An editor's guide to creating an online portfolio


For some journalists, who don't have traditional reporting jobs that allow for writing samples to fill their portfolio's, it's hard to find the best way to present their work.

Online portfolios come in handy for editors, engagement producers and just about any job that doesn't yield a physical portfolio. Plus, online portfolios give behind-the-scenes professions the opportunity to show the way an employee thinks and their approach to problem solving. While writing about your job is sometimes harder than showing examples of projects you've done, for people that don't have the luxury to present examples of their work, it is easier to start with a specific question that you aim to answer about your job. Questions that help employers get to know the kind of work you do include, "What is your unique value?" or "What is exciting about your job?". 

Writing about specific experiences in your field also allows employers to get to know you in a better way than they would by reading your résume. Also, make sure to tell stories about important projects, including their purpose and your role in completing them.

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