Jobs and career straight-talk: For (and by) young'uns only
Have questions on how to break into the field or get a paid internship/job? Simple or impolitic ones that you couldn't ask a boss or hiring manager/editor? Questions about newsroom "culture" or the tacit knowledge required to network or interview for a job? Sisi Wei and Jeremy Merrill, both less than four years out of undergrad, will be giving students and early-career journalists any knowledge and job-seeking advice they need to help them become designer/developer/data journalists. We'll also pair you up with other young, employed grads for a few rounds of speed Q&A so you can get different perspectives and a chance to ask questions in in a small group or one-on-one.
To make this a safe space to ask silly questions, we're asking mid-career journalists and people with hiring power not to attend. Non-young'uns and young'uns-at-heart who are trying to enter the field laterally are welcome to join, but the session will be geared towards the experience of recent graduates (including generally-applicable job search and resume tips), so it may not be as helpful to you.
Desserts and beverages will be provided during the second half of the session.
Jeremy B. Merrill is a machine learning journalist with Qz's AI Studio. Previously, he has reported with a vast crowd-sourced database of political Facebook ads at ProPublica. @jeremybmerrill
Sisi Wei is news applications developer at ProPublica, where she builds interactive stories that serve the public interest. Previously, she was a Graphics Editor at the Washington Post. She is also the co-founder of Code with me, a high-impact workshop focused on teaching journalists how to code. Sisi graduated from Northwestern University with majors in journalism, philosophy and legal studies. @sisiwei
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