Event to include editors from across the country.
Registration is now open for our annual Job Fair, Saturday, March 29, from 9 am-5 pm. This event is a golden opportunity to find promising new journalists for your newsrooms: full-time, part-time, freelance or a final intern for summer. Please join us and the dozens of recruiters and editors from across the country who have already registered.
We are particularly interested in seeing more alternative weeklies at our 2008 job fair since most of our print students aspire to writing long-form narrative and investigative journalism. Last summer, our grads were hired into jobs and internships at Riverfront Times, Willamette Week and Philadelphia City Paper; we have alums at The Village Voice, Dallas Observer, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Washington City Paper, City Pages, Jackson Free Press, Metro Spirit, the Colorado Springs Independent, Eugene Weekly and others. Our job fair is an opportunity to connect with students who have the writing and reporting skills that make them valuable to editors across all media but who have their hearts set on alt-weekly journalism.
Even if you don’t have jobs right now, this is a good chance to meet candidates for positions you’ll have later. Or consider coming to share career advice and demonstrate your commitment to journalism education. Our 400 graduate students are a diverse, smart group with a wide range of language skills, life experience and journalistic interests. About 10 percent of our students are from abroad, predominately Canada, the U.K. and the Americas. All of our students receive basic training in multimedia skills, while several dozen others will leave as expert-level online journalists. More than 70 of our graduates, including Willamette Week‘s Nigel Jaquiss, have won the Pulitzer Prize; dozens more, including 41 who have taken a popular book-publishing seminar, have written books or landed book contracts. In the past four years, five Columbia grads in television and radio have won the duPont Award.
In addition to our Master of Science in Journalism students, you will meet students in our Master of Arts in Journalism Program. These candidates have already attained competence as journalists and are spending the year receiving specialized training in one of four areas: business, arts/culture, science/health or politics. You’ll also meet our students in the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism; our Stabile students make use of computer-assisted reporting, records searches and in-depth enterprise techniques to produce major projects during their year here.
Register today at www.journalism.columbia.edu/job_fair2008.
We have secured a block of rooms for our out-of-town editors at Hotel Beacon, 75th and Broadway. To reserve a room, mention our event when you call (212)787-1100. We also urge you to search Orbitz.com and other sites for better rates in Manhattan.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS or concerns about any aspect of this event, please call Gina Boubion, Assistant Director of the office of career services at (212)854-2980 or gb2219 (at) columbia.edu. We look forward to seeing you in March.