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Standing Out in the Media Job Market

Landing a job can be tough in the increasingly competitive media landscape. Find out how to set yourself up for success and stand out in the journalism job market. In this live, interactive webinar, Washington Post journalists share how the contributions of veterans have led to richer, nuanced coverage of some of the most consequential stories of our time.

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#MVJ2021 Day 2



Standing out in the Media Market

11:30 A.M. – 12:00 PM

Presented by Washington Post

Peter Finn

National Security Editor

Peter Finn is the national security editor at The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 1995, has since reported from more than 60 countries, and was embedded with U.S. Special Forces during the invasion of Iraq. He was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. In 2013, he was named national security editor and was part of a team of editors on the Pulitzer Prize-winning stories based on the documents leaked by Edward Snowden. He also oversaw the reporting on Russian interference in the presidential election and its fallout that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

Carla Broyles

Senior Editor, Recruitment

Carla Broyles is senior editor at The Washington Post, focusing on recruitment and professional development. For more than 20 years, she has served in senior roles including deputy news editor, art director and staff writer, and led workshops for The Post’s Young Journalists Development Program, mentoring students and early career journalists. In 2009, she was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University to study how media represents ethnic communities.


Alex Horton

National Security Reporter focused on U.S. Military

Alex Horton is a national security reporter for The Washington Post, focused on the U.S. military. He joined The Post’s general assignment desk in 2017 from Stars and Stripes, where he covered breaking news, national security and military and veterans affairs. A veteran himself, he served fifteen months in Iraq as an infantryman with the Army’s 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

Phoebe Gavin


Phoebe Gavin is a newsroom leader turned career coach who served a 15-month combat deployment in the Army in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Today she helps ambitious professionals build successful, well-compensated careers without sacrificing work-life balance. Her approach combines elements from psychology, neuroscience, design, and behavioral economics to create effective, customized engines for personal growth. She’s the author of The Workplace Guide to Time Management: Best Practices to Maximize Productivity, and recently led the highly popular “Strategize Your Job Search” webinar for MVJ in partnership with The Knight Foundation.