OK, so I am one of those fools who got laid off from a journalism career and wound up going back to graduate school without really thinking it through. I had a vague interest in urban planning and management, so I got an MPA - a planning degree was not available near my area and I couldn't move. The job I found, which paid my way through school was with a museum and involved some historic preservation work. I also have five years of experience writing and editing for newspapers - oftentimes covering planning issues like contentious annexation hearings and others. I have GIS and database skills as well.
So, my question is, how can I spin my experience to appeal to a planning hiring manager? Is it worth the effort?