All I ever wanted to do was write and/or edit for a media outlet. It didn’t have to be anything fancy. Just an avenue for myself and other like-minded people to better the world through our collaborative creative efforts. I had the opportunity to write for and edit a weekly paper for four years and loved every minute of it. I moved to New Orleans hoping I would be able to do the same.
I don’t know if it was the “good-ole-boy network” or a lack of initiative or preoccupation with moving and buying a home or even a lack of skill that kept me out of the local media. And at this point it doesn’t matter. I started the blog and it has done a good job stoking my creative fire. And the like-minded individuals are all around.
I have an administrative job now and it’s very nice. I certainly can’t complain, considering the employment experiences I endured the first few years I was here. Horror stories. I’ll tell them one day.
Out of curiosity tonight I clicked the “web / info design” section of Craigslist. It was worse than it was back when I used to check it a few times a day.
Tue Nov 21
Need e-card site
Sun Nov 12
Multimedia Designer/Developer (Baton Rouge, LA)
Tue Oct 24
Web Media Designer (New Orleans)
Wed Oct 18
CAN I INTERN TO LEARN TECHNOLOGY FROM YOU?
Mon Oct 16
Web Application Software Developer (New Orleans)
“Writing / editing” was a little better but not much.
Tue Nov 28
Wanted: Shorts Stories For Film (New Orleans area)
Wed Nov 22
Web Copywriter for Interactive Agency (Atlanta, GA)
Mon Nov 13
Tulane Students – Be the Editor of the Daily Jolt! (Your Dorm Room)
Fri Nov 10
Bilingual Translators, Proofreaders, and Copywriters (ALL LANGUAGES!)
Thu Nov 09
Cool-Funny-Writing Partner (New Orleans or near)
Mon Nov 06
Wine Reviewer and Writer Needed!
Fri Nov 03
Any Certified Librarians Out There? (New Orleans-Uptown)
Wed Nov 01
Retail Reporters- Hardlines & Consumer Electronics Industries
Sun Oct 29
Writer,Copywriter,Editor and Reporter
Fri Oct 27
PR Media Release Writer Needed! (Anywhere in USA)
Thu Oct 26
FAST, EXPERIENCED PRESS RELEASE WRITER FOR ASSIGNMENT (New Orleans)
Tue Oct 17
For a fella trying to make a mortgage, the opportunities were scarce. It got better in “arts/media/design” but many of those had some serious strings attached as well. I guess New Orleans is just not a media kind of town. That’s why I just quit looking and got comfortable where I’m at. I have dogs in my office. I listen to NPR and Penn Jillette and Paul Harvey while I work. There’s coffee and it’s a bike ride from my house.
But the thing is, New Orleans really could establish a media industry here. Or at least a small movement. I know there are those out there that are leading the way. And with all the creative people around, it may just work. Just an idea.