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Newspaper Reporter Listed as ‘Endangered Job’


Newspaper reporter — along with meter reader, travel agent, lumberjack (sorry Dexter!), flight attendant and more — has been named one of the most endangered jobs of 2014. Even the Dodo went out more gracefully than this.

According to CareerCast, there’s pretty much no hope for the newspaper reporter:

Declining subscription and dwindling advertising sales have negatively impacted the hiring power of some newspapers, while others have ceased operations altogether. Online outlets continue to replace traditional newspapers, and the long-term outlook for newspaper reporters reflects the change.

Well, that’s certainly depressing. Accurate, but depressing.

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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.

Vibe’s Jermaine Hall on What It Really Takes to Be EIC

In the same year that music mags Blender and Giant folded, Vibe shuttered, as well. But, luckily for the iconic mag, it was snapped up by a private equity firm, and editor-in-chief Jermaine Hall was brought on to resurrect the pub. And resurrect it, he did.

In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do?, Hall explains how the mag is winning again and gives advice to aspiring EICs.

“A lot of things that come with being editor-in-chief aren’t necessarily drilled down into the day-to-day tasks,” he said. “It’s a lot of schmoozing; it’s a lot of fixing relationships; it’s a lot of bartering; it’s a lot of people skills, I would say. It’s really going out there to be the ambassador of the brand on all levels.”

For more, read So What Do You Do, Jermaine Hall, Editor-in-Chief of Vibe?

June Ambrose on How to Become a Fashion Stylist

Follow the conversations @juneambrose has with her “style socials” (or Twitter followers to you and me), and one thing becomes clear: people either want to dress like her or be her. So, in the final installment of our Media Beat interview, we got the celebrity stylist and star of VH1′s Styled by June to tell us the biggest mistake aspiring stylists make on the job.

“[A lack of] Osmosis. You know, sometimes, just sitting back and just sucking it all in, you learn so much,” Ambrose said. “When you’re new on the scene, I’ll definitely ask you trick questions just to kinda see where you are. Humility is your best aspect when you’re entering a new area, and I learned that. I would just sit around and just listen.”

But what about fashion courses — are they worth it? And how does a newbie afford the clothes necessary for editorial shoots? Watch the full video to find out.

Part 1: June Ambrose on Styling Diddy, Jay-Z and Hip-Hop’s Most Iconic Videos
Part 2: June Ambrose on Her New VH1 Show, Styled by June
Bonus! Stylist June Ambrose on Her Trademark Turban

Share Your Job-Winning Resume or Cover Letter and Win Perks From mediabistro.com

1006_jobpost_200x200Have you landed your dream job recently? Share your winning resume and cover letter with mediabistro.com and you could win access to one of our educational events, valued at $499.

Here’s the deal: I’m going to be appearing at mediabistro.com’s Career Circus in NYC on Aug. 4 to discuss what makes a successful resume and cover letter. I’d love to use your example on stage to examine what worked and why.

If you took a risk with your resume or letter and it paid off, or if you have an unusual story, share it with us by emailing resumedeconstructed@mediabistro.com by this Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Read more

Interview Magazine Seeks Interim Managing Editor

Summer jobs don’t get any better than this. Interview magazine has a great opportunity for a managing editor to join its New York team for the next two to three months. The position is freelance, but you never know what kind of doors could open for you at the end of your assignment.

The chosen one will oversee the day-to-day duties of the editorial office, including managing staff, budgets and story development. Of course, you’ll also be the liaison between each department, and be responsible for assigning stories, editing pieces and producing compelling packages. If you have what it takes to land the position, this will be like second nature for you.

Those with two to three years of experience as a senior-level editor or managing editor are most wanted. You should be familiar with Interview‘s style and voice, and have a deep knowledge of and passion for pop culture, art and fashion. Interested? Apply here.

For more openings and employment news, follow The Job Post on Twitter @MBJobPost.

How to Land the Managing Editor Gig at Townsquare Media’s New Site, The Forward

Townsquare Media is launching a new website called The Forward, which will focus on viral videos, memes and other buzzworthy bits on the Web, but it needs a managing editor to lead the charge. The description for the gig outlines all that you would be taking on in this role, but we contacted the company to find out what it’s really looking for.

“The ideal candidate for this role has their finger on the pulse of what is trending on the web and in pop culture, and will be able to present it to the masses in an accessible and compelling way,” a rep tells The Job Post. Read more

Forbes Seeks News-Savvy Homepage Editor

If you’re all about news, business and tech, Forbes has an exciting homepage editor position with your name on it. The gig is more than just plugging in links and images, which is why the magazine is looking for someone with great news sense to help drive traffic.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for curating an engaging mix of business, markets, economics, investing and technology coverage in order to push traffic toward individual pages. You’ll monitor breaking news; manage and support contributors; help execute social media strategies; and write occasional posts on business topics.

Those with a few years of online editing or news producer experience are most wanted. You’ll need to be adept at writing sharp headlines and skilled at copy editing. Naturally, you should be passionate about business, and have an eye for digital production and photos. Interested? Apply here.

For more openings and employment news, follow The Job Post on Twitter @MBJobPost.

MTV Has a ‘Clutch’ Lead Blogger Opening

If you consider yourself a radical guy, or can at least talk like one, MTV.com has a sweet opening you should know about. The site is looking for a lead blogger for its Clutch vertical, which explores the interests of the ultimate dude.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for producing 7-10 posts per day (Monday through Friday), covering music, sports, cars, pop culture, gadgets, humor, relationships, sex (obviously) and more. You should understand the voice and tone of the site, especially since you’ll be top editing copy and managing freelance writers.

Three to five years of pop culture or lifestyle online editorial experience will help you land the gig, although an understanding of SEO, viral content and metrics will make you look like a star. Those with HTML and Photoshop skills are most wanted. Self-starters and expert multi-taskers should apply here.

For more openings and employment news, follow The Job Post on Twitter @MBJobPost.

The Job Post: Here’s the Inside Scoop on Working at Out

Out is the world’s biggest gay magazine and boasts must-read features like its recent cover story on the Grammy-winning singer Adele. But is the Here Media title somewhere you’d want to work? A rep from the mag wholeheartedly believes so.

Out relies on a very close and collegiate team that is motivated largely by passion for what we do and respect and admiration for each other,” our source says. “The demands of putting out a high class magazine and website on a tight budget and lean team finds compensation in the creative freedom we enjoy, and the lack of corporate hierarchies and rules.” Read more

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