Career Summit & Job Fair Schedule

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Thursday, Oct. 28

8 a.m.: Registration opens

9 a.m.: Career Summit opens
Location: All sessions are in Congressional Room A-B

Finding the job: Navigating the media market
For years the journalism job market has been a bleak place, as media companies struggled through the digital transition and recession. But now, positions are beginning to the fill the boards once again. Learn more about what positions are out there, who’s hiring and how the landscape has changed.

Julie Hartenstein, Associate Director for Career Services, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
Rachel Kaufman
, Editor, MediaBistro’s MediaJobsDaily
Amy Mitchell, Deputy Director of Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism
Eric Wee, President,

10 a.m.

Getting into position: Developing the right skills
It’s not all about the tech, but it’s close. What tools and skills do you need to get and keep a job in today’s market? Learn from Doug Mitchell, Career Coach, Knowledgewebb

1o:30 a.m.: Break

10:45 a.m.

Building your brand: Standing out and getting paid
From blogging for money to freelancing to starting your own company, learn from the experts how you can create your own job in the new journalism marketplace.

Drew Curtis, Founder and CEO,
Alli Joseph, Founder and Owner, Seventh Generation Stories

11:30: Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Landing the job: A master class
They have jobs and they might want you. Learn from top media recruiters and executives what they’re looking for in candidates and how you can fit the bill.

Karen Danziger, Managing Partner, The Howard-Sloan-Koller Group

Chris Barr, Senior Editorial Director, Yahoo!
Marcia Parker, West Coast Editorial Director,
Tom Contiliano, Deputy Chief of Staff, Bloomberg
Christine Montgomery, Managing Editor,
Jeremy Reed, Senior Vice President of Content and Editorial, Demand Media

1:30 p.m.: Job Fair opens

4 p.m.: Job Fair closes

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