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Our Apprenticeships

Our apprenticeships are best suited for college juniors or seniors.
All apprenticeship hopefuls must have skills in the specific area they are applying for.
All apprenticeships will take place in our East Lansing office.
To apply to our apprenticeship include the following information:
– Supply a link to samples of your work
– List your previous work experience (both internships and jobs)
 

video shooter/editor

Salary: $9.50 to $12.00 /hour
 
The jobs splits your time working at your two companies (same office) a broadcast news videographer/editor and a social media marketing shooter/editor. Our East Lansing office houses our news agency and our marketing firm. 
 
Hello! This is not an internship, this is a long term apprenticeship (9 months to 12 months). Apprentices work at both our companies: 
 
Having some experience using Adobe Premiere is must. This position gives you full access to our 1000 square foot studio, Bi-Color LED lights, Mavic Pro Drone, DSLR gimbal, and our 70D Canons. Apprentices work at our East Lansing office on documentaries, corporate and news events. Gigs are paid. The firm is a 9-person East Lansing-based marketing firm that represents a variety of statewide / national clients. We also own a small news agency, C&R News.
 
We have 2019 iMacs running solid state drives. These are factory built iMacs for video production. Apprentices have complete access to our video and editing equipment, which, amazing. 
This is What Our Video Apprentices Do:
– Ronan floating gimbal with body harness. 
– operate a 4K drone (we’ll pay for your FAA license)
– use portable Bi-Color studio lights
– learn how edit at a pro-level, quickly
– know how to use LAV and boom mics
– learn how to capture audio tracks using our sound board and adobe audio tools.
– most importantly, you will learn project management from our project managers.
 
Whether you are heading to Hollywood, News, Documentaries for Corporate Film, you”ll get one hell of a start at C&R!
Best candidates will have experience and samples editing (simple) industrial/corporate videos using adobe premiere and after effects. Shoots take place in our studio and on location in lower Michigan. Occasionally our news agency projects require an overnight in Chicago, Columbus or Indy. Successful applicants will be fun, honest, and hardworking. Only respond if you are willing to work your BUTT off. This is a great place to do an apprenticeship if you’re a hard-worker.
 

News reporter on-air (assistant

Starting pay: $7.00

The jobs splits your time working at your two companies (same office) a broadcast news reporter and a social media marketing writer. Our East Lansing office houses our news agency and our marketing firm. 
 
 The person will produce and appear in stories for CR News covering primarily Michigan with a secondary focus on Indiana and Ohio. From May to Aug the position requires some travel and few over-night shoots. 
 
 
Applicant needs to have on-air experience at a college station or a local-access community news department. Ability to work under a tight deadline and multi-task is must have skill.
Responsibilities for our news agency:
– Work with news anchor to produce news coverage for one show per week. 
– Will need to juggle multiple stories and duties at once.
– Will need to boost post social media and build an audience.
 
Responsibilities for our marketing agency
– Be the face of the industries CR Marketing represents, such as alternative-fuel-vehicles, health care and entertainment.
– Organize FB / LinkedIn / Instagram live shoot on locations. 
 

News reporter on-air (assistant

Responsibilities for our news agency:
– Work with news anchor to produce news coverage for one show per week. 
– Will need to juggle multiple stories and duties at once.
– Will need to boost post social media and build an audience.
 
Responsibilities for our marketing agency
– Be the face of the industries CR Marketing represents, such as alternative-fuel-vehicles, health care and entertainment.
– Organize FB / LinkedIn / Instagram live shoot on locations. 
 

writer/researcher: industry magazines and public policy

Salary:  $15 to $20

This position serves two companies: C&R Marketing and C&R News. The position is a bit more advanced. The writer will produce magazine articles for our industry and medical publications. They will also write reports based on off the shelf research for trade associations. The writer will also work in our news division collecting data for news stories such as the Midwest opioid epidemic, human trafficking and economic issues.

Check out our two companies: 

 
 
 
The associate will work from home and from our East Lansing office. The writer will also work with our creative team members: web developers, social media managers. bonuses.

Graphic art and web design

Hourly Pay: $8 to $15

This position involves all aspects of web design and weaponizing digital marketing campaigns. You learn to development and maintain sites. Interns are taught how to complete major client projects and build skills that will land them a great job after graduation. 
 
