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 Cleveland Pro Chapter Newsletter

  July 2, 2011    
President's message
Carrie Buchanan
Carrie Buchanan

Wow. For several years now I've been posting the President's Message in this spot, as editor of Writer's Week. And now, suddenly, I'm writing it. That became my reality Thursday night, when SPJ Cleveland held its annual meeting.

The election of our new board (see bios of all of us in the article below this one) was a small part of the night's events, however. Much more exciting was the Cleveland Press Nostalgia Night that was the evening's real focus. We had a wonderful presentation by Bill Barrow, curator of the Cleveland Press Collection at Cleveland State University, and vivid stories shared by a group of Cleveland Press alumni who were able to attend. Presenters included:
Press speakers
Press alumni (l-r) Barbara Weiss, Cliff Baechle and Harriet Peters listen as John Betchkal speaks.
* Cliff Baechle, who told about having a shotgun pointed at him when he arrived at the home of a slain Clevelander, on his first story at the paper.
* John Betchkal, who told of his attempt to cover the Vietnam War, which was turned down by legendary editor Louis Seltzer because Nigel and the photographer who was to accompany him had wives at home, so Seltzer didn't want to send them on the risky assignment.
* Harriet Peters, who spoke of the fun they had in the "fluff" section, and some of the famous personalities who visited the newsroom, demonstrating Ann Margaret's pose as she draped her scarf for a photo.
* Barbara Weiss, who spoke of her days covering City Hall, the police beat and transportation.
* Tom Weigel, also from the entertainment section, editor of the television magazine and reported on nightclubs.
* former UPI photographer Ron Kuntz (the UPI bureau was housed at the Press) who recalled the Sam Sheppard trial and other major stories. Co-author of "A Cleveland Original: 50 Years Behind the Lens." (Click on underlined word to read more, from a 2008 Tipoff column in the Plain Dealer.)
* Jerry Masek, who told how he came to be the last person to be hired before the paper folded;
*Peter Jedick, who told that he learned he was the next person to be hired on the day the paper folded (yes, it took everyone by surprise, even the editors!)
*Also present but not among the speakers was Sherri Robertson, wife of the late Press columnist Don Robertson.
*The most-mentioned no-show was Tony Tomsic, who called to say he could not make it to the event. Three others mentioned the legendary photographer in their stories!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the event started late and our guests had to wait through a brief board meeting (but they got first crack at the food!). So we had less time for sharing memories than we had hoped. But I am really pleased that all the Press people were able to speak, and that we had some excellent book prizes provided by Gray & Company, Publishers, who specialize in local authors and local history. Thanks to Jane Lassar for those!

Some may wonder why I so enthusiastically embraced the story of the Cleveland Press when the fact is, I was not living in Cleveland at the time and have no memory of the Press. Well, here's my secret: I worked for the equivalent newspaper where I lived: the Ottawa Journal, which folded on Aug. 27, 1980. It was my first daily newspaper gig, and I was just a stringer. Like Peter Jedick, I had just been asked to work full-time. I loved the Journal and felt my career had ended before it even began. In the years without journalism that followed, I felt as if they had cut off my right arm - I heard someone else say the same thing, about losing the Press, and I swear I didn't copy their words. I've been saying it for years. When a paper dies, it's like a person has died. And when you can't do the work you love, it's like losing a part of yourself. I do know those feelings. Thank you to those who shared theirs last night.

Carrie Buchanan

P.S. Bill Barrow, curator of the Cleveland Press Collection, mentioned that he would welcome visits from Cleveland Press alumni to record their stories as oral history segments, which would also become part of the collection. There is a special room equipped for this, which can fit one or two people at a time. Please contact Barrow or his associate Lynn Bycko at (216) 687-2520 for more on this.
Cleveland Press Nostalgia Night
Bill Barrow, right, gestures during his presentation to a group of about 25 at Cleveland Press Nostalgia Night.
Photos by Jerry Masek

Meet SPJ Cleveland's new board
The new board was elected at the annual meeting June 30, to serve for one year, starting July 1.

