On Friday, USA Today, the second most widely circulated newspaper behind the Wall Street Journal, announced that it would reorganize and shed 9% of its workforce. It’s a story we hear too often as print media companies struggle to compete against free, digital content and reinvent their business models.
However, it can be much easier for individuals to change courses than for corporations. Media jobs in print, film, TV and radio run the gamut from content producer to marketing manager. Here are just a few:
Are you fascinated by uncovering secrets from around the world? Want to bring hidden treasures to light? National Geographic is hiring a Photo Editor to assist with photo research (and administrative projects).
Can’t get enough glam? Do you love people who love fashion, beauty and celebrities? InStyle is looking for a Beauty Director to manage fabulous clients.
Know how to stay fit and healthy? You can make a living out of teaching people how to live as a Health, Fitness and Nutrition Writer for LIVESTRONG.com.
In the age of online media, you can remind people how relaxing it is to curl up with a good book. Random House is looking for an Assistant Marketing Manager to campaign for the printed word.
Remember all those hours in rush hour traffic? You can brighten up someone’s day and take over the airwaves as the Senior Director of Broadcast Operations at SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
Marie Claire is looking for an Articles Editor to edit a monthly section (you’ll have to click through to see which one), develop new writers and write features.
Cover the daily developments and big trends in green energy as the Editor leading the renewable energy and carbon reporters for Bloomberg.
Can you recite every NFL player’s stats since 1970? Instead of sitting on the couch yelling at the screen, you could put passion into practice as a Sports Anchor for NBC Universal.
The General Books Group of Harper Collins Publishers had 165 titles on the New York Times best sellers list from Marley and Me to the latest from Milan Kundera; it may be too late to help get the Justin Bieber memoir out, but you can be there for the next installment as a Senior Production Editor.
HBO, the home of TrueBlood, Entourage and Big Love, needs a Freelance Associate Producer, to create and deliver promotional product initiatives. That sounds fun.
The news reminds us that it’s all about that money. HBO also wants a Financial Analyst to assess industry trends and craft effective financial strategies.
Do you have a soft spot for all things technological and an eagle’s eye for details? Wired magazine wants an Assistant Research Editor to scour their content and make sure every fact rings true.
You can make sure the next generation grows up to be smarter than the last. Pearson Education is looking for an Associate Content Editor for Developmental Mathematics to help put together all the tools young students need.
Do you mean business every time you sit down to work? Keep the economics world updated on the latest market trends as an Economist/Journalist for Thomson Reuters.
This is just a handful of opportunities, but if you have a media job open (or know of one), you can use Jobvite Share, a free and easy way to share job openings on the social web and track the results.