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Andy Dickinson: a guide to digital journalism job hunting

Online journalism lecturer Andy Dickinson (@digidickinson) recently gave a lecture to his broadcast students advising on ways to find jobs online and promote themselves digitally.

His presentation appears in this slideshare:

Here’s another tip for creating a customised jobs feed using Journalism.co.uk’s jobs board search facility.

In the top left-hand column on most of the pages on Journalism.co.uk, you will see a panel headed “Job of the week”. About half-way down there is a dropdown menu that allows you to search by job type. For this example, select “editorial assistants and trainees” and click “go”.

On the subsequent search results page, you will see at the top of the central column an advanced search form. This allows you to make a more detailed search based on sectors, categories, salary and location. You will also see an option under format to “return search results as RSS feed”. Select that and also tick “editorial assistants and trainees” under the “categories” section.

Click the search button and, voila, you will be presented with a customised RSS feed containing only editorial assistant and trainee vacancies.

Erm… new job? What new job? Confusion at Cision

This rather exposes my high-level research methods for our Smart Moves column, but thought it was funny.

Yesterday’s Cision Media Bulletin reported that:

Katy Guest has joined The Independent newspaper as Deputy Literary Editor … and The Independent Magazine Rhiannon Harries has started as the Editorial Assistant.

So this morning, I dropped them both an email to find out more so I could write a little nib for our site. Rather swiftly two emails came back: both along the lines of ‘new job, what new job?’ In fact, Harries hasn’t changed her job at all, and Guest tells me she has been deputy literary editor for 18 months.

Not quite so up-to-date job news then…