President: Carrie Buchanan
Buchanan (see photo above) teaches journalism and related courses at John Carroll University, where she has been a tenure-track professor since 2009. A Canadian, born in Montreal, she spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter and editor - 12 of those for the Ottawa Citizen, the major daily in Canada's capital, briefly for the Ottawa Journal, which folded in 1980, and three years before that at community newspapers in the Montreal area. Buchanan left the newspaper business in 2000 and taught for seven years while completing her doctorate at Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication in Ottawa. She moved to Cleveland in 2006 with her husband, Rev. George Buchanan. She has been involved with SPJ Cleveland for the past four years, serving this past year as first vice-president, responsible for communications and membership, and for the past two years as editor of Writer's Week. She is also faculty adviser to John Carroll's student SPJ chapter. Although she has left mainstream journalism, Buchanan cannot stop writing. She has two blogs: one called Dis.location, about the places she has lived and visited, and a newer one called Is Journalism Over? She also contributes to Mediaminder, a group blog by members of the Small Programs Interest Group of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication. Buchanan's personal website is here.

First Vice-President: Cheryl D'Mello
Cheryl D'Mello
Cheryl D'Mello
D'Mello has worked for magazines and newspapers in Mumbai and in the United States and was a reporter for the Gazette newspaper in Parma, Seven Hills and Independence for two years. She has taught English as an adjunct faculty member at Cuyahoga Community College for several years. She is presently on the editorial team of The Lotus, an Asian Indian newspaper in Cleveland, and writes for the Brecksville Magazine, the Catholic Universe Bulletin and other publications.
D'Mello completed her master's in Communication Theory and Methodology from Cleveland State University (CSU) in 2010. Her thesis: "The Influence of New Communication Technologies in the Acculturation of Bhutanese Refugees in an American community" was nominated by the Graduate Committee in the School of Communication at CSU for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 2011 Distinguished Master's Thesis Competition. 

She also has a master's in English Literature from Mumbai University, India, and she has studied Journalism at the Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai. Her articles have appeared in several publications in India, the Middle East, and the United States.

D'Mello is a board member of the AAIWO (Association of Asian Indian Women in Ohio), and an active member of the Asian Ministry, Diocese of Cleveland.

Second Vice-President: Rodney Bengston

Rodney Bengston
Rodney Bengston
Rodney Bengston has worked as a copy editor, reporter and production editor at Sun News. He now works as assistant editor the Sun Post-Herald, West Shore Sun and Sun Sentinel.
Bengston is also is a founding member of the Cleveland Comedy Kitchen, which does stand-up comedy shows at clubs, corporate events and charity functions.

Secretary-Treasurer: Tom Moore

Tom Moore
Tom Moore
Click on this link to Tom's excellent bio and photograph on the WTAM website, where he works as a news announcer. Tom has been a vital and essential member of our board for several years, serving as Secretary-Treasurer for as long as most of us can remember.

Past President: Claudia Taller

Taller (see photo above at right) is a travel and lifestyle writer and has written for many local Cleveland publications, including The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, West Shore, Northern Ohio Live, West Shore Live Well, and Long Weekends. She is a regular contributor to Cool Cleveland, the corporate columnist for Paralegal Today, and writes on-line lifestyle and travel content for Yahoo. She attained a B.A. in English Literature and Writing from Kent State University, interned with the Kent State University Press, and received her post-graduate paralegal degree from Dyke College. She has worked as a business transactional paralegal for over 25 years and currently works as a senior Paralegal at Squire Sanders. She taught Business Organizations for several years at Notre Dame College of Ohio and frequently speaks at professional legal events. She regularly leads workshops on writing, creativity, and spirituality, and has been a reading group member and presenter for over 20 years. Claudia owns Igniting Possibilities, an event and retreat business, as a conduit for writing and creativity workshops. She is a past president of the Cleveland Association of Paralegals, past president of Skyline Writers, and president of SPJ Cleveland. She has just finished a book entitled Ohio's Lake Erie Wineries, to be released June 20 by Arcadia Press. She is also working on a novel entitled Daffodils and Fireflies. Find out more about her and the June 23rd book release at her blog.

