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

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jeremy Merrill of Quartz; Sisi Wei of OpenNews
  • 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 reporter with Quartz's investigation team, covering online political influence using computer-assisted reporting and artificial intelligence.

  • Sisi Wei is the Director of Programs at OpenNews, where she envisions and executes transformative initiatives for journalism, especially for journalists of color and local journalists. Previously, she was Assistant Managing Editor at ProPublica where she oversaw and edited news apps, graphics, visual reporting, and investigations. 

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