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December 2022 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. 
Recap: The What's Next Workshop
Hello, this week from URL Senior Recruiter Sonali Kohli. On Friday, we hosted a workshop for folks who have been laid off or are at a career crossroads to help create community, strengthen networks, and uplift our community by providing actionable advice. In small breakout rooms, we talked about balancing practical needs with a desire to do purpose-driven work; building a wealth cushion and a portfolio career; how to think about your resume; and we zeroed in on what employers are looking for.

If you missed it, the good news is that we're making these into monthly sessions — register here for next month's free virtual career workshop on Jan. 20 at 1 pm ET.

In the meantime, here are some key takeaways from our speakers/facilitators: 

You don't have to find benefits alone: Navigating the post-layoff healthcare maze can be incredibly difficult, but there are resources and actual people, like Freelancers Union's insurance broker,  who can help find options that meet your needs.

Figure out your core values: URL Media CEO Mitra Kalita led a session on building a wealth cushion and a portfolio career. She recommends an exercise like this one to identify your core values. With those in mind, you can pursue multiple income streams that ensure you feel financially secure and can choose work that aligns with your purpose.

When considering what employers are looking for, it is not a one-size fits all approach, says Leonor Ayala Polley, URL's Chief of Business Development and Partnerships. A well-written and memorable cover letter still goes a long way in helping you stand out from the crowd. Write a sharp and concise cover letter that demonstrates you understand the role you are applying for and why you want to work for the organization. And don't forget about impact — highlighting your impact in previous roles demonstrates that you are a big-picture thinker who goes beyond the day-to-day tasks of a role. 

Make your resume easy to read, advises career and leadership coach Phoebe Gavin. "Recruiters and hiring managers are moving quickly through lots of applications, so pay attention to your layout. Easy-to-read resumes get read. Hard-to-read resumes get procrastinated on," she said. You can find great templates on Etsy, but try not to pick one with a lot of icons, columns or pictures as the AI recruiting tools have a hard time with those.

Do you have more questions we didn't answer, or know any topic career experts whose voice can contribute to future discussions? Email me
Starting Strong
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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. 

📌 Position: News & Program Director
Company: WURD Radio
Compensation: commensurate w. experience
Location: Philadelphia, PA

📌 Position: Senior Audience Engagement Editor
Company: Slate
Compensation: $71,000 - $100,000
Location: Remote
📌 Position: National Editor
Company: Capital B
Compensation: $120,000+
Location: Remote

📌 Position: Development Director
Company: MLK50
Compensation: $
Location: Remote, with a preference for Memphis, TN

📌 Position: Audience Engagement Manager 
Company: MLK50
Compensation: $65,000
Location: Memphis, TN

The following are job openings with URL partners or affiliate organizations who we love. We encourage you to apply directly!

📌 Position: Senior Writer & Editor
Company: Better Life Lab
$ $80,000 - $100,000
Location: Hybrid in Washington, DC or Remote

📌 Position: Senior Science Reporter
Company: Outlier Media
Location: Detroit, MI

📌 Position: Visual Journalist
Company: Outlier Media
Location: Detroit, MI

📌 Position: Writer
Company: PushBlack
$55,018 - $72,011
Location: Remote

📌 Position: Digital Content Associate (Social Media)
Company: PushBlack
 $43,580 - $62,666
Location: Remote

📌 Position: Chief of Staff
Company: PushBlack
$103,272 - $166,138
Location: Remote

📌 Position: Chief Copy Editor (News Desk)
Compensation: Based on experience

Location: Remote with offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune
📌 Position: Freelance Audio Field Reporter(s)
Company: Our Body Politic
Compensation: $60/hr
Location: Remote / Based in PA, GA, FL, NC, TX
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! 

Uplift. Respect. Love.
Are you hitting a wall in your job search? 
Do you need help recruiting top talent?

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URL Media runs a highly successful recruitment arm and has placed some of the top media executives in the country. If you’d like to be informed of further opportunities, drop us a line at with your resume or LinkedIn profile. If you're looking for top talent, drop us a line on how we might work together!  
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