02 Feb Beyond Journalism: Leverage your skills and build your dream job
— By board member Sarah Stuteville
From researching, reporting and interviewing, to writing, tech know-how and critical thinking skills, journalists make great employees in just about any job. And in this shifting economy many of us are making career moves away from traditional journalism.
How do you leverage your years in the newsroom in a new job market? What can journalists bring to public relations firms, tech start-ups and nonprofits (and what should we leave behind)?
Is now the moment to write that novel youâ€™ve always wanted to write, start your own business or go to graduate school?Â What are employers, clients and institutions looking for and how do you prove youâ€™ve got it?
Not a journalist yourself but working in communication and media? What do journalists know that might help you further your own career?
Join us Monday, February 6Â at 7 p.m. for the fourth session of theÂ 2012 SPJ of Western Washington Continuing Ed SeriesÂ hosted at Fisher Plaza for a panel with:
Katherine Sather:Â Digital Marketing Specialist withÂ The Nature Conservancy, board member for theÂ Amazon Partnerships FoundationÂ and former journalist withÂ KING 5Â andÂ The Seattle Times.
Frank Catalano:Â Author, Digital Technology Industry Consultant atÂ Intrinsic Strategy, founding columnist ofÂ GeekWireÂ (where he currently writes as the â€œPractical Nerdâ€) and former radio journalist, TV analyst and newspaper columnist in the Seattle area.
Kristen Young:Â Author, Masters of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Washington, freelance reporter for the New York Times and former journalist atÂ Investigate WestÂ andÂ the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
The panel will be moderated by SPJ board memberÂ Monica Guzman, whose own career as a community strategist, social media advisor, columnist at Geekwire and former reporter atÂ seattlepi.comÂ exemplifies industry crossover.
Join this fascinating conversation about the new and creative intersections between journalism, media, marketing, communication, entrepreneurship and writing.Â Â Who knows, you might even discover your next career!
The session is free for SPJ members and $10 for non-members. As with all sessions in the Continuing Ed Series,Â pizza will be served.Â See the full schedule of remaining sessions here.
Space is limited and sessions tend to fill up, soÂ RSVP soon!
Audrey WennblomPosted at 19:57h, 02 February
Want very much to attend.
Sally JamesPosted at 09:47h, 03 February
Great panel, and if you are hungry for more on Tuesday, Feb. 7, join NW Science Writers for a panel of folks who attended ScienceOnline2012 and share what they gleaned.
moniguzmanPosted at 12:15h, 03 February
Hope to see you there, Audrey!
MariePosted at 16:08h, 06 February
I don’t live close enough to attend. Is it possible that video will be available later?
Monica GuzmanPosted at 09:40h, 24 February
So sorry – we didn’t get a video recording of the session. But we do have a roundup of some of the key points in the session! http://18.104.22.168/~caleyc82/2012/02/jobs-beyond-journalism-whats-out-there-why-you-might-like-it/