|SUNOASIS JOBLOG - DECEMBER 2006
The Holidays cut deep into productivity; the desk and computer are the last things we want to
see between Thanksgiving and New Years. This time of year always turn out to be productive, though, since it's a natural
period to plan and reflect.
These are two very productive attributes and are necessary for the success of
What goals will you set up for 2007? How do those goals fit in with your long-term goals? Where are you in
your career path? What did you achieve in 2006? What do you see yourself doing in five years? What do you need to change
in the coming year?
All of these questions and more help to define and orientate where you are, now, and where you
want to get to. It's impossible to go anywhere in your career without reflecting and planning. So, give it a shot before
Monday. You won't regret it!
According to this author, B-to-B copywriters are in high
demand. She explains why this is the case.
Posted December 27, 2006
One aspect of journalism that is overlooked is "business journalism." Read a reporter's
account of how
he made the transition from reporter to business writer.
Here are some tips about job hunting from
the California Job Journal.
Posted December 18, 2006
It's a more "receptive job market" for graduating students,
according to the Indiana Daily Student. The article points out a few quirks about media hiring. "...but the number of jobs in media never
fluctuates too much because media companies hire on an as-needed basis.
"They're not hiring as a response to expansion, and they don't hire cyclically like a
big financial firm might hire," comments Journalism Career Services Director Marcia Debnam
. "You can't start (job hunting) six months
ahead because they can't wait for you (to graduate)."
If you are a photojournalist or a wannabe,
read these comments. It's highly unlikely these sort of jobs will vanish but it
indicates to photojournalists to keep light on their feet. Always be aware that no profession is
protected. However, professional skills are very mutable.
Posted December 15, 2006
Some recent employment news:
The trade publisher VNU is going to
reduce its total workforce by 10% in the upcoming year.
The Boston Herald is laying off about 10 employees in its newsroom and other departments. To quote
the publisher, "
"The newspaper industry is facing considerable pressure."
Rodale is going to
assign once-centralized online editorial staffers to individual editors in chief.
They say that economy is local. Here the publisher Journal Register is going to cut nearly
100 jobs in the Michigan region. The reason is a
"slowdown in the auto industry."
Posted December 12, 2006
Why does the buyout of journalists bode an ill-wind? "One cost,
potentially a huge one, is the loss of the years of knowledge
and intelligence Bill Sloat and other experienced reporters
have brought to their work."
Folio has an interesting interview with the new editor-in-chief of Black Enterprise.
Among other things he says,
"Magazine publishing is a team sport. Group chemistry is everything and no editorial “superstar”
is worth poisoning it. When it comes to staffing, screen for aptitude."
Posted December 4, 2006
These are solid, albeit generic,
"50 job seeking tips" from the Tallahassee Democrat.
Posted December 2, 2006
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