March 28th, 2008 • Quill Archives
Journalism job market is no secret: Networking is king
Your dream newsroom job may be available right now, but there’s a good chance you’ll never know. Like virtually every other industry, many jobs in journalism aren’t officially advertised. There are ways to learn about them. It’s not easy, though. “Jobs in journalism are not much different from elsewhere in the private sector, in that word-of-mouth largely dictates how people move up, down and around,” said J.T.
Don’t wait until you’re hired as a reporter to start acting like one. Getting articles published is vital to landing a reporting job. Most editors want to see four to six — and sometimes many more — samples of your work.