HOW TO FIND HIDDEN JOBS WITH AN EASY GOOGLE SEARCH

You’ve asked how to find more job opportunities online before.  Here is a great way to use google to find what you’re looking for.


HOW TO FIND HIDDEN JOBS WITH AN EASY GOOGLE SEARCH

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Brand Yourself: How Reporters Promote Themselves and Their Work Online

Brand Yourself: How Reporters Promote Themselves and Their Work Online

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Not so long ago, a reporter looking for a journalism job would send out her clips, aresume and cover letter to any newspaper that might be hiring. In the pre-Internet age, she wouldn’t have worried much about marketing herself.

Those days are gone. Now a reporter wanting to build a career in the news business must not only apply for jobs using digital tools, but also market herself and her work online, to create an online presence, or brand, for herself as a journalist.

Why is this necessary? Employers Google the names of job applicants, and the more good stuff that shows up, the better. But if an employer Googles your name and nothing appears, they’ll probably wonder what you’ve been doing.

It’s also important because in the past, it wasn’t unusual for a reporter to work for just a few news outlets over the course of his or her career. Nowadays many journalists hop around more frequently from one job to the next, so it’s crucial that they create a personal brand that’s separate from whatever newspaper or website they happen to work for.

So here are six things you can do to create an online presence for yourself.

Create an Online Portfolio of Your Clips.Some news outlets may still want applicants to send photocopied clips, but more and more want to see online clip portfolios that include links to a reporter’s best articles, along with a resume, contact information and so on. Fortunately, it’s easy, using tools like blogger.com or WordPress, to create one of these, and I have instructions on how to make one using Blogger. If you’re interested, my portfolio is here.

Start Your Own Website. An online clip portfolio is great, but creating your own website to market yourself and your wares is the next step up. Starting a website may seem complicated but with just a little money and know-how it’s not hard at all. And there’s nothing more impressive in terms of an online presence than having your own website. Many reporters have created such sites to shine a spotlight on their journalism work and skills.

For instance, John Tedesco, an investigative reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, used WordPress to create his own website.

“It’s important for journalists to have their own site to promote their work and have a kind of calling card on the Internet,” Tedesco says. “When someone Googles your name, your site pops up. People can learn more about the kinds of stories you work on and find your contact information.”

Start a blog. This one’s a no-brainer. Blogging has become so easy you can have one up and running in just minutes. Use it to showcase your work or write about what interests you. If you’re in between journalism jobs, use it as a place where you can put your freelance work or anything else you’ve written.

Set Up a Facebook Page. You probably already have a personal Facebook page, but you should also set up one for yourself as a journalist. You can post the stories you write and as you build up followers use your page to find sources for stories.

Create a LinkedIn Account. Professionals from all fields use LinkedIn to build contacts and market themselves. You should too.

Create a Twitter Page. Twitter allows you to post short messages online. It’s free and easy to set up. Use it to promote your work; for instance, if you post a new story on your blog or website, send out a tweet telling everyone about it. But Twitter can also be used to find sources and contacts, and it’s become an important reporting tool for many journalists.

BROADCASTING JOB TITLES

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If you are considering a job in Broadcast Television, learning about the field you are considering is the first step in planning your future.  For this reason, we have compiled a list of “job descriptions” to assist you with your career research.

Below are dozens of job descriptions, categorized by department, each with individual comments from broadcast professionals working the field!

NEWS

By far the most “visible” of departments in broadcast television, the news department is responsible for the presentation of information about recent events or happenings.

News Jobs

PRODUCTION   

The production department is responsible for the actual process of producing content. Without it, there would be nothing to broadcast!

Production Jobs

ENGINEERING

The behind-the-scenes, technical department that is responsible for the design, construction, and operation of the machines, and other devices used on a daily basis.

Engineering Jobs

Weekly Job Update – 12/8


Check out where the jobs will and won’t be according to Forbes.com.  Do you know what your local and industry job market looks like for 2015?  Do your research, find the locale, and let’s talk about your plan. http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/12/09/where-the-jobs-will-and-wont-be-in-2015/


Check out a few of jobs we’ve posted the Week of December 8th – 12th   https://nmjm.wordpress.com/category/weekly-jobs/

If you have any questions about these opportunities, or don’t have location listed on your focus, reach out to me so I can update your profile.


Internal Job Leads – sent via email****based on your location focus

  • Fellowship – Fusion, Miami, FL
  • Intern – Media Specialist, Kansas City, MS
  • Production Assistant – KWR Management, Orlando, FL
  • Marketing & Communications Intern – WWE, Stamford, CT
  • Event Management Intern – Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL
  • Production Assistant – Waves US, Los Angeles, CA
  • Digital Marketing Manager – EQ Holdings, Miami, FL
  • Electronic Media Specialist – Hard Rock Café, Orlando, FL
  • Media Production Intern – Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL

MCConnects Jobs Posted – Don’t ask about these, they are listed on our Facebook group (Join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MCConnects/)

  • Web Editor – Dallas Observer, Dallas, TX
  • Editorial Assistant – xoJane.com, New York, NY
  • Publicity Associate – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY
  • Associate Editor – Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator – Day Communications, Orlando, FL
  • Grant Writer – musiConnects, Boston, MA
  • Script Clearance Researcher – Warner Bros Pictures, Los Angeles, CA
  • Writing/Office Assistant – Digital Moon Productions, Los Angeles, CA

Tweeted Jobs

You have to follow me to see them. @FSKdelacerna 


If  you have any questions, or your resume isn’t ready for one of these opportunities, please feel free to reach out to me so we can schedule a resume review.


