Publicity & Journalism Internship

Posted on January 2nd, 2018

Department: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; University Center for the Arts, Marketing Office, Rm. 112
Academic Credit Offered: Yes
Hours Per Week: 4-5 (dependent upon course credit requirements)
Internship Length: 1 Semester, with the opportunity to return based on performance
Application Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018

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Position Summary
The Publicity & Journalism Intern will gain hands-on experience writing and editing professional journalism and marketing pieces for University Center for the Arts (UCA) events. This individual will work with the UCA Publicity & Marketing team to publicize events through various media, such as the Web, a digital magazine, print materials, social media, and additional outlets. This position allows students to expand their professional portfolio while working in a vibrant, creative atmosphere.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Write press releases and special interest stories (performance reviews, student profiles, etc.) for a variety of publications, including SOURCE and The Green Room online magazine (can be viewed online at https://issuu.com/coloradostateuniversity_uca).
- Present media pitches to local media outlets, including The Coloradoan, The Collegian, KUNC, and KCSU.
- Attend performances and rehearsals for live performance reporting and post-event recaps.
- Write social media feature content, including interviews with faculty and students.
- Collaborate with fellow interns on story ideas.
- Proofread and edit peer projects.
- Assist with on-campus marketing efforts and events.
- Uphold college and university branding and communications guidelines.
- Additional communications, marketing, and event-related duties, as assigned.

Qualifications
- Current CSU student, available Spring 2018
- Proficiency in Microsoft Windows
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong work ethic and commitment to detail
- Copy editing ability
- Familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat)
- Ability to excel in a collaborative, team-oriented environment and work independently
- Flexibility to work during regular office hours and evening events as needed
- Experience with video editing and/or photo journalism preferred, but not required

To apply, please e-mail your RESUME, COVER LETTER, and WRITING SAMPLES
by Friday, January 26 to:

Brandon Adams, Marketing & Publicity Assistant
Brandon.Adams@colostate.edu
Please include ‘Spring 2018 PUBLICITY INTERNSHIP’ in the subject line