Janet Janjigian has had a career that would be the envy of any journalism student. She covered the White House, the Capitol, the Pentagon and the State Department, along with other general assignments and investigative work, in the Washington, D.C. area for more than 25 years. Through her work she served as one of the top journalists for NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw and worked at Nightline with Ted Koppel. Now as executive managing director at Carmen Group, Washington’s leading government affairs consulting firm, her work is focused on corporate communications, government relations, crisis management and litigation support.
Janet has won numerous awards for her work, including two Emmy Awards. In today’s episode of I Want Her Job: The Podcast, Janet shares the continuation of her career path—taking her to CNN in Los Angeles, then MGM Studios as senior vice president of corporate communications and also to her role as president of DC Media Group LA Inc. She also shares how she got her start in journalism, the moment that was her big career game changer, what it’s like to transition from one industry to another, the power of internships and the secret method she uses to land every single job. It’s one you’ll want to hear, and it’s also one we can all apply in our lives to inch closer to our own dream jobs.