Career Newsletter  

April 2023 Edition 
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Every month we round up the latest career tips, insights and job opportunities from our multi-platform network of Black and Brown media organizations. 

URL Media runs a
highly successful recruitment arm and has placed some of the top media executives in the country. 
How to Win Your Job Search

Hello this week from Sonali Kohli, URL Media's Senior Recruiter.

Thanks to those of you who joined us last week for the latest installment of our Let's Talk Careers: The What's Next Webinar. As layoffs and career transitions continue to impact across industries, we're rounding out the series with a fourth, free webinar on Friday, April 28 at noon ET.

Until the next session, here are some takeaways from the speakers of last week's webinar:

Build Your Network: Career and leadership coach
Phoebe Gavin advised attendees to break down networking activities into micro tasks. For example, send one email a week to a different person you know to catch up, ask how they're doing and fill them in on your recent work, she said. That's a task you can incorporate into your routine, and it's not overwhelming β€” but it does add up to 52 connections. She also reminded us that LinkedIn is a vital tool for your networking and job search! 

Interview Prep: Leonor Ayala Polley, URL Media's Chief of Business Development and Partnerships, and I led a breakout room on preparing for job interviews. My advice is to do something that puts you in a good headspace ahead of an interview, because you can't talk about yourself in the best light unless you are feeling good about yourself. And always send a follow-up email thanking people for taking the time to talk to you. Also, of course, prepare: have your application materials in front of you to reference, and have notes with points you'd like to hit in the conversation. 

Maintaining Wellness
Journalist and mental wellness coach
Leslie Rangel, shared both mindset work and actionable advice to maintain your wellbeing during a job search, a time that can be difficult and discouraging. If you're experiencing rejection, remember that "it’s ok to feel the emotions," she said. If you're feeling imposter syndrome, keep a daily success journal, she said β€” document 5-10 wins big and small.

If your mind is stuck in the β€œwaiting doom pit,” Leslie said, "maybe it’s time to take a short break from searching. Take the next 24-48 hours to do something for you!"

The April 28 webinar will feature breakout rooms for small-group conversations with experts on topics including:

  • Preparing for job interviews and informational conversations 
  • Why networking is now more important than your resume.
  • Maximizing your LinkedIn presence

Please register here for our next session and join us! 

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Job Board 

URL Media is recruiting for these open roles. Contact if you're interested in learning more about any of them. 
Company: MacArthur Foundation
Compensation: $116,000+
Location: Chicago, IL

πŸ“Œ Position: Managing Editor
Company: Washington Post
Compensation: Dependent on experience
Location: Washington, DC
The following are job openings with URL partners or affiliate organizations who we love. We encourage you to apply directly!

πŸ“Œ Position: Freelance Health Reporter
Company: Epicenter-NYC
Location: New York, NY

πŸ“Œ Position: Fundraising and Marketing Associate
Company: Outlier Media
$32/hr, up to 30 hours a week
Location: Detroit, MI

πŸ“Œ Position: Membership Manager
Company: WURD Radio
Compensation: $50,000 - $60,000
Location: Philadelphia, PA

πŸ“Œ Position: Morning Drive Producer
Company: WURD Radio
Compensation: $50,000 - $55,000
Location: Philadelphia, PA

πŸ“Œ Position: Senior Sales Account Executive
Company: WURD Radio
Compensation: Dependent on experience
Location: Philadelphia, PA

πŸ“Œ Position: Special Events Coordinator (Part-time)
Company: Haitian Times
Compensation: $25/hour, 10-15 hours/week

Location: Remote in South Florida

πŸ“Œ Position: Tech Product Manager
Company: Pulso
Compensation: $67,000 - $75,000

Location: Remote

πŸ“Œ Position: Ejecutivo de Ventas
Company: La Noticia
Compensation: Base salary + commission

Location: Remote
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We are currently working with a mix of media, nonprofits, and other organizations to source and hire for executive roles. If you are a senior-level media professional looking to pivot, contact us. 

Please fill out our candidate intake form or email ( to inquire. 
As a job candidate, there are no fees associated with working with URL. We look forward to adding you to our pipeline! 

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