After Five Years, Joe Grimm Bids Adieu To Poynter

Joe Grimm, he of Ask The Recruiter, the man who has dispensed endless advice to journalists seeking new careers, is leaving Poynter, he announced today.

The column is almost five years old, but before that it was an independent Q&A blog started in 2003.

He will still be hosting weekly career chats at Poynter, but the regular column will continue no more.

Grimm wrote:

It has been a privilege to be in this place and I am grateful to be here. The affiliation with Poynter has been great, my editors at Poynter Online are smart and patient and have challenged me continuously to improve Ask the Recruiter.

The greatest privilege has been to hear from so many other journalists who have questions about their careers. To be trusted with such important matters and decisions is an indescribable honor. I always felt that the best parts of anything posted here were the parts written by you. Thank you for trusting me and for teaching me so much of what I know about what goes on in all kinds of newsrooms and situations.

Need more Grimm fix? He’s writing a weekly column, Joe On Jobs, for MSU’s School of Journalism, and will be updating at least weekly.