduate high school and attend college.

Mentors help facilitate workshop activities where students learn skills in business, marketing, and design-thinking while also supporting their mentees as they develop personally and academically. The curriculum is complemented by ongoing soft-skill building activities and typically has regular excursion workshops with community partners such as Zingerman’s, Google, Carhartt, and Plante Moran. 

Check out this video to learn more about the FATE Program! 

If you are interested in mentoring for the FATE Program during the 2021-2022 academic year, email Give Merit’s Stakeholder Strategy Director, Rachel Mazzaro, at rmazzaro@meritgoodness.com for more information!