Now is a sucky time to go for a media job

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According to Advertising Age, employment in the sector is at a 15-year low. Take a look at their chart:


Ad Age minces no words: “Get out of media,” writes Bradley Johnson.

U.S. media employment in December fell to a 15-year low (886,900), slammed by the slumping newspaper industry. But employment in advertising/marketing-services — agencies and other firms that provide marketing and communications services to marketers — broke a record in November (769,000). Marketing consulting powered that growth.

How nice. Journalism slumps while marketing soars. I ask you: what the hell are these people marketing? Square watermelons? Erroneous exit polls? Books about the decline of media?

Suggestions for a new career, puh-leeze.