Editors, register now to recruit at job fair


Editors can save $25 if they register for an upcoming job fair by Nov. 4.

The 2012 APME & HSPA Foundation Job and Career Fair will be Saturday, Feb. 4 at Ball State University.

Editors are asked to register their newspapers as soon as possible so student interview schedules can be set.

Job and Career Fair

When: Saturday, Feb. 4

Where: Ball State University

Editor registration deadline: Nov. 4 for early-bird rate and inclusion in official list of newspapers sent to colleges. (Editors may still attend if they register after Nov. 4.)

Cost: $25 per paper if registered by Nov. 4; $50 after Nov. 4 (payment may follow for both deadlines)

Editor registration: Click here to register online. Or return the emailed form that editors received or click here to download a form to fax.

Student registration: Information will be available in the coming weeks.

Information: (317) 803-4772 or sgoldsby@hspa.com

Editors at all HSPA-member papers received registration information by email. If you missed yours, please email Shawn Goldsby at sgoldsby@hspa.com for a resend, or download a form to fax at hspafoundation.org. 

For editors who are hiring or looking for interns, the job fair offers a great opportunity to find new talent, said Karen T. Braeckel, HSPA Foundation director.

“But we hope you will register for the event even if you don’t have positions or internships open right now,” she said. “The fair is an excel­­lent way to establish contact with students and tell them about your newspaper.”

The early-bird registration rate of $25 per newspaper applies through Nov. 4. After that date, the rate returns to the regular $50.

Please note that editors who register after Nov. 4 may attend the job fair, but their newspaper’s name will not be on the official list sent to colleges and universities.

Newspapers do not need to send a check to meet the early-bird deadline; an invoice will be sent later.

The job fair begins with a continental breakfast for editors followed by morning interview sessions starting at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided at noon, and afternoon inter­views run from 1-4 p.m. Each interview lasts 15 minutes.

A block of rooms has been reserved for editors at the Ball State University Hotel in the student center, where the job fair will be held.

Please reserve your room before Jan. 20, when the hotel will release the block. Call (765) 285-1555 for reservations, and ask for the Associated Press Managing Editors room block.

For more information contact HSPA Foundation at (317) 803-4772 or sgoldsby@hspa.com.