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Job search help

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Bucknutty, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Bucknutty

    Bucknutty Member

    Hey everyone,

    So the girlfriend and I are getting serious, and we're talking about moving somewhere together. She's a special ed teacher and has little worries about finding jobs in any major area. I, on the other hand...well, you know.

    Henyway, we're trying to pick areas where I might be able to move with the hopes of landing a job down the road. This might be a dumb question, but what cities are good cities for journalists looking for work? Do they even exist?

    Any suggestions the peanut gallery can provide will be greatly appreciated and repaid in beer at some point down the road.
  2. BujuBanton

    BujuBanton Member

    unless you can just get by on freelancing, which is pretty easy to find in a big metro area, I wouldn't move anywhere without a secure gig lined up. but that's just me
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Try 1986 Anytown, USA.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Figures. When I'm 13, no one's looking for teenagers to do my work for free. When I'm 34, everyone's looking for teenagers to do my work for free.
  5. Bucknutty

    Bucknutty Member

    Well, this thread basically summed up what I already thought.

    Thanks anyway, world.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Buck: Your gf can find a job teaching special ed anywhere.

    It is the one education specialty in the highest demand. It is harder for a journalist to find work.
  7. Bucknutty

    Bucknutty Member

    Ain't that the truth. Thing is, I want a new job now and if I don't find one sooner rather than later she's going to have to move somewhere for her next job. It's not all lining up like I'd like. Who knew trying to coordinate your life with someone else's would be so difficult?
  8. True.

    You might be interested in Martinsburg, W.Va.
    It is an urban area located on the W.Va., Va, Maryland border, about hour commute from DC.
    The area is desperate for teachers and you could likely find work in a wide array of newspapers. The Martinsburg Journal is a Ogden daily Newspaper and there are several smaller papers there. There a ton of jobs around the DC area, as well as the Carroll County times (Maryland) and the Cumberland Maryland (a CNHI paper). Either Grant or Mineral County (W.Va.) was searching for a sports editor (check jjobs.com). I think the pay was in the mid-20K range.
    Given the area's wide, well area, you could probably also find affordable housing, as well some semblance of culture.
  9. Bucknutty

    Bucknutty Member

    Thanks for the tip!
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I'm in the same boat with my girlfriend too. She's also an education major. Just kidding hoping the stars align and everything works out. If not I can always BLOG!

    (NOTE: I don't know how to do blue font)
  11. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Not for nothin', but California's about to cut the jobs of 20,000 teachers statewide next month.

    Getting a job is not as easy as it seems. In any industry these days.
  12. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    "Only" a little over 10,000 received pink slips. Only a fraction of that will actually be dismissed. And, believe me, I'm not making light. I would never do that. But, hell, Amgen or Countrywide whacks that employees after lunch on Fridays.
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