Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Needlebase: WGBH Internships

Needlebase has so many applications it's mind boggling – once you know what you're doing you'll start to see the web in an entirely different way.

For example, take a look at this page on the WGBH careers website [disclaimer: I'm a former intern in the Media Library and Archives – a fantastic place to be! ok, back to the blog post]

I know what you're thinking. So many links! So many clicks! Wouldn't it be great to search based on what you're good at? Maybe some keywords that would pique your interest? They all sound pretty cool, right? and WGBH is awesome, period.

Insert Needle into the equation. 


What's that? you know Final Cut Pro? Maybe Filemaker? Did Needle just save you a bunch of time? I think so. 

[Sidenote: yeah, the shortcut would be to throw "site:careers.wgbh.org" into Google and go from there but the results are going to include internships that have already been filled. Further proof that in some cases precision is better than recall. Also, building this domain took about 5 minutes to complete, plus or minus the initial run where I just grabbed basic info – not bad!]

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