Social media tips for court reporters

When it comes to social media for court reporters, we think it is best to have an understanding of where you’re posting, what you’re saying, and how you’re responding. As an industry, there’s a lot we can do to help ourselves and attract much-needed new court reporters to this growing profession.

Be strategic.

For many court reporters, the thought of having to manage a social media presence is overwhelming and yet it is important to the industry. By the end of 2018 it is estimated there will be a court reporter shortage of more than 5,000 across the nation and court reporting schools are closing quickly due to lack of interest in this field; we’ve got to change that perspective.

If we’re seeking more professionals, then it makes sense to have a social media strategy for LinkedIn, the world’s largest site for career-minded individuals. One of the benefits of this site is the ability to publish to your connections who receive a notification each time you add a new article. You can also post updates like you would on a site like Facebook though we caution the type of content you post on LinkedIn is different than what you’d post on Facebook.

You’re seeking to attract people to the career of court reporting and to share your experience.

Be educational.

The more we can, as an industry, share our experience, the better it is to attract people to this career. Connecting with high school and college career counselors as well as seasoned professionals seeking a new career is an effective strategy to get the word out about court reporting.

  • Share your experience and best practices as a reporter without compromising the details of clients and cases.
  • Be the expert in LinkedIn and Facebook groups designed for court reporters or those seeking information about careers.

If you’re not one to write your own content, share this blog and others on your social media so we can grow the communication about a career in court reporting.

Be communicative.

Whether you’re talking to a prospective or new reporter or sharing ideas with seasoned reporters, be professional and helpful. We work as teams whether that’s through our Denver-based court reporting agency or across blogs and social media. We know we have many experienced reporters and the more we can share, the better we can bust myths about court reporting.

Talking points might include how we’re working outside the courtroom and moving into the business world, the growing need for real-time reporting, and our role in political and civic meetings. It’s an exciting time for the industry and we need your help sharing your experiences via social media!

Stay focused and let’s work together to tell people about the opportunities in court reporting.