Tag Archives: Writing/Publishing/Journalism

Career Conversation with Writer, Director and Entrepreneur Ryan Koo ’03 – Wednesday, January 22

Ryan Koo is the writer and director of AMATEUR, a 2018 Netflix Original Film and a Sundance Screenwriters Lab selection. Koo won the Webby Award for Best Drama Series and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Film for his web series THE WEST SIDE. He is also the Founder and CEO of the popular filmmaking website No Film School.

Please join us for a Career Conversation with Ryan Koo to discuss his career journey, lessons learned, skills needed to succeed in this business, and advice on how to get started in the industry!

Date: Wednesday, January 22

Time: 1pm-2pm

Location: CCI Library (Adirondack House)

Lunch will be provided!

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Sports Journalism Panel Discussion- Wednesday, January 15

A Night of Hall of Fame Hoops:  A panel discussion featuring Jackie MacMullan of ESPN, Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe, and longtime Sports Illustrated writers Jack McCallum and Alexander Wolff.

Date: Wednesday, January 15

Time: 7:00pm- 8:30pm

Location: McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216

Career Conversation with Screen Writer and Television Producer Showrunner Jeff Bushell ’94

Jeff Bushell is a screen writer and television producer showrunner who has written for Jim Carrey, Will Farell, Joaquin Phoenix, Anna Farris, Bernie Mac, James Franco and Kamil Najani.  Earlier this year, Jeff sold his spec BAD DOG to Lionsgate with Seth Rogen’s  Point Grey producing along with Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell’s 3Pas Studios. Jeff also wrote the Black List script RICKY STANICKY which Peter Farrelly is attached to direct as well as Disney’s BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA.  On the television side, he was an Executive Producer/showrunner for Nickelodeon BELLA AND THE BULLDOGS and was the Co-Creator and Showrunner for MARVIN, MARVIN. He also previously served as a Consultant for DRAWN TOGETHER on Comedy Central, and as Executive Story Editor for WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU and Story Editor for THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, both on FOX.

Please join us for a Career Conversation with Jeff Bushell on Tuesday, January 21 from 12pm-1pm in the CCI. He will discuss his career journey, lessons learned, skills needed to succeed in this business, and advice on how to get started in the industry!

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Burlington Free Press Paid Summer Internship

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal and SweetIQ, and U.K. media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

The Burlington Free Press is in search of talented college students looking for an enriching paid internship. As a Summer 2019 Intern Program participant, you will develop, integrate and apply skill sets and experiences in support of the newsroom team. The purpose of the internship experience is to provide opportunities where college (undergrad and grad) students can develop, grow and become the next generation of talent for our network. 
Internship supervisors offer mentoring, networking and real-world experience in a fun, entrepreneurial atmosphere. As part of one of our news team, you will work on meaningful and impactful coverage and projects, as well as enjoy peer-to-peer engagement while working on activities that promote professional development supplemental to the job.
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research, report, write and help create compelling text and multimedia journalism serving the Greater Burlington and Vermont audience that seeks takeaways from news events as well as information how events impact them. 
  • Make it a mission to inform and engage readers through immediacy, insightful reporting and riveting storytelling. 
  • Work with coach, content creators, visual journalist and producers to shape storytelling to meet audience needs and interests on every platform.
  • Connect with the audience through social media.
  • Shadow reporters and learn digital and video skills.
  • Learn how headlines, SEO, social posts and effective mobile writing techniques help extend the reach of content.
  • Collaborate with visual journalist and producers to provide all the appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos,videos and graphics). 
  • Capture basic photos and video as needed. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree-seeking student currently enrolled at a college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0 
  • Well organized, detail oriented, adaptable and flexible
  • Ability to multi-task and work well in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and oral and written communication skills
  • Previous internship experience is a plus
  • Technical skills required for multiple aspects of the role
  • Ideal candidates will possess strong Office and PC skills.

Deadline date: Sunday, January 19, 2020

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Midd Alum offering an NBC News Partnerships Summer Internship opportunity

NBC News partnerships consists of a small team of veteran producers and journalists who manage the editorial relationship between NBC Network shows (TODAY, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, Original NBC Social/Digital) and our 200+ local affiliate stations across the country. Our goal is simple: amplify the reach of NBC reporting on both the national and local level. Our intern plays a crucial role in reaching this daily goal. 

Intern Purpose & Responsibilities (Job Description):

-Populate and analyze daily airings reports via Excel

-Research local stories, websites and stations nationwide

-Send daily alerts increasing local social media engagement

-Assist in producing crosstalks (live hits) and interviews

-Transcribe meetings, interviews and show content

-Meet and assist on tours with visiting affiliates

-Assist on special events and in control room

Qualifications:

Must have knowledge of current events

Previous work experience in an office/newsroom environment

Previous internship experience

Strong writing skills

Strong research skills

Social media/digital skills

Familiar with various online news websites

Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

Strong work ethic

Additional Information About the Opportunity:

Interns have the ability to attend daily production and editorial meetings. Attend Q&A sessions and meetings throughout the internship with various NBC News correspondents, producers, Senior staff, visiting correspondents etc. Have the unique opportunity to observe firsthand all the platforms of NBC through the News Partnerships team.

Education Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior

If you would like to apply to this great opportunity to work with a Midd alum, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Christine Schozer ’13 at at Christine.Schozer@nbcuni.com and copy agomez@middlebury.edu

Paid Journalism Internships

College juniors, seniors, and graduate students APPLY NOW for paid summer internships at top media companies. Gain hands-on experience in Business Reporting, Multiplatform Editing, Digital Media, and Data Journalism.

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