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What It’s Like Being Laid Off From Journalism…The ‘Fictional’ Edition

nothing happens until it happens to you by tm shineNothing Happens Until It Happens To You,” out today, is a fictionalized, but probably close to home for thousands, account of a journalist’s layoff and what happened after.

As Publishers Weekly puts it:
“With little support from his wife and kids, Jeffrey befriends a 20-something female neighbor and makes halfhearted attempts at active unemployment, like drinking during the day with the other jobless and doing odd jobs. As his life spins out of control and the prospect of finding another job becomes more daunting, Jeffrey stumbles through a series of trials and exploits that give his life new meaning.”

The novel’s written by T. M. Shine, who’s been lauded by Dave Barry and Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten.

Shine is also a layoff victim. He used to work…guess where? In journalism.

He wrote about his own layoff in hilarious fashion for the Washington Post Magazine a few years back. We’re wondering whether the novel is basically the essay with some names changed.

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Jobs Of The Day: Help Make Better

The Washington Post is seeking a senior web developer to “grow and manage” both and Please, if you get this job, tell them to make two-time Pulitzer winner Gene Weingarten*’s chats easier to find. Thanks.

See? No link to Weingarten at all. This is a travesty.

Macmillan is looking for a digital marketing manager. (New York, NY)
Refugees International needs a media relations manager. (Washington, DC)
Volkswagen of America has an open position: a product communications manager. (somewhere in VA)
Custom publisher TMG is looking for a social media health journalist. (Washington, DC)
The Times News has an open position: a news editor. (Twin Falls, ID)
Functional Ingredients magazine is looking for an editor in chief. (Boulder, CO)
The Humane Society of Missouri seeks an interactive/marketing communications coordinator. (St. Louis, MO)
Siegel + Gale is looking for a writer/senior writer. (New York, NY)
The Eastman Chemical Company is hiring a communications representative. (Kingsport, TN)
Aol has an open position: a part-time freelance philanthropy news writer. (New York, NY)
Zeta Interactive needs a SEO director. (New York, NY)

Every day we scour major job boards, including, but not limited to’s listings, to find the best media jobs out there. We screen out duplicates and scams so you know you’re only receiving the top choices.

As of the time of this posting, there were 1050 jobs on our board.

*Pretty sure it’s required now to use this appellation…