Career Building

Every job is a gateway to the next level of your career. And we want you to grow with us.

We encourage you to learn the basics of self-care and how to identify trauma in yourself and colleagues. You can also find tips on personal security and safety

You can also learn how to deliver coverage that accurately and honestly reflects the experiences of everyone in our communities.

Here are resources to help you move on up.

 

New editor orientation, Part I: Our priorities as leaders

It’s a big job. It’s a fun job. It’s tough job. It’s also different than it’s ever been.

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  • How to be a great mentor

    We’ve all relied on the guidance and mentorship of others to get where we are. This discussion, hosted by USA TODAY’s Mary Nahorniak and the Bergen Record’s Dan Sforza, explores how to pay it forward.

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  • What journalists can learn from community organizers

    FLORIDA TODAY’s Isadora Rangel interviewed Alicia Bell, organizing manager at Free Press, an organization that seeks to give people a voice in the crucial decisions that shape the media.

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  • FOUNDATIONS: Better meeting coverage

    This session will include proactive tactics to keep meeting coverage relevant.

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  • FOUNDATIONS: Better interview techniques

    This session will walk through interviewing techniques, and help you make sure you get key questions answered.

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  • Newsroom safety and security

    Since the Capital Gazette shooting in June 2018, newsroom employees have wondered if they are safe in their workplace. We’ll go over personal safety tips and security information to ensure you’re informed.

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  • Identifying and supporting trauma among fellow journalists

    A newsroom-wide briefing and discussion on trauma and journalism, introducing best practices in coverage and the basics of self-care and collegial support.

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  • Don’t forget social (for reporters)

    Reporters need to be where their audience is on social media. Ensure you are active on the right social platforms so you’re prioritizing your time to attract your readers.

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  • Strategies for being a great mentor

    Mentoring and coaching is an art, as Socrates knew. Here’s how to channel some of what worked for him.

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  • FOUNDATIONS: Sources are the key

    This session will cover diversifying sources and why it’s important, how to approach the people you need to know on your beat, and how to build mutually rewarding connections with sources.

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  • How to fight racism and not get fired from your mainstream media job

    The Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists hosted a webinar titled “How to fight racism and not get fired from your mainstream media job.”

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  • Managing stress for yourself and your team

    This conversation will enhance frontline editors’ abilities to oversee daily reporting on violence, trauma, and tragedy. It will provide basic training on managing trauma exposure on staff as well as an opportunity to talk through particular concerns with individual staff and organization-wide issues.

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  • Tips for grant-writing and partnerships

    Wondering what you can do to receive newsroom grants or work with ProPublica and other nonprofits? We have tips from people who’ve been successful and those who’ve worked on the receiving end of the process.

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  • Protected: Table Stakes: Moving from activities to outcomes

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