Dennis G. Jerz

Nov 282016
A Seton Hill Colleague writes:
I have a friend who has developed a blog on fly fishing…. He has about 100 unique users per day, and now has 500 subscribers to the blog. He works in tech / IT, but does not otherwise have a background in writing and does not have a social media plan as part of the blog. He was interested in the possibility of an SHU intern who could help with some or all of the following:
  • editing
  • writing
  • marketing
  • social media integration
So, if you have a student with an entrepreneurial streak, this could be a valuable experience. If you think of someone, let me know and I will connect you directly with my blogger. (Not a paid internship.)
If you are interested, please contact me (Dr. Jerz) by email, and I will connect you with the poster.
Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 1:38 pm
Oct 222016

Pittsburgh Magazine offers part-time internships for editorial, Weddings (editorial), marketing and photography. To be considered, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Feel free to review position descriptions here.

Internships are unpaid. Interns must receive college credit for the experience, and they are acknowledged in the magazine’s masthead.

Fall 2016: June 15, 2016

Spring 2017: Nov. 1, 2016

Summer 2017: Feb. 1, 2017

For the editorial, photography and Weddings internships: Please send a resume, cover letter and any relevant clips to associate editor Lauren Davidson:

For the marketing internship: Please send a resume and cover letter to marketing assistant Christine Schell:

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 9:54 am
Oct 182016
Varsity Views is currently looking for talented and hard-working student contributors to join our community. We help contributors pursue their passion by providing a national audience to showcase their work. We also offer expert editorial feedback on submissions, so students can better hone their craft while creating a professional portfolio. Unlike other contributor-based platforms, we reward our contributors for every article published and can also offer course credit when applicable.
Varsity Views is a USA Today Sports Digital Property and our content has been featured by ESPN, CBS Sports, and The Huffington Post. You can find more information about the opportunity in the attached packet, as well as at
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Otherwise, if you could pass this information on to your department’s professors and students, it would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 3:06 pm
Oct 182016

The Greensburg Community Development Corporation is looking to hire interns for spring 2017 semester! Interviews will be held during November with the student selected before the conclusion of the fall semester.

College students majoring in English, communication, journalism, marketing and business are encouraged to apply.  The internship will focus on print and electronic promotional methods sharing information with businesses, organizations, institutions and residents in Greensburg. The intern will be given assignments to build a portfolio featuring writing, editing, public relations and computer skills.

To become an intern, an applicant must show an interest in promoting the City of Greensburg as well as possessing highly developed skills in writing and editing.  While at the GCDC, the intern will interview local business owners and community leaders, coordinate Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts about community events and design real estate promotional sheets.

A significant assignment will be writing content and completing the layout of the electronic newsletter called ThinkGreensburg.  This bi-weekly newsletter is emailed to 1,200 community and business contacts.

Students going into their senior year are highly encouraged to apply, as this is a great opportunity to learn more about editing, writing, business and marketing.  A full description of the internship opportunity is available by calling or emailing the GCDC office at 724.689.0040

Students must email or send in a resume as well as a cover letter, detailing their interest in the internship. Application deadline isNovember 9th.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 2:25 pm
Oct 172016

The Times-Tribune, an award-winning daily newspaper in Scranton, Pennsylvania, has an immediate opening for a business reporter who will thrive creating breaking news and enterprise stories for our business section.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced journalist with several years’ beat experience and interest in business, banking and finance. He or she must have high standards, sophisticated insight into public and business affairs, a fluid writing style, tough reporting skills – and the clips to show it.

The Times-Tribune, a family-owned daily newspaper, has a strong focus on digital so the business reporter will need to understand the basics and importance of the Web in breaking news.

Interested candidates should send a letter, resume and five clips that display the ability to understand and relate complex financial and legal stories to a general readership. Please send materials to Larry Holeva, Executive Editor, The Times-Tribune, 149 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503 or email

Deadline: Noon, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 10:58 am
Jul 252016

Chris Ulicne, 2008 graduate of SHU and Setonian veteran, and now an editor for the Latrobe Bulletin, writes:

Hi Dr. Jerz,

My editor asked me to pass this along to you to see if there are any recent grads from SHU’s journalism program who might be interested.

Full-Time General News/Sports Reporter

The position involves covering local and county meetings, police beat, writing features, covering sports, rewriting news releases, etc. Only applicants who are knowledgeable about Westmoreland County and western Pennsylvania and have some writing experience will be considered. Pagination/QuarkXpress experience and some photography is a big plus. Contact Steve Kittey at or mail resume to 1211 Ligonier St., Box 111, Latrobe, PA 15650.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 10:31 am
Mar 072016

Write a news feature on deadline in Pittsburgh, for a chance to win awards of up to $1000.

The contest entrants will interview the speaker together for approximately one hour, and then they will have two hours to write a news feature story based on the information gathered in the session. The 2016 interviewee is janera solomon, executive director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty. The interview session will be held on Friday, March 18 at 9 a.m. at Point Park University, 201 Wood St., downtown Pittsburgh. Students will meet the subjects in 200 Lawrence Hall and then write their stories in a computer lab in a two-hour time period.

Details: Gertrude Gordon Writing Scholarship Contest

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 1:30 pm
Feb 042016

Untitled1Pittsburgh Sports Report, Inc. publishes a bi-monthly sports newspaper (Pittsburgh Sports Report), a bi-monthly magazine for parents of young athletes (KidSPORTS Magazine) and maintains daily-updated websites and social media platforms. Interns are expected to contribute to any and/or all of the publications, both hardcopy and/or online.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 1:33 pm
Jan 272016



VICE Media and the Center for Communication are launching a fellowship program, open to students across the country, that will place two journalism students from underrepresented communities at VICE in Summer 2016.

Participants in the fellowship will spend 8 weeks at VICE in the summer of 2016 and will also have opportunities to engage with other media organizations, arranged by the Center for Communication. VICE will cover a $5,000 stipend for each fellow, as well as travel and accommodations. For more details and information on how to apply, visit our site.


Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 11:30 am
Oct 132015

Pittsburgh Magazine is seeking spring 2016 marketing, photography, editorial and weddings/editorial interns. Please visit for more information, position descriptions and contact information to apply. Please also note the application deadline is Nov. 6.

We hope you will have a chance to promote these opportunities to your students.

Please let me know if you have questions. Thanks for your time.

Lauren Davidson
Associate Editor
Pittsburgh Magazine

office: 412/304-0916

fax: 412/304-0938


twitter: @laurenmylo

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600 Waterfront Drive, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 2:03 pm