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.”
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.