6.09.2009

Because step one is making the universe aware of your desires

And in this case Universe = Internet.

GH is looking for a new job. They say that when you are on the job hunt you are supposed to tell everyone you know, since 80% of the jobs that get filled do so through networking and referrals rather than the pedestrian old "send in your application" routine. So I am telling everyone and trusting that someone out there is going to help us come across the perfect thing. Here are a few reasons why a new job would be nice:

1. There is nowhere to move up to and no way to advance salary-wise in GH's current job, where he writes & produces a morning news show.

2. He works the graveyard shift, which means we do not sleep together at night and on the one night a week when we DO sleep together it does not go smoothly on account of we are both used to taking up a whole bed. Injuries and accusations ensue.

3. His current employer keeps doing layoffs and stuff, and we think it would be better to just jump ship while we can.

4. A new job is my only chance to be a Stay At Home Mommy Blogger. And come on. Aren't you just dying to hear me talk (more) about poop?

So. Now that you're motivated, lets talk job specs. I think the job GH is really holding out for would be Protege to Joss Whedon, but he's willing to settle. His degree is in Broadcast Journalism and for the last few years he has been working in the news (which has been a good experience builder but is really not a passion of his). He's looking for pretty much anything in the Media/Entertainment/TV/Film industry. He's also up for PR or other writing jobs. Right now we're looking primarily in UT, but a move is not outside the realm of possibility if it's for a good job.

So if anyone knows of or hears of anything at all remotely related (or hey, even non-related if it's a good job with benefits), can you please drop me a line? I have not decided yet what the reward will be for the person who provides the job-lead-that-leads-to-job, but I can promise you: it will be awesome.

18 comments:

cooldad said... [reply]

If you are willing to move to Alaska, I'm pretty sure I can hook both of you up.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Hoo boy. Alaska is so very cold, though . . .

We'll see how next week's trip goes! ;-)

Jenny said... [reply]
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Anne said... [reply]

I have a good friend that just got into AFI. He may have some leads - but they would probably be down near Phoenix. (Hey...they are looking to rent their house as well. You could live there...) Let me know if you would like me to ask him.

Nadia and Jeremy said... [reply]

I don't have any job specifically, but New Mexico is kind of the new California when it comes to doing films and stuff. It seems like there have been a lot of movies and TV shows shot here recently. Maybe look down this-a-way?

Jenny said... [reply]

Because I think EAST is the new zion, you ought to check out the few dozen jobs available at this spot: (Good Luck!) http://jobs.careerbuilder.com/jobseeker/jobs/jobresults.aspx?argv0=Massachusetts_Broadcast-journalism.htm&ArgURL=/al.ic/Massachusetts_Broadcast-journalism.htm%3F&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=8a7c40e0b7ff438f8bb4ec3cd05e6560-297934309-R1-4&ns_siteid=ns_us_g_jobs_in_massachusetts_

abby said... [reply]

I used to have a friend that did PR for the Red Cross. I don't know if he is still there, but you can look into working for a non-profit doing PR. Of course, the new Zion (aka East coast) would be where a lot of those jobs are.

lilcis said... [reply]

One of my friends recently got a cool job as a music producer (or something like that) for Lifetime Telivision. So you could check them out. I'd also recommend checking out the other cable networks as well.

I understand your pain - we're trying to find a better job for my husband as well. He's got a business degree but has been in the SCUBA retail industry for the last six years, and we're having a hard time getting employers to see past that. And there's just not that many jobs in the industry open right now.


good luck!

lilcis said... [reply]

Have you found this website yet?

http://www.showbizjobs.com/

Kelly said... [reply]

Well, maybe it's the stars aligning. I just reconnected with a friend of mine from years ago who is now working as a screenwriter in LA. I'll ask him what he thinks and if he has any ideas.

Oh and I was a bridesmaid with another screenwriter several years ago. Look at me with the connections! I'll email you if I get any good info.

Kelly said... [reply]

Although now that I've read your other comments, how excited would I be if you moved to Mass?

AmandaStretch said... [reply]

My dad's a well-recognized Utah PR guy and would be happy to talk to GH about how to pursue that line of thinking. Email me at thebookguardian at gmail dot com if you want his info.

Good luck!

emandtrev said... [reply]

I don't really have a solid lead with this one, but I had a good friend/former co-worker who did contract work (in the programming/web design vein) for Richter 7. He now has his own company, but said that Richter 7 was a cool place for media/PR types. I don't know how much they're hiring now, but I do know they were hiring for media/communication/PR jobs when my friend was contracting for them. It may be worth checking out?

kip said... [reply]

Not sure whether or not he is interested in exploring the Church media route but if so, I have a very well-connected former roommate I could put you in touch with. Maybe you know her, actually...

Mrs. Clark said... [reply]

I, too, have a bachelor's in broadcast journalism from BYU. I have also been a stay-at-home-mom so I switched to print and have been doing freelance editing and writing for years. Not the direction for your hub, though. I think you ought to expand your search to both coasts. Look here in DC! You'd love it! And the grandaddy of all libraries, the Library of Congress is here! Woo hoo!

Audra said... [reply]

North Carolina has very affordable housing... so even if you do not make as much it sort of makes up for it because your house will be a lot cheaper... just gotta put in my plug for the good ol' South East!

Sarah Flib said... [reply]

I just saw a job posting in last Saturday's issue of the Church News for a Web and multimedia producer.

Prereqs: ability to edit and process audio files; familiarity with HTML, willingness and ability to learn our in-house interface; ability to produce content that will be of interest to a growing online readership; fluency in spoken and written English, including spelling and word usage; ablility to follow instructions and work quickly while still paying attention to detail; ability to organize multiple projects simultaneously; familiarity with photo-editing program; general knowledge of current events; and ability to work well with sources, co-workers, and readers. Helpful skills: video-editing, journalism background. This is not a news-reporting or writing position; however, applicants with a journalism background might have limited opportunities for news writing. Inquiries and resumes are accepted only via e-mail: jobs@desnews.com. The subject line should be "Church News multimedia."

Not sure if that's up GH's alley, but thought I'd throw it out there . . .

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