Apr 232014

Web Internship | Office of Information Technologies

Job Class: This paid position is a temporary part-time hourly internship position. Individual may use this internship towards credit at a college, university or equivalent institution.

Primary Functions: The Web intern will assist the New Media Manager and Web Content Developer with day-to-day operations of the diocesan Internet and Intranet sites. This involves content creation, design, as well as some audio and video creation. These functions will include working with diocesan staff, including but not limited to the Director of Information Technologies, New Media Manager, Web Content Developer, Photographer/Multimedia Specialist, clergy, parish and school personnel. Supervisor: Director of the Office of Information Technologies and New Media Manager of the Office for Information Technologies.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 10:53 am
Mar 172014

The Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association is now accepting applications for the 2014 Teresa Spatara Memorial Scholarship. The contest is open to both men and women who are currently juniors or seniors in college or in graduate school in Pennsylvania and who are Pennsylvania residents. The winner of the $1,500 prize is selected on the basis of proven journalistic ability, dedication to a newspaper career and general merit.
We are asking you as a journalism educator, collegiate newspaper adviser or editor, to pass on this information to your students interested in a print journalism career. We are also asking you to pass this along to any colleagues at other Pennsylvania colleges or universities who may or may not be aware of this opportunity.
More information and an online application can be found at www.pwpa.us/scholarship.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 11:23 am
Feb 032014

Once again, it is our pleasure to announce that the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, Local 38061, is offering two $1,500 undergraduate scholarships to students in print journalism and allied fields.

Since 1996, the Guild has awarded $46,000 to undergraduates who plan a career in Mass Communications. We seek your help in informing them that this money is again available to pay for tuition, for books, or for the electronic devices needed to pursue their studies. In the past, some winners have used this money to defray expenses during unpaid or low-wage internships.

The scholarships are open to students who have completed four semesters or more, or the equivalent in credits, and have at least one more semester before graduation. The scholarships are not intended for students entering or attending graduate school.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 7:29 pm
Oct 162013

We have a position open in marketing for a student with a writing/communication background.  We need someone who is reliable, a strong writer, and can work in an office with a lot going on all the time. :)

The majority of this person’s time will be devoted to writing for the SHU site, print and online marketing materials, and the occasional radio ad. They may also be pulled in to assist with marketing projects as they come up, such as photo/video shoots or social media marketing.
If you know of anyone who fits the bill and is looking for an internship for next semester, just have them email me.  Thanks!

All the best,

Rebecca Baker
Associate Director of Marketing & Content Strategy
Seton Hill University
Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 3:45 pm
Oct 112013

A local video production company is looking to hire a recent graduate for part-time work in Greensburg, as a video editor.

I am told the company wants someone to start “next month.”

If you are interested, send your resume to me (Dr. Jerz) and I’ll pass it along.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 5:07 pm
May 312013

The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association is currently searching for two creative, well organized, self-motivated individuals with excellent communication skills to assist with the production of a Pennsylvania newspaper video campaign.  Interns/Freelancers will travel to various community newspapers throughout the Commonwealth, interviewing and gathering footage that showcases the dynamic nature of the industry, the technological changes that these properties are leading the way in, and the strength of newspapers’ involvement and commitment to their communities. The end product will be used via live-viewing and also on websites. Estimated project completion date is August 30, 2013. A minimum of 20 hours per week is expected; $10/hour for internship. Would consider freelance proposal as well. Flexible work hours possible.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the end-to-end process from storyboarding to logistics to shooting to editing and publishing of the video
  • Film video and shoot photographs in studio and field environments
  • Contribute to mixing and editing to create polished and engaging videos
  • Ability to deliver videos with cuts, graphics, sound and other elements that convey a quality production value and a level of technical sophistication
  • Plan and perform video post-production tasks which include reviewing footage, recommending and making edits, rough cuts, audio/video adjustments and final editing using Adobe Premiere Pro and/or Apple Final Cut Pro software, Adobe After Effects, etc.
  • Selected candidates must attend weekly status update meetings to be held in Harrisburg, Pa.
Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 3:56 pm
May 262013

Staff Writer
Employer: The Indiana Gazette
Location: Indiana,PA
Date Posted/Updated: 05/21/13
Job ID: 85334
Job Description:
The Indiana Gazette, a family-owned 15,000-circulation p.m. daily located in a beautiful western Pennsylvania college town about 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, seeks a talented writer who can deliver hard-hitting news stories and well-crafted features with equal grace. We’re looking for a wordsmith who can bring issues home to readers with clarity and impact and who understands that readers crave local news above all else. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who has the ability to work closely with other staffers every day. Knowledge of curating and posting content to the Web and social media platforms is a plus. We’re serious about what we do, which shows in our consistently outstanding performance in annual journalism contests. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.


Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 10:48 am
Mar 042013


Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 1:42 pm
Jan 092013

This unique 3-day internship, entitled the Online Reporter Project, is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors (PSNE) and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA) Foundation. We’re looking for college juniors or seniors enrolled in journalism or communications programs in Pennsylvania. Student interns will work one-on-one with industry professionals to produce a comprehensive, live website during our annual Pennsylvania Press Conference, May 16-18. They will conduct interviews, report on industry issues, cover convention speeches and awards programs, and network with editors from across the state. For more information and to download the application form, visit the PNA website at http://www.pa-newspaper.org/programs/students/psneonlinereporter.

Please share this information with your students and encourage them to apply for this great opportunity!

Applications must be received at the PNA Foundation, 3899 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110, by Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 12:02 pm
Jan 082013

This arrived by email today:

PSR is a monthly sports newspaper with a very large daily online
component. We are looking to fill three positions.

Our editorial interns are required to handle several assignments per month
for the print edition, as well as several weekly assignments for the
website. Much of the online work consists of game stories written on
deadline (mostly prepared from online box scores), while the print
assignments include a variety of work from feature stories to research. We
typically require our interns to work one day per month at our office
location to assist with copy-editing, although that is not a necessity (we
have had interns from out of the Pittsburgh area).

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 5:35 pm
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