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Jobs in the Journalism Industry

Jobs in the Journalism Industry
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Briyahna Rice June 29, 2020

Journalism websites that are hiring and looking for journalism majors in college

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With the way things are in the world today, it seems like finding a job in your desired major is few, far, and in between. Whether that's working remotely, or going in to the job in person. Fortunately, there's a handful of reputable journalism websites and businesses that are still willing to accept applications to welcome potential employees.

Courtesy of Pontyer.com and their vast array of resources, one website to keep an eye on and keep bookmarked is JournalismJobs.com. Founded in August 1998 in Dan Rohn, former copy editor and business writer for The Washington Post, Journalism Jobs.com is the largest and most visited resource for journalism jobs with pages getting 2.5 to 3 million page views a month. From ESPN and Time Magazine, to National Geographic and C-SPAN, companies big and small have used Journalism Jobs.com to find jobs that have been turned into successful careers. With a free account on the site, you can post your resume for employers to find ,while looking for jobs specifically by industries, positions, and statuses with consistent openings coming in everyday. Next, there's Public Media Jobs. org and Poynter's Media Job Connections, for anyone looking to work in more public radio and TV Jobs. With regards to Public Media Jobs, it's an ideal place for broadcasting networks/ stations, big and small ,to fill positions and offer opportunities in both public radio and TV. Opportunities such as Podcast producer/ Editor, Development Director, and Assistant Chief Engineer. In a like manner, Poynter Job Media Connections offers well over 200 jobs across an entire spectrum of roles and positions that would be perfect for you if you're searching for work in either public radio or TV.

Also, you can check out Mediabistro as another great outlet for finding journalism jobs. Founded in New York City, 1999 and acquired by Uncubed in 2019, Mediabistro is another resourceful website that can be the difference between finding a job. With their consistent job board, online training courses, resume writing services, and even a section for freelancers to upload their profiles, and portfolios, the skies the limit when it comes to finding work whilst sharpening your skills in your chosen field. On the other hand, if you're looking for work that is more virtual, then you'll want to keep an eye on the Online News Association. A non profit organization for digital journalists, they are dedicated to pushing the forefront of online journalism by way of developing strategies for emerging tech, sharing the best practices on audience engagement, innovative storytelling, finding new revenue and business models, and even cultivating leadership in the newsroom along with diversity, and culture. With this in mind, they offer free access to thousands of job seekers, members or not, along with Online Journalism Awards, and even Women's Leadership Awards.

While the job market for journalism may have been greatly impacted, that doesn't mean its come to a total stand still. There are still businesses that need intelligent, hard working, and eager college students to work for them, gain experience, lend their skills, and even pick up on brand new ones.

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