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MCS-Media and Communication Studies

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Posted on July 9, 2008 3:11 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)


Assistant Video Producers needed
UMBC New Media Studio
Now hiring, through end of August 2008
Work to begin in August and through fall semester with
possible continuance through following year.
Starting pay $8 an hour

Job Duties:
Videotape lectures, classes, and special events. Edit, compress and
upload videos to websites. Digitize various forms of media. Edit and
produce video projects. Operate tv studio. Some administrative duties and
other projects as assigned.

Job Skills:
Prefer students who know how to operate digital video cameras, other video
and audio components and are familiar with Macintosh computers &
associated software. BUT willing to train those who are interested and
motivated. Punctuality, responsibility, and dependability are a must.

For more info and to fill out a job application, contact Paul Iwancio
410-455-3822 office

Public Relations job! here at UMBC!!!

Posted on June 25, 2008 1:24 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

Assistant Director, Public Relations
POSITION TITLE: Assistant Director, Public Relations
CATEGORY: Professional
PERSONNEL STATUS: Exempt, Full-time, Regular
DEPARTMENT: Office of Institutional Advancement
RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will manage online communications that build the University’s relationships with internal and external audiences. Specific duties include: written, photographic and video content for UMBC’s internal and external websites; project management and content development for new UMBC websites and e-newsletter writing; and performing other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Experience: Requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of online communications experience. Must have excellent writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as experience in digital photography and video production. Experience using social networking as a marketing tool is preferred.
SALARY: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION: For best consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, three writing samples, and links to photography and video projects by July 14, 2008 (resumes will be accepted until the position is filled) to: Assistant Director, Public Relations Search Committee, Office of Institutional Advancement, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.



2 cool job opportunities at Prometheus Radio Project in Philly!

Posted on March 27, 2008 3:24 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

Two Jobs Available at the Prometheus Radio Project!

The Prometheus Radio Project is hiring for two permanent full time jobs
-- a Station Support Organizer and a Campaign Director. Please read the
email below for short descriptions of our organization, of the jobs, and
for details on what you'll need to send us to apply. Full job
descriptions can be found on our website: Send all materials to jobs @ with the appropriate job mentioned in the subject

We suffered an email problem over the past month, and if you sent an
application for the Campaign Director or another job to info (at), we didn't receive it! Please resend your full
application to jobs (at) -- if you haven't heard
back from us, that's why. Our apologies! For instructions on
unsubscribing from our email lists, please check the bottom of this

The Prometheus Radio Project is a grassroots organization that works to
expand and protect community radio stations, and to promote a more
democratic and accountable media in the United States and around the
world. From Black Panther-led community centers in Tanzania to
farmworker groups in Oregon, we help groups build their own radio
stations as tools for their vital social justice organizing.

Every day, we advocate for these groups and their stations, help them
organize with allies near and far for their rights, and work with them
to keep their stations thriving and to help leaders teach new radio
pioneers the skills needed to own your own media. We help community
groups navigate the Federal Communications Commission and the radio
licensing process, and we provide technical assistance to groups
building radio stations. We also advocate in Congress and at the FCC to
protect community radio, and we actively participate in the broader
campaign for a better media. We are tireless in our fight to make
community radio stations and other appropriate technologies available to
every neighborhood, every city, every town that needs them.

Campaign Director

This person will communicate with the leaders of the media reform and
media justice movement, with community radio stations, and with social
movements working to build a just country and a just world. In concert
with these people and groups, the Campaign Director will design and
conduct campaigns to expand community media and keep corporate media
accountable in the United States and around the world.

From creating tools to help people file comments at the FCC, to
executing legislative campaigns and organizing workshop tours, to
working with the entire Prometheus collective to plan the strategic
future of the organization and its role in community radio, this person
will have an opportunity to lead strong and successful efforts to put
media in the hands of communities who need it.

As a part of a collective-run organization, this person will have the
opportunity to help build systems which ensure the sustainability of
the organization and the movement of which it is a part, and to
participate in the shared political education of a very beautiful
group of people.

