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Count down to the new year with the top resources from 2020.
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Happy (almost) New Year!
To countdown to 2021, I did a content analysis of the top readings and resources subscribers engaged with throughout 2020. Here's the first five of the top 10 items read by you and curated by me:
🗞 ‘Inside the revolts erupting in America’s big newsrooms’: Ben Smith wrote for The New York Times in June about how “staff members’ demands helped end the tenure of James Bennet as Opinion editor of The New York Times. And they are generating tension at The Washington Post. Part of the story starts in Ferguson, Mo.”
📧 Other journalism jobs newsletters: If you’re actively job hunting or on the lookout for freelance opportunities, I recommend signing up for some of these other great newsletters:
‘Opportunities of the Week’ by Sonia Weiser
‘West Coast Media Jobs’ by Mallory Carra
‘Missed Pitches’ by Luis Gomez
💻 ‘How to start a new job during a pandemic’: The New York Times published a piece in August with some great tips on how to quickly get acclimated at a new gig, including ways to pick up on workplace culture, getting to know new colleagues, onboarding easily and more.
🧠 ‘How to get in the mindset of your interviewer’: Fast Company published a piece with tips on how to put your best self forward during a virtual interview, including highlighting your strengths, coming in confident and showing an openness to change.
📉 ‘Your “surge capacity” is depleted — It’s why you feel awful’: Tara Haelle wrote for Medium's Elemental about “how to pull yourself out of despair and live your life.”
Haelle shares a deeply personal experience dealing with the loss of normalcy, finding ways to cope and beginning to build “your resilience bank account.”
P.S. Here are a few things that fueled this newsletter/me this year:
🥚 Taking crafting to a whole new level: Lila Seidman, a reporter with The Los Angeles Times, tweeted “my new ‘thing’ is painting egg portraits of everyone in my germ bubble.” And they are incredible.
🤷♀️ ‘Am I doing enough?’: I love this simple site that reminds us all “It’s okay to not be okay” (h/t to Nana aba Duncan).
🐶 *Insert puppy dog eyes here* The most adorably serious dog wants to have a talk with you.
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New York journalism jobs
The Wall Street Journal | Video Journalist, Editing/Videography (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
Vogue | Senior Manager, Analytics (Source: Condé Nast)
Insider, Inc. | Parenting Editor (Source: @arielhs via Twitter)
Washington, D.C., area journalism jobs
NPR | Multiple openings, including Director of Digital News, Supervising Producer of Data/Graphics and Senior Data Analyst (Source: @bankonjustin via Twitter)
The Washington Post | Multiplatform Editor for The Lily (Source: The Washington Post)
Center for Public Integrity | Director of Audience
(Source: @michaelbolden via Twitter)
Open Markets Institute | Managing Editor (Source: JournalismNext.com)
MinnPost | Washington, D.C. Correspondent (Source: JournalismJobs.com)
California journalism jobs
KQED, San Francisco | Supervising Senior Editor, Race and Equity (Source: @vinneetong via Twitter)
San Francisco Chronicle | Multiple openings, including Deputy Director of Photography, News Assignment Editor and Politics Editor (Source: @michaelbolden via Twitter)
inewsource, San Diego | Managing Editor (Source: IRE Job Center)
The Modesto Bee, Modesto | Breaking News Reporter (Source: JournalismJobs.com)
Texas journalism jobs
San Antonio Express-News | Associate Editorial Page Editor (Source: MediaJobBoard.com)
Houston Public Media | Senior Producer (Source: @elizTrovall via Twitter)
Massachusetts journalism jobs
Northeastern University, Boston | Managing Editor (Source: @NABJPrint via Twitter)
WBUR, Boston | Morning Edition Host (Source: @DGQuoVadimus via Twitter)
Iowa journalism jobs
Des Moines Register, Des Moines | Investigative Reporter (Source: IRE Job Center)
The Ames Tribune, Ames | Education Reporter (Source: @irosarioc via Twitter)
States Newsroom, Des Moines | Iowa Reporter (Source: JournalismJobs.com)
Remote-friendly journalism jobs
Wirecutter | Multiple openings, including Project Manager; Updates Writer, Style/Accessories/Pets; Editorial Assistant; Trends Editor; Audience Development Strategist, Off-platform; and more (Source: @amatos12 via Twitter)
The Verge | Managing Editor (Source: @anotherhelen via Twitter)
LION Publishers | Membership Programming Manager (Source: @anikaanand00 via Twitter)
NBC | Digital Video Editor/Producer (Source: @sarah4nabj via Twitter)
Reviewed | Staff Writer, Deals (Source: @melisssaleee via Twitter)
Journalism jobs across the U.S.
