NATAS Norcal Mentor Match Program Allows Early Career Journalist To Lean Into ‘Decades of Experience'

Sarath Minerva is very thankful for her experience with the NATAS Norcal Mentor Match program

By Sarath Minverva, special to ‘Off Camera’


My mentor match experience with Jim Stimson has been going very well! We meet every other week.


Retired Assistant News Director, KCRA 3, Sacramento
(Silver Circle Class of 2008, Governors’ Citation 2021)


Jim has been giving me constant constructive feedback on my shows. I’ve been strengthening my writing and leadership skills. 


I’m also finishing my contract at my current station, so my mentor has been helping me apply for jobs and make connections. Joining this program has helped me so much these past few months, it’s great to get advice from someone who has decades of experience. 

All NATAS members are eligible as it’s a perk of your annual dues. 

For a $15 annual student membership, you can participate in our Mentor Match program.