Updated: Mar 9, 2022
By: Capital Emmys Staff
Journalists in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC region share inside tips to help students and young professionals land that first/next job. Face Time with the Pros is a collection of seminars designed to help students learn how to be better storytellers, perform on camera, and find out what hiring managers are really looking for.
This three-night virtual event includes a variety of seminars each evening from 7 to 9 PM Eastern. The best part: it’s FREE but you need to register to be included.
Click here for a printable copy of the schedule.
Tuesday, April 5th from 7-9 PM EST
7:00-7:55 PM Keynote Speaker: Kathy Park
NBC News Correspondent
Former Anchor/Reporter at KCRA, WJLA, WCYB
Graduate of University of Maryland, journalism degree
8:00-8:55 PM Tips & Tricks on how to be efficient, effective, and fast
How to find story ideas
How to make contacts
How to meet various deadlines for multiple platforms
Wednesday, April 6th from 7-9 PM EST
7:00-7:55 PM Producing a Documentary
How to start
How to get viewership
8:00-8:55 PM Working in multiple platforms
How to master the evolving technology
How to work in the field: interviews and shooting
How to meet deadlines and be an effective storyteller
Thursday, April 7th from 7-9 PM EST
7:00-7:55 PM News Managers – what are they looking for
What resumes and reels should include
How to impress, before, during and after an interview
How to make your mark in the newsroom once you get the job.
8:00-8:55 PM Getting the job and moving up from an insider’s perspective
Reporters, MMJs, photojournalists, editors, and producers share their insights and advice
How to be a good newsroom citizen, the right attitude
Safety is everyone’s responsibility: door knocks, Live shots, mass chaos