Author: Grace Kutney

Books: O*NET Dictionary of Occupational Titles

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Includes descriptions for more than 100 jobs, covering almost 100% of the workforce, from the Department of Labor’s vast Occupational Information Network (O*NET database). Descriptions highlight education, earnings, and other key information for quick reference. Can also find details about work tasks involved, skills and abilities required, personality type that suites each job, important work values for the job, experience and preparation required, and key knowledge needed.

Books: Making it in the Music Business, Third Edition

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(from back cover)

In today’s competitive music industry, it takes more than just talent to succeed and survive. Entertainment attorney Lee Wilson provides the business information and legal advice that songwriters and performers need before they can afford their own lawyers and managers. With easy-to-understand chapters and engaging true-to-life examples, Making It in the Music Business explains: copyright law and how it protects songwriters and performers; how songwriters and performers make money from their music; how to find and work with bookers, managers, music lawyers, and music publishers; how to choose and protect a performing name; how music publishing, band partnership, booking, and management contracts work; form agreements with detailed instructions.

Employer Spotlight: Quad Graphics

Quad Graphics had been recognized for the second year in a row on the Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2007.” But that’s no surprise to Lawrence University – many LU alums walk the halls of Quad Graphics.

Quad is the largest privately held commercial printer in the world, serving the magazine, catalog, book publishing, retail, direct mail and commercial markets. They provide full production services, from design and photography through printing and finishing, using the most modern equipment and service approaches in the industry.

Quad will be recruiting at Lawrence. Click here to find out more.

Quad Graphics coming to campus

Quad Graphics (Lomira, WI) will be recruiting on campus! Resume deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 in the Career Center.

Quad will be holding an information session in the Career Center on Thursday, April 12 at 5:00 p.m. Attendance is mandatory for students selected for an interview.

Interviewing will be held on April 13 at the Career Center by invitation only.

Career Closeup: Newspaper Sports Editor

Position Description: The Sports Editor manages all editorial content related to sports. He or she reports directly to the managing editor or assistant managing editor. The Sports Editor writes columns and articles, and also edits copy from a team of sports writers.

The Sports Editor ensures appropriate coverage of all professional sporting events. It is also important that he or she develop direct relationships with local high school, college, and community sports teams and their coaches to ensure proper coverage of their events, as well.

Education and Training: A bachelor’s degree is required; recommended majors include English, journalism, communications, sport science or liberal arts. A graduate degree or journalism coursework is also recommended. Experience gained through campus newspapers or summer journalism internships is desirable.

Salaries: Salaries can vary widely and depend on the size and circulation of the newspaper. Nationally, these salaries range from $45, 000 for papers with a circulation of 50, 000 to $65, 000 and higher for larger papers.

(This information has been revised from Career Opportunities in The Publishing Industry by Fred Yager and Jan Yager.)