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Google Leadership Explain ‘How Google Works’ on ‘TODAY’ Show

coverWant to work at Google? Who. Doesn’t.

And for those that do, in Washington and beyond, executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, advisor to Google CEO Larry Page, were on NBC’s “TODAY” show this morning to discuss how to get hired by the internet conglomerate and their new book How Google Works.

On who the company seeks to hire, Schmidt explained, “I think you want to be a smart creative. Somebody who has some kind of technical knowledge or passion or something. Somebody who has some kind of business interest. But they have to be curious. They can’t be boring.”

So invest in your career while taking a break from your current, and watch the “TODAY” show hit, after the jump. Read more

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Roll Call’s ‘Hill Navigator’ Advises How To Land Political Reporting Jobs

hillNavigator-header-logoRoll Calls’s Rebecca Gale today posted a beginners guide to landing political reporting jobs, just in time as Washington sees an influx of college graduates and interns on the pursuit of just that.

The question comes from Ben, a junior at Fordham University, hoping to eventually land a career in political journalism. He asks the ”Hill Navigator,” Roll Call’s column that explores career advice and office etiquette for Congressional staff, how valuable graduate journalism school is and what steps he should take to get more involved with political publications.

Roll Call Politics Editor Shira T. Center chimes in with advice for the aspiring reporter based on her professional experience. Key themes – write, network and persist.

On journalism graduate school, Center says, “Every program is different, but in short, I’m not a fan unless you’re making a career transition, have minimal journalism experience, or plan to use it to acquire very specific skills. For example, coding, video editing and production are an added value for a young journalist’s résumé…Otherwise, if you have strong journalism experience, graduate school might not be a sound investment. Unlike your friends at business school, it’s going to be a lot harder for you to pay off those loans on your scribe’s salary.”

Looking to land your first political writing gig or for a chance to reminisce? Click on over the Roll Call’s latest “Hill Navigator.”

POLITICO Promotes Rachel Van Dongen to Deputy Managing Editor

Rachel Van Dongen, POLITICOAn internal memo from POLITICO managing editor Rachel Smolkin this morning announced Rachel Van Dongen‘s promotion to deputy managing editor. Van Dongen was most recently Congress editor and deputy politics editor.

In her new role, she will work closely with Smolkin and alongside deputy managing editor Laura McGann. POLITICO’s Gregg Birnbaum, Dianna Heitz, Laura McGann and Nirvi Shah also serve in the role of deputy managing editor.

Van Dongen’s outstanding deputy, Steven Sloan, will lead the Congress team going forward.

See the full memo, after the jump. Read more

Mark Preston Named Executive Editor of CNN Politics

CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Fiest announced today that Mark Preston has been named executive editor of CNN Politics. Preston has served as CNN’s political director since 2011.

In this role, Preston will continue to cover campaigns, polling, and political events, as well as lead network coverage of political events including the debates.

“Mark’s new role will put CNN in a terrific position heading into the mid-term elections and beyond,” said Feist in a network release. “Mark’s relationships in the political world are among the strongest in journalism and we look forward to Mark leveraging these connections as he organizes events and reports on the upcoming campaign.”

Preston joined CNN as political editor in 2005 and prior to that, was a senior staff writer at Roll Call.

 

Timothy Homan to Lead Financial Briefing for Morning Consult

1958201_10151927101001766_392273728_nMorning Consult today announced that Timothy Homan will join the briefing as its finance editor. He was previously a reporter at the Fiscal Times, Bloomberg and CQ-Roll Call, where he covered financial services and defense policy.

Morning Consult was founded by Michael Ramlet, with a focus on health policy. The health briefing has more than 40,000 subscribers and launched a daily energy briefing – including original reporting and policy polling – earlier this year. The finance briefing, which Homan will lead, will launch later this month.

CNN’s Adam Aigner-Treworgy to CBS News

cbs newsWe hear that congrats are in order after receiving a tip that CBS News VP and Washington Bureau Chief Chris Isham announced to staff via an internal memo this morning that CNN White House Producer Adam Aigner-Treworgy was named White House Producer for CBS This Morning and the Washington bureau.

Aigner-Treworgy has been with CNN for the past 2.5 years and before that was with NBC News.

See the full memo, after the jump. Read more

Jay Carney Toasts Brendan Buck’s Move from Boehner’s Office to AHIP

brendan-buckIn celebration of his move as press secretary for Speaker Boehner to America’s Health Insurance Plans, Brendan Buck joined with friends Monday evening to toast to his new gig. We hear White House press secretary Jay Carney even stopped by, which is pretty funny given their past Twitter feuds.

The night was hosted by Michael Steel – also of Boehner’s staff. In attendance: Washington Examiner’s Rebecca Berg, POLITICO’s Mike Allen and Christine Delargy, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and Jeff Zeleny, RNC’s Sean SpicerKevin Smith, Doug Heye, Rory Cooper, CBR’s Brent Swander, Yahoo News’ Olivier Knox, BuzzFeed’s John Stanton, CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Erin McPike, Kevin Sheridan, WaPo’s Paul Kane, Roll Call’s Tom Williams, Crossfire’s David Chalian, NBC News’ Frank Thorp and Shawna Thomas, CBS’s Walt Cronkite, Sue Davis, Scott Mulhauser, Kirsten Kukowski, Brad Dayspring, Laena Fallon, Juleanna Glover, and Becca Glover.

Former Roll Call Writer Meredith Shiner to Yahoo News

In March we wrote about the departure of Meredith Shiner from Roll Call, who in a note announcing the news to sources advised that her RC email should no longer be considered private. Via Twitter we learned that today, she’s relocated to Yahoo News.

 

Boehner’s Press Secretary Leaves for…

Boehner’s Press Secretary Brendan Buck announced his last day being today with the Speaker.

Where’s he going??

 

Wash Times Emily Miller to Fox 5 as Chief Investigative Reporter

Emily-MillerVia our sister site TVSpy, Emily Miller has been named chief investigative reporter for Fox 5 to begin April 28.

Miller, who currently serves as the senior editor of The Washington Times’ Opinion Pages, has previously worked in ABC News’ DC bureau as an associate producer for “This Week” and “Good Morning America.” She is the author of Emily Gets Her Gun … But Obama Wants to Take Yours (Regnery 2013) and won the 2012 Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting from The Fund For American Studies’ Institute on Political Journalism.

“FOX 5 is giving me the opportunity to uncover corruption, investigate criminals and challenge the power structure in Washington,” Miller said. “I’m looking forward to working with such a talented team that brings D.C. the facts and insight into the stories that everyone is talking about, or should be talking about.”

Read Merrill Knox‘s full piece for TVSpy here.

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