Sales – Account Executive

There are no open positions at this time.

Email resumes to Kimberly Phillips: kphillips@whirlmagazine.com


There are currently no internships available. Please check back again next semester.


*Interns must coordinate with an academic advisor to receive school credit. Hours are flexible, but must fall within the following time frame: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Editorial / Fashion Internship (Currently not accepting applications)

Must have an interest in magazines and publishing, the ability to use Mac platforms, a working knowledge of AP style, and the ability to meet deadlines. Copy editing skills are also a plus. Primary duties include fact checking, research, event write–ups, clerical work, and database entry. Interns who meet and exceed these requirements in the workplace will be given the opportunity to write larger profiles and features. Successful fashion interns will meet the above requirements in addition to managing small photo shoots of products and assisting on feature photo shoots.

Email resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Matthew Hacke at mhacke@whirlmagazine.com

Graphic Design Internship (Currently not accepting applications)

Primary duties may include designing and laying out magazine pages, creating ads, photo editing and re–touching, creating web-ready graphics, using a CMS to post and edit web content, developing designs and logos for special sections and events, archiving past issues, helping with production, and assisting at photo shoots. Candidates must have working knowledge of the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign as well as a familiarity with Mac platforms. We prefer design interns to have basic knowledge of HTML. Candidates should have a strong portfolio. Previous work experience in design is also a plus.

Email resume, cover letter, and 3-5 design samples to Jason Solak at jsolak@whirlmagazine.com

Advertising / Marketing / Sales Internship (Currently not accepting applications)

Must be deadline-driven and interested in learning about an industry that is quick to change and tricky to target. Candidates should think strategically, prioritize effectively, finish projects accurately and on time, take initiative, and pay attention to industry-related trends. A typical week may include coordinating traffic of art between clients and sales staff, creating and maintaining media lists, providing support to business manager and events editor, learning how to analyze and define market segmentation trends and translate into sales and event opportunities, learning about cross-promotion and marketing, assisting with the planning and execution of special events, and assisting with the distribution of promotional materials and/or press releases.

Required technical skills include proficiency in MS Excel and MS Access and experience using SPSS or another statistical program. Automobile and current driving license strongly preferred.

Photography Internship (Currently not accepting applications)

Must be able to fulfill a variety of duties, which may include in-studio or on-location photo shoots and event coverage, photo editing and re-touching, helping with production, and assisting at photo shoots. Candidates must have working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, and a familiarity with Mac platforms. Basic knowledge of studio lighting, manual exposure, and color correcting is preferred.

Candidates should have a strong portfolio, a DLS Camera, memory cards, and the ability to shoot RAW images compatible with Adobe CS3. Previous work experience in photography is encouraged.

Photography interns may also be required to:

  • Style and photograph clothing, accessories, or similar products
  • Use his/her own digital SLR camera to shoot RAW images
  • Lift heavy equipment
  • Assist on evening or weekend events
  • Record IDs or attend a second photo shoot
  • Retouch and color correct images
  • Cut out images
  • Resize photos for web use
  • Prepare photographs for sale / update text using SmugMug
  • Print contact sheets
  • Continue in organization of CD Directory Filing System

To apply, email resume, cover letter, and 3-5 photo samples to Jason Solak at jsolak@whirlmagazine.com

Digital Media Internship (Currently not accepting applications)

WHIRL is seeking a detail-oriented, forward-thinking individual to assist our Digital Media Director with the creation, execution, and analysis of social media and email campaigns, website content, and digital advertising promotions. Candidate must possess a strong working knowledge of WordPress and the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, as well as a familiarity with Mac platforms. Basic knowledge of HTML and SEO practices preferred. Ideal candidate will exhibit a strong, professional social media presence and display confidence utilizing various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite, Pinterest, etc.) as they pertain to small business functions. Exceptional writing skills are required, as candidate will be asked to conceptualize and produce weekly blog posts covering an assortment of topics (food, fashion, sports, health, music, etc.) relevant to the Pittsburgh area. Additional assignments may include resizing and optimizing images for web use, uploading and structuring website content, aiding in the development of social media and/or email campaigns and strategies, building and organizing a variety of online resources and directories, learning how to analyze digital trends and data to increase brand awareness and online audience, and assisting with public relations efforts and press release distribution.