Jobs and career straight-talk: For (and by) young'uns only

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jeremy Merrill of Quartz; Sisi Wei of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 11:20am
  • Location: International 8-9
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

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.

Speaker Bios

  • 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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