Job Question

  • Joeyphx444

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    Jun 24, 2011 6:00 AM GMT
    So I graduated college with a bachelors in Journalism and I'm lookin for a job lol
    I wanna get a job in media-photography, writing for a magazine or non profit org or local community paper. I am open to marketing or production in broadcast journalism and the government as well icon_razz.gif

    Was just wondering if there are better places than others? I mean, the big cities like LA and NYC are always an option icon_razz.gif I am pretty open to anywhere but would like to either stay here in AZ or go to CA, Texas, NY or Florida icon_biggrin.gif
  • ohioguy12

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    Jun 24, 2011 3:03 PM GMT
    As far as journalism/broadcast journalism goes, most start in a really small market and work their way up, unless they have the proper contacts. Those jobs are extremely competitive, so you should probably start with whatever you can get now, anywhere you can get a job, do that for a year or two, then move up.
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    Jun 24, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    Two things to remember. Journalism pays NOTHING. Photography is basically done by stringers. You dont get a staff job with steady pay and benefits. Esencially you go out and shoot and then try to sell the pics.

    Most publishing is in NY unless its entertainment, which is in LA. Media is LA and NY. Marketing in media is generally in NY. LA unemployment is really high and those jobs dont exist here. People like me who have them are not going anywhere anytime soon while the economy is in the shitter.
  • LJay

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    Jun 24, 2011 3:19 PM GMT
    Get experience, even if it is in the local Free Fishwrapper.

    Can't you submit stuff to national outfits like AP, Reuters, etc? How about magazines?

    The big thing is to do it and network. Nobody will know what you do if you sit at home sending resumes.

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    Good luck!
  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 24, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    Joeyphx444 saidSo I graduated college with a bachelors in Journalism and I'm lookin for a job lol
    I wanna get a job in media-photography, writing for a magazine or non profit org or local community paper. I am open to marketing or production in broadcast journalism and the government as well icon_razz.gif

    Was just wondering if there are better places than others? I mean, the big cities like LA and NYC are always an option icon_razz.gif I am pretty open to anywhere but would like to either stay here in AZ or go to CA, Texas, NY or Florida icon_biggrin.gif



    I've been job searching lately, especially for trends, and one niche I've noticed that is quite prevalent is digital media content. Check into doing local photography and short write-ups for online localized lifestyle magazines throughout the country. I saw this throughout careerbuilder.com.
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    Jun 24, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    Joeyphx444 saidSo I graduated college with a bachelors in Journalism and I'm lookin for a job lol
    I wanna get a job in media-photography, writing for a magazine or non profit org or local community paper. I am open to marketing or production in broadcast journalism and the government as well icon_razz.gif

    Was just wondering if there are better places than others? I mean, the big cities like LA and NYC are always an option icon_razz.gif I am pretty open to anywhere but would like to either stay here in AZ or go to CA, Texas, NY or Florida icon_biggrin.gif


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    Jun 24, 2011 3:55 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidTwo things to remember. Journalism pays NOTHING. Photography is basically done by stringers. You dont get a staff job with steady pay and benefits. Esencially you go out and shoot and then try to sell the pics.

    Most publishing is in NY unless its entertainment, which is in LA. Media is LA and NY. Marketing in media is generally in NY. LA unemployment is really high and those jobs dont exist here. People like me who have them are not going anywhere anytime soon while the economy is in the shitter.
    +1
    Media is fucking tough to get into as a full-timer. I'm only part time, and don't want to go full. I like flying more.
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    Jun 24, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Dallasfan824 saidTwo things to remember. Journalism pays NOTHING. Photography is basically done by stringers. You dont get a staff job with steady pay and benefits. Esencially you go out and shoot and then try to sell the pics.

    Most publishing is in NY unless its entertainment, which is in LA. Media is LA and NY. Marketing in media is generally in NY. LA unemployment is really high and those jobs dont exist here. People like me who have them are not going anywhere anytime soon while the economy is in the shitter.
    +1
    Media is fucking tough to get into as a full-timer. I'm only part time, and don't want to go full. I like flying more.



    Paul, if i were to pop in for a visit, would you take me up? I chickenshitted out last time, when i got a surprise flying lesson... so.... what do you think?
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    Jun 24, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    mi16t saidPaul, if i were to pop in for a visit, would you take me up? I chickenshitted out last time, when i got a surprise flying lesson... so.... what do you think?
    Pop in?!? icon_eek.gif You perv! icon_razz.gif

    But yeah I'd love to take ya for an aerial tour of the biggest swamp you've ever seen. And the nude beach.
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    Jun 24, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    lol awsome! I ll keep you up on that... seriously , last time i was almost crying not wanting to go up....
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    Jun 24, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    mi16t saidlol awsome! I ll keep you up on that... seriously , last time i was almost crying not wanting to go up....
    You're not the first person who's backed out on his first flight. In fact, it's quite common. I know lots of pilots who are afraid of heights, myself included. Learning to handle the controls is the only thing that takes that fear away. I'd still be a little queasy standing at the top of a skyscraper on a glass balcony.

    PS. I hope we can take the little red plane (PA22 with tailwheel conversion, don't have a pic of it yet).
    It's the funnest plane I've ever flown. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 24, 2011 8:54 PM GMT
    I concur with theantijock on freelances, especially the photography end. You will also need to keep in mind that with the ever increasing market for ONLINE News, even with Magazines (so many have gone away), most are moving to an online format. Major newspapers are dwindling because of online technology. But I believe there is still a market out there for paper journalism. Search online. You might very well have to start small in the meantime. Best of luck!