MUST SEND LINKS TO YOUR WORK
 

The successful candidate will work for both of our companies at the same East Lansing office:

 
You’ll need a basic working knowledge of – WordPress Web Design. You are also to be familiar with HTML and CSS.
 
You will learn these soft skills:
– How to double your creative output.
– Learn to manage clients social media campaigns. 
– How a web/graphic artist collaborates with our photographers, videographers and writers.
– Create digital campaigns for social media marketing and TV news production.
– Design and build out multi-faceted WordPress websites.
 
 

Graphic art and web design

Hourly Pay: $8 to $15

This position involves all aspects of web design and weaponizing digital marketing campaigns. You learn to development and maintain sites. Interns are taught how to complete major client projects and build skills that will land them a great job after graduation. 
 
MUST SEND LINKS TO YOUR WORK
 

The successful candidate will work for both of our companies at the same East Lansing office:

 
You’ll need a basic working knowledge of – WordPress Web Design. You are also to be familiar with HTML and CSS.
 
You will learn these soft skills:
– How to double your creative output.
– Learn to manage clients social media campaigns. 
– How a web/graphic artist collaborates with our photographers, videographers and writers.
– Create digital campaigns for social media marketing and TV news production.
– Design and build out multi-faceted WordPress websites.
 
 
Most Exciting Element of the Job:
We are on the cutting edge of digital marketing our firm has worked with clients that built out the backbone of the internet here in Midwest. We don’t just buy paid posts we: 
– Geo-Fence, 
– We have in-house data minors that feed our “audience-mirroring.” 
– Our paid posts target by behavior, Geo and demos. 
– Our on-site data minors feed allow our digital marketing campaigns to hyper targeting.
-Our social media posts are coded to corresponding websites to track click behavior.
 

You Do Not Have To Have a Killer Portfolio To Get Apprenticeship At C&RHonesty, Grit and Being A Nice Person Gets You This Job. C&R’s art directors (Kathy and Joe) have teaching techniques that quickly advance students’ skills. Check out the C&R website www.CRmarketing.Biz The web, graphic art and videos are done by our MSU apprentice students under the direction of our art directors.

 
There’s no stuffy office decorum or office politics here. We focus on accomplishing the goals and objectives of our clients — period. It’s a fast-paced environment not recommended for folks with thin skin.
 
Being an Apprentice at C&R is a career builder.
 
 

Sports- model
spokeswoman

Hourly Pay: $7 to $12

CR News needs a sports-model spokeswoman for occasional weekends and weekday evenings. 
 
We are shooting the video series Get Out Get Healthy promoting the importance of being active outside. “Get off your butt!” is the call to action phrase for these shows. These three to six minute segments feature interviews with outdoor sports experts by one of our reporters. The spokesmodel will be the sport demonstrator reporting on how cool the sport is. 
 
Spokesperson needs to be athletic and have a variety of athletic wear such as Lululemon.

Sports- model
spokeswoman

Hourly Pay: $7 to $12

CR News needs a sports-model spokeswoman for occasional weekends and weekday evenings. 
 
We are shooting the video series Get Out Get Healthy promoting the importance of being active outside. “Get off your butt!” is the call to action phrase for these shows. These three to six minute segments feature interviews with outdoor sports experts by one of our reporters. The spokesmodel will be the sport demonstrator reporting on how cool the sport is. 
 
Spokesperson needs to be athletic and have a variety of athletic wear such as Lululemon.
The spokesmodel will participate in the activities listed above while our film crew records them and Kathy Schaefer our news director.
Spokesperson needs to be athletic and have light colored athletic wear such as Lululemon.
 
Send photo or portfolio to CR@CRnews.biz

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About CR Marketing and CR News

CR News / CR Marketing turns students into business professionals with apprenticeships available for those majoring in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, Photography, Videography, and Design. For 28 years MSU students have have been advancing their careers by working at CR News and CR Marketing. Our HandShake Trust Score is 95, yep…we are that cool.
 
About CR News 
We cover complex Midwest topics and deliver news to targeted audiences. Our writers and editors have backgrounds in economics, health care, environmental science and much more, CR News broadcasts on social media channels.   
 
About CR Marketing

CR is a marketing firm specializing in connecting complex products and services to highly specialized audiences. CR motivates change.