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Thursday, August 22 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Ask The Recruiters (50-min round table)

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Develop the journalistic reputation, skills and niche that move you up the hiring priority list. Generic doesn't get the job done and it doesn't get good jobs. Learn why you should brand your career and how to do it with dignity. Recruiters will talk about some of the tools they use and ways that journalists develop and convey reputations for signature work throughout their careers.

Twitter: @aaja, #asktherecruiters

Location: Beekman 

Moderators
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Joe Grimm

Visiting Editor in Residence, Michigan State University School of Journalism
Joe Grimm is a visiting editor in residence at the Michigan State University School of Journalism. He runs the JobsPage Website. From that, he published "Breaking In: The www.JobsPage.com Guide to Newspaper Internships." In 2008, Joe published "The Best of Ask the Recruiter," drawn from his Poynter Online column. Joe was recruiting and development editor for the Detroit Free Press from 1990 through 2008. Newsrecruiter.com is his hub site.

Speakers
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Paula Bouknight

Assistant Managing Editor for Hiring & Development, Boston Globe
Paula Bouknight is the Assistant Managing Editor for Hiring & Development overseeing recruitment, training and career development at The Globe. She works closely with department and section heads to identify and attract top candidates, improve diversity in the newsroom, and provide staff members with the tools and guidance that can advance their careers. Paula began her career at The Globe in 1986 in the Sports department as a copy editor... Read More →
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Lorraine Sembra

Senior Recruiter, Turner Broadcasting
Lorraine Sembra, Senior Recruiter for Turner Broadcasting is responsible for recruiting, developing and implementing strategies to identify top talent for mid-upper level editorial positions with CNN Networks. She is based in the network’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.
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Virgil Smith

Vice President/Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Gannett
Virgil L. Smith began his newspaper career at The Sacramento Bee, where he held a number of positions before moving to the Fresno Bee as the director of consumer marketing and chief labor negotiator. In 1991 he joined the Gannett Company as associate publisher in Stockton and was named president and publisher in 1992 before serving as the assistant to the senior group president of the Gannett Pacific Group in Reno, Nevada. In 1996, he served as... Read More →


Thursday August 22, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019