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JournalismJobs.com is the largest and most-visited resource for journalism jobs, and receives between 2.5 to 3 million page views a month.

JournalismJobs.com was founded in August 1998 by Dan Rohn, a former copy editor and business writer with The Washington Post, editor with America Online, and Washington, D.C.-based stringer for Money Magazine. JournalismJobs.com is the largest and most-visited resource for journalism jobs, and receives between 2.5 to 3 million page views a month.

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Summary: Created in 1998 by Dan Rohn, JournalismJobs is a specialist job board for writers, editors and anyone in the field of the written word looking for work. On social media, the site has 14 600 followers on Twitter and a further 4 116 on Facebook. No Linkedin page was found. According to SimilarWeb, the site attracts 170 170 visits a month (which is significantly less than what the site boasts). There are many positive testimonials in the “About us” section.

Design: The homepage is quite modern, with the search engine (job title and location) at the top of the page over a backdrop image of a table. Underneath that, there are featured jobs, the latest news and career advice. There is also a “mobile-friendly” version of the site, which becomes the entire site once you’ve visited the job listing and you have created an account. In the listing, there are no logos, just the job title, the company name, the location, the posting date and the type of contract. The filters are in an advanced search: the keywords, the location, the industry, the position, the job status, the salary and the posting date. If you open a job offer, the useful information is at the top of the page and there’s a description. Recruiters can also include logos so some job offers must have one (but I didn’t see any).

The job board objective: JournalismJobs makes it easy for aspiring writers to find relevant job offers.

Recruiter observations: It’s easy to create an account and the cost is clearly indicated ($US 100 per advert). You can include a logo and/or pay extra to appear on the front page.

Jobseeker observations: You don’t need an account to apply to job offers. In fact, some of the offers don’t allow you to apply to the offer through the site. The site recommending mentioning that you saw the job offer on JournalismJobs.

The job offers: On JournalismJobs, there are 1 109 job offers. Most are in TV. Some of the offers are months old.

Reactivity: Dan Rohn answers very quickly.

Special features: The list of articles (couldn’t find one that actually leads to a proper article, some aren’t even real addresses); testimonials (some of which have missing quotation marks); the mobile-friendly version of the site; the career advice (10 articles and no dates); the news (retrieved from other sites).

Verdict: JournalismJobs isn’t big on branding and it’s a bit disappointing to find that a specialist job boards for writers publishes so little. Inconsistent punctuation is also very surprising on this kind of site. That said, the job offers are there and the posting is cheap. Finding work/candidates is what matters most, right?

Written by Ali Neill

As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.


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This is hands down the best media / journalism job site.
Rated on 01-12-2016

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