Prior to the Indiana Broadcasters Association Career Fair on February 18th, students and job seekers will have a unique opportunity to hear from some of the state’s best broadcasters during a panel discussion on “Breaking Into Broadcasting.”
The panel will begin at 10 a.m. at the 502 East Event Centre in Carmel and will cover what those pursuing a career in broadcasting can do to better position themselves for a job or to rise through the ranks.
The distinguished panel includes:
Dustin Grove, anchor – WLFI TV in Lafayette
Brandon Smith, reporter – IPBS and host of Indiana Week in Review
Michelle Johnson, news director – WFYI Radio in Indianapolis
Amy Dillon, general manager – Brewer Broadcasting Corporation in Richmond
Julian Grace, reporter – WISH TV in Indianapolis
All students are encouraged to attend the discussion which will offer opportunity to ask the panel questions and serve as a chance to network with those who have achieved great success in the industry.
The deadline to secure a table is Friday, February 10, 2017. Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be done securely here.
EEO credit is available for participating stations which must have at least one representative in attendance who has hiring responsibilities.
Prior to the Fair, EEO rules state that stations must demonstrate broad outreach of the program they are participating in such as airing PSA’s prior to the event and promoting it in other ways while on the air. You must have the PSA on air from noon on January 18, 2017 to noon on February 17, 2017. TV stations are allowed to use the radio scripts found here to create their own spots. PSAs for the event are now available.
Students / Job Seekers – What to Bring
No registration is required for students and other job seekers who should arrive promptly at 10 a.m. for the panel discussion on “breaking into broadcasting.” Attendees also should bring plenty of printed copies of their resume or provide it on a USB/Thumb Drive. Professional attire is encouraged.