New Members-at-Large: Kathleen Shaw, Peter Jedick and Jerome Masek (who is returning to the board after several years' absence)

Kathleen (Kathy) Shaw

A former member of SPJ, Shaw is back

Kathy Shaw
Kathy Shaw

and happy to support the Cleveland chapter and its members. Shaw has print experience from working at The Plain Dealer. She also was a writer in Cleveland State University's News Bureau. In addition to her writing duties, she produced up to 10 weekly public affairs radio programs. The shows garnered several awards while airing on commercial stations including WGAR-FM, WCLV-FM, WHK and WMMS-FM, WJMO and WZAK-FM, WDOK-FM as well as WCSB-FM, CSU's student station.Some shows were repeated on cable television.

At night while at CSU, Shaw earned a Master of Applied Communication Theory and Methodology. Her degree focused on marketing, persuasion and health care communication. Later, at the Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland's Memory and Aging Center, Shaw recruited participants for its research registry.  She often worked with media on and off campus to promote the center, registry and studies ranging from normal aging to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Formerly, Shaw served on the Press Club of Cleveland's programming committee.


Peter Jedick

Jedick has been a freelance

Peter Jedick
Peter Jedick

writer since graduating from Kent State University in 1971. He has written for all the major publications in Northeast Ohio including The Cleveland Press, The Plain Dealer, The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, Cleveland Magazine and Avenues Magazine. Nationally. his articles have appeared in World War II Magazine and Baseball America. He was also a full-time reporter for Sun Newspapers. Jedick is the author of four books. Two are non-fiction books about Cleveland: League Park and CLEVELAND: Where the East Coast Meets the Midwest. His two novels are HIPPIES and The West Tech Terrorist. The two novels are now available on Kindle and Nook.  


Jerome Masek 

Jerry Masek
Jerry Masek
Primary Career: 20 years in newspaper journalism, 20+ years in

public sector communications. Now Publications Manager for RTA. 

Second Career: Certified hypnotist since 2005.
 SPJ: Member since 1975. Previously served 17 years on the board of the Cleveland Chapter. Presentor at numerous national and regional conventions and national leadership retreats. Served three years as national membership chair. Won awards for service to SPJ on local,regional and national levels. Founder of Writer's Week newsletter, and am so happy that it has continued for so long.       


Returning board members


We appreciate the continued presence on our board of Stan Bullard, Betty Clapp, Tony Kozolowski, Rich Exner, Anup Kumar, Peter Chakerian, Jay Miller and Cliff Anthony. We regret that Audrey McCrone had to resign her board position but hope that she will return, once her baby, Jana, born in February, gets a little older! We thank her for her dedicated service. We also thank outgoing board members Veronica Dahlberg, Ken Myers and David Molpus for their service to SPJ Cleveland and to journalism in Northeast Ohio.


Job opportunities

Thanks to Kelly Blazek for her dedication and commitment in seeking out many of the jobs posted below. To receive her full newsletter (we only excerpt media-related jobs) see the separate box headlined Cleveland Job Bank below. 

Posted Date: June 9, 2011
Requires 3-5 years professional broadcast television experience anchoring and reporting. Demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills. Have knowledge of computers. Flexibility to work various schedules including but not limited to weekend mornings. Have the ability to multitask and work under extreme deadline pressure. Must work individually as well as part of a team. Strong knowledge of local, national and international events. Strong communication skills. Must contribute to station websites and station social media sites. Must have the ability to work on various platforms including broadcast, mobile and web.
Position Description: To gather, and anchor the news for shows and station website. Required to generate daily original story ideas as well as special project ideas. Be an enterprising and aggressive anchor and reporter with multimedia skills and knowledge of various technology and equipment used to perform daily duties. Develop contacts within the area and maintain those contacts on a regular basis. Represent the station at community functions and events as required. Work closely with colleagues writing scripts, editing copy and gathering visuals etc. Be on-call for news events. Have exceptional anchoring and reporting skills in addition to exceptional editorial judgment. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education Requirements: College Degree preferred and or equivalent experience.
Submit anchoring/reporting links, resume and references via email to: [email protected] Please, no telephone calls

�City: Akron
WNIR/WJMP radio in Akron, Ohio has an opening for a full time news anchor. Position requires previous on air radio news experience. Talk background is also a plus. Email aircheck and resume to: [email protected].  

