Here are brief answers to the 10 most common questions you might have about this site. If you have question about the site not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact me.
- How often do you update your site?
- Does it cost to post a job?
- I've just applied for a job that was closed. How often do you remove jobs?
- Do you have an archive of old job postings?
- Do you have a list-serv that I can subscribe to?
- Do I have to register to see the jobs or use the directory?
- Where do I send my applications?
- Do you have jobs in non-journalism fields -- such as public affairs, investor relations or technical writing?
- I am a foreign journalist who wants to work in Canada. What are my chances?
- Can you give me career advice?
1. How often do you update your site?
I update the web site daily.
2. Does it cost to post a job?
It costs $100 plus GST to post a regular job or $250 plus GST to post a featured job. A 'multiple' fee applies if you are recruiting multiple journalists in a single job description.
3. I've just applied for a job that was closed. How often do you remove jobs?
If the employer has not already set a deadline for a job, then it remains online for one month from the date posted, although the employer can request a free extension for another month (i.e maximum two months online).
However, deadlines -- whether they are stated or not -- are always subject to the employer's discretion and can close sooner than you expect, especially when there is a large number of applicants.
If you want to be safe, print out the job posting information and apply early.
4. Do you have an archive of old job postings?
Yes, I have an archive of all job postings, however the archive is not open to the public. E-mail me a request and I'll send you the information.
5. Do you have a list-serv that I can subscribe to?
Follow me on Twitter @gaulinmedia to get the jobs delivered directly to you.
6. Do I have to register to see the jobs or use the directory?
There is no fee to browse the jobs or the journalists -- and no registration is required.
7. Where do I send my applications?
Send your application to the contact information provided in the job posting. Do NOT send your application to me.
8. Do you have jobs in non-journalism fields -- such as public affairs, investor relations or technical writing?
Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board includes any jobs that make good use of a journalist's skills, even if those jobs are not in the news media.
For example, you can find jobs in public relations, administration and sales. While such jobs are not directly journalism jobs, they are in the media industry and often call upon individuals with the training, experience and talent of a journalist and therefore provide another career opportunity to consider.
9. I am a foreign journalist who wants to work in Canada. What are my chances?
Employers will likely only consider applicants who are already legally permitted to work in Canada.
Although a rare employer may consider an out-of-country applicant, chances are your application will be dropped into the recycling bin without being read.
If you are serious about a journalism career in Canada, expect that you will have to move first - and get the job after you have immigrated.
10. Can you give me career advice?
For a consulting fee I will review your resume, cover letter and portfolio as well as provide some career direction.