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

Washington’s Landing

600 Waterfront Drive, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 2:03 pm
Aug 192015

Message from Steve Gifford, of the Greensburg Community Development Corp

Autumn Stankay is the owner of SkySight Photography in Greensburg. She is seeking an intern for the fall to help in the studio. Autumn is seeking someone who is really detailed oriented, can write well, and is tech savvy. They would be doing a lot of blog writing and her newsletter. The student will need to be able to follow tasks and not deviate from it by getting distracted. 

409 Coulter Ave.
Greensburg PA 15601
Do you have any students that may have an interest in the position? If so, I will make an introduction. Or, you can contact Autumn directly.

Steven Gifford
Greensburg Community Development Corp
41 West Otterman Street, Ste 520
Greensburg, PA 15601

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 11:36 pm
Aug 042015


Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 5:59 pm
Jul 232015

A Facebook friend posted the following job ad:

Digital Marketing/Social Media/Writer (From Home)
compensation: Salary based part-time
Responsibilities include:
-Content writing for client websites, including blogs, banners and press releases
-Developing and executing social media strategies
-Managing the needs of several campaigns at once

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter that explains why you are perfect for this position to
Required experience: Writing/Social Media: 1 year
Part Time from Home – 10-15 hours a week

It’s a fun job with great pay… best of all – the position doesn’t require you to leave your house. This isn’t a commission based job, this is a salaried position

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 2:41 pm
Jul 092015

Hey, students! Our Marketing Department has a few positions open for you this fall. We are hiring one Video Blogger and a team of Social Media Contributors. These positions will help create engaging content for social media,, and other uses. Plus, they’re great resume builders! Learn more at and Email with any questions. (P.S. Freshmen are welcome to apply, too!)


Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 12:36 am
Jul 082015


I believe my colleague Sean Collier spoke to one of your magazine-writing classes a few years ago.

I am reaching out today to let you know we’re still accepting internship applications for the fall 2015 term. I believe Seton Hill is on our e-distribution list for internship details, but I thought it was best to ensure someone on staff had updated information for the next semester. If someone has an interest and submits the application a few days after the deadline (July 13), that is fine.

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


Kristina Martin
Associate Editor, Pittsburgh Magazine

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 11:53 pm
Apr 282015

What Can You Do With an English Degree?

It’s all too common for English majors to hear “What can you do with an English degree?” from well-meaning relatives and friends, implying that the most viable career for an English major is that of a “starving artist.” So what can you do with an English degree? Well, it turns out, you can do a lot of things. Seton Hill English graduates share their stories of how the English program at Seton Hill helped them land fulfilling careers where they use English everyday. –Regina Solomond (2015 Seton Hill Creative Writing Major; New Media Journalism Minor)

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 5.35.23 PMAfter graduating Seton Hill University (SHU) in 2014, new media journalism major Olivia Goudy immediately began writing as a reporter for the Herald Standard, a daily newspaper in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Goudy’s determination and persistence helped her in securing her job. She applied for an internship with the newspaper her junior year, and even though she did not get the internship, she approached them about wanting to do freelance work to get into the business. During her senior year at SHU, she continued communicating with the Herald Standard. She contacted one of the editors about a career in journalism in March, and coincidentally it happened to be the day another reporter had put in his two week’s notice. “Everything fell into place after that,” said Goudy, who was the Editor-in-Chief for the SHU newspaper, the Setonian.

Posted by Dennis G. Jerz at 10:23 am