SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The RadioAlabama network seeks to build greater working and professional relationships with our region’s best and brightest high school students.
The goal of the RadioAlabama School Ambassador Program is to cultivate, build, and maintain connections with up-and-coming area high school students along with helping our media outlets inform the public about their school’s events, activities, and sports. Student ambassadors will contribute to the RadioAlabama multimedia platforms including radio, video, online, and social media along with occasional opportunities to earn cash commissions as part of strategic sales efforts.
“When it comes to helping cultivate real-world communication, journalism, and marketing skills in students, we couldn’t be more excited,” said Michael Brannon, Executive Vice President of RadioAlabama. “All of us here at RadioAlabama agree: if we had these opportunities when we were in high school, we would have taken every opportunity. By opening our workplace, and even workflow to a certain extent, to our qualified student ambassadors, we are allowing them to network, learn, and be a step ahead some of their peers when they enter college or the workforce.”
Applicants must have a desire to enter the communications, journalism, sales, or marketing fields. Students must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, a friendly demeanor, and outgoing personality. Student ambassadors will learn real-life skills from RadioAlabama’s award-winning team of journalists, sales professionals, and broadcasters.
The RadioAlabama School Ambassador Program is open to one student each from Sylacauga, B.B. Comer, Fayetteville, Winterboro, and Childersburg, in grades 10-12, between August – May each year. Students may re-apply annually.
Each student ambassador will be awarded a $1,500 cash scholarship at the end of their internship. Together, the student ambassadors will create a unique service project during their internship.
Ambassadors will receive RadioAlabama apparel to be worn responsibly, headshot and bio on the RadioAlabama website, and expected to commit an average of five hours per week with assigned duties. Ambassadors may be asked to
• attend special RadioAlabama events and promotions
• interact on social media
• communicate with clients
• contribute to RadioAlabama platforms weekly about school-related and sporting events
Ambassadorships are available for the balance of this school year for a prorated amount and for the full 2021-2022 school year.
To apply, visit radioalabama.net/schoolambassador
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 5:00 p.m. Selected applicants will be notified for in-person/virtual interviews held the week of Feb. 8. Ambassadorships begin Monday, March 1.
Based in Sylacauga, Marble City Media LLC and the RadioAlabama network is the state’s fastest-growing radio group with six FM signals and two AMs in east-central Alabama. RadioAlabama’s offers traditional over-the-air, audio/video, and digital marketing solutions. RadioAlabama brands include MIX 106.5, FOX Sports Central Alabama on 98.3 FM, 105.1 WRFS, KiX 100.3, KiX 96.3, AU100, SylacaugaNews.com, and RadioAlabama Sports. RadioAlabama stations can be heard on-air, online, on native apps for iOS and Android devices, on iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and Amazon Echo devices.
Following its first acquisition in 2012, the company purchased stations in Alexander City and Ashland in 2016 and constructed new stations in 2014, 2015, and 2016. The company’s stations won ABBY Awards for broadcast excellence in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and were home of the Alabama Broadcasters Association’s Broadcaster of the Year in 2014 and Best Morning Show in 2016 and 2017. Principal Lee Perryman was inducted into the Alabama Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame in 2014. Marble City Media LLC is an active member of the Alabama Broadcasters Association, National Association of Broadcasters, Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce, Greater Coosa Valley Chamber of Commerce, Greater Talladega Area Chamber of Commerce, Coosa County Chamber of Commerce, Alexander City Chamber of Commerce, and Dadeville Area Chamber of Commerce, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, and Opelika Chamber of Commerce.