Monday, September 5, 2011

Writer/Web/Producer Paid Student Co-Op positions, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD

Writer/Web/Producer Paid Student Co-Op positions, NASA Goddard
Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD

NASA invites students working towards degrees in journalism,
communications, media relations, science writing, interactive
journalism, or broadcast journalism, to participate in our science
storytelling program – before you graduate.

The Pitch: You’ll gain on the job experience as you work with a leading
team of writers and multimedia producers to create and share content
from some of NASA’s most exciting missions: mind-blowing results from
the Hubble Space Telescope; breaking solar storm imagery and the
emerging field of space weather; new views of the moon from the Lunar
Reconnaissance Orbiter; and major stories on our changing planet from
NASA’s Earth observing fleet of satellites. Students wishing to explore
the intersection between print/broadcast journalism and social media
environments are particularly encouraged to apply.

Duties: Writing, editing, pitching, recording, creating, crunching,
captioning, surfing, shooting, feeding, porting, posting, designing,
updating, networking, texting, tweeting, playing, mashing, and
exploring. You’ll collaborate on sophisticated communications campaigns
and work on web features, press releases, newsletter articles, press
conferences, media interviews, tweet ups, satellite media tours, and
video news releases.

Required: Program is open to both graduate and undergraduate students
in matriculated academic programs. Excellent writing skills and
personal participation in social media communities required. Experience
in newsroom, web, video and multimedia environments desired. We are
especially interested in students who are able participate in the
program for a minimum of a year. You may work on an alternating
semester or quarterly basis and are expected to spend a minimum of three
semesters/quarters on the job prior to graduation. This can include a
summer tour. You are expected to meet the same employment standards as
permanent employees. Applicants must be US citizens and have a strong
academic record.

NASA Goddard Co-Op Program: This unique program is designed to give
promising undergraduate students the opportunity to gain practical
experience complimenting their academic studies. You’ll be provided with
challenging assignments that are aligned with your academic studies and
personal interests. We seek highly motivated undergraduates in variety
of fields including journalism, science writing, multimedia production,
and corporate communications.

Graduate Studies: Our graduate studies Co-Op program looks for highly
motivated students. Students selected for this program should be
entering either their first or second year of graduate studies following
this assignment.

Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Goddard Multimedia
[]. Please include the position title “NASA
Co-Op” in the email header.

Deadline: Available immediately. Apply now!

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