I know these are tough times for everyone, but if you are looking for writing jobs during what I call “The Era of Confused Media,” it could be even harder to land a gig. Magazines are dropping like flies, ad dollars are disappearing from print (but not always landing on the web), newspapers are shrinking and book publishing houses are suffering, too. In a career (and job market) where there seems to be no safe haven, where do you turn to?
I turn to my favorite sites. Here is a list, in no particular order, that I visit religiously for job leads, reference and tips and tricks for making it in media.
- Mediabistro.com– For media news, jobs, comings and goings, mastheads, classes, video. I’m an AvantGuild member and it is worth every penny.
- Ed2010.com– A comprehensive site for all things magazines. Great for writers looking to break in to the industry. Resume/cover letter advice, glossary of terms, job leads, internships, interviews with editors, classes and happy hours.
- AboutFreelanceWriting.com– For creative ideas, job postings and killer writing advice.
- ProBlogger.net– Great source for learning about social media in general. Tips for bloggers all across the board, advice on design, making money, promotion, advertising, etc.
- CopyBlogger.com– Resource for bloggers, but great tips for writing in general, like overcoming writer’s block and how to avoid grammatical errors.
- TheGoldenPencil.com– For freelance writers, this site has interviews, advice on the business side of things, tips on book proposals, the economy, ghost writing and more.
Hope these are useful to you. Share some of your favorites with us, too!