5 sites off the beaten path to find journalism jobs

Job hunting in any industry is a daunting task, but especially so in journalism. The daily print products don’t make the money they used to, leading to fewer jobs in the market.

However, opportunities still exist for those hoping to earn their living through journalism. Whether their chosen medium is the written word or broadcast, companies that value good reporting and editing are hiring journalists.

The go-to place for journalists looking for a gig is journalismjobs.com, but the Internet has many other places that list positions.

We’ve listed the top 5 best off-the-beaten-path sites reporters and editors can use to find their next journalism job.

5. The Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s Jobs/Careers Directory : A great site for those seeking positions in the alternative weekly world of journalism. Positions are posted fairly regularly, and range from editing and reporting positions to sales roles.

4. Journalismnext.com : This site bills itself as the “leading job and community website for minority journalists and media professionals.” Companies listing positions on the site include broadcast, print and wire services.

3. Hearst Television careers: Looking for a job in television news? Why not go straight to the company itself? Hearst Television and other local news companies list positions in TV news production, on-air reporting/anchoring openings and digital media positions. (Full disclosure: the author of this post is a digital managing editor for Hearst Television)

2. Corporation for Public Broadcasting Jobline : This site lists positions at public broadcasting television and radio stations across the country. Stations will list new positions regularly. While not all are news positions, many are. This is definitely a place to look regularly if you’re looking to begin a career in public broadcasting.

1. Job listings at MediaBistro: Like JournalismJobs.com, this website includes media positions from across the industry. Employers who post to the site include Amazon, NBC Universal, The Washington Post and other familiar names.


Rob McLean is a digital managing editor for Hearst Television based out of Omaha, Neb. Previously, he served as a local editor for Patch.com in St. Louis. His work has appeared in C-Ville Weekly, The Reader, HearNebraska.org and Omaha Public Radio. Follow him on twitter at @robertmclean.

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