Career Newsletter  

August 2022 Edition 
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Every month we round up the latest career tips, insights and job opportunities from our multi-platform network of Black and Brown media organizations. 

URL Media runs a
highly successful recruitment arm and has placed some of the top media executives in the country. 

 Recruiter Spotlight: Janelle Zagala 

Hi again from senior recruiter Sonali Kohli. This month we want to introduce you to another integral member of our team — Janelle Zagala, URL's chief of staff, who we are celebrating since she just earned her certification as a professional in human resources! Janelle answered some questions about her approach to recruiting: 

What pieces of your identity do you bring to URL Media? 
Although I come from an extended Filipino family, I look white and have undoubtedly benefited from that privilege in my education and throughout my career. I carry that awareness of my privilege into my work at URL which translates in my approach when working with clients who aim to create a more equitable workplace. 

What trends are you seeing among candidates of color as they try to navigate work?
With the shift of companies building a diverse and equitable workplace, the desire for candidates of different backgrounds and experiences is at an all time high. Candidates of color are embracing their power by demanding what they are worth (and more!) and are seeking out companies that will authentically embrace them. 

What's your one piece of advice for a manager who wants to hire with an eye toward diversifying the workplace? 
Audit your job descriptions! Make sure they are inclusive, speak and appeal to candidates from diverse backgrounds. Make it known that your company values a diverse workforce.

To touch base with Janelle about professional opportunities, reach out on LinkedIn or email.

Network Without the Conference

As recruiters we often attend summer conferences to grow our personal and professional networks. But we know many fantastic candidates can't make it to in-person conferences. If you can't get to these events for whatever reason — accessibility, COVID concerns, finances, family obligations — we want to know you and your career goals. My schedule is open for a few more days, so grab a spot for an introductory phone or Zoom call and we can have a virtual coffee.

Schedule a call with Sonali

Sponsored Spotlight:

 Asian American Federation 

Founded in 1989, the Asian American Federation (AAF) is an umbrella leadership organization that represents the collective voice of 70 community-based organizations serving 1.3 million Asian Americans, the fastest-growing population in New York City. AAF is a strong leadership voice advocating for better policies, services, and funding that lead to more justice and opportunity for Asian immigrants, among New York City’s poorest and most underserved communities.

AAF is growing the team: Learn about AAF's open roles here.

AAF is currently looking for candidates to fill the following roles:
📌 Civic Engagement Coordinator to lead AAF's non-partisan civic engagement program, conducting outreach to the Asian community regarding voting rights and processes 
📌 Membership Engagement Coordinator who cares deeply about building community to be the main point of contact between AAF and its member network.
📌 Mental Health Coordinator to implement AAF’s overall Mental Health Program in order to increase access to culturally competent mental health resources for low-income Asian New Yorkers.
📌 Program Assistant  to provide support for the day-to-day activities across program areas related to anti-Asian violence, mental health, nonprofit support, and immigrant integration.
📌 Bilingual Commercial Corridor Revitalization Program Manager to help develop, design, and deliver commercial revitalization programs and services. Must be fluent in Korean. 
📌 Bilingual Small Business Technical Assistance Program Coordinator  to keep the immigrant small business community informed about available funding opportunities and important policy changes, and provide technical assistance to Asian small business owners in securing financial assistance.

Job Board 

📌 Position: Local Reporter**
Company: The Trace
Compensation: $56,000-$86,000
Location: Chicago, IL 

📌 Position: California Voices Editor**
Company: CalMatters
Compensation: $90,000+
Location: Sacramento, CA

Company: Minnesota Public Radio
Compensation: based on experience
Location: St. Paul, MN
📌 Position: Chief Programs Officer**
Company: Resolve Philly
Compensation: based on experience
Location: Philadelphia, PA 
📌 Position: Managing Editor**
Company: VPM News
Compensation: based on experience
Location: Richmond, VA 

📌 Position: Audience Manager**
Company: URL Media
Compensation: based on experience 
Location: Remote within the U.S.

**URL Media is recruiting for these open roles. Contact senior recruiter Sonali Kohli ( to inquire about these great opportunities. 

📌 Position: Charter Pro Journalist
Company: Charter
Location: Remote/New York, NY 

📌 Position: Charter Pro Editor
Company: Charter
Location: Remote/New York, NY 


📌 Position: Media Sales and Sponsorships Executive
Company: Native News Online
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

📌 Position: Staff Reporter
Company: Native News Online
Location: Grand Rapids, MI

We are working with several media-adjacent national non-profit organizations to source and hire for Executive Director roles. If you are a senior-level media professional looking to pivot, contact us. 

Please email me ( to inquire.  
As a job candidate, there are no fees associated with working with URL. We look forward to adding you to our pipeline! 

Uplift. Respect. Love.
Are you hitting a wall in your job search? 
Do you need help recruiting top talent?
Schedule a 1:1 with URL Media.

URL Media runs a highly successful recruitment arm and has placed some of the top media executives in the country. If you’d like to be informed of further opportunities, drop us a line at with your resume or LinkedIn profile. If you're looking for top talent, drop us a line on how we might work together!  
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