The Deadline for the Edgell & Littleford Scholarship has been extended to FEBRUARY 20

Every year, the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) awards the Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship to two students from Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing program who demonstrate an understanding of—and interest in—the business-to-business (B2B) media industry.

These scholarships are $1000 each, paid directly to selected students at the Spring M.S. in Publishing Advisory Board meeting on March 8, 2018.

The 2018 Edgell and Littleford Scholarships, granted by Connectiv, is a wonderful opportunity to explore B2B publishing and think about how publishing skills can apply across industries.


To apply, interested students must submit their application to Professor Denning (jdenning@pace.edu) at 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 805F, no later than 5pm on February 20, 2018.


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The Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship

Every year, the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) awards the Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship to two students from Pace University’s M.S. in Publishing program who demonstrate an understanding of—and interest in—the business-to-business (B2B) media industry.

These scholarships are $1000 each, paid directly to selected students at the Spring M.S. in Publishing Advisory Board meeting on March 8, 2018.

The 2018 Edgell and Littleford Scholarships, granted by Connectiv, is a wonderful opportunity to explore B2B publishing and think about how publishing skills can apply across industries. Continue reading “The Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship”

Summer Internship Opportunity with BPEF in Washington DC

Summer Internships Available in Washington DC through BPEF program!

The Business Press Educational Foundation announces new summer internship openings in Washington DC. The openings, at b-to-b media leader Hanley Wood, focus on five functional areas: editorial, web production and design, data, video and marketing. BPEF is looking to fill these positions immediately.

Each position will offer 30-40 hours per week – specific hours are flexible within Hanley Wood’s core business hours (8:30AM – 5:30PM). Each intern will be paid $12 per hour.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Art, Marketing or a related field required.  Recent college graduates preferred.  College seniors will also be considered for the program.

The openings are:

Editorial & Content Aggregation Intern

The Editorial & Content Aggregation intern should possess exceptional writing and editing skills and strong analytic skills.  Meticulous attention to detail and factual accuracy are crucial skills in this role.  Responsibilities will include compiling and writing news stories and profiles, researching story leads, writing, fact-checking, copyediting, and reviewing editorial submissions and correspondence.

This individual should also have experience using blogs and social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  He/she may also be responsible for generating traffic, increase loyalty, encourage word of mouth promotion, and make connections with online audience.

Web Production & Interactive Design Intern

The Web Production & Interactive Design intern will support the design team in the production of graphic design material and editorial layouts.  Program participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6), especially Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  This individual will participate in development of new e-mail newsletters, special projects, and implementation of new Web technologies.  Candidates should be currently pursuing a degree in graphic design or comparable field.

Data & Infographics Intern

The Data & Infographics intern will work with our Interactive Design team to help produce online and print design pieces. This individual must be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite and will be expected to contribute creative and well-thought out design projects.

Video Intern

The Video intern will work on projects that supplement our print and online text content and enhance the audience experience.  Program participants should be interested in shooting, producing and editing video as well as understanding the role video plays on effective news and information sites.

Marketing Intern

The Marketing Internship is an opportunity to gain meaningful experience in a corporate marketing environment.  The selected intern will work alongside a seasoned group of marketing professionals and will learn and become involved in marketing principles and practices for a national top 10 B2B media company.  Hanley Wood Interns will be exposed to many aspects of our business and play a meaningful role in the marketing operations.

How to Apply

To apply, click here and fill out the online application for the BPEF program (please specify which internship you wish to apply for). Please note relevant experience and any proficiency with Adobe CS6. Candidates must have housing in Washington DC.

What is B-to-B media?

B-to-B media is critical to how business professionals make decisions, buy products, set strategies and more. In an ABM video, veteran b-to-b journalist Matthew Weinstock says, “This is a way to sink your teeth into a subject matter, and become a subject-matter expert, and then learn how to craft that into a story that really impacts the reader.”

Alaric DeArment, associate editor at Lebhar-Friedman’s DrugStore News Group, started out in the company as a BPEF intern.

“The BPEF’s internship program was a welcome addition to my journalism education and laid a strong groundwork for my subsequent career, providing me with valuable insights about journalism in general and business journalism in particular,” said DeArment.

About BPEF

The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) internship program gives college students the chance to work at business media companies, in either editorial or non-editorial roles. The program was established in 1985 by Harold W, McGraw, Jr., chairman of The McGraw-Hill Companies and is associated with ABM, the association of business information and media companies.

Since its founding, BPEF has placed over 700 students in internships at leading media companies, and, at the same time, has actively promoted business media. Interns are placed in a variety of areas critical to modern b-to-b media businesses — including content, design, audience development and e-media — working for credit or for pay.

For more information about BPEF, including example publications, click here.

Scholarships at Pace from ABM

This week at the advisory board meeting, Kahila Barnes of American Business Media (ABM) and The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) presented three Pace students with scholarships for their hard work and dedication to publishing. The following students each received scholarships in the amount of $1000.00.  The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) is a non-profit foundation, created in 1985 by Harold W. McGraw Jr., of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Since then, BPEF has worked to promote the business information industry among aspiring publishers nationwide through a unique internship program and various scholarship programs. Over the last twenty years, BPEF has placed hundreds of students in internships and awarded more than 50 scholarships. 

 

William Littleford Scholarship

 

Jenna Vaccaro is the recipient of the William Littleford Scholarship, an award given to scholars interested in magazine publishing. Jenna is so thrilled to be honored with this prize, and will use it to promote her publishing career further. William Littleford (August 4, 1914-May 14 2008) was the chairman of Billboard Publications, and the magazine grew remarkably under his tenure. He served as chairman of the American Business Media and established the William D. Littleford Awards for Corporate Communications. Mr. Littleford had also done extensive environmental conservation in Puerto Rico. Jenna thanks all those who have helped her to achieve her goals, and especially the American Business Media for providing her with this opportunity. As a music lover, she couldn’t be more thrilled with the nature of this award. Click here to read Jenna’s speech thanking the BPEF.

Edgell Scholarships

Andrew Villagomez and Cheryl Wilson are this years winners of the Robert Edgell Scholarship. Every year two students from Pace University receive a scholarship for their hard work and dedication at Pace. Robert Edgell (April 27, 1921- January 1, 1991)was the chairman of Edgell Communications, a BtoB magazine publisher. Edgell was extremely successful, and is posthumously sharing his legacy with Pace students. Andrew thanks Professor Denning for nominating him for the award and is currently pursuing a career in magazine publishing. Cheryl is honored to be chosen as a recipient of this scholarship, and has great enthusiasm for the magazine industry. These two recipients would make Robert Edgell extremely proud. Click here to read Andrew and Cheryl’s speeches thanking the BPEF.

 

Link of the Week: Business Press Educational Foundation

Harold W. McGraw Jr., Chairman Emeritus of The McGraw-Hill Companies, established the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) in 1985. It is affiliated with American Business Media and has sought out college students nationwide who are interested in the unique internship program and various scholarship programs. Ever since its creation, BPEF has placed over 700 students in internships and offered more than 50 scholarships. Once such opportunity is Vision Monday, which is the leading information provider (both print and digital) in the eyewear industry/vision care field. The BPEF is devoted to placing the most qualified students in positions that fit their needs, interests, and talents. Use this resource to your advantage, and find the perfect opportunity for you!

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