Chasing the tail. That’s my term for going for openings in broadcasting that may have developed from someone accepting a new position somewhere else. It’s a solid method for discovering openings in television and radio for newscasters, sportscasters and yes, radio disc jockeys and talk show hosts as well. Yes, you’re reading about someone taking a job, but think for a second—they may have left a position for that new one. Does that mean their old job is open?
It may take some creative research on your part, but it could yield something. A number of blogs and websites are dedicated to movement within the industry. Some of the information is accurate and well-founded. Some of it is rumor, so be careful. Bottom line is, it can be an asset for you.
Here’s one I uncovered on the radio industry:
Check out the “Making Moves” section on the left. It’s updated frequently.
Best of luck “chasing the tail” and I’ll try to find more of these for you.
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