Tag: jobs

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, May 2, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on tips for students to find jobs and internships and ideas for effective interviewing and networking. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. It will be guest-moderated by Jen Mizgata of the Online News Association (ONA). Special [...] more »

by Lauren Simonis

You’re sitting in the back of a giant lecture hall as a professor goes on about some theory. You’re taking good notes and you like her style, but you’ve never been to her office hours. And while she might remember your face, she definitely doesn’t know your name. You just made a huge mistake. It [...] more »

by Susan Currie Sivek

Dear journalism and media students: The end is near. The end of college, that is. When you launch into the world from your comfortable collegiate nest, you’ll want to be prepared with a terrific portfolio of work that demonstrates your skills. You need a sleek, versatile digital residence that can host all the forms of [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Are map issues killing iPhone 5 buzz? (CNBC) 2. Facebook updating its mobile apps every 1-2 months (Venturebeat) 3. ESPN building a Twitter-style stream of its own sports content (GigaOm) 4. “Even for twentysomethings, the job description is clear: Everyone is [...] more »

by Corbin Hiar

Click image to read more in this series In my first article for our special Beyond Content Farms series, I examined the opportunities available to writers at some of the biggest content farms. Today, I look at jobs covering hyper-local news. What hyper-local news organizations are aiming for is nothing short of revolutionary: AOL’s two-year-old [...] more »

by Corbin Hiar

Click image to read more in this series “We are going to be the largest net hirer of journalists in the world next year,” AOL’s media and studios division president David Eun said last month in an interview with Michael Learmonth of Ad Age. Eun suggested that AOL could double its existing stable of 500 [...] more »

by Andria Krewson

Click image to read more in this series It’s difficult for media people to search any job site these days without running into an ad for AOL’s Patch. It seems equally difficult to read media news sites without finding a feature story about Connecticut’s MainStreetConnect. MainStreetConnect has appeared in recent days in both Columbia Journalism [...] more »

by Alfred Hermida

Stephanie Lim is a bright twenty-something who graduated top of her class in May 2009* from the UBC School of Journalism in Vancouver, Canada. When she returned home to Toronto, she had to face the reality of looking for a position in an industry reeling from fragmented audiences, declining profits and job losses. “Even though [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

I want to update readers on some contract job openings here at PBS MediaShift. Even with the harsh economic downturn (and maybe because of it), I feel like the time is right to actually expand what we’re doing here rather than pull back. These kinds of lulls often create openings to make something new or [...] more »