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MCS-Media and Communication Studies

Available Internships

September 2007 Archives

paid position at RL TV--right on campus!

Posted on September 4, 2007 3:52 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

Once again, MCS-ers have first crack at an exciting--and paid!!-- opportunity
in the media/com field. Here's an excerpt from the RLTV studio manager here on campus. If you're interested in applying, please contact me first so I can
send along an appropriate recommendation (

We would like to offer jobs as a master control operators to UMBC students. We have a contractual obligation to be a 24-7 network by October 1st. This would require weekend coverage and some weekday evenings. These will be paid positions (hourly scale) and we would, of course, provide training. Mac users are preferred but not mandatory. They would only have to monitor the server playout and mark down commercial playback.

Sophia C. Manos

Studio Manager
RLTV Studio at UMBC
Retirement Living TV
(443) 928-1919

************JOB OPPORTUNITY*********

Posted on September 13, 2007 11:36 AM |Permalink |Comments (0)

WTMD Seeks On-Line Wizard

BALTIMORE (2007-07-18) WTMD 89.7/Baltimore believes local radio matters and serving our listeners with exciting and interactive on-line services is paramount to the WTMD experience. We're Radio for Music People and now were looking for one person to head up our online offerings.

The Manager of Online services will truly determine WTMD's future. You'll redesign the site, coordinate our e-newsletter, stage on-line contests, oversee our streaming content, edit and produce our podcasts, identify and pursue digital programming rights, traffic on-line underwriting and anything else you can think of that will enhance how our listeners interact with the station. You'll have significant and immediate impact on our operations and listenership.

We're looking for an energetic, music and internet lover who wants to meld these two passions into something revolutionary for WTMD.

You don't have to be an expert in every aspect of the net, but you should be able to design and code static pages and incorporate scripting to automate many of our sections. Streaming and audio processing is a key part of this position so basic editing skills are important too. You'll interface with the University's IT department. Most of all, enthusiasm, a desire to do more and more, and the intuition to anticipate listener behavior is key.

WTMD and the Towson University Foundation and Towson University are EEO employers.

To apply send a cover letter that completes the sentence: I think WTMD's web site should be ______________ along with your resume, salary history and URLs of relevant work to:
Job Code: WEB01
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Please include Job Code in email submissions

© Copyright 2007, WTMD

****Fall 07 (sorta paid) internship at BSO ***

Posted on September 19, 2007 11:00 AM |Permalink |Comments (0)

BSO Public Relations Internship—Fall 2007

Posted: September 18, 2007
Proposed term: early October to December (or beyond, some flexibility)
Weekly hours: An average of 20 hours per week, plus occasional concert duty
Compensation: $50/week, parking pass (if applicable) plus access to BSO concerts and events; academic credit if applicable
Location: Position is based at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore
Open to: Students who have completed at least 1 year of college; graduate students

About the BSO: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world's most important orchestras. The 2007-2008 season marks the orchestra’s first season with Music Director Marin Alsop, who made international headlines in 2005 when she became the first female to lead a major American symphony orchestra. The BSO performs year-round at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore, Md.) and at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md. Concerts and series include a full range of classical series, pops programming, family and youth concerts, special events and presentations.

About the PR department: The BSO public relations department is responsible for the organization’s public image and for strategic media relations surrounding all Orchestra programming, special events, presentations, major announcements and more.

The PR intern's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Preparation and distribution of press clippings
• Writing and editing monthly calendars and press releases
• Organizing distribution of press materials
• Participation in promotional planning and strategy sessions
• Developing feature story ideas
• Working with journalists, photographers and television camera crews
• Projects as assigned, based on department needs and intern’s interests

Intern will also assist with clerical and general public relations tasks. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in learning about media relations or the workings of a major symphony orchestra. The PR intern is supervised by the Publicist.

Ideal candidates will have: strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills; basic facility with computers and technology; impeccable attention to detail; positive energy and a willingness to “pitch in” wherever needed. The position requires flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. An interest in symphonic music or the performing arts is helpful, but not required. Candidates should also have an interest in gaining valuable and direct experience in the PR office of a major performing arts organization.

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Interested candidates should submit cover letter, résumé and writing sample(s) (2-5 pages in length) to BSO Publicist Michelle Pendoley—

***NEW*** RL TV Production Internship

Posted on September 30, 2007 2:09 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

Network Production Intern

Retirement Living TV informs, involves, and inspires adults 55+ by creating programming specifically for them. Some of the topics showcased include health, lifestyle, finance and politics and often incorporates engaging stories about ordinary people who lead extraordinary lives. As the new voice of a generation largely ignored by the television industry, Retirement Living TV not only changes the way adults 55+ watch TV, but will also help transform the way they live their lives.

Network Productions touches every part of the network and is the support structure of the network. We produce everything from specials to short segments and we are the home of all the show pilots for the network.

Job Summary:
Interns will rotate through the aspects of production from beginning to end, and even reversioning completed projects. Interns will be paired with numerous producers throughout their internship. Their role is to assist the producers with all of the concurrently running projects at Network Productions. Interns will be helping in the field, the studio, with legal binders, assisting production management, observing edits, writing, and other tasks as our productions require.

RLTV Corporate offices: 8825 Stanford Blvd, Suite 200 Columbia, MD 21045

Compensation: University Credits

Education & Experience:
The ideal candidate is a mass communications or media major and possess a keen interest in television production. No experience is needed but we strongly suggested that applicants have a working knowledge of the foundations of television production.

The intern should be able to work 10 to 20 hours a week with possible weekend shoots. A good candidate is someone who pays attention to detail, is highly organized, posses a deadline mentality, is very dependable, can adapt to working in a high-paced environment, is willing to be flexible and has good sense of humor.

Rod McDonald