Monday, September 29, 2008

SF event: Journalism job and internship fair

San Fransisco State University will host a journalism job and internship fair on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Early registration is only $7 if paid by Oct. 5; on-site registration is $25.

Recruiters scheduled to attend so far:
Alameda Sun, Associated Press, Bay Area News Group - East Bay, East Bay Express, El Reportero, El Tecolote, Independent Arts & Media, KALW 91.7, KRON4, New America Media, San Mateo Daily Journal, The Press Democrat, Wiretap Magazine, KQED-FM, All Voices, CBS 5/KPIX, The Globe Newspapers, Curve Magazine, Tikkun Magazine, WIP Magazine, The Western Edition, OhDANG! Magazine, Sierra Club Magazine, Colorlines Magazine. MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Find journalism job recruiters

Two of the biggest challenges in finding your first journalism job are 1) figuring out which media outlets are willing to hire entry-level candidates, and b) making sure your resume gets in the right person's hands.

This may help.

It's a list of recruiters who attended a journalism job fair at a major j-school. All kinds of media outlets are listed: newspapers, magazines, websites, radio and TV stations. Since they were recruiting at a journalism school, chances are they're willing to consider entry-level candidates. Some outlets seem to have sent reporters to the event, but many sent recruiters -- and their names and contact info are listed. The list is from 2007 (2008 wasn't available), so some info may no longer be correct.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Magazines expected to avoid staff cuts

Although their newsstand sales are down, U.S. magazines are not expected to experience the large staff cuts now plaguing the newspaper industry.

“The newspaper and magazine industries really only share one thing – they both use paper,” Barry Hollander, associate journalism professor at the University of Georgia's Grady College, recently told PRWeek. “Newspapers are a geographic niche; magazines are a subject niche. The reasons [people buy] papers and magazines are totally different.”

In addition, magazines tend to rely more on freelancers, analysts say, so they don't have large staffs like papers.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Find business journalism jobs

Looking for a journalism job covering business? The American Society of Business Publication Editors has a job bank that contains exclusive listings that are regularly updated. I've added the link to's journalism jobs page.

-Mark Grabowski

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Share your journalism job search experiences

I'm looking for quotes from young journalists.

I'm writing a column for the young journalists section of Quill on the importance of networking in the job search.

As with virtually every field, many journalism job openings don't seem to be advertised. I know of one editor, for example, who said she won't post jobs on popular websites because she doesn't want to have to sort through hundreds of resumes. So, the only way to find out about some jobs is through word-of-mouth: by attending conferences, keeping in touch with editors, getting heads-ups from friends at other media outlets when a co-worker leaves (and they'll probably fill the position), etc.

Do you have any comments, anecdotes or experiences to share relating to this? If so, please e-mail me ASAP at


-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Find UK journalism jobs

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Find journalism jobs in the UK and overseas is basically the British equivalent of In addition to having lengthy journalism jobs listings that are updated regularly, it lists industry news, awards, freelance opportunities, advice and more. The focus is definitely on the UK, but there's plenty of useful info on there for every journalist, regardless of nationality.

For more journalism jobs and journalism job boards, visit's jobs page.

-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New journalism jobs website is now listed on's jobs page.

“We are going to specialize in journalism employment & news …” a website official e-mailed me today. “We're hoping to average 5-10+ new job postings a day in the coming weeks.”

Check it out at

-Professor Mark Grabowski

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

More praise for

Ken Jost, Supreme Court Editor of CQ Press, e-mails us: "Perhaps if I'd read this [Web site] 30 years ago, I might be editor of the New York Times by now."

"Too often, young journalists don't have a road map with which to navigate the industry -- instead, they're given gloomy assessments about the job market and then shoved out into it," says J.T. Rushing, state capital bureau chief for the Florida-Times Union. "What Mark has created is a terrific, must-read resource for reporters in that category which we were all in at one point. His site is unique, it's invaluable, it's comprehensive and it is most certainly recommended.

Says the Aggie Journalists blog: " has a whole raft of solid links to national internship listings — more than a dozen, including ASNE's bank and chains/organizations such as the AP and Freedom Communications, which owns five Texas papers."

"Looks great," e-mails Chandra Turner, founder and president of , a networking and mentoring organization committed to helping aspiring and junior-level editors reach their dream magazine jobs.

Thanks, everyone!

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Friday, April 27, 2007

We're #1!

The Society for News Design recently ranked it as the #1 job resource for soon-to-be journalism graduates.

In second place was the long-venerated


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