Req. # : 1580
Job Code 255 Job Description There are three main areas of concentration for content specialists: onsite optimization, offsite optimization and content strategy. Content specialists can choose one area to focus on or more than one, based on their individual interests and skills.
Onsite Optimization
Ideally a Web page will have 250-500 words on a page and custom title and Meta tags that use 3-6 keywords. By using these keywords throughout, a theme for that page will become more evident to the search engines. The keywords selected for a particular page should be weaved throughout the page's content and code. Keywords with the most monthly searches should be used in the most prominent positions, such as starting a title tag and in
Onsite optimization tasks include, but are not limited to:
�Conducting keyword research
�Writing title, Meta description and ALT tags
�Writing on-page copy
�Optimizing on-page copy
�Identifying and optimizing header tags
Offsite Optimization
Many tactics are utilized to increase the number of inbound, relevant links to pages on a site. Quality inbound links serve as a "vote" for that page by another, and help the search engines to 1) Understand the page content; 2) Establish that the page is worth being linked to; and 3) Judge the page as an authority on a certain topic.
Press releases and articles are syndicated online to increase the number of links into the client's site. At least one link is created by including the site's URL in the boilerplate. Some newswire sites allow more links to be embedded in the press release, so we create links using keywords as anchor text, pointing to relevant, lower level pages on the site. The links should be spread out within the release, with only 3-4 links per release.
Offsite optimization tasks include, but are not limited to:
�Writing press releases / articles
�Optimizing press releases / articles
�Adding optimized boilerplate to press releases
�Embedding links from keywords to selected pages on Web site
�Identify target industries for PRWeb and
�Syndicate press releases and articles based on client strategy
Content Strategy
Each client may need a unique approach to onsite and offsite content. A press release process deliverable and an article strategy already exist to help educate clients on our tactics. Additional strategies should be developed, based on the following steps:
�Analyze Web site to determine if more content is needed on- or offsite
�Review existing press room to see what type of release topics are being created currently
�Optimize any recent, existing press releases and have the optimized version reposted to site
�Determine if industry would benefit from original articles
�Post articles somewhere on site and/or syndicate them online to create links
Job Requirements �1-3 years work experience in developing interactive content
�Deep experience in creating content migration, sourcing, and maintenance plans, taxonomies, working with content management systems, digital asset management, databases and SEO best practices
�Strong knowledge of content strategy and online user interaction best practices
�Demonstrated ability to lead content strategy throughout the entire web development process
�Thorough understanding of how to communicate effectively in a digital environment
�Expert level attention to detail
�Experience collaborating on design of complex web sites and evaluating web interfaces
�Ability to analyze customer needs and define strategies for meeting them
�Knowledge of Internet-based business, e-Commerce models, and financial services is a plus
�Ability to partner and collaborate with internal and external teams
�Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
�Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects
Apply online here.

