SPJ's Online Job Bank Offers Free Postings for Media Jobs, Internships, Fellowships
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INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional Journalists’ newly designed Web site now features a media industry job bank.
The new section of SPJ’s Web site allows any media organization or institution to post a listing for a job, internship or fellowship free of charge. Only SPJ members can view the postings, a new benefit for all Society members.
“This is a new and valuable benefit for SPJ members,” said SPJ President Al Cross, political writer and columnist for The Courier-Journal in Louisville. “And we think employers will use the bank as a way to find valuable employees.”
To post a listing in SPJ’s job bank, log on to http://www.spj.org/careers_jobpost.asp and complete the online form. SPJ Headquarters staff will verify the material, and listings will be posted online for 30 days.
“Anyone who has looked for a job lately knows they’re not that easy to find right now,” said Julie Grimes, acting executive director of SPJ and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. “With the jobs database, we have made the search process simpler for SPJ members and the employers out there who are looking for top-notch journalists to fill their positions.”
In September, the Society of Professional Journalists unveiled its newly enhanced Web site (www.spj.org) with features for journalists, students, the public and SPJ members. The site and its ongoing upkeep are paid for by a $120,000 grant from the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the educational arm of the Society. InetSolution Inc. of Utica, Mich., redesigned the site in eight months under the supervision of SPJ Headquarters.
People with questions or concerns on posting listings may contact SPJ Webmaster Ben Everson at 317/927-8000 ext. 205 or email@example.com.
Founded in 1961, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that those who carry on the tradition of a free press are prepared for the challenge. Its goal is to support the educational programs of the Society of Professional Journalists and to serve the professional needs of journalists and students pursuing careers in journalism.
The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. The organization is the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.