Tag: Job hunting

TV news anchor/reporter shares what he’s learned about resume reels

Hundreds of December journalism graduates, along with plenty of restless reporters, are thinking about more than the holidays right now; they’re worried about resume reels and the job hunt. WDSU anchor/reporter Aubry Killion says he remembers those days when he…

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How not to get a job in TV news

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You already know how hard it is to get a job in television news. The competition is fierce and job opportunities are hard to find. The latest RTDNA research on newsroom staffing recorded a dip in TV news employment, largely…

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How to apply for a news job

If only all hiring managers were as helpful as Ryan Kellett. His job title is director of audience at the Washington Post, which is looking to hire an editor for the engagement team to help the site connect its sports coverage…

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Data and graphics create a new kind of journalist

Take clean and accurate data, strong visualization and excellent writing and you get some of the most powerful reporting available right now. Sarah Frostenson has the job title of graphics editor at Politico, but she’s really a new breed of…

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Infographic resumes for journalists

Competition for reporting jobs, especially in TV news, can be quite stiff.  Candidates are often encouraged to make themselves stand out and, in some cases, an infographic resume may help. Professor Chandra Clark has been helping journalism grads find jobs…

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Mixed news on TV salaries

Pay is up again in TV newsrooms. The annual RTDNA survey finds average salaries increased by 4 percent in 2016, almost twice the rate of inflation. But as usual, some job categories benefited more than others. Five job titles made…

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Small markets, big dreams

Every journalism student hears the same advice: Plan to start small, and work your way up. But what does it really mean to “start small?” Will your first job in TV news be easy? Glamorous? Lucrative? Not likely. You’ll work…

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Salaries for TV news reporters, producers increase

When newly graduated journalists start getting those first job offers, they’re often at a loss as to how much they can expect to be paid.  The annual RTDNA Salary Survey is one of the best places to start, and this…

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