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2. Job Boards
II. Net Basics
if not most, writers are looking for jobs in their locale or region. In
that case it might make more sense to look in the local media for classifieds
that solicit local talent. Employers often do not advertise on the Net
because they will not pay for the relocation costs of writers and don't
want to waste time in getting a lot of resumes from out of town.
The Kidon Media link is one of the most extensive world-wide departure points for media resources. It is a directory that you drill down into to find, for instance, The Fargo Forum or the London Times. For the US it presents every paper, large and small, conveniently arrayed under state categories. Be patient! You need to go through a variety of menus to get to what you're seeking.
A rival to Kidon would be ABYZNewslinks with links to the four corners of the globe and an easier interface.
In the drop-down menu are some of the most prominent classified sections in the United States. Some of them are sophisticated search engines that need the same data you used at CareerPath or Monster.com.
Remember that magazines and newspapers belong to associations. And many times those associations will post jobs, especially for local newspapers. They are invaluable and a little known source for job listings. At Sunoasis.com we've uncovered many of them. Just go to your local region and look for the resource box. Each region has a fair share of local, free listings.
Obviously, newspapers are a place where writers and editors work as well as search for job listings. Finding out the masthead and connecting with people who could help you at a newspaper you want to apply for gives you an edge.