I specialize in helping editors and content creators navigate the next steps in their careers.
Journalism and editorial work is not what it used to be — the roles are constantly changing and the path isn’t as straight forward. I know this first-hand — I was an editor myself for 20+ years before becoming a recruiter. I now work with media and non-media brands to find their talent in content marketing, brand publishing, and other content areas. I feel strongly that editors make the best hires. Let me help you discover where you want to go next based on your unique skill set and editorial specialties and optimize your marketing materials to get you there.
My services have been streamlined and updated based on feedback and success with my previous coaching clients (see testimonials below). I’m looking forward to working with you and welcoming you into The Talent Fairy family. xo, Chandra
The Talent Fairy Coaching Process
I will work with you to identify your transitional skills and the type of role(s) you are a unique fit for — within traditional editorial or outside of media, such as at a consumer brand, corporation, or nonprofit. Most importantly: I’ll help you market yourself to hiring managers and recruiters to get you that next job.
A typical 5-hour coaching experience:
- 1 hour introductory coaching session to discuss your strengths, skills, and specialities, targeting your key transferable skills, understanding your current challenges in the job market, as well as identifying any fears or concerns you may have and any skills you need to strengthen.
- 1/2 – 1 hour: Development of your unique value proposition / personal mission statement based on your unique skillset, subject area expertise, and type of work environment you thrive in. We will also work on creating a strategy for identifying target companies and roles that fit your personal mission statement.
- 2+ hours: Editing, reformatting, and optimizing your resume and Linked In profile via Google docs (and/or phone walk-through) so it’s uniquely tailored to your next move.
- Any remaining time can be focused on your individual needs, including cover letter and LOI writing, mock interviewing, job title and salary assessment, company targeting, job search strategies, compensation negotiation, personal referrals (where relevant) and more.
You’ll have access to The Talent Fairy resume and cover letter templates, Where Editors Go Next list of successful career pivotors, and the Talent Fairy Career Resource Guide, which includes niche job boards, newsletters and organizations to join and follow, recommended skills courses, and more.
You are also primed for referrals to The TF’s personal contacts where relevant.
You’ll be added to the Talent Fairy’s database of talent for upcoming roles the TF is filling.
Email [email protected] for a 15 min complementary consultation. If we are a good fit, I will send you a link to pay and we’ll get started.
NEW! Career Reset: A Boot Camp for Editors
Sign up for The Talent Fairy’s new Career Boot Camp program to help editors cushion their careers. Join Chandra Turner (that’s me!) and a select group of other editors (like you!) in an 6-week intensive boot camp ($749; $50 off if you sign up by March 31, 2023.) Program begins the week of April 17. This virtual program will help you build your confidence and learn how to transition your editorial skills to roles outside of traditional and ad-supported media. Learn more.
Add-On Services with The Talent Fairy
All of the below services are / can be included in the Talent Fairy Coaching process as described above. I can also provide them on an hourly rate ($220/hr) under special circumstances or as add-ons. Email me at [email protected] for more info and a link to pay.
Cover Letter Editing & Strategy: Editing a cover letter tailored to a specific job posting + follow up call to discuss. Please provide the job description in advance of our session.
Edit Test Consultation: I will provide help with how to approach your edit test for an editorial or content role. Note: I will not provide ideas or edit you — that’d be cheating! — but I will give insight into what the hiring manager is likely looking for, how to shine, and show off yourself and your skills.
Interviewing Technique & Strategy: Help with strategizing how to best represent yourself in an interview for a specific role via a 1-hour phone call and/or mock interview session. Please provide the job description in advance of our session.
Linked In Consulting: I will walk through your Linked In profile with you and discuss how to optimize it to attract hiring managers and recruiters. Note that this one-off service requires that you first have a focused career path and a highly optimized resume that aligns with that career path. If you don’t, please consider The Talent Fairy Coaching Process above.
Portfolio Consulting: I will walk you through your portfolio and advise on how to best optimize for the role(s) you are pursuing as well as provide examples of successful editorial portfolios. Note that this one-off service requires that you first have a focused career path and a highly optimized resume that aligns with that career path. If you don’t, please consider The Talent Fairy Coaching Process above.
Executive Coaching: I will help you work through issues and challenges you are facing in your editorial or content management role — such as dealing with a new boss, acquisition, merger, restructure, or promotion.
Note that I no longer offer a stand-alone resume editing service. I found that resume writing is so personal and specific that it requires a deeper relationship with my clients. The resume / LI service is now part of the The Talent Fairy Coaching Process (see above).
My resume looks AMAZING. Wow! I feel like Steve Martin in Father of The Bride when Hank tells him, ‘Welcome to the 90s, Mr. Banks.’ My shiny new resume is finally in tune with the times thanks to you!”
Chandra helped me navigate the next steps of my career during one of the most uncertain and competitive job markets we’ve ever seen. Not only was she able to help me figure out what I wanted to do next, but she gave me invaluable advice on telling my story and communicating my strengths and value.
Chandra’s fresh perspective and proven expertise were invaluable in helping me assess my job skills and reboot my resume and LinkedIn profile. Her unique blend of support, humor, sage advice and encouragement were exactly what I needed.
Thanks for taking a look at my services. I’m looking forward to helping you find a job, and a career, you love. To learn more about me and my own career journey, please see my bio. Do note that I require all payment upfront via credit card or PayPal. If you have any questions about my services or the coaching process, email me at [email protected].