I’ve been on a roll, talking about professional development and making yourself indispensable. Now I’m going to lead you to another valuable resource to make yourself look like a genius to your boss and colleagues: The Journalist’s Toolbox.
This is a hodgepodge of great links for how to find information on topics ranging from multimedia editing tools to editing and fact-checking references. If you need to find a clearinghouse of information on weather, military or even foreign policy, there’s a link for that information, too.
It all goes back to being the go-to person in your office. The publisher’s administrative assistant needs to find the ZIP code of some head office in Walla Walla, Wash., but she isn’t the greatest at figuring out how to find it. So, make yourself invaluable and be able to offer her that assistance. She’ll remember it. Trust me.