Part of the reason there have been few posts here recently is because a chunk of my time has been spent helping new Aggie grads in their job hunts. Looks like a few of these searches are about to pay off, and it warms my heart-cockles no end to see how generously Aggie journalists give their time and help to the students and new grads.
Typically, somebody will write me with specific questions, and I'll say, "Let's ask ..." a particular person with experience in that field, and an e-mail full of detail and wisdom will come right back at us. So thank you, all of you.
Find salaries and Aggie contacts at newspapers
Another cool thing coming out of the search is my discovery yesterday of a new use for my old posts on Texas newspaper jobs. Now, job listings themselves disappear as soon as they're filled, but since I usually typed in the salary range if that info was available, this blog's archives now have a data set of salaries for some jobs, mostly at small Texas dailies.
So give it a try: Type in a town name into the "search this blog" window up there on the left, and you'll get all posts mentioning the town... this gives you posts naming the salaries, if I recorded them, and also the names of any Aggies associated with those papers who have been in the blog.
What Web skills does a great news designer need?
And since job listings do disappear, I've decided to record here what exactly USA Today is looking for in a "Senior Web Designer/ User Experience Architect." The job's open right now, but even after it closes, this is interesting for reference.