Friday, December 4, 2009

Jobs, jobs, jobs

For some reason media people never want to talk about the elimination of media jobs in economic terms. It is never the fault of the economy, it seems, but of the media business itself.

It is true that the height of media employment (or at least newspaper and magazine employment) seems to have been around 2000 and has declined ever since. But it has really picked up starting in 2007, right around the time the economy started to tank. 

All that prelude is said because today's jobs report is certainly a glimmer of hope -- if not for the media business, at least for the American workforce, in general. Additionally, MediaBistro has a few decent editor positions posted today for some of you to check out. A trend? We can only hope, right?