Hearst Connecticut Media | Magazine Writer (Source: @mandyhofmockel via Twitter) Come work with me!
Vermont Public Radio | Engagement Producer (Source: @AJEvancie via Twitter)
The Blade, Toledo, Ohio | Sports Writer (Source: JournalismJobs.com)
The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina | City Government Reporter (Source: JournalismJobs.com)
The Advocate | The Times-Picayune, Baton Rouge, Louisiana | Investigative Reporter (Source: JournalismJobs.com)
KSL NewsRadio, Salt Lake City, Utah | Executive Producer - Mornings (Source: KSL NewsRadio)
Boca Beacon, Boca Granda, Florida | Writer / Reporter (Source: MediaJobBoard.com)
KNKX, Seattle, Washington | Social Justice Reporter (Source: @OtherWillJames via Twitter)
The Associated Press | Multiple openings, including Newsperson, Education and Equity (any city with an AP bureau) and Newsperson, Science and Environment (New York) (Source: @jpaceDC via Twitter)
KTOO, Juneau, Alaska | News Reporters (Source: @adelynbaxter via Twitter)
WHYY, Philadelphia | News Director (Source: @PKBNews via Twitter)
The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia | Multiple openings, including Georgia Statewide Reporter, Content Coach - Investigations & Enterprise, General Assignment Reporter - Government and Education (Source: @rana_cash via Twitter)
Pittsburgh City Paper | Staff Writer (Source: @trashyleesuh via Twitter)
WVTF & Radio IQ, Richmond, Virginia | Reporter / Producer (temporary) (Source: @RFeldhausAdams via Twitter)
Axios, Denver | Reporter, Axios Local (Source: @RussContreras via Twitter)
Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul | Managing Editor, MPR News (Source: JournalismNext.com)
The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolina | Sports Reporter (Source: APSE)
Internships and fellowships
WHYY, Philadelphia | Health Disparities Fellow (Source: @nabjregion1 via Twitter)
The 74, remote | Editorial Fellow, Education News (Summer 2021) (Source: ONA Career Center)
Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida | Internships (Source: Poynter) Apply by Jan. 1.
Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation | Internships (Source: Poynter) Apply by Feb. 22.
Outside Magazine, remote options available | Outside Fellowship Program (Source: @DisabledWriters via Twitter) Apply by March 1.
Matthew Panzarino tweeted that TechCrunch “is looking for folks to write on startups and business of tech in 2021,” adding that “areas of interest [include,] enterprise, mobility, fintech and crypto, hardware and, of course, all kinds of startups.”
J.J. McCorvey tweeted “The Wall Street Journal is expanding its network of contributors under 35. We’re looking for new voices, and we want to hear your stories.”
Rachel Feltmen tweeted “Looking for a flexible and reliable freelance gig? @PopSci is on the lookout for at least one (and possibly several!) science news contributors who can file ~2x a week in 2021.” When @writersofcolor asked about pay, Feltman wrote, “Exact rate will vary based on the contributor agreement (how often they're filing, what kind of stories, etc), but our standard for reported news and analysis is $2,000 a month for roughly two a week.”
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