mentor meets media mentee

Become a media or communications mentor, volunteers needed

Diversity in media will continue to stagnate unless we have better mentoring in place open to anyone regardless of employment, university or professional affiliation. We know the need is there, but we’re missing a central resource to find mentors and advisors. I’m creating a database of volunteers willing to advise students, recent graduates and other professionals.

It doesn’t matter your location or your current status in the industry. You don’t have a lot of time? No problem. There are people that just need a short reality check or quick feedback on some clips. Text, phone calls, social media and email are all viable options to helping others in the industry.

Frustrated at the lack of mentorship opportunities across the board, I jumped at the chance to be part of the ONA Mentorship Collaborative.

It’s from my collaboration with the other ONA Fellows that I realized what an epidemic the lack of mentorship is in our industry.

Be the solution to our diversity problem. Sign up to be a mentor.

    Do you want to be a mentor (guide, coach, develop) or advisor (counsel, recommend)?

    Both can be motivating and extremely beneficial to the overall development of a career. Mentors are more personal, require a bigger time commitment and do a more comprehensive needs assessment of their mentee. Advisors require minimal time commitment and are only contacted when their is advice is needed for a specific situation or area.

    What experience level would you like to work with?

    What type of mentor / advising activities would you like to do?

    What methods would you like to conduct your mentoring?

    What do you hope to gain from the experience? What do you hope the mentee will

    What are you looking for in a mentee?

    Please list / discuss any special interests, experience, hobby or skills that you have that may be beneficial to a potential mentee

    Have you been a mentor before?