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The University of Mississippi seeks to fill the position of Broadcast Communication Specialist within the department of University Communications. The Broadcast Communications Specialist develops video storyboards, edits short video packages for the Internet, social media and other outlets, handles lighting and audio for both indoor and outdoor settings and works with campus partners and communication specialists within the Division of University Communications to develop creative ideas to showcase the university and to communicate important information to the university’s many audiences. Broadcast Communication Specialists also develop communications strategies for various initiatives. For more information and to apply visit: https://jobs.olemiss.edu Only applicants who apply online will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool is established. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.
The University of Mississippi seeks to fill the position of Communication Specialist within the department of University Communications.
The Communication Specialist implements communication efforts to raise public awareness of, understanding of, and appreciation for The University of Mississippi with critical target audiences. For more information and to apply visit: https://jobs.olemiss.edu Only applicants who apply online will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool is established. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.
Interested in going to journalism graduate school but not sure how to pay for it? Want a job in marketing or public relations but need to build experience? The Ole Miss public relations office is looking for an energetic and motivated entry-level candidate to take on a number of tasks including but not limited to: the creation of content for the university’s various printed and digital projects, operation and maintenance of the public relations distribution and clipping service software, supervising interns and acting as a liaison between university sources and media representatives from across the country. The right candidate must demonstrate an understanding of news and how to present ideas successfully to the news media, as well as knowledge about the processes for publications, website communication and social media. Strong writing, organizational and customer service skills a must. Candidates must apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu.
Ole Miss PR Students win First Place in Crisis Communications
Bring Home Top Award from the Southeastern Journalism Student On-Site Competition
Oxford, Miss.- A team of three University of Mississippi public relations students from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media won first place in an on-site competition at the Southeastern Journalism Conference Feb. 22.
During the competition held at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., students Frances Allison of Birmingham, Ala., Jane Lloyd Brown of Baton Rouge, La., and Alyssa Randolph of Knoxville, Tenn., were supplied details of a hypothetical hostage situation. Then, in an hour and a half, they had to immediately develop a crisis communications plan for it.
“When we walked in we were a little intimidated and nervous, but by the time we finished we felt very confident in the plan we created,” Brown said.
Robin Street, lecturer in journalism who specializes in teaching PR, selected the students to participate in thecompetition. “I told them that they were the PR student ‘dream team,’ ” Street said. “They have repeatedly proven in class how bright and talented they are. I was confident the judges would discover that as well.”
The PR students were the only UM team to win a first place in the on-site competition, but others also placed. Second place for copy editing went to Austin Miller. Third places in page design, news writing and editorial writing went respectively to Emily Roland, Adam Ganucheau and Phillip McCausland, all members of the Daily Mississippian staff.
The Southeast Journalism Conference has 45 member universities from eight states. About 300 students from 24 schools participated in the conference.
In addition to the on-site competitions, students could also enterpreviously done work for judging in The Best of the South awards. In those awards, University of Mississippi students won more than any other college including four first places. More information about those winners can be found on the Meek School of Journalism and New Media website at meek.olemiss.edu. For more information about the Meek School of Journalism and New Media, visit meek.olemiss.edu.
For more information on studying public relations there, contact Robin Street at email@example.com.
PHOTO CUTLINE:A team of Ole Miss PR students brought home the top prize in a southeastern student competition that required working on-site.Pictured, left to right, are the students’ PR teacher, Robin Street and team members Jane Lloyd Brown, Frances Allison and Alyssa Randolph.
One of the hot topics requested most by members of the Southern Public Relations Federation is public relations measurement and evaluation. Simply documenting media coverage or providing the boss with a list of your completed projects isn’t enough anymore. Senior management is asking how the money spent on communication directly correlates with business outcomes — how it increases revenue or reduces expenses.
SPRF presents a 60-minute professional development program, “Calculating the ROI on Your Communications,” with specific tips and examples to help you effectively evaluate the impact of your PR programs, in a way that matters to your boss, your board or your clients.
SPRF brings nationally known measurement expert Angela Sinickas, ABC, to your office via an interactive live webinar at 10 a.m. CT, Tuesday, March 19. She’s been measuring the effectiveness of communication since 1981, and her clients include 23 percent of the Forbes global 100 largest companies. During the webinar, she’ll discuss how to plan communications in a way that ties to behavior change, how to put a financial value on the resulting behavior change and how to calculate the return on investment for a campaign or communication channel.
With a $99 member rate, the webinar represents a convenient and affordable professional development opportunity. It’s a great way to share the high-level content offered at SPRF’s annual conference with your entire team. You can choose to participate in the live event March 19 or access the recording later to share unlimited viewing with your colleagues for a full 30 days.
To register, visit www.sprf.org/webinar/roi.
The first “official” meeting for the APR Cohort Study Group is Tuesday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
You may see the entire schedule by going to the Cohort Schedule page: http://online2learn.net/docs/APRPREP/Cohort/ParticipantSchedule.htm Everyone is welcome to attend.
