Friday, June 27, 2008

Gawker: 9 Ways to Scratch and Claw Your Way to the Middle

This lengthy and enlightening article on Gawker pretty much says it all when it comes to the media employment scene in NYC. The nine ways it offers up for getting a media job in New York are as follow:
  1. Be a Temp Slave!
  2. Freelance
  3. Have Some Totally Important Connections Already (In Which Case You Wouldn't Even Need to Ask)
  4. Start a Blog
  5. Referrals
  6. Intern (or Don't Intern)
  7. Buy Your Job!
  8. Gain Experience in a Smaller "Market"
  9. Miscellaneous Advice

1 comment:

Krisan Matthews said...

I saw this article, too, and couldn't help but laugh at this: "Realize editorial assistants positions bite."

While this may be true, it's oftentimes a great way to get into the publishing industry and lots of hands-on experience. I know this from my own experience as an E.A.