Requisition Number: 3741
Join Cleveland's premier television station, WEWS NewsChannel 5, an ABC affiliate. We are seeking an innovative and dynamic General Sales Manager/Director of Sales.
Duties of this position include:
� Organize and direct digital, national and local sales efforts for multiple platforms;
� Motivate, manage and lead the digital, national and local sales managers;
� Provide strong leadership with local Account Executives and national representative firm;
� Develop and administer an effective pricing and packaging strategy for the station;
� Maintain inventory control to maximize all spot and programming opportunities and achieve revenue goals;
� Understand and interface with traffic systems and personnel to efficiently manage inventory;
� Create sales opportunities for traditional and non-traditional advertisers;
� Effectively forecast sales revenue and manage department expenses within budgetary constraints;
� Jointly administer credit and collection policy with the station business manager;
� Maintain strong profile in sales and business communities;
� Work with other department heads as a leadership team for the station;
� Responsible for various sales reports for station and corporate as required;
� Perform other duties as needed and as directed by the General Manager.
� Bachelor's degree with marketing major is required or commensurate experience in progressive sales management position.
� A minimum of five (5) years of local and national TV sales management experience. Experience in an LPM market a plus.
� Practical application of Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Wide Orbit and Sharebuilder experience a plus.
� This is a challenging position where accuracy and attention to detail are imperative.
� Strong leadership skills and motivational skills are necessary both within the department and through interaction with all station departments. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are mandatory.
� Travel required. Will drive personal vehicle to conduct company business. Must possess a valid driver's license and proof of insurance.
Apply online here.

The Local Event Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and execution of an event process/system to be utilized by BrandMuscle's clients.
Under general supervision, responsibilities of the Local Event Coordinator include:
�Responding to, processing, coordinating and overseeing dealer event requests.
�Communicating and executing logistics of event with dealer.
�Providing support and assistance to dealer throughout the entire event process.
�Processing and tracking payments and co-op claims for event orders.
�Assist with managing and maintaining an event kit process.
�Overseeing the insertion of event user information into a contact database for future information/communications.
�Analyzing and interpreting event evaluation forms to generate statistical reports based on data received.
A Bachelor's degree is required.
Client service oriented.
Superior communication skills.
Availability to accommodate various working hours.
Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
Well versed in use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Experience 1-2 years of client service and/or event planning experience preferred.
Apply online here.

Job Posted: June 17, 2011 Application Deadline: July 1, 2011
Conceive and create and execute graphics to support ideastream's promotion of all programs, events, products and services
2. Essential duties and responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Community Relations Director:
� Ensure ideastream brand and graphic standards across platforms.
� Execute design projects from concept through final implementation: analysis, idea development and production.
� Conceive and execute designs and layouts for a variety of media and various deliverables.
� Ensure design quality and consistency internally as well as in work with outside vendors.
� Communicate effectively with team members regarding all aspects of project development.
� Co-ordinate efforts of print, multimedia web designers and writers.
3. Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, Aptitudes:
In-depth understanding of graphic design for promotional communications. Demonstrated proficiency in graphics communications computer packages such as CS5 (including Photoshop and Illustrator). Familiarity with Flash is a plus. Knowledge and experience in working with print vendors. Knowledge of digital photography. Understanding of web and television graphics and interactive principals and software strongly preferred. Familiarity with public broadcasting is desirable.
Must be a creative thinker with strong oral and interpersonal communications skills. Proven record of multi-tasking and ability to plan and manage multiple projects.
Experience: Moderate level of experience in graphic design.
Education: Bachelor's degree in a related area preferred.
Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, work samples and references to [email protected]   

aboutusWriter's Week is a service of the Cleveland chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. It is updated weekly and edited by Carrie Buchanan, John Carroll University journalism educator, assistant editor Emily Gaffney, a John Carroll University student,  and associate editor Dr. Richard Hendrickson. Send news items and job & internship postings to [email protected]

Address: Cleveland SPJ, 4337 Chanticleer Drive, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126-1906

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President: Carrie Buchanan[email protected] 

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The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. SPJ is dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi and based in Indianapolis, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed public, works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists, and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press.

Past President's message

Claudia Taller
Sometimes we have to bow to the more practical choice. Thursday night I missed out on my last board meeting as Cleveland SPJ President AND I missed what was sure to be a wonderful evening learning about the Cleveland Press Collection with Cleveland State University's Bill Barrow. I also missed hearing stories from former Press reporters. I was looking forward to showing people the Cleveland Press

photos in my newly-released Ohio's Lake Erie Wineries book too. It was not meant to be; I bowed to the job that pays the bills.


