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Journalist changing careers.

I have, for the past several years, worked as a journalist in a fairly niche area. I do not want to do this anymore - but I do want to put my skills to good use, and make a decent living. How do I do this? What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2014 - 8 answers

Jobs Like Journalism, Minus the Writing

I've been working in either journalism or communications for a few years now and while I like it a lot, I feel like I still haven't quite found the right job. What are some career trajectories for someone who is really good at research, loves talking to people, and has an overwhelming sense of curiosity, but is tired of writing everyday. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Oct 8, 2014 - 14 answers

I know this all sounds rather vague

I want to find more freelance writing jobs, but I have no idea where to begin. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jun 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Help with entry into journalism career?

I'm interested in a career in written journalism. I need help figuring out how to enter the field, and how to make a living at it. [more inside]
posted by Malad on Oct 10, 2011 - 18 answers

Super-successful fears for future

Where should/is my career-life headed next? [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Aug 2, 2011 - 9 answers

How to combine academic and creative work in the same field?

A case-study in journalism: after entering academia (j-school staff), will a feature writer say goodbye to creativity? [more inside]
posted by earthwormsleg on Jun 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Investigator of stuff, freelance...

Another career question: Journalist-teacher-investigator(?) edition. [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on May 31, 2011 - 2 answers

For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a journalist

Can an introvert be a journalist? If so... how? [more inside]
posted by Acey on Feb 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Lost cause?

What's life like after journalism? [more inside]
posted by DeWalt_Russ on Jan 29, 2011 - 14 answers

Further education for the itinerant journalist?

A generalist grad school program: Does such a thing exist? And can you recommend something like it to a listless journalist? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on Nov 2, 2010 - 21 answers

What careers might someone who's interested in interiewing people, fixing the world and making money look into?

Figuring out a career path: I'm an undergrad student who has a passion for interviewing people and getting their stories. I also want my carer to help make the world a better place and feel that I would be happiest if I could see my impact directly. What careers or jobs might I look into? [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay on Sep 15, 2010 - 17 answers

How do I get off journalism's sinking ship?

Get me out of journalism. Please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Will a newspaper job inch me closer to a career in public relations?

Job_Offer_Filter: I'm a struggling freelance writer trying to (someday) break into the pr/communications field. I've just been offered a staff writer position at a small local newspaper. Does accepting the job inch me closer to my desired field? Or just burden me with a ton of unmarketable experience? [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Nov 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me transition from journalism to government PR and/or corporate communications

Due to a raft of factors beyond my control, I have to give up my awesome but poorly paid and very demanding job as a reporter and seek a more 9-5 employment, with better pay. AskMe, can you help me identify my selling points for PR and communications jobs? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Mar 3, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I know how good a writer I am?

How do I know how good a writer I am? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2008 - 34 answers

Can I please be Matt Bai?

What route would I take if I decided I wanted to become a journalist at 30? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2008 - 15 answers

What should I do with my life?

20-something INTP, bored to death in his corporate gig, asks: What should I do with my life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2008 - 28 answers

Can I work as a writer or medical liaison at a corporation, and pursue freelance journalism, simultaneously? Or would this be a conflict of interest?

Can I work as a writer or medical liaison at a corporation, and pursue freelance journalism, simultaneously? Or would this be a conflict of interest? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Masters in Journalism--Is it necessary?

Canadian journalists: how important is getting an MJ? (and other career advice) [more inside]
posted by Menomena on Feb 16, 2007 - 16 answers

Should I become a magazine / new media journalist? [UK based]

CareerFilter: Should I become a magazine / new media journalist? [UK based] - LONG POST WARNING! [more inside]
posted by dcbarker on Feb 7, 2007 - 10 answers

Should I leave my career and my passion for 10+ years—journalism—to work in web design and development?

Should I leave my career and my passion for 10+ years—journalism? Since I was teen I’ve been passionate about journalism. I’ve studied and worked professionally in at it for more than 12 years, but I fear I’m burning out and lately have considered leaving for a career in design/creative services/Web design/multimedia/teaching/consulting. [more inside]
posted by jkl345 on Nov 19, 2006 - 7 answers

Trial by, no for, media

Help me nail my one week trial at a regional metro daily newspaper. Quite a bit [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Nov 1, 2006 - 12 answers

Meet the press

Tomorrow I have a telephone interview for a job at a regional metro daily newspaper. What might they ask me? And, er, how should I answer? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on May 27, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I make the transition to becoming a professional feature story and/or personal column writer

I want to make the transition into professional writing, specifically feature story and/or personal column writing and I'm not sure which steps to take make this dream come true. [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Apr 16, 2005 - 17 answers

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