Responsibilities include:

- Public speaking

- Community and grassroots organizing in small groups and with large

- Building coalitions with the ability to win policy battles and gains
for affected groups

- Crafting communications for supporters, community media, and
corporate media outlets

- Representing Prometheus or community radio goals in local, national,
and international coalitions

- Leading and managing the time and tasks of designated volunteers and

- Serving as a mentor/liason between interns, volunteers and staff

Station Support Organizer

This new position at Prometheus Radio Project will be responsible for
maintaining the relationships with the thousands of people that
contact Prometheus in their quest to build a radio station, and the
hundreds of groups that rely on Prometheus for advice and connection
to the community radio movement. You will also be responsible for
outreach that will build community radio capacity in social justice
movements. You will be the primary point of contact for people who
seek support from our work -- demystifying technology and the political
system so that community's can take back their airwaves!

The Station Support Organizer will be responsible for maintaining
reliable information usable by Community Radio stations to answer
their legal, engineering, governance and related problems.

Responsibilities include:

- Managing incoming requests by integrating them into Prometheus'
operation. This involves providing information in response to basic
requests, connecting people with appropriate legislative and
regulatory campaign leaders, and directing people to appropriate
support among the Prometheus staff

- Helping to strengthen the community radio movement by designing and
managing outreach campaigns and organizing and promoting events that
raise awareness and spread knowledge across the US on the power of
participatory radio

- Spearheading the creation of collaborative tools which low power and
other participatory stations can use to share their knowledge and

- Implementing methods to assess the needs of the communities we work
with and make recommendations to Prometheus on we can better serve
these communities

- Helping Prometheus' sustainability by identifying potential
candidates for our more in-depth engineering services and integrating
stations and station hopefuls into our fundraising efforts;

These jobs are based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and we cannot
currently consider telecommuters. Prometheus is an egalitarian office,
where all take part in decision-making and all full-time staff earn
equal hourly pay. We currently pay eleven dollars per hour, up to 40
hours per week. The pay may increase in time if we are successful in
fundraising. We offer full medical and dental coverage.

Everyone takes a turn mopping the floor and taking out the trash.
Hours are flexible; there are no clocks to punch, and there is no one
breathing down your neck to manage your time. However, you are
responsible for getting results and serving our goal of empowering
social movements through ownership and control of community media
outlets. This means we all work very hard and occasionally work long
hours; especially during events and barnraisings, we engage in intense
commitments for weeks at a time. Our office is located in West
Philadelphia, in the community center basement of the Calvary
Methodist Church. Be ready to smell delicious cooking, hear the shouts
of children learning martial arts, people singing gospel, or holding a
self-help meeting.

Everyone from every kind of background is welcome to apply -- don't be

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples and
references to:
jobs (at) prometheusradio (dot) org

Include "Campaign Director Job Applicant" or "Station Support Organizer
Job Applicant " in the subject line. Deadline for all applications is
now April 11th, though we will keep this call open until we feel we
have found the right persons for the positions.

Our web site -- -- can tell you more
about us! You can watch videos of our amazing community building radio
stations and much more here -- .

To stop receiving emails from us, please email with 'remove' in the subject line -- and
thanks for your patience -- we do this all by hand.


hannah sassaman

building radio stations = awesome

**3 Great Jobs at Amnesty International**

Posted on February 10, 2008 12:16 AM |Permalink |Comments (0)

*Media/ New Media Assistant*

Washington, DC

We are seeking a full-time Media/New Media Assistant to support the
visibility efforts and infrastructure of the AIUSA's Media Relations and
New Media Units. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, web
services, and tracking and dissemination of important, time-sensitive
media materials. Ideal candidate will work 1/3 of the time with Media
Relations and 2/3 of the time with New Media, reporting to the Managing
Director of Communications and the Director of Internet Communications

*QUALIFICATIONS:*Requirements include: Bachelor's degree, advanced PC
skills, proficiency in understanding the internet, experience in
development and maintenance of a web site and knowledge of online trends
and new technologies, and strong written and oral communication skills.
Experience in media relations, internet communications or related field
is a plus. Must be highly organized and able to multi-task effectively
in a fast paced environment.

*CONTACT: *To apply, send resume and cover letter to Please indicate in the subject Line:
M/MNA-AIUSA. No calls please. AIUSA is an equal opportunity employer.

