Your Media Job Will Soon Be Gone
For those of you who invested a lot of effort into preparing for a glamorous career in the media: Why not try marketing instead? Seriously. Because all the media jobs are pretty much disappearing. Ad Age finds in a new survey that a quarter of media jobs have evaporated since 2000. Where did they go? To marketing services, of course, which is actually expanding because of the Internet, whereas traditional media outlets (hello, newspapers) are being pummeled with layoffs because of the Internet. Fortunately, all those laid off reporters can get jobs pitching stories to their old colleagues; "Marketing consultancies over the past year added 14,500 jobs (up 10.8%), nearly matching staff cuts at newspapers (down 16,900 or 4.7%)." More depressing graphs of doom [via Ad Age] after the jump.