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By Ellen Kobe, SPJ Communications Department
SURVEY SAYS... NAME CHANGE?
We're asking all members to complete an online survey about the potential SPJ name change and related issues of the organization. The survey will take no more time to complete than it would take to wrap one present, and there could be a present in it for you. We'll send an SPJ gift to one of the respondents selected at random.
So please take a moment to complete the survey, which can be accessed online: http://svy.mk/1bGADvh. Your answers will provide valuable information to our national officers as they sift through the name change issue.
NOMINATE A GREAT SPJ MEMBER
Do you know an SPJ volunteer who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty? Maybe someone with great program ideas, stellar bookkeeping skills, or who tirelessly fights for press rights? If so, please send us your nominee's name, chapter, email address and why you think he or she deserves to be our SPJ Volunteer of the Month. There are no special rules to win, except the volunteer must be an active member of SPJ. Help us show some SPJ LOVE. Send your nominations by Dec. 10 to president-elect and membership chair Dana Neuts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch SPJ Leads and our social media channels when we announce the winner!
SPJ COMMUNICATIONS POSTGRAD INTERNSHIP
If you're a recent college graduate (or about to be), consider applying for a year-long internship at SPJ headquarters. The Communications Postgraduate Intern is responsible for all writing, marketing, social media and public relations efforts of the organization. Based in Indianapolis, the position includes a competitive salary, excellent benefits and paid leave.
The application deadline is Jan. 29, 2014 at 5 p.m. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and 3-5 writing samples and three professional references to Tara Puckey via Google Drive at email@example.com. You are responsible for making sure the application is accessible.
Congratulations to Anna Pryor, who won the #thankajourno Instagram contest for the following photo: