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NEW! Check the right column! These are job feeds from Indeed.com. They are now extensive on the site, for your use. If you are looking for odd, lesser known writing jobs go to this page.

Is your goal to be a critic? We've gotten more than a few questions about it. There's a nice checklist on Blogcritics.org on various types of criticism. Very helpful if you want to review a book, movie, or CD.

Posted May 30, 2006

Here's an informative and uplifting picture of journalism students, "defiant in the face of gloomy newspaper news." They understand that "convergence" is easy for the young, difficult for the old. They know they have a leg-up even before they've started!

What makes a good editor? We've asked the question before. This commentary by Peter Osnos about the passing of A.M Rosenthal speaks loudly to what an editor can be.

Posted May 26, 2006

David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker and Pulitzer Prize winner, offers advice to those who want to go into the embattled world of journalism. "...if you have a hunger to do this work and maybe have a little talent, and you have drive, which is even more important, I couldn’t think of anything better."

He offers some points about the "war between blogs and print." The core of it is this, "I don't underestimate the value of opinion writing or blogging or any of the rest. But the discovery of things that we don't know seems to me to be an essential act of living in a democracy."

Read the interview.

Posted May 25, 2006

Are you a business writer? Take some advice from Chris Roush and check to see if your local college or university is doing anything about teaching business journalism. If not, you might consider teaching. After all, Enron slipped through the cracks partly because of a lack of business writing.

Women in sports media still face an uphill battle. "...they are satisfied with their career choice despite discrimination and abuse, according to a just-released study."

We are putting a lot of new feeds from Indeed.com on the site to fulfill our number one mission: Bring more job leads to the faithful Sunoasis.com readers! Just let us know if there is a category of job you want covered.

Posted May 22, 2006

Here is a transcript on effective job searches, from Boston.com. "...you make a project plan. The plan includes a professional objective, a definition of your target market, and a plan for your core message. While you are working on the plan, you use progress measurements so you can see where you stand." Seems reasonable I would say.

Posted May 15, 2006

According to this story in The University of Wisconsin daily, there are excellent prospects for graduates.

"Despite reports of the demise of the mainstream media, job candidates are finding it to be a pretty steady, according to Erica Salkin, undergraduate adviser at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Companies continue to need more strong writers to provide content for newspapers, magazines or Web sites. "It's a field that tends to want its entry-level people to start right away - yesterday, if possible," she says. "For that reason, many of our students find jobs when they are available to immediately take them - in essence, right at graduation or shortly thereafter."

Remember to start studying a career path after you've settled in on your new job.

Posted May 11, 2006

Some of the most important writing you will do are simple things easy to overlook, like cover letters. This site has many good resources on how to do them for a variety of purposes.

Posted May 9, 2006

Here are some great tips and sound advice about freelancing overseas

Posted May 8, 2006

Will a blog enhance your career chances? Of course it will because most business is online in one form or another and blogs are great communicating tools. Don't just have a blog; craft it as a unique resource.

Posted May 4, 2006

Does the phrase "Work-Life Balance," mean anything to you? If so you might look at this article about how to balance family, life-style issues in the newsroom.

Posted May 3, 2006

I should have put this One-on-One Conference on Sunoasis X. It is located in Chicago in mid-July and brings editors from top magazines together with writers who want to write for them. Both editors and writers seem to profit from it.

Every writer I know has an employment gap problem. Sometimes it's due to excessive travelling or a visit to the clinic or something. But, there it is and this link will take you to some sound advice. It's from About.com.

Posted May 1, 2006

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