Online Marketing Coordinator

Washington, DC

The Online Marketing Coordinator's primary responsibility is to drive
traffic to Amnesty's web properties and convert that traffic into list
growth and donations. The Coordinator will use traditional online
strategies such as search engine optimization as well as newer,
non-traditional tactics, such as social network and blog outreach. The
Coordinator will work closely with Amnesty's online marketing
consultant, sharing tasks so as to stretch Amnesty's overall online
marketing budget. The Coordinator will also develop plans to build
Amnesty's presence in the blogosphere, leading activist leaders in
non-traditional guerilla actions in order to build buzz on sites like
MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and Digg.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Leads search engine optimization efforts
* Monitors and analyzes online media, blog and social networking
coverage and for priority campaigns
* Stays up to date on online marketing best practices
* Drafts digital influence strategies and online marketing plans
* Analyzes statistics for optimizing web and email content
* Leads Activist 2.0, Amnesty's web 2.0 activists in social
networking actions
* Drafts email copy targeting external audiences as well as internal
audiences for priority campaigns
* Develops online media lists and other online properties (e.g.,
blogs, online communities, multimedia sharing sites, message boards)

*QUALIFICATIONS:* Bachelor's degree or equivalent. 2-4 years of relevant
work experience in an online marketing or communications role.
PR/Marketing agency and online marketing experience is preferred. Search
engine optimization experience preferred. Intuitive familiarity with
social media, blogging experience a plus. Ability to understand and use
Web Analytics data. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

*CONTACT:* Send resume and cover letter to
Please include job code: OLMC in subject line. No calls please. AIUSA is
an equal opportunity employer.

Project Manager, Denounce Torture Campaign, Guantanamo Cell Tour
Office Administrator

Temporary--6 months

Washington, DC or New York, NY

The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of
the Guantanamo cell tour--a major mobilization and public awareness
initiative connected to the AIUSA priority Denounce Torture Campaign.
This project entails the organizing of a multi-city US tour of a replica
of a Guantanamo cell. At each stop in the tour a major event will be
organized around the cell aimed at building public awareness of the
human rights abuses committed at Guantanamo and mobilizing public action
in support of closing Guantanamo and in support of other Denounce
Torture Campaign goals. This initiate is a major undertaking and its
successful implementation is directly connected to the success of the
Denounce Torture Campaign. The Project Manager will work under the
direction of the Denounce Torture Campaign Director and will also work
closely with the Denounce Torture Campaign Team and other AIUSA national
and regional staff and volunteers playing key roles in supporting the
campaign and tour.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Ensure that all necessary steps taken to finalize tour calendar
including making final decisions on tour cities--done under
direction of Campaign Director in collaboration with key AI staff
and volunteers.
* Actively participate in creative meetings to design overall
approach to tour.
* Handle all logistics related to transporting the cell from site to
site. This will include contracting with vendors to handle the
safe shipping and storage of the cell.
* Take the lead in collaboration with AIUSA regional offices in
organizing events connected to the tour in multiple cities in all
5 AIUSA regions. This will include travel to site cities to
determine specific event sites and contracting with vendors and/or
getting necessary event permits.
* Work with AIUSA National and Regional staff to develop promotional
plan for overall tour and for events in specific site cities.
* Work closely with AIUSA IT and New Media staff as well as
contractors to ensure that the special technology related to the
cell is continuously operational during the tour.
* Ensure that all tool/supplies connected to the operation of the
cell are available and in working order throughout the tour.
* Prepare regular updates on progress and successes connected to the
tour for Campaign Director.
* Also, provide updates for monthly campaign report, International
Secretariat, new media, fundraising and others interested AI staff
and volunteers.
* Monitor budget for this project and ensure timely accounting and
processing of expenditures related to the cell tour.
* Coordinate with other AIUSA staff to ensure that action and
promotional materials connected to the tour and campaign are
produced and available throughout tour.

