The first two months of 2012 showed that the number of jobs posted to mediabistro.com was about steady with last year.
A reminder that this only counts the jobs posted and makes no judgment as to the type of jobs or quality.
Anecdotally we’ll say that PR and marketing jobs, plus anything to do with social media, have greatly increased in quantity, while journalism jobs are fewer and farther between.
We do see quite a number of job openings in TV journalism as well as at online-only operations, usually those covering “soft” subjects like fashion or celebrities.
But PR and marketing is definitely taking the lead.
We only wish that the numbers didn’t imply that 2012 was going to be the same as 2011—because even though 2011 was a decent year for media jobs, there are still not nearly enough to go around.