ECU News Services— 2 Fall internship 2018

Company Name: ECU

Company Address: 1000 East 5th Street

Job Location Address: 1001 East 5th Street – Howard House

Representative: Tonya Howard

Contact: Crystal Baity

Phone: 252-328-1159

Fax: 2521111111


ECU Department Organization Number: 350101

ECU Department Name: University Communications

ECU Division: Chancellor

Job Title: ECU Self Help Campus Job

Number of Vacancies: 2

Job Duties and Necessary Qualifications: ECU News Services is seeking a student intern with a keen interest and preferably experience in journalism, writing, communication and social media.

The student will be responsible for coordinating with the university photographer and interviewing, writing and producing the Pirate Profiles that appear on every three weeks. The intern also will write stories about students, faculty and staff and topics ranging from School of Theatre and Dance productions to special events to research. The intern will be expected to write effectively and efficiently in required AP style. The intern will learn how to write news releases and media advisories. The intern will have the opportunity to collaborate on special social media projects for official ECU accounts. Additional duties such as answering the office phone to cover lunch breaks or meetings may be assigned.

The intern will be supervised and mentored by university communication professionals with experience in newspaper reporting, marketing and public relations. Ability to meet deadlines is essential.

The intern will have a workstation in Howard House, which is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Based around class schedule, a work schedule of up to 20 hours a week will be developed. This should be the student’s primary job outside of classes. Some assignments may occasionally require work at night.

This position offers growth over the course of the internship. A student can build a portfolio by going beyond the minimum number of Pirate Profile stories. Interns who become engaged in their role and bring story ideas to the content team will have the most success. The intern will have the opportunity to attend weekly staff meetings and monthly meetings with communication specialists across the university as well as bi-monthly ECU Board of Trustees meetings to learn more about university leadership. Other opportunities include: participation in communication strategy for internal and external campaigns; providing media escorts and assisting with press conferences; conducting research for leadership presentations, media statements, etc.; drafting talking points for leadership; assisting with concept and production of divisional marketing efforts, including videos and brochures.

Required qualifications:
Ability to interview students, staff, faculty, administrators and alumni
Ability to write stories by assigned dates
Confidentiality, trustworthy, fair judgment and impartiality is a must
Ability to get along well with people
Ability to work independently
Ability to accept and learn from feedback and revision of stories
Curiosity about university life, departments and schools, programs, research and people at ECU
Basic knowledge of Microsoft programs (Word, Excel)

In addition, preferred qualifications:
Experience in news writing, creative writing, communication skills outside of class assignments
Working knowledge of AP style
Technically sound in grammar and spelling
Comfortable taking photographs and video for social media
Knowledgeable about current events

Up to 20 hours per week with flexible work schedule (around class schedule). Pay is $8 per hour. Starting May 28, 2018 through fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters depending on work ethic and job performance. The goal is for the student to work with ECU News Services for a year.

Special Instructions to Applicants; include application instructions to include method and required documents: Please submit a resume and three writing samples by email by April 9 to Crystal Baity at

Web Address:

Job Open Date: March 21, 2018

Job Close Date: April 20, 2018

Open Until Filled: No

Academic Term / Year: 2018-2019

Minimum GPA:

Preferred Majors:

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