*QUALIFICATIONS:* Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Strong verbal,
written, and interpersonal communications skills. Must be
well-organized, with high attention to detail; must have ability to
manage a wide variety of tasks and to work on simultaneous multiple
projects. Experience organizing large scale, multi-dimensional events
required. Experience in campaigning or community organizing strongly

*CONTACT:* Send resume and cover letter to
Please include job code: PM-DTC in subject line. No calls please. AIUSA
is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Opportunity--Project Coordinator-- in Baltimore

Posted on January 17, 2008 5:58 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

A friend of mine, Guy D'Andrea runs a small health care policy consulting firm located in Mt. Washington Village in Baltimore. They have a full-time position opening for a Project Coordinator. This is a junior-level professional position, offered with a competitive salary and benefits. If you're interested, contact Guy at, and he can provide a position description and additional details.

Tell me (Jason Loviglio) if you apply, so I can give him a heads-up.


Posted on January 17, 2008 11:49 AM |Permalink |Comments (0)

Check out this site for a long list of job openings at MMFA. Our own
Rob Savillo (AMST and media studies certificate) alum works there and
has encouraged us to send him bright young grads.


Posted on November 15, 2007 2:18 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

Communications Associate
Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation

The Communications Associate will be responsible for overseeing all forms of written communication in order to promote the mission of the Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation and specifically, the Pediatric Housing programs. This responsibility will include media relations as well as all printed publications, creative marketing materials and website development.

Our Mission
Believe In Tomorrow provides exceptional hospital and retreat housing services to critically ill children and their families. We believe in keeping families together during a child’s medical crisis, and that the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process.

Responsible to: VP/COO

o Create a comprehensive media plan that is inclusive of Believe In Tomorrow (BIT) and the Believe In Tomorrow House at Johns Hopkins/Housing Program
o Write, pitch and place stories about BIT and Housing, our programs and events, with national, regional, state and local media on an ongoing basis
o Develop longer term relationships with media outlets for the purposes of ongoing promotion.
o Produce PSA’s and advertisements for those outlets as opportunities arise.
o Maintain a media directory within Bacon’s On-line for continued use.
o Create and maintain media and informational kits for distribution to various media as well as the general public.

Internal and External Communications:
o Write stories and oversee the development and execution of the Believe In Tomorrow newsletters (issued 2x a year).
o Oversee all communications of Believe In Tomorrow and it’s program areas.
o Develop an on-line newsletter and maintain subscriber list
o Develop and on-line family newsletter
o Assist with other internal communication needs

o With the VP/COO and CEO, develop brand development and management strategy.
o Ensure web page content is accurate and up-to-date. Add news stories, communications materials, and information on new marketing initiatives.
o Develop marketing materials for presentations/proposals in support of our housing expansion.
o Assist with the coordination of meetings and presentations.
o With Director of Advancement and Graphic Designer, develop the Annual Report, materials for the Appeal and any other advancement materials.

Other Duties and Projects as Assigned

o The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, yet grounded in a “get-it-done” attitude.
o Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism or equivalent
o Experience: Minimum 2 years work experience in the communications field. Charitable non-profit experience is a bonus.
o Must: be a self-starter with exceptional writing and editing skills, be able to gain a substantive understanding of our organization quickly and posses strong computer, organizational and oral communication skills.


o Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with 30 minute unpaid lunch.
o 80 hours vacation leave per year.
o 56 hours accruable personal leave.
o Seven major holidays.
o Long-term disability.
o Health and Dental Benefits.
o 403(b) Retirement Plan
o YMCA Membership discount

************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

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

******Part-Time Job Opportunity******

Posted on August 7, 2007 3:13 PM |Permalink |Comments (0)

The Maryland Humanities Council is seeking a part-time Program Assistant.
This person would report to the Coordinator of Grants and Community Outreach
and provide program support and general administrative support. Program
areas include the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Special Initiative, MHC
Community Outreach efforts, and Grants. This position will require
occasional participation in evening and weekend events as well as occasional
travel within the state of Maryland.

The successful candidate will have: exceptional organizational skills;
excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent attention to
detail; proficiency with the internet including MySpace, YouTube, and
similar formats; ability to work effectively independently and
collaboratively; enthusiasm for community-focused public programs; and a
bachelor's degree, preferably in the humanities.

The position is 21 hours per week, with a flexible schedule.

Please e-mail your resume to Lydia Woods, No phone calls