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Is Flavorpill Practicing Age Discrimination?

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This showed up in our inbox today, oddly enough labeled “contest,” although if you’re honest with yourself, isn’t every job a contest between you and the thousands of other applicants?

Either way: Flavorpill, the daily newsletter of fun things to do in your hometown, is opening up a branch in Melbourne, Australia and looking for a managing editor to oversee their content. Unfortunately, you don’t just have to be hip and cool to apply for this job, you also have to fit into a predetermined age range of 18-30, which would seem to go against the Age Discrimination in Employment act of 1967, but Australia’s passing of a similar bill only happened 5 years ago, and is a little more lax about pigeonholing their employees. Unfortunately, Flavorpill’s HQ is based in New York, meaning if someone wanted to take the the company to court over not getting the Melbourne position, they might have a fair shot at the case.

Unless by calling it a contest, instead of a job opening, the daily listings guide has found a way to bypass that tiny little hiccup.

Any HR gurus or employment attorneys out there want to weigh in?

UPDATE: Flavorpill co-founder and CEO Mark Mangan clarifies the age requirement: “The age range is related to visa requirements by the Australian government. And the work is part-time, ideal for a freelancer who wants to be Australia-based for a period of time. Flavorpill doesn’t ever discriminate based on age, or anything else.”

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Metro Reveals New Look

metro.jpgStarting on Monday, the free newspaper Metro will unveil a new design in its New York, Boston and Philadelphia editions (see right).

The new look will include a “sleeker design and more sophisticated look while maintaining the concise, contemporary and colorful elements readers look for every day,” said publisher Metro International. The paper will also now have an “oversized masthead,” new “bold” headline fonts and an updated color palette. Seems like they’re giving up inches previously dedicated to content to a new stylish design meant to draw in readers of the free pub.

The Metro‘s content will now be split into three sections: news, “My Metro,” and sports. Metro will also feature contributions of “industry experts,” many of which come from the Web, like Chow.com, Thrillist, DealBreaker.com, Geeksugar and Flavorpill as well as traditional media like CNN, Fodor’s and Conde Nast magazines Self, Wired and Lucky.

“Heightened expert analysis, commentary, powerful pictures and reader views will enhance Metro‘s editorial core keeping the news dynamic, fresh and interesting,” said Tony Metcalf, Metro U.S.‘s editor-in-chief. “Metro is known to innovate, changing print and design history several times, and leading the pack in targeting the hard-to-reach metropolitan. This redesign is the next stage of that.”

Related: Newsday‘s New Look

Flavorpill Relaunches With “The Flavorpill 50″

flavorpill.pngWebNewser has news today about Flavorpill‘s new Web site relaunch. The new site features content from “The Flavorpill 50,” or, as the site puts it, “50 of the most respected event creators in every one of its major markets.”

Flavorpill, which publishes culture-focused email magazines and daily blog Flavorwire, said each member of the Flavorpill 50 was chosen to participate in an invite-only hub. Each content provider “has the ability to directly publish event listings onto its own custom page on the site,” WebNewser reported.

The Flavorpill 50 has already been rolled out in New York, Los Angeles Chicago and San Francisco and the new concept has doubled average time spent on the site by its users.

Some of the content providers in New York include the Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, Comix, the Guggenheim Museum, Joe’s Pub, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Music Hall of Williamsburg, New Museum, Pianos, P.S.1 and the 92nd Street Y.

Flavorpill Announces Public Launch of Daily Dose

fdailydosegg.pngYou may recall a while back we told you about Flavorpill‘s plan to launch the Daily Dose, a daily national email intended to provide a quick look at what’s new in music, print, art, film, and online. The email already boasts 100 thousand subscribers, and after some tinkering and refining it looks like they are ready to go large. Says Daily Dose editor Eli Dvorkin: “We designed the Daily Dose to contain six points of feedback, generating thousands of responses from around the world. With our public launch we’re proud to present a product that has evolved through close collaboration with our readers.”

Co-founder and CEO of Flavorpill, Mark Mangan adds, “We’ve found people like thoughtful, punchy writing delivered to them while they are at their desks. Just as the launch of Flavorwire opened us up to a broader national audience, The Daily Dose will let us interact with our readers every day and allow us to better leverage our cultural content.”

Flavorpill Goes National With a Daily Email

flvordail.pngJust a little over a month after launching their national blog Flavorwire, the folks at Flavorpill have decided to follow it up with daily national email called the Daily Dose. FBNY caught up with Flavorpill founder Mark Mangan who told us that the email had been in the works for a few months and that the goal was to be both quick and to provide the reader with “cultural things you want to consume and digest.”

It’s part of the same strategy we’ve always applied to the Flavorpill emails, which have always been about recommendation. This will be similar but more relevant in a daily way.

According to Mangan Flavorpill’s current sub-topics i.e., Art, Film, Free, More Flavor, Music, Performing Arts, and Reading will be rolled into the daily email, which will also provide links to things you can “look at, listen to, read and download.” We’re told the Daily Dose should be ready to go live within the next two weeks. Stay tuned!

Flavorpill Goes National With New Daily Blog Flavorwire

flavorwire.pngFlavorpill, the daily guide to cultural events in New York, Chicago, L.A., Miami, S.F., and London has just launched a new daily blog called Flavorwire, which will continue to cover the genres found in Flavorpill‘s newsletters but with broader overview and an eye to contemporary culture at large. Flavorwire is being edited by former Gen Art editorial director Caroline Stanley and boasts editorial direction from Elizabeth Spiers who, we are told, was brought in to hire Stanley, set up the editorial infrastructure and help develop appropriate editorial content (Spiers is also an adviser at Flavorpill). FBNY caught up with Stanley early this morning, who told us the site will be much more than an aggregate of Flavorpill’s newsletters.

Flavorwire.com content will be a mix of exclusive news, interesting features and smart commentary. There will be some callback to Flavorpill’s weekly newsletters, but the goal of the blog is to expose a respected brand to an even larger, national audience of culture lovers.

Stanley says that she will be editing the site “with contributions from Flavorpill’s talented edit staff, a small stable of freelance writers, and a few plucky interns.” Says Spiers: “This is a great opportunity to utilize Flavorpill’s in-house expertise and long-standing relationships with artists and venues to provide an even wider audience with cultural news and commentary.”