When I was a newly-equipped with a degree in English with Writing concentration, after interning with the Kent State University Press and editing the campus literary magazine, I opted to take the practical route. I told myself I would be writing when I worked at IMG - appearance contracts for Greg Norman and trademark correspondence for Bjorn Borg - and I was. But I was also having all the creativity drained from me. When, at the age of 45, I tried to craft short stories, they were a bit too formal and not quite deep enough.


Today, I work two careers. I like my legal career well enough, but I love writing articles for magazines, and I'm passionate about my OWN writing - the novels yet to be published, the two memoirs I keep fiddling with, the family cookbook my children asked me to write. I've heard writers say we need to mix up commercial writing with writing for ourselves. That's why my vacation at the end of September is going to be all alone with my laptop at a hermitage on Lake Erie.


If I were to give my 22-year-old self advice today, I would say, "Go for what you love." So I leave all you career journalists, journalism students, freelance writers, journalism instructors and would-be writers with this advice when leaving my position as president of Cleveland SPJ: Do what you love. Bow to practical choices only when you have to, and write deeply.


Claudia Taller,

Past President


Temporary editor needed

Writer's Week editor Carrie Buchanan has been elected chapter president and cannot produce Writer's Week during the coming year. We are looking for a member who's able to take it over JUST FOR THE YEAR. Carrie loves doing it, and really wants to take the reins back after her stint as president.


Here's what makes Writer's Week a fairly easy job for which you get oodles of credit: First, we have a very capable  assistant editor during the academic year (she's off during the summer and school exam periods). Currently, our assistant editor is Emily Gaffney, a John Carroll student who was recently named editor-in-chief of The Carroll News. Emily does at least half the work and, if she has to step down with her increasing responsibility, Carrie promises to find you a replacement, since we both know a number of  outstanding student copy editors. Second, the entire operation is online, so you don't have to be in the same place as Emily -- Carrie has even produced Writer's Week while traveling. Everything comes in by email and we have an online Gmail account, to which the editor sends things that come in by email, for Emily to include. We use Constant Contact, which is also entirely online, and we have already designed the template, which we have used for the past year so the kinks are worked out. The tools and technical help the Constant Contact people give are outstanding, but frankly, you probably won't need them often! Carrie will provide training, and it's pretty simple to use! With all that help from Emily and Constant Contact, Writer's Week should only take an hour each Friday -- or whenever you want to do it each week; you can even change the day if you wish. Please let Carrie know (click here) if you'd be interested.

This is the last edition you'll receive until we find someone new!


Writers' Conference

Skyline Writers' 

28th Annual

Writer's Conference  

Saturday, Aug. 27 

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Hines Hill Conference Center

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

1403 West Hines Hill Road

Peninsula, Ohio 44264


Mara Purnhagen

But When I Was in High School, We Didn't Have Cell Phones (or How to Write for Teens if You're Not One)


Kelly Boyer Sagert   

Taming the Tiger: Turning Creativity into Ca$h


Joy E. Held

Your Brain On Yoga: How Exercise and Nutrition Make You a Better Writer  

Lisa Roecker

Social Networking 101: How to Network, Market and Succeed in Publishing Online    


Pre-Registration Deadline:

Aug. 17 

Space is limited!



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Internships in Journalism

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Ohio Magazine is currently seeking a fall 2011 editorial intern to assist with the magazine and its custom publications. The ideal candidate is entering his/her junior or senior year and is a journalism or English major, although recent grads are welcome to apply as well. We are looking for a student with strong writing skills, knowledge of AP style, and strong spelling, punctuation, grammar and phone skills. Job duties include fact checking and researching stories and listings, writing short articles and compiling some of our special editorial sections. 


This is an unpaid, part-time internship; however, we reimburse for parking or bus pass. Scheduling and hours are flexible. 


The deadline for applicants is July 15. Interested candidates should send, by email or mail, a cover letter, resume and 2-4 published clips demonstrating journalistic style to: Jessica Esemplare and Vivian Pospisil or mail to Ohio Magazine, 1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 730, Cleveland, OH 44115. No phone calls, please.




