"Publish2’s platform for link journalism is designed to help journalism thrive on the web. We are about the future of journalism. So why not make that the theme of the contest? And in the midst of layoffs across the news industry, what greater prize could we offer than a job?" explains Scott Karp, CEO of Publish2 .
The scoop is this:
"There have never been more talented journalists ready and eager to help chart the future of journalism. If you have the skills and desire to be a part of this great transition, you should have a job that will put you front and center.
Publish2 has launched the "I Am the Future of Journalism" Contest to help journalists like you get noticed. The prize is a job with Publish2, plus a $1,000 signing bonus. We’ll also get your entry in front of media companies, news organizations, journalism associations, and industry leaders who have their eyes on finding and grooming top talent.
Journalists of all ages, skill sets, and backgrounds are encouraged to enter."
The rules to enter are also straightforward:
- Create an entry that completes the phrase "I am the future of journalism because…"
- Be creative! Use a video, slide show and/or text.
- This isn’t about uploading your resume — it is about making a statement.
- Video entries are limited to 60 seconds. Text entries have a 2,000 character limit.
- Upload your video , record a video , write your text or upload your slide share . (If you don’t have a Publish2 account, you’ll need to register first . Publish2 accounts are free for journalists who meet the editorial standards .)
- Rate! Encourage colleagues and fellow journalists to rate your entry. Ten finalists will be selected based on ratings. Finalists will get an interview with Publish2. The top candidate will receive a job offer and a $1,000 signing bonus.
"We wanted to do a promotion for Publish2, and thought first about a typical contest, e.g. win an iPod, win a laptop, etc. But we wanted to do something meaningful, something that would inspire people and be a positive force, especially during these tough times," says Karp. "This is also a creative way for journalists to promote themselves, regardless of whether they are interested in a job with a technology start-up. We are going to promote all contestants to the media companies that are looking for people to help guide them into the future. In addition to the contest, journalists can use their Publish2 profile page as an online resume to showcase their work and experience."