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Joe Grimm's News Jobs Caf: Ask the recruiter

This job log answers questions about newspaper careers. Advice comes from Joe Grimm, recruiter at the Detroit Free Press.

Published: 2012-12-21T23:26:01-05:00


Students publish book in 101 days


One of the best projects of 2012 was "The New Bullying," a book that one of my journalism classes at Michigan State University slammed in 101 days, from first class to published. Our goals were: * Create and publish the...

Moving to a New Home


Note: "Ask the Recruiter" has moved to Poynter's new Career Center. The new home is here. Remember to change your bookmark. I will keep this page active so you can follow along. I think you'll like the new home, as...

What Kind of Ownership is Best?


Q: I am a recent graduate with internship experience. I just received a job at a small family owned newspaper. I really want to move up to a larger newspaper after I work here for a couple of years. Does...

Applying for a Job In-House?


Q: Recently, a new job opening came open in my department for a position that -- on first glance -- seemed intriguing. It was new and a chance to get in the ground floor of something. So, I did the...

Leave Without Two-Week Notice?


Q: I recently graduated college and have been interning at a large metro in the meantime while I look for jobs. I went to a job interview in another state for a couple of days and told my editors and...

How to Spin a Career Change?


Q: I have been in the newspaper industry for just under 10 years and have always believed in the media and believed it would perform well for several more generations. Over the last year I have watched as that passion...

Rough Crossing for Foreign Journalist?


Q: I read your column every day and I think you give excellent advice, so I'm hoping you can help me with my situation. I'm a British journalist engaged to a New Yorker. We plan to get married as soon...

Why Did Recruiter Lose Interest?


Q: I and my journalist friends are often puzzled by the behavior of editors -- generally, of course -- but in this case, specifically during the courtship phase of the hiring process. Why is it that encouraging, flattering talks with...

Time to Quit My Job?


Q: My editor is a real fascist. She micro-manages everything I do. She never admits when she's wrong or when she makes mistakes. Rather, she places the blame on other people. Working with her has become the worst. The other...

Freelancing in the Majors to a Job at 50,000?


Q: I spent three years as a beat reporter at a pair of small newspapers, picking up a statewide award for my reporting at one point, before taking up work as a freelancer at a major American newspaper. My writing...