Cleveland Magazine is looking for editorial interns for fall 2011. The deadline for applying is July 15.  (We have already chosen our summer interns.)  

The internships are unpaid. (We reimburse for parking or a bus pass.) The internships range from 16 to 32 hours a week.

Duties include fact-checking, researching, writing and some clerical work for Cleveland Magazine, its sister publication Inside Business, and other

publications. Our interns are highly valued and are integrated into the editorial team. They are entrusted with serious responsibilities and given plenty of opportunity for professional development. We're looking for bright student journalists or recent grads with experience

at their college newspapers or magazines. The ideal candidates also have a flair for magazine-style feature writing and knowledge of Cleveland.

Multimedia experience is helpful. Candidates must live or go to college in the Cleveland area (Akron, Kent, and Oberlin included).  Minority candidates

are encouraged to apply.

 To apply, send  in a cover letter explaining what you could bring to the job, a resume, references, the date you would be able to start, and 4-5 published samples of your work. Either e-mail these to [email protected] 

or send to: Erick Trickey;

Senior Editor; Cleveland Magazine; 1422 Euclid Avenue Suite 730; Cleveland,

Ohio 44115.   

We are looking for one intern to be our social media intern. That intern will take on writing and fact-checking duties like the other interns, but

also spend part of their time coming up with innovative ways to use social

media to attract attention to our print content, further engage our readers

and attract new audiences. If you're interested, explain in your cover letter what experience you have using social media to promote your own

journalism or the work of others. Also send links to examples.  

Cleveland Magazine takes on editorial department interns three times a year:

for fall and winter/spring semesters and for summer. 


Team Challenge is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (CCFA)'s half marathon training program). Each year, our chapter participates in two Team Challenge cycles - the Virginia Wine Country race in the summer and the Las Vegas race in the winter. The Team Challenge Summer Intern will gain valuable skills in the nonprofit sector, fundraising, endurance training, community relations, communications, and guerilla marketing. Candidate must be enthusiastic, a team player, results-oriented, have an active lifestyle, and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Special consideration given to Team Challenge participants. This unpaid internship will provide a flexible schedule and incentives for exceptional performance will be awarded.
�Table/promote Team Challenge at local gyms, expos, concerts, races, trailheads, and events to increase visibility of the program and the organization in the community.
� Communicate with these high traffic Northeast Ohio locations/events to corrdoinate set-up and onsite activity.
�Post photos and updates to Twitter/Facebook while at events.
�Research additional outreach opportunities to grow the Team Challenge program.
�Assist in preparation of materials for tabling/promotions and race weekend.
�Assist with other projects as needed.
Duration:June to August 2011
Hours: Minimum of 10 hrs/week
* Currently enrolled as an undergraduate (or recently graduated Commitment to a work schedule of a minimum of 10 hours per week
* A positive, energetic, and entrepreneurial personality
* Ability to work independently
Solid understanding and experience with social media.
* Commitment to CCFA's mission.
* Interest in learning about the nonprofit world and endurance training..
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation supports a three-pronged mission of research, support, and education, designed to best serve patients, their families, and medical professionals around the world.
Send cover letter and resume to Carissa Bowlin via email: [email protected].

The Marketing Intern will report to the Global Market Manager, OEM Metal Coatings and will provide support to all Paints, Coatings and Adhesives marketing activities at our Brecksville location.
�Work with Marketing Specialist to execute internal communications strategy via SharePoint. Enhance internal team sites and set up collaboration sites for external parties.
�Conduct website audits, ensure most accurate information gets posted, analyze and report on metrics. Make recommendations for further improvements. Update technical data sheets for posting.
�Analyze data for trends and make recommendations for actions based on sales reports.
�Help enhance the understanding of our various focus markets through competitive analysis, direct customer and end user market research.
�Tradeshow assistance: Assessing for attendance, abstract submission & tracking, pre-show guides for those working the booth, analyzing post show metrics.
�Customer events.
�Other miscellaneous marketing activities, as required.
�Current student pursuing a degree in marketing, business or communications at an accredited college and university
�Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills
�Ability to communicate effectively
�Ability to take initiative and demonstrate strong work ethic
�Strong detail orientation and organizational skills
�Ability to work under time constraints and handle multiple tasks
�Capable and willing to learning new systems, procedures, and processes
�Computer skills including PowerPoint, Excel and Word
�Ability to work in a matrix organization and business team environment
�Prior marketing internship
�Experience in Lotus Notes, SharePoint
�Event planning experience
�Market research experience
�Project management experience
�Knowledge of chemical/coatings industry a plus
Apply online here.

