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Date Posted: April 7, 2014
Name: Kristin DeRamus
Year Graduated: 2008
Location: McLean, VA
Email Address:
Employer: Gannett
Message: Hey all, can't wait for SMAD day this year. Just wanted to share with SMAD alumni that Gannett Digital is hiring for a Senior Developer role on the Interactive Applications team. We are located in Tysons Corner, VA. About Gannett Digital: Headquartered in McLean, VA, Gannett Digital is a rapidly growing division of Gannett, a media and marketing solutions company. Gannett Digital is responsible for designing and developing digital products (iPhone apps, Android apps, iPad apps, websites, etc) for over 130+ properties including USA TODAY, WUSA9 TV, and the Staunton News Leader. We have a work hard, play hard mentality in a casual work environment with fun perks including: -Ping pong, foosball, and pool -Free coffee and fruit -Outdoor patio workspace -A beautiful campus with a pond and walking path -On-site gym, post-office, and Starbucks -Monthly birthday cakes and treats -Team events like go-karts, biking, and baseball games Shoot me a message at if you are interested. Thanks!
Date Posted: March 7, 2014
Name: Samantha Thompson
Year Graduated: 2012
Location: Roanoke, VA 24015 USA
Email Address:
Employer: Schurz Communications - WDBJ7 Television
Message: To anyone looking for a great job, we have two openings at WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Va. One is a PT graphic designer job. The other is a morning web producer position. You'd work closely with our digital team and it's a great company with wonderful people and lots of opportunities to learn and grow. To apply, visit and choose WDBJ7 in the Company: dropdown. We're also looking for summer interns, a multimedia journalist, and producers. I hope you'll apply! Four of us on the digital staff are JMU graduates :)

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