Weekly Job Update – 11/24


Happy Thanksgiving!  As you prepare to travel for the holiday weekend to see family and friends, start thinking about how each interaction can be an opportunity to network.  Do your family and friends know what you do, the multimedia projects you’ve worked on, or the website you’ve built? Share your website/portfolio with them, what skills you possess, and ask them to share it with their professional and personal network.  You never know who might catch a view of your website.  


Check out a few of jobs we’ve posted the Week of November 24th – 26th   https://nmjm.wordpress.com/category/weekly-jobs/

If you have any questions about these opportunities, or don’t have location listed on your focus, reach out to me so I can update your profile.


Internal Job Leads – sent via email****based on your location focus

  • College Associate – Fox News, NYC
  • Master Control Operator – Olympusat, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Preditor – School Partnerships, Ormond Beach, FL
  • Video Tape Editor – CBS46, Atlanta, GA
  • Marketing Coordinator – Florida Hospital Medical Group, Maitland, FL
  • Journalism/Producing Intern – Bright House Networks, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Communications Manager – International Christian Concern, DC
  • Public Relations Intern – International Christian Concern, DC

MCConnects Jobs Posted – our Facebook group (Join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MCConnects/)

  • Humorous Content Writer – Shmoop, REMOTE
  • Associate Publicist – Skyhorse Publishing, NYC
  • Associate Acquisitions Editor – Thieme Publishers Inc., NYC
  • Production Intern – Buzzfeed, NYC
  • Development Assistant – Television Production Company, Los Angeles, CA
  • Writing Assistant/Office Assistant – Digital Moon Productions, Los Angeles, CA
  • Writer – United Press International, Boca Raton, FL
  • Writer – Le Mars Daily Sentinel, Le Mars, IA 
  • Freelance Writer  The Stir, NYC

Tweeted Jobs

You have to follow me to see them. @FSKdelacerna 


If you have any questions, or your resume isn’t ready for one of these opportunities, please feel free to reach out to me so we can schedule a resume review.


Weekly Job Posts – 11/17


It’s the week before Thanksgiving and its common that organizations slow down they’re hiring process.  Budgets will renew at the beginning of the year and hiring will pick up again.  If you want to start prepping your resume and cover letter, or talk strategy, let’s schedule some time together soon.  I’ll leave with one last night on your professional job search.  NEVER, EVER tell anyone “I need a job.”  That will turn of any employer, or person looking to help you out.  Be more strategic in your approach.  Let’s talk strategy on how you can make this happen.


Check out a few of jobs we’ve posted the Week of November 17th – 21st  https://nmjm.wordpress.com/category/weekly-jobs/

If you have any questions about these opportunities, or don’t have location listed on your focus, reach out to me so I can update your profile.


Internal Job Leads – sent via email****based on your location focus

  • Assignment Editor – Bay News 9, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Communications Interns – Bright House Networks, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Directory Content Coordinator – Naylor LLC, Gainesville, FL
  • Photographer  The Beachum, Orlando, FL
  • Production Assistant – Performing Arts Center Authority, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Video Production Specialist – Camp Starlight, Starlight, PA
  • Assistant Editor Intern – Berakah Media Group, Remote

MCConnects Jobs Posted – Facebook group (Join at) https://www.facebook.com/groups/MCConnects/

  • Associate Editor – Curbed Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Writer – Callisto Media Inc., Berkeley, CA
  • Acquisitions Editor – Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY
  • Interns – Soapbox Films, Burbank, CA
  • Assistant-Television Development – Mortar Media, Los Angeles, CA
  • Marketing Coordinator – Architects Design Group, Winter Park, FL
  • Marketing & Communications Coordinator – Day Communications, Inc, Central FL 
  • Editorial Intern – Club Solutions Magazine, Louisville, KY
  • Editorial Intern – College Magazine, Remote
  • Sports Writer – The Cheat Sheet, Remote
  • Headline Copywriter – The Cheat Sheet, Remote
  • Real Estate Blogger – CBRE|Oklahoma

Tweeted Jobs

You have to follow me to see them. @FSKdelacerna 


If  you have any questions, or your resume isn’t ready for one of these opportunities, please feel free to reach out to me so we can schedule a resume review.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT WELCOMES: BUNIM/MURRAY PRODUCTIONS

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(PROJECT RUNWAY, BAD GIRLS CLUB, REAL WORLD) Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST Full Sail University Winter Park, FL- FS3B – 106 (Auditorium) + Online Join Career Development in welcoming Bunim/Murray Productions! Enjoy this engaging presentation, … Continue reading

Weekly Job Update – 10/13

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The overview is here for the week.  Do you have any new sample work to display on the WordPress site? I’m looking forward to showcasing some new portfolio pieces to inspire upcoming graduates: https://nmjm.wordpress.com/category/sample-work/  If we haven’t had a chance to … Continue reading