Tube City Community Media Inc. is seeking freelance writers to help cover city council, news and feature stories in McKeesport, Duquesne, White Oak and the neighboring communities. High school and college students seeking work experience are encouraged to apply; we are willing to work with students who need credit toward class assignments. Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples and the name of a reference (an employer, supervisor, teacher, etc. -- not a relative) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ads start at $1 per day, minimum seven days.
I’ve gotten a number of inquiries about the “Tube City Writers” program being advertised on Facebook and Twitter.
“Tube City Writers” is a program of Point Park University and is not affiliated with Tube City Community Media Inc. When the program was created, our board asked them to consider changing their name, because we felt it would be confusing. They declined.
If you are interested in “Tube City Writers,” you will need to contact them at the address listed in their advertisements.
Along the same lines, we are not “McKeesport Community Newsroom,” which is also a Point Park University program.
We do accept opinion pieces and commentary submitted by local authors, and we pay, upon publication, for news stories of interest to McKeesport, Duquesne, North Versailles Twp., White Oak and the surrounding area.
We are especially interested in recruiting people to help us cover Duquesne. If you are interested, let me know.
Tube City Community Media Inc.
Originally published February 10, 2021.