What can you say in 140 characters? The Media is Hirin’ Twitter feed is collecting short text resumes from journalists looking for jobs. Among my favorites so far:
Will Work for Milk Duds: Nationally known film critic Larry Ratliff looking for new gig.
Top that! Send yours by email, and be sure to check the feed for job postings, as well.
This “hiring” feed is a new service from the people behind The Media is Dying, a Twitter phenomenon that launched last November and now has more than 11,000 followers. The “dying” feed tracks layoffs and closings in the news business, but it’s not run by journalists. The brains behind it are PR professionals whose mission is “Helping flaks pitch better and update lists.”
According to the Blog Herald, the authors want to remain anonymous but they don’t want to be misunderstood.
There is a big misconception out there about us with people saying we like reporting bad news which couldn’t be further from the truth. We welcome all good news and hope one day the service won’t be needed.
So do we.