Media Job Postings/Discussions

  • EddieT

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    Jun 21, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
    Hey All,

    I just thought I would create a thread on here for media folks to network and help each other out with jobs. Being fresh out of college I am on the hunt, but any tips/contacts are appreciated and I'll be sure to post what I can as well.

    Currently trying to land Production Assistant jobs in Michigan but willing to travel if given enough notice.

    Not sure how successful this thread will be, but worth a shot!


    Let the networking...BEGIN!






    (I hope)
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    Jun 21, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    I was under the impression that there would be no more jobs in media. Porn? Yes. Oh as an added benefit, when you die at an unfortunately young age as a porn performer, people will make little tribute posts about your body of work on gay sites, so you would have that to look forward to,
  • EddieT

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    Jun 21, 2013 10:46 PM GMT
    I appreciate the silver lining lol, hopefully if that was the route they'd hire me to be behind a camera or make the DVDs lol
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    Jun 21, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    Media is a very broad term.
  • EddieT

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    Jun 22, 2013 1:32 AM GMT
    true, well for me I am open to film or television production. Was not sure if anyone here was looking for radio work or otherwise.

    I'm open to anything, Production Assistant, Grip, Lighting, even ADR and foley recording, anything.

    Probably only sports and news are the ones I'd not prefer the most
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    Jun 22, 2013 3:07 AM GMT
    You need to move to LA or NYC. icon_smile.gif
  • EddieT

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    Jun 22, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    xrichx saidYou need to move to LA or NYC. icon_smile.gif



    You are beyond correct...Unfortunately, being from Michigan and cut off from the rest of the world I don't have many contacts in either....As much as I want to, it is scary to dive in head first if the pool is gonna be empty. Though it also sucks because there is such a huge talent pool already there entry level gigs are not gonna be possible out of state unless I was related or friends with someone to get me in...trying this out as a networking option (Not to come off desperate lol)...I completely understand working from the bottom up and paying dues, just a matter of that first foot in the door
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    Jun 22, 2013 3:34 AM GMT
    There is/was a guy here that was in the same boat as you. He made the plunge. Moved out here. Got a few random background acting jobs. Did some networking. And I believe he works at one of the studios now, doing entry entry entry level work. But he's got his foot in the door at least. But you are correct.. In this day age, for any industry, it's mostly about who you know and not necessarily what you know. Keep pushing, whatever you decide to do. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 22, 2013 3:41 AM GMT
    Hey man in the same boat as you. I just graduated with a BA in Comm: Media & Film Studies, I have some tips for you if you want to message me. I did my internship in London (among others in the States) and got a few contacts along the way. Unfortunately non in Michigan. I know that starting off in small local gigs most likely will always be unpaid, unfortunately. But as soon as you have something on your resume, and you begin to build it the better you get at landing gigs/ plus the added contacts in your back pocket.

    Message me if you you'd like.

    Best of luck.
  • EddieT

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    Jun 22, 2013 3:43 AM GMT
    xrichx saidThere is/was a guy here that was in the same boat as you. He made the plunge. Moved out here. Got a few random background acting jobs. Did some networking. And I believe he works at one of the studios now, doing entry entry entry level work. But he's got his foot in the door at least. But you are correct.. In this day age, for any industry, it's mostly about who you know and not necessarily what you know. Keep pushing, whatever you decide to do. icon_cool.gif


    I want to take the plunge, just not sure how long til I can afford it, that sounds like a plan! I've always been one to try to earn things on my own merit so the networking part was tough at first to do. Right now I am with a few facebook groups that post production gigs all over the US. Two separate LA producers will be in Detroit (2 hours from me) looking for one PA each for 2 days shoots, even that I think is too far away for them to consider, especially cuz this one bitch on there keeps getting greedy and hogging all of them since she is in Detroit, and all this time I thought Grand Rapids was gonna be a better media spot!

    I'll keep on trucking, any other advice/leads are greatly appreciated. Thankks for the feedback so far!
  • EddieT

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    Jun 22, 2013 3:45 AM GMT
    jomu2012 saidHey man in the same boat as you. I just graduated with a BA in Comm: Media & Film Studies, I have some tips for you if you want to message me. I did my internship in London (among others in the States) and got a few contacts along the way. Unfortunately non in Michigan. I know that starting off in small local gigs most likely will always be unpaid, unfortunately. But as soon as you have something on your resume, and you begin to build it the better you get at landing gigs/ plus the added contacts in your back pocket.

    Message me if you you'd like.

    Best of luck.


    Thanks man, I did an internship in NYC but Satellite Radio can only get you so far lol, regret pigeon-holing myself for that. I have just radio internships and then campus television which isn't much so yeah, hoping to land a few PA gigs in the area, hoping someone gets ahold of me for the opportunity
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    Jun 22, 2013 3:47 AM GMT
    The NLGJA is having its conference in Boston later this summer. Even if you're not looking to work in news media, you might want to consider going. Lots of networking opportunities.
  • EddieT

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    Jun 22, 2013 3:53 AM GMT
    berry8330 saidThe NLGJA is having its conference in Boston later this summer. Even if you're not looking to work in news media, you might want to consider going. Lots of networking opportunities.


    Hmmm, I've always wanted to go to Boston (and attend Emerson lol). I will keep that in mind, thank yoU!
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    Aug 13, 2013 6:05 AM GMT
    I have a friend who just moved to LA from Texas for the same thing. He wanted a better chance at finding a production job but it's been difficult even here in LA. If anyone knows anyone who can help, I'd really appreciate it.
  • EddieT

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    Aug 30, 2013 4:34 AM GMT
    Alright, taking the plunge into NYC staying with some friends who offered for me to stay with them awhile until I get on my feet! Anyone know where I should start for job hunting for film/tv work that gets me paid? lol
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    Aug 30, 2013 4:38 AM GMT
    If you don't already, get yourself a linkedin account.
    wwww.linkedin.com It's the best work networking tool
  • ohioguy12

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    Aug 30, 2013 4:47 AM GMT
    tvjobs.com
    scripps.com/careers
  • ohioguy12

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    Aug 30, 2013 4:58 AM GMT
    And I would definitely recommend starting in news/sports. There are a ton of PA jobs, and people are so transient that you will soon know people who work everywhere, thus opening up more opportunities.
  • vis21

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    Aug 30, 2013 5:06 AM GMT
    if you have someone you look up to for their success or someone you aspire to be like, study their story and how they made it to where they are now. Pretty simple advice but I think it is helpful to everyone really. best of luck to you
  • EddieT

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    Aug 30, 2013 1:05 PM GMT
    I appreciate all your advice!

    So far I've been using LinkedIn and StaffMeUp, will look into those other sites!

    Will keep you all posted!


  • EddieT

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    Oct 14, 2013 4:58 PM GMT
    Just moved to New York City to give this media thing a try! Any suggestions for these here parts? Been applying nonstop!
  • EddieT

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    Oct 14, 2013 5:15 PM GMT
    haha thank you, will look into it ;)
  • EddieT

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    Oct 14, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    challenge accepted