In the following links you will find resources that may help you find what you are looking for. Most of the links provided are non-SOJC links, and therefore their content is not controlled by the SOJC. Please be careful on what personal information you give on the internet.
American Association of Advertising Agencies is one of the main professional organizations for the advertising industry. The AAAA offers a job search site for those looking for positions at advertising agencies.
The AAAA offers a large page of links to advertising agencies. The links to those advertising agencies is searchable by state.
Gannett – Owns newspapers in almost all 50 states. Owns The Statesman Journal in Salem.
Lee Enterprises – Owns newspapers across the country. Owns the Democrat-Herald in Albany and the Corvallis Gazette-Times.
Pioneer Newspapers – Owns newspapers across the North West. Owns the Herald and News in Klamath Falls & the Lake County Examiner in Lakeview.
PRSA Chapter Pages
Below, you can find some selected readings on career search and planning topics. Keep in mind that many people have different opinions on these topics, so cultivate the information for your own edification. As always, consult your faculty advisers and contacts in the field for further insight.
How to Start a Networking Email (Wetfeet)
Skip Job Hunting, Have Informational Interviews Instead (Personal Branding Blog)
The 411 on Informational Interviews (Wetfeet)
Four Steps to Building Your Network (PDX MindShare)
The Informational Interview is Actually a Thing You Should Do, Yes (The Billfold)
Cover Letters & Resumes
Resumes Should Show What You Can DO (Not What You DID) (Wetfeet)
Writing Cover Letters That Work (Part One): Know Your Audience (Mac’s List)
4 Things to Avoid When Writing Your Resume (Career Rocketeer)
6 Things That Make You Look Amateur on Your Resume (US News)
How to Stand Out in an Interview (Life Hacker)
Nine Things You Should Never Say in an Interview (Wetfeet)
Ten Questions You Should Never be Asked in an Interview (Wetfeet)
*they left off a big one for women, in particular: “Are you planning to start a family soon?”
The Ten Things You Should Always Bring Up in an Interview (Wetfeet)
Top 5 Interview Mistakes Millennials Make (Forbes)
3 Things Employers Look for in an Interview (Wetfeet)
Accepting Job Offers
General Career Resources
At the UO
Minority Professional Organizations
Asian American Journalists’ Association
Native American Journalists’ Association
National Association of Black Journalists
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists’ Association
South Asian Journalists Association