Another journalism opening via a listserv, good luck and always be job hunting:
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, the 25th-largest daily newspaper in the U.S., is looking for an entry-level news copy editor. Our newsroom puts emphasis on copy editing and headline-writing, affording its editors the opportunity to hone their skills in both.
The successful candidate for this position, which is on our night copy desk, should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, and at least one year of daily newspaper experience, which can include internships. This position requires knowledge of grammar, punctuation, Associated Press style and libel law.
Any applicant called in for an interview should expect to take and pass a copy-editing test. Applicants also are required to take a drug test.
Competitive salary is based on experience. Resumes, including a list of job references and examples of headlines and editing, should be directed to: Sandra Tyler, news editor, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR 72203 or email@example.com. Phone: (501) 378-3886.
This posting came to me through a college listserv, good luck, and always be job hunting:
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has an opening for a Communications/Public Affairs Officer for our 10,000-member professional society based in Rosslyn, VA. IDSA represents physicians and scientists who specialize in infectious diseases. The Society also houses the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA), which represents medical professionals who practice HIV medicine.
January is job hunting season.
The Communications/Public Affairs Officer’s main function is to raise awareness about the Society and its goals among various target audiences, including members, potential members, the media, policymakers, the general public, and other advocacy groups. Specific duties include:
· Serving as a point of contact for reporters covering domestic infectious disease and HIV issues
· Overseeing and collaborating with the Society’s PR firm on media outreach
· Writing and editing the Society’s monthly electronic newsletter and emails for members
· Creating or acquiring content for the IDSA and HIVMA websites and social media outlets
Successful candidates will have a degree in English, journalism, PR or a related field; five or more years of communications experience; excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to juggle multiple projects on multiple deadlines; and general knowledge of health care, ideally public health, ID, and HIV.
We welcome mission-driven team players who want to make the world a better place.
Interested candidates should contact Diana Olson, Vice President of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ve gone through level after level of interview for a job that sounds almost perfect for you. Everyone who interviews you seems to enjoy talking to you and sounds impressed by your credentials and your insights on how you would handle the position available.
You’ve been told you’ve made it to being a finalist and it’s only a matter of time before an offer will be made.
But then weeks go by and the offer doesn’t come. You try some discreet emails or phone calls to find out about timing. At first you get some polite replies but then those stop as well. It becomes painfully obvious you didn’t get the job.
Shock and disbelief set in. You were sure you had it, you had started buying some new clothes to fit into the new workplace. You may even have stopped some other interview processes, that’s how sure you were of this job.
Never stop job hunting, there are no certain job offers out there. So don;t let your guard down if you think an offer may be imminent…it also may not be,.
What do you do? First, spend some time grieving, it is a major emotional loss and pretending it doesn’t matter won’t help you get to where you need to be to again start your job search.
In my case, I know I’m at the end of my grief period when I can remind myself that it’s the potential employer’s loss, I know I would have been amazing at that position but the people hiring didn’t see it that way. Time for me to move on.
An acquaintance of mine was having a rough time with a superior recently and, likely out of frustration, asked about buying a copy of my book. After she read it, she was invigorated and knew what she had to do career-wise, she told me in no uncertain terms.
The reason for her changed mood and career outlook? My book had reminded her of what I think is the most important job-hunting lesson of all — always believe in yourself and your abilities. A terrible job can make you feel worthless. You have to fight that to find a better place emotionally. Only then can you find a job that will hopefully be more fulfilling.
A worthless job can weigh on you. Fight off those negative vibes and think positively of yourself. Good things will follow.
It’s tough to lift your head high when everyone around you is dumping on top of you, I know, but work at it, try a little more each day. You can’t go into interviews seeming hopeless or worthless, no one wants to hire someone who doesn’t believe in themselves.
John N. Frank
I came across a great piece by workplace columnist Rex Hupke in the Chicago Tribune recently. He wrote of a Harvard Business Review article detailing how the amount of time people can expect to spend at a given job is becoming shorter and shorter.
That point is a basic premise of my book, Always Be Job Hunting, so it’s nice to see confirmation of it.
But that as it may, I went to the HBR site to find the article so I could pass on tidbits from it to you.
“For most of the 20th century, the compact between employers and employees in the developed world was all about stability. Jobs at big corporations were secure: As long as the company did OK financially and the employee did his or her job, that job wouldn’t go away. And in the white-collar world, careers progressed along an escalator of sorts, offering predictable advancement to employees who followed the rules. Corporations, for their part, enjoyed employee loyalty and low turnover. Continue reading
These came to me from a college alumni listserv I belong to. Good hunting:
The University of Chicago News Office recently posted two exceptional job opportunities that include big responsibilities and coverage of fascinating subject areas. One, Associate News Director, is a leadership position to help fill the wide void that Bill Harms will leave when he retires at the end of June. The other, Law and Policy News Officer.
Associate News Director:
A leader in the University of Chicago News Office, helping to manage communications about research and institutional news and announcements at one of the world’s foremost research universities. Requires a candidate who can help manage the News Office, in addition to writing about and promoting specific academic and institutional subject areas.Will work closely with the News Director in supervising staff in their duties, including; responding to daily media inquiries and interview requests. Creating social media content. Coaching faculty and staff on working with the media. Arranging for expert commentary that makes use of the University’s radio and TV studios. Guiding the writing of op-eds. Planning and executing comprehensive communications campaigns to convey significant news to diverse internal and public audiences.
Will write about research news in an engaging and accessible style, work directly with other units to build creative multimedia and explanatory packages, develop story pitches, and develop comprehensive communications plans. The News Office is seeking applications from experienced writers and communications professionals. Although the specific subject coverage area for this role may be adjusted to best employ the experience and talents of the candidate and other staff members, experience and interest in the social sciences such as economics, psychology, political science and urban policy is preferred.
As a leader in the Office of Communications, the Associate News Director will work with deans, officers and other University leaders, in addition to regular contact with faculty.
Law and Policy News Officer:
The News Office is seeking an exceptional and energetic writer and media relations officer to facilitate media coverage and disseminate stories about scholarship and other news at the University’s renowned schools of law and public policy.The Law and Public Policy News Officer works at one of the nation’s leading universities and has regular contact with internationally respected scholars on campus and with journalists from around the world. They will work with partners, in their department and across campus, to help develop comprehensive communications plans. They will enhance media coverage and public understanding of faculty and student activities and achievements by developing story leads and pitches, writing news releases, arranging interviews, scheduling TV and radio studio appearances, providing media coaching, and otherwise facilitating contact between faculty and the news media. The Law and Public Policy News Officer will write news and feature articles for University websites and other online channels, and will coordinate multimedia packages for news and features.
The position has extensive contact with the Law School and the Harris School of Public Policy, as well as other units with work concerning policy, such as the Institute of Politics. This role requires skill at coordinating institutional news that often crosses multiple disciplines and units of the University.
A cover letter, resume, writing samples that demonstrate strong reporting and writing skills for a general audience, and reference contact information are required to be considered for this position.