Recruiter FAQ

1. How do I register for a recruiting table at the Career Summit & Job Fair, Oct. 28?

Registration is $250 per company/title/station/publication for one table, which includes admission for two recruiters. A table also earns each attending recruiter a discounted ONA10 registration of $350 for the two-day conference (a $49 savings over the member rate).

Please note that if you are sending more than two recruiters, a second table must be reserved.

To reserve a table, complete the online registration form. You may pay by credit card or check “bill me” and you will receive an invoice in your confirmation email. When registering online, you will be asked to provide your company logo (EPS or GIF format) and a 60-word description for posting under Attending Recruiters on the ONA10 website and listing in the ONA10 program guide. If you’re unable to provide this information upon registration, please email it to ONA10jobfair@journalists.org as soon as possible.

2. How do I register for the two-day conference, Oct. 29-30?

Registration for the two-day conference is closed.

3. What is the program schedule?

The Career Summit & Job Fair is Thursday, Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m, with panels and speakers through the lunch hour. The Job Fair begins at 1:30 p.m. For the complete program, visit the Career Summit & Job Fair schedule.

4. What time will the tables be available?

Registration for both the Career Summit and Job Fair opens at 8 a.m. Tables will be ready for your set-up at that time. The Job Fair starts at 1:30 p.m.

5. Where will the Job Fair be located?

The Career Summit will be held in Congressional C, while the Job Fair will be held in Grand Ballroom Central. A link to the floorplan is provided below, including table assignments.

6. When will tables be assigned?

Table assignments have now been announced; see the floorplan below.

7. What is provided at the tables?

  • one 8′ × 30″ draped table
  • 2 chairs
  • Waste basket
  • Wireless connection

There will be wireless service in the recruiter area. If you are interested in a hard-wired connection, contact the Marriott’s telecommunications department.

Internet Exhibit Form (.doc)

8. Is there a layout of the Job Fair area?

The Job Fair is in Ballroom Central. We’ve included a floorplan with booth assignments below.

ONA10 Job Fair floorplan (updated Oct. 1)

9. What are the ship-to procedures, address and charges?

The Marriott provides services for receiving, handling, and delivering materials to visiting guests. Should you wish to ship materials directly to the Hotel, please note the following procedures and corresponding rates:

  • The hotel does not accept Exhibit Hall freight or COD shipments.
  • Materials should be shipped to be received no earlier than Monday, Oct. 25.

In general, the following applies:

Handling Fees:

  • 0-5 lbs $5.00
  • 6-20 lbs $10.00
  • 21-50 lbs $30.00
  • 51-75 lbs $50.00
  • 76-100 lbs $70.00
  • Over 100 lbs +$.40/lb
  • Pallets $200.00

**storage over 3 days, $25.00 a day per item

If you are shipping packages to your employee for your ONA10 exhibit, they should be addressed to:

To: Online News Association
Attn: (Your Name, Company Name)
Event Date: 10/28/10
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
1 of XX# of boxes

If you are shipping packages to ONA for the conference bag, they should be addressed to:

To: Online News Association
Attn: Jane McDonnell
Event Date: 10/27/10
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
1 of XX# of boxes

REMINDER: The hotel can only accept shipments of any kind starting on 10/25/10. It will not accept shipments that arrive before then.

Return shipping charges (Please note there is a FedEx Office located at the hotel):

  • Prevailing retail rates apply based on weight and destination.
  • FedEx has regular pick-ups each weekday at 3:30 p.m.

10. Where will boxes and crates be stored during the conference?

You can store shipping materials under Job Fair tables; excess may be able to stored in the Grand Registration Storage, which is directly behind the Registration desk, but be advised that space is very limited.

11. How do I get listed on the Attending Recruiters page on the ONA10 website?

When registering online, you will be asked for your company logo (EPS or GIF format) and a 60-word description. If you’re unable to provide this information upon registration, e-mail to ONA10jobfair@journalists.org.

The sooner your materials are submitted, the more exposure your company will receive and the better attendance will be.

12. Can I purchase an advertisement in the program?

Note: As of Sept. 24, the ad deadline for the program has passed, but you can still purchase an ad for the program insert.  See prices below.

Yes. All organizations will be listed in alphabetical order in the Job Fair section of the conference program. If you’d like to increase your presence, you may purchase an advertisement in the program, which will be distributed to all ONA09 attendees (~800). The rates are as follows:

  • Full page: $2,500
  • Half page: $2,000
  • Quarter page: $1,500

Formats and dimensions:

All ads should be sent in press-ready PDF/X-1a format with no bleed. If unable to deliver in this format, please email ONA09@journalists.org for alternatives.

  • Full-page ad: 9.5″ wide x 13.75″ high
  • Half-page (horiz): 9.5″ wide x 6.75″ high
  • Quarter-page (vert): 4.5″ wide x 6.75″ high
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