The fourth annual Washington Journalism Job Fair was held on Saturday, March 25 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies campus in downtown Washington. More than 300 people participated in the fair – 208 were job seekers from the Washington area and beyond. A record 22 media companies recruited at the fair – more than any other year. The participating recruiters included radio, television, local, national and Spanish-language outlets.
“This is the fourth time the organizing groups have held this event, and we’ve always aimed to make each fair better than the last,” Washington Journalism Job Fair Chair Azhar Alfadl Miranda said. “I think we succeeded. I’m especially excited that so many great companies wanted to recruit at this fair. I’m confident that this annual job fair is going to become a great resource for people looking for a journalism job in DC, and also for recruiters who are hoping to hire diverse talent.”
Organizers and volunteers of the fourth Washington Journalism Job Fair
The job fair was hosted by the Georgetown University Master of Professional Studies in Journalism program in partnership with a coalition of diverse journalism groups that included the D.C. chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Asian American Journalism Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Journalists Association, the Washington Association of Black Journalists, and the Journalism and Women Symposium. The organizers want to thank the volunteers, recruiters and Georgetown University’s Masters in Journalism Program for helping make the event a big success. Individuals hired through the job fair well be announced once reported by recruiters and participants.
Current Washington Journalism Job Fair Azhar Alfadl Miranda poses with former chair and current NAHJ President Brandon Benavides
Job fair volunteers help check-in job seekers and recruiters
Walk-in job seekers were able to register for the fair on-site for $20
Twenty-two media outlets recruited at this year’s job fair
Members of the Washington Journalism Job Fair organizing groups
The NAHJ Washington chapter board
NAHJ DC is pleased to announce our Spring 2017 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Supplement winner Aida Chavez. We had a highly competitive pool of applicants this semester and were very impressed with Aida’s trajectory in journalism and passion. She will receive a supplement worth $500 to be placed on a Metro SmarTrip card and pay for her NAHJ membership. She will also be matched with a mentor who works as a journalist in the DC area.
Aida Chavez, Intern at The Hill
Aida Chavez is a political reporter based in Washington D.C. A junior with senior standing, she will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in political science from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Spring 2017.
After getting a position reporting for Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS in Washington D.C., she fell in love with the city and craft. This semester she began interning for The Hill newspaper, or thehill.com, and finishing the rest of her two degrees online. Though she has only been working as a journalist for 7 months, she was named one of the “15 Top Young Latinas in American Newsrooms” by the Huffington Post.
Additionally, she is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and a first generation American. Aida speaks English, Spanish, French, and studied Arabic for a couple of years. She gravitates toward reporting on diverse communities and is most proud of the stories she has written on immigration, but would also like to pursue more complex, investigative pieces.
Job seekers can now Register to attend the 2017 D.C. Journalism Job Fair at the early bird rate of $10, a special rate that is being offered until Friday, March 3. http://bit.ly/2kxex4D
The Job Fair is happening Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10:00am – 2:00pm Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.
The regular registration rate of $15 will be offered until Friday, March 17. We will accept walk-ins for $20 the day of the fair.
Come meet recruiters from top news organizations at the largest annual journalism job fair in D.C. This event offers candidates of all experience levels the chance to connect with radio, TV and digital news outlets that are looking for new talent.
Among the confirmed recruiters are NBC, CNN, Voice of America, Politico, NPR and more.
NAHJ DC hosted its membership drive meeting at NPR’s headquarters in Washington on Jan 25 from 6:30-8:30pm. The meeting included a tour of the NPR offices followed by a discussion with Rolando Arrieta, production and operations manager of NPR News, Adrian Florido, reporter for NPR’s Code Switch team and Dustin DeSoto, NPR weekend producer.
NPR senior recruiter for news and content, Victoria Visgilio, shared information about opportunities at the organization and also offered career tips.
The event was part of NAHJ‘s membership drive campaign #MoreLatinosinNews. Regular NAHJ membership is only $35. Learn more here: http://www.nahj.org/membership-rates NAHJ President Brandon Benavides sent a video message to encourage attendees to join and renew their membership.
Join us for our first event of 2017! NAHJ DC invites you to attend our membership drive meeting at the headquarters of NPR
in Washington on Jan. 25 at 6:30pm
. The event will begin with a tour of the offices followed by a discussion with Rolando Arrieta
, production and operations manager of NPR News and Adrian Florido
, reporter for NPR’s Code Switch team.
An NPR recruiter will talk about opportunities at the media organization and share career tips. Please arrive by 6:15pm with a photo ID.
NAHJ DC and the Washington Association of Black Journalists closed 2016 together in a festive holiday party at Public Bar in Dupont Circle on Wednesday Dec. 14. They continued the collaboration and spirit of comradery from the first joint NABJ-NAHJ Convention and Career Fair. Members of both groups celebrated the end of the year and welcomed a new year with treats, sweets, and networking.