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.
In the wake of the closure a year ago of the McKeesport Daily News, we've had several inquiries about advertising at Tube City Almanac and our sister site, McKeesport Obituaries.
We are still finding our way around; Tube City Community Media remains an all-volunteer organization, and we don't have anyone who is actively able to sell advertising. The advertising you do see on the sites is supplied by Google Adsense, and we net $2 or $3 per day from it --- not enough to pay anyone.
But since people are asking, and we do want to provide a service to the community, current rates will be as follows, until further notice:
- A static photo, image or logo, with up to a 50-word description, will be $25 per week on either site.
- A 30-second video advertisement, posted on either site for 30 days, will be $150.
- A 60-second video advertisement, posted on either site for 30 days, will be $250.
I hope that sounds fair. Our traffic has gone up about 300 percent since the loss of the paper. We're not looking to gouge anyone, but we'll never grow if we don't bring in some revenue.
We can do the video in-house, based on your script and photos, unless you have something already.
And we can take a check or money order made out to Tube City Community Media Inc., or a PayPal donation to email@example.com.
Originally published December 19, 2016.