Job Reference: CMI5-511 Location: Cleveland, OH Salary: $10.00
As an eMarketing Intern you will be responsible for providing support for COSE's expansion into the social media space by performing a variety of eMarketing tasks. This internship will start in the summer and may continue into the fall semester. Must be available to work a part time schedule Monday through Friday. Travel/driving is required in and around downtown Cleveland.
Monitor COSE's social media pages including: Facebook, Twitter, L LinkedIn and COSE Blog on a daily basis. This includes, but is not limited to, finding and posting content and event links, monitoring comments and notifying COSE staff when a response is needed.
Compile monthly progress reports on percentage increase of the following: number of web visits to each of the social media sites, number of followers, number of comments posted, hits to COSE websites, and increase in event attendance.
Analyze web analytics reports for top social media referring sites.
Submit blog posts to Technorati directory.
Check other news sites, social media sites and blogs daily to identify opportunities for involvement in areas such as advocacy, health care, local buying programs, technology, arts, and home based business and to identify where people are talking about topics and issues relative to COSE.
Monitor COSE email performance through an excel spreadsheet that tracks open rates, clock throughs, unsubscribes, event registration and landing page tracking.
Make recommendations on new or emerging social media sites where COSE should have a presence.
Set up a Twilert account alert for all relevant keywords.
Introduce new strategies and tactics to improve and expand upon the existing social media plan.
Other job-related duties as assigned.
Current junior or senior college status
Marketing or communications major
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Special attention to detail and follow through
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong grammar and proofreading skills.
Self-starter and independent worker able to see projects through to completion
Detail-oriented with an emphasis on strong organizational skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks on a deadline and to anticipate problems and needs.
Proactive problem-solver and able to work in a fast-paced environment
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Proficiency with all social media outlets
Apply online here 



Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is a NYSE-listed national real estate company. The Company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. Forest City associates are committed to creating superior communities where people live, work, shop and stay. Our experienced leadership team has a passion for real estate and a commitment to pursuing a shared vision of what needs to be done and how to make it happen.
Job Description: The intern selected for this role will provide general support to the communications group with particular focus on interactive, online and web-based assignments and activities. Apply online here.      



FALL 2011- MTD
Job Code: 503
Provides support to marketing managers and marketing coordinators in the planning and execution of campaign(s) integrating branding, advertising, sales promotion(s), public relations and event planning.
Essential Duties:
�Assists marketing team in daily activities, organization, and project management
�Facilitate project management by working directly with marketing partners (i.e ad agency, suppliers, marketing vendors)
�Assists in the development of brand advertising and marketing materials (flyers, billboards, electronic media, internet, social media, literature, product guides, photography, video, etc).
�Review and update marketing infrastructures (i.e. marketing database, On Demand material development and ordering, external consumer website)
�Conducting and gathering market research
This position requires someone who is very detail oriented with strong organizational and communication skills. This position will interact internally with brand managers, communication managers, product managers, sales group, IT staff, and externally with advertising agencies, e-marketing agencies, and marketing partners.

Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision and takes initiative to ensure project success.

 Minimum Qualifications:
Undergraduate pursuit in business, marketing or communications preferred

 Junior or senior standing preferred
Well organized, detail-oriented thinker
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver on deadline
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Enthusiasm for learning the Outdoor Power Equipment Industry



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