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The #NABJ21 Career Fair is the largest career expo for journalists and media professionals of color in the country. The #NABJ21 Career Fair will take place as a virtual event August 18-20, 2021. The Career Fair showcases the tremendous range of news organizations operating today, from journalism schools to digital startups looking for journalists and media-related professionals for their newsrooms.
The companies that attend the Career Fair and Exhibit Hall are seeking to fill full-time positions, internships and freelance assignments. Employers seek candidates to cover a range of subject areas including health and science, business and economics, investigative journalism, sports, weather, media, technology, politics and government, general assignment, race and justice, metro and community news, arts, culture and entertainment, food, travel and fashion, international news and more.


Booth sales closed on June 21, 2021

Important Note: We do not offer vendor and/or sales company booths.

By June 21, 2021
Journalism School/Talent Agency
(Third-Party Recruitment)
By June 28, 2021
Complimentary Exhibit Booth Personnel
(Limit Two (2) complimentary convention registrations for each booth)
Exhibitor Booth Personnel
(Limit One (1) additional convention registration for each booth)
A maximum of three (3) exhibitor representatives per booth.

  • 3 full days of recruiting and exhibiting
  • Two (2) complimentary exhibitor representative registrations for each booth. One (1) additional booth exhibitor representative registration at cost. A maximum of three (3) exhibitor representatives per booth. No exceptions.
  • Recruiter/Exhibitor registration include access to convention programs and events
  • Exhibitors receive free resume database access before, during and after the convention for a total of 90 days.
    • Prior to the Convention: July 18-Aug. 17
    • During the Convention: Aug. 18-21
    • After the Convention: Aug. 22-Oct. 15
  • Booth available for access and engagement by registered attendees on the #NABJ21 Convention & Career Fair virtual platform from 8/18/21 – 8/20/21
  • Select from any virtual booth layout templates
  • Online booth design and set up
  • Step-by-step booth set up instructions, video, and live help desk assistance
  • Option to have more than one booth

*Booth representatives will be permitted to enter the virtual exhibit site earlier than 9:00 AM EDT on scheduled show days, where they can access the virtual exhibit floor at 7:00 AM EDT to prepare daily. Booth representatives will be permitted to remain on the virtual exhibit floor after closing hour each evening until 8:00 PM EDT to accommodate West Coast Attendees.
Aug. 18-20
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EDT
Daily Booth Prep
Wednesday, Aug. 18
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Career Fair/Exhibits Open
Thursday, Aug. 19
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Career Fair/Exhibits Open
Friday, Aug. 20
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Career Fair/Exhibits Open

Exhibit Sales: Veronique Dodson at vdodson@nabj.org
Exhibit Booth Services: vFairs

Notifications and Disclaimers: As a media-centric organization, all NABJ events are subject to being photographed, video/audio-recorded or live-streamed. Attendees, exhibitors, special guests, presenters, and partners of events may be captured via these formats. Full sessions and activities are subject to live-streaming and all such content is the sole property of NABJ to be used in any way NABJ determines to be appropriate.

In order to provide listed services and event access, NABJ may export your basic registration information to a secure convention vendor or partner (this includes name and email address but not financial or private information).

Please Note: Underage drinking is not permitted at NABJ events. In addition, all convention attendees are subject to the rules of the NABJ Code of Conduct.

Important Notice: Entry to each event is on a first-come, first-serve basis based on capacity. At the discretion of NABJ, some sessions may be available for limited playback.

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