The positions are freelance to permanent, and based in the Daily Mail’s New York office (sorry, no telecommuting). Reporters are expected to have five years of solid newspaper, magazine or website experience, and be comfortable generating news and entertainment stories. Read more
What does “pink grammar” mean? if you can figure that out, you might have a small-talk, job interview edge with regards to the pair of paid summer internships shared today by Carla Correa (a.k.a. @pinkgrammar).
A more certain lingo-advantage for those interested in the “data reporter” or “computational journalist” position will be a familiarity with “Python and Ruby.” If your first thoughts are to wonder why on earth FiveThirtyEight requires expertise in UK sketch comedy and the JFK assassination, this is probably not the low-salary job for you.
Both internships run from June 9 through August 14, at the New York office. Candidates should be enrolled in at least one course at the time of application and graduating this summer, fall or next spring.
It’s a modest savings ($50). But for those booted out of a certain deals-driven operation and staring at a sudden new career deal, every penny counts.
For its April 17 hiring event NYC Uncubed at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Wakefield Media has decided to open the doors gratis to all former DailyCandy employees. From a company rep:
“As a daily newsletter showcasing startups, Wakefield supports one of the original trailblazers in the industry. That’s why, as a show of our gratitude to DailyCandy, we are offering FREE tickets to all former DailyCandy employees so they can attend the hiring event and land their next startup job. We think the opportunity for these talented people to get in front of some of the country’s best start-ups is the least we can do to thank them for paving the way.”
Mediabistro is launching a new series of Google+ Hangouts and you’re invited! The series, called Career Lunch, starts today at 1 p.m. ET and will feature media professionals sharing their best tips and tricks for staying ahead of the job curve.
Today’s Hangout will include MediaJobsDaily editor Vicki Salemi and Mediabistro’s managing editor Valerie Berrios, who will be speaking with Maurice Cherry, creative principal at design firm 3eighteen media. Cherry will give us the lowdown on all things web design, along with advice on using social media and other digital strategies to enhance your career.
Bensman opens the conversation with a general question. Malinsky, now the fashion market editor at Glamour, responds with a great anecdote:
“The funny thing about New York is that you have to be here to find a job. Since my days as a journalism major, I knew I wanted to work at a fashion magazine, but putting out resumes in Madison, Wisconsin wasn’t cutting it. After graduation, I moved to NYC, took meetings with anyone who would see me and after a few odd PR jobs, landed at Lucky magazine as a market assistant.
The subject line – “The Best Crime Beat Ever” – is a bit of a stretch, because it suggests that we’re not just talking present tense but reaching all the way back to Jack the Ripper newspaper days. However, the body text more than makes up for it.
From today’s announcement that Las Vegas Review-Journal deputy editor James G. Wright is on the hunt for a new “Dashiell Hammett on deadline:”
An aggressive mug who can think at a dead run in a 24-hour news town where maybe you’re coaxing quotes from the neighbors at a triple murder and next thing you know you’re chasing after Paris Hilton in handcuffs. A pushy sort who can turn cab drivers and waitresses into sources, and persuade tough cops to spill.
We didn’t think it was possible. But with today’s missive “Ass Face, a Retired Actress and a Horny 41-Year-Old: Respecting Yourself and Your Job,” Harrison Barnes (pictured) has outdone himself.
The Malibu-based founder and CEO of The Employment Research Institute likes to share long, winding daily reams of wisdom with subscribers to various job search websites affiliated with his company. Barnes can always be counted for an unfiltered view of the 21st century workplace and details that often seem like they are straight out of a Hollywood screenplay.
Today’s column is all about three bad hires Barnes made, the lessons he learned and (arguably) the warning signs he ignored:
At some point during the [telemarketing job] interview, Rachael pulled out her cell phone and started showing me various pictures of a tumor that had been removed from her body not too recently. It was giant and grotesque. It had come out of her back and was at least two feet long. It looked like it had a head. It was five pounds and this monster had somehow managed to grow up the entire length of her back. She had a bunch of pictures of it on her IPhone that had been taken from all sorts of angles.
There’s a ton of new job ads today on Mediabistro, including one that has us tipping our hat to TMZ. The managing editor search starts off with a delightful setting of the newsroom scene:
No need to have experience in Celebrity News – it’s not brain surgery.
Excepting perhaps future coverage of a famous person admitted to Cedars-Sinai for treatment of a serious head injury, that is absolutely correct. Then comes the cool kicker. Site founder Harvey Levin is going to be traveling to Austin for SXSW and is more than willing to make time for worthy candidates while there:
Harvey will be at South by Southwest on Saturday and Sunday, March 9th and 10th. He’d welcome meeting qualified candidates.
Looking for a new job? Are you feeling bruised and battered from pounding the pavement without results?
“Score That Job” is a new show from mediabistroTV that will guide you through the never ending maze of online resumes, emails to nowhere and phone calls that go unanswered. Join career expert, author and mediabistro editor Vicki Salemi as she gives you the inside scoop on how to “Score That Job.”
In this episode, Vicki finds out what it takes to get hired at Rubenstein Public Relations.
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In his over 20 years in the fashion business, Elle creative director Joe Zee has worked for such titles as Details and Allure and styled advertising campaigns for companies like Gap and DKNY. And, in our Media Beat interview, the Toronto native and star of Sundance Channel’s All On the Line with Joe Zee was very clear about how he got to the top.
One: he worked for people he could learn from, namely legendary fashion stylist and editor Polly Mellen. (“She taught me what it was like to have a passion for something.”)
And, two, he worked his butt off. “I won’t put stock in people who tell me they wanna work in fashion, because they wanna be glamorous. They wanna be famous. They wanna be well known,” he said. “If you wanna be those things, wrong business.”
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