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We’re Hosting a Media Intern Party!

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The networking event will be held at Turtle Bay next Tuesday, August 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We’ll have drink specials, complimentary appetizers and even a chance to win a free Mediabistro course.

This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow city-dwelling media interns, swap stories and learn more about how Mediabistro can help you to land that all-important first job.

You can register for the party here. We hope to see you next week!

Mediabistro Course

Personal Essay Writing

Personal Essay WritingStarting October 28, work with a published journalist to draft, edit, and sell your first-person essays! Jessica Olien will help you to workshop your writing so that it's ready to pitch to editors. You'll learn how to tell your personal story, self-edit you work to assess voice, style, and tone, and sell your essays for publication. Register now!

Prometheus Global Media to Acquire Mediabistro

mediasbistroSo, we’re in the news today. This morning, Mediabistro is announcing that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its editorial and e-commerce assets to PGM-MB Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prometheus Global Media. PrometheusGM owns and operates influential media brands Adweek, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, as well as the Clio Awards and Film Expo Group. The purchase price is $8 million in cash.

In the deal, Prometheus is acquiring mediabistro.com editorial properties including TVNewser, AgencySpy, GalleyCat, and our suite of social media sites, as well as the Mediabistro Job Board and Mediabistro education business.

This is expected to close, subject to stockholder approval, in late July. Current Mediabistro CEO Alan Meckler will keep the trade show business and related sites as part of a new company called Mecklermedia.

Livingly Media Firing – and Hiring – on All Cylinders

LivinglyMediaWe recently had the pleasure of chatting with Livingly Media VP of content John Newlin. The results of that conversation are now available as part of Mediabistro’s ongoing Q&A series “So What Do You Do…?

Livingly operates three major Web destinations and is looking to fill positions for all properties. Lonny is in need of an art director and designer; StyleBistro is currently looking for an editor; and Zimbio has a TV editor position open. And per our conversation, this Livingly state of affairs is set to soon be amplified:

“We’re definitely launching a couple more sites. We’re not sure which one will come next, but it will happen sometime later [in 2014]. It will be in the lifestyles category…”

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Mediabistro Ad Leads Elizabeth Chan to a Very Kardashian Christmas

There was a nice write-up this week in NYDN‘s “New York @Confidential” about Elizabeth Chan, a former Condé Nast employee who has found quick success as a Christmas music singer-songwriter. Her single “Fa La La” is climbing the holiday charts, while nine of a staggering 300 Chan songs were recently licensed for possible use in the Kardashian sisters’ E! December 1 Christmas special.

Kickstarter played a key role in Chan’s bold new career, but so too did Mediabistro. While at Condé Nast, where she was an executive producer-director of integrated marketing for Self magazine and a consumer business development consultant, Chan liked to peruse our website.

“I found a link that asked something along the lines of, ‘What is the one dream you’ve had that you were too afraid to try? What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?’”

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Welcome to the New Mediabistro

Have you noticed anything different about Mediabistro? Yep, our home page is rocking a much cleaner look. All of the great content you love is now grouped according to industry: social media, advertising/PR, TV and video, publishing, design and tech. Click on any of these categories in the navigation bar to find our blogs that cover those fields, plus applicable courses, jobs and premium features from AvantGuild.

Now front and center: The Slider features stories from across our sites and is updated throughout the day. What’s Hot @mediabistro keeps track of top news and trends. And the MediabistroTV player includes our dynamic, original videos geared toward media professionals.

Want to go deeper, in fewer clicks? Further down is the Scroller, with up-to-date news from all our blogs. If publishing is your passion, you can view what’s hot on FishbowlNY, FishbowlDC, FishbowlLA and GalleyCat. Is TV your beat? If so, you’ll get the latest news from  TVNewser, TVSpy and LostRemote. The right sidebar includes top job openings, new course offerings, must-see events and streaming updates from @mediabistro.

Great design doesn’t just look pretty — it allows the content to shine through. And we think the new Mediabistro does just that. Like it? Love it? Let us know what you think.

Win a spot in Mediabistro’s Job Search Intensive with our Twitter contest

Here at Mediabistro, we talk to employers and job seekers everyday and have heard that the interview process can be daunting for both parties. It’s easy to lose your train of thought, ask a ridiculous question or get so nervous you trip and fall while entering the interviewer’s office. So, job seekers, we want to know: What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done in an interview?

Enter our contest for the chance to win a free seat in Mediabistro’s Job Search Intensive (worth $145) that starts on January 29 online. All you have to do is follow @Mediabistro and tweet us your answer in 140 characters or less.

Include #InterviewFail in your tweet and you’re in! The winner with the answer that cracks us up the most will be announced on Friday, January 25 at 11:45 am ET via our @Mediabistro Twitter account. Good luck!

The Mediabistro job board is the best place to find top media candidates for your open positions. Companies like Google, Amazon, and AOL post with us —you should too!

 

Win a Free 3-Job Posting Package in our Twitter contest

Here at Mediabistro, we talk to employers and job seekers everyday and have heard that the interview process can be daunting for both parties. Sometimes it’s hard to ask the right questions during an interview and there’s always one that leaves a candidate scratching his or her head. So, employers, we want to know: What interview question stumps your candidates every time?

Enter our contest for the chance to win a free 3-job posting package on the Mediabistro job board (worth $717!). All you have to do is follow @Mediabistro and tweet us your answer in 140 characters or less.

Include #InterviewQ and you’re in! The winner with the answer that stumps us the most will be announced on Friday, November 30 at 12:15 pm ET via our @Mediabistro Twitter account. Good luck!

The Mediabistro job board is the best place to find top media candidates for your open positions. Companies like Google, Amazon, and AOL post with us — you should too!

 

Early Bird Rates for Mediabistro’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp End Tomorrow

On October 18, Mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an interactive online event and workshop. The event includes keynote speakers, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments to provide a dynamic training on social media. By the end of eight weeks, you will create an integrated strategic plan, using various social media platforms, to build an engaged audience and convert traffic into sales.

Early bird rates are available today. Save $100 when you sign up before they end tomorrow, September 20. Read more

Have Fun With Your Pitches for This Mag

Acquired by Meredith Corp. earlier this year, FamilyFun Magazine is undergoing a major redesign. But that doesn’t change its focus as the go-to source for fun ideas when it comes to parenting. You won’t find your typical nutrition advice here, but you will find “Fun Ways to Get Your Child to Eat Vegetables.”

Senior editor Debra Immergut is always on the lookout for new writers, especially for travel, tech/media, parties and food. She also warns freelancers not to get discouraged. In the past, pitches that didn’t initially make the cut were published up to two years later when the magazine was ready for them. “You never know when you might plant the seed of an idea that will eventually take root,” she said.

For more info on what to pitch, read How To Pitch: FamilyFun. [subscription required]

A Cultural Renaissance Looks South

Lindsay Bierman, editor-in-chief of Southern Living, says we’re in the midst of a southern renaissance that has brought sweet tea and red velvet ice cream to those above the Mason-Dixon Line. The lifestyle mag draws a wide readership from all over the country, and that goes for freelancers too. As long as your pitch has a southern connection, you could land a byline in the pub.

The magazine has recently undergone some slight changes, though it has been covering the same topics throughout its 56 years of history. “We’ve refined our look and honed our voice, and we’re continuing to make sure that we are staying true to our mission of being a true service book that has actionable content from cover to cover,” said Bierman. “It’s not just a dream book or an aspirational magazine.”

For more tips on what to pitch, check out How To Pitch: Southern Living. [subscription required]

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