May 20, 2021
/ by Rocky Parker
See the original post on Beyond Bylines.
If you’re nearing the end of your time in journalism school and preparing to graduate, congratulations! The last year has presented numerous challenges, and finishing college is a huge accomplishment.
But entering the job market can be intimidating. Unfortunately, there’s not one central place listing all the job and internship opportunities. So it’s important to not just rely on one source. You should be checking for job openings in multiple places so that you don’t miss out on a good opportunity.
We want to help by providing a list of sites to check for the latest openings.
And great news: Almost all of these resources are free to access.
These job boards are updated regularly with openings across the industry and around the country (including remote positions):
This isn't a comprehensive list and there are lots of sites with job postings out there. Make sure to also check out listings on the websites of individual publishers, journalism organizations, and cultural associations, for example.
There are several great newsletters out there to help media job seekers stay on top of the latest opportunities.
Hint: Sign up for media industry newsletters like Hot Pod, Deez Links, and Ann Friedman Weekly. Keep an eye out for calls for writers and classified sections in these regular emails.
Beginning a career can be daunting and overwhelming. Connect with a mentor to get your questions answered and feel supported.
Here are a few helpful tips that have recently been shared via social media and publications:
Gwendolyn Wu, healthcare reporter at the Houston Chronicle, recently had a helpful Twitter thread with tips for internship applicants. While the tips came from the outlet’s hiring committee, they really are applicable for any job.
Wu said, "It's best to send your clips as PDFs (or self-hosted links). We had several applications where we were paywalled out of their work. And send your best work. Few, if any, typos, and definitely nothing with a correction. Show us the full range of your journalistic abilities."
And make sure to check out our post "That newsroom dream job? Here’s what it takes to land it." for more application pointers.
Poynter is always a great resource for those new to the industry. In a recent post, The Lead’s Taylor Blatchford offered tips for optimizing your portfolio. Among her pointers:
Thanks (or no thanks, depending on your feelings about Zoom) to the pandemic, many interviews have moved to a virtual format -- and the practice is likely to stick around. Indeed.com has a helpful blog post and video with tips to set yourself up for success.
Indeed explains that "virtual communication requires special considerations and adjustments due to the limited ability to read body language and facial expressions."
Get the latest updates on PR, communications and marketing best practices.
Keep up with everything Cision. Check here for the most current product news.
Thought leadership and communications strategy for the C-suite written by the C-suite.
A blog for and about the media featuring trends, tips, tools, media moves and more.
1-877-297-8912from 8 AM - 5 PM CT