If you would like to learn more about how to participate in The Cohort Group, go to: http://online2learn.net/docs/APRPREP/Cohort/Current-Group.htm
On Monday, Oct. 15, the Mississippi Beach chapter of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) hosts renowned speaker Mandi Stanley for two dynamic presentations. From noon until 1 p.m., Mandi will share her “Hair on Fire!” presentation skills with attendees. During this highly interactive luncheon presentation, you’ll learn how to think — and speak — on your feet in a flash. This event highlights best practices for business presenters from Mandi Stanley’s award-winning book, which was named a Finalist in the Career category at the 2012 Next Generation Independent Book Awards in New York.
Beginning at 1:30 p.m., Mandi will engage the audience with another dynamic presentation, “Getting a Grip on the Stupid Stuff We Do with Email + Best Practices in Proofreading on the Job.” During this fast-moving participatory afternoon session, you will learn how to present a professional image through email by discussing and practicing:
• The top seven credibility-robbing email mistakes and how to avoid them
• How to write a solid email subject line that gets opened and read
• The five emails you never should send
• How to make sure emails leave your office error free with no embarrassing bloopers
• How to effectively use bulleted lists in email
• An open discussion on email etiquette, including: Tone appropriateness, SCREAMING IN ALL CAPS!, Handling attachments
The afternoon is not entirely about email. Mandi will also share a topic near and dear to her heart: best practices in proofreading. All who participate will walk away with tangible proofreading gifts designed to make your jobs easier.
Members of PRAM and other affiliates of the Southern Public Relations Federation:
___ $15 lunch only
___ $35 workshop only
___ $50 lunch and workshop
___ $15 lunch only
___ $45 Workshop only
___ $60 lunch and workshop
___ $15 lunch only
___ $25 Workshop only
___ $40 lunch and workshop
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and send checks to PRAM MS Beach, P.O. Box 1649, Gulfport, MS 39502
Peter Shankman has been announced as the Opening Session Keynote Speaker for the 2012 SPRF Conference, presenting The New PR is Spelled “Customer Service.” Whether a multi-billion dollar company, or a small mom and pop business, today’s marketing and public relations strategies must start with customer service. In this new age of broadcasting, Shankman says your job is to give the customer such an amazing experience, that they do your PR FOR you. An author, entrepreneur, speaker and worldwide connector, Shankman is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about social media, PR, marketing, advertising and customer service.
SPRF would like to thank the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce for its sponsorship of Shankman’s keynote presentation.
The Southern Public Relations Federation annual conference is October 7-9, 2012, at the beautiful beachfront resort and conference center at the Village of Baytown Wharf at Sandestin, Florida.
Visit the event website to find out more and register today.
Early Bird Deadline Coming Soon!
Full conference registration (including several meals) is only $350 for members and $400 for non-members, if registration and payment are received by July 31. Students can attend the full conference, side-by-side with professionals, for $250, including special sessions and activities designed just for them Sunday afternoon.
Based on feedback from the 2011 conference, we’re bringing back Joe Trahan, PhD, APR, Fellow PRSA, and he’ll provide in-depth media training in an optional pre-conference workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7. Be sure to add this session to your registration!
The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (Alabama Gulf Coast CVB) seeks a Communications Manager to advance its mission of promoting Alabama’s beautiful beaches. Candidates should be able to address and fulfill the following objectives:
1. Plans and coordinates brand look, feel and voice across all market segments served.
2. Oversees external agency vendors (advertising; email and social media from a message integration perspective; marketing research).
3. Manages creative concepts, editorial topics for newsletters, collateral development and editorial and production support for annual guides, materials and events to achieve objectives within budget.
The ideal candidate will have a college degree in Communications or Marketing with 3 to 5 Years strategy development and advertising and/or marketing experience. Desktop publishing experience would be a nice-to-have. Knowledge of Adobe PageMaker, Photoshop and Illustrator desired. Must demonstrate experience and past successful management of:
o Advertising strategy, creative development and agency supervision
o Publication/collateral development, design, scheduling and production
o Content development for email and social media campaigns
o Strong proofreading, writing and copy editing skills
o Interfacing and coordinating within and across teams and across agencies
Please email a cover letter, your resume, salary history, and salary requirements to email@example.com by Friday, August 3, 2012; no phone calls please. Budget does not include relocation reimbursement. The Alabama Gulf Coast CVB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
You have the talent. You have the smarts. Plus creativity galore. And you know you are Destin-ed for PR Greatness! But how do you get there? Receive a road map to PR Greatness at the Southern Public Relations Federation annual conference, October 7-9, 2012, at the beautiful beachfront resort and conference center at Village of Baytown Wharf at Sandestin, Fla.
Visit the event website to find out more and register today.
By focusing on each step of the Public Relations Process: Research, Action Plan, Communication and Evaluation, the conference will guide you step-by-step as you RACE to the Top! With topics ranging from Finding Your Value Proposition to Evaluating Your Media Mix and lots of others in between, the conference will offer professional development tips and tools for everyone from the novice practitioner to the seasoned professional.
Full conference registration (including several meals) is only $350 for members and $400 for non-members, if registration and payment is received by July 31. Based on feedback from the 2011 conference, we’re bringing Joe Trahan, PhD, APR, Fellow PRSA, back, and he’ll provide in-depth media training in an optional pre-conference workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7. Students can attend all sessions and luncheons, side-by-side with professionals, for $250, including special sessions and activities designed just for them Sunday afternoon.
Those who register for the full conference by noon CT, Friday, July 13, will be entered into a drawing for a complimentary two-night stay at the Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront.