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Daily Mail Seeks General Reporters

dailymailonline200Writers, you’re in luck. Mail Online is looking for a few general reporters to round out its editorial team.

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

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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.

5 Signs You Should Quit Your Job

With all the upheaval in the media industry as of late, companies are being forced to slim down and stretch further. Working at a leaner organization isn’t a bad thing, but sometimes there are signs that your talents would be better off elsewhere. How can you tell that the company is really in trouble, and not just experiencing some ups and downs that go along with the industry?

“If you’re worried about layoffs, it’s a good idea to begin on an exit strategy,” advised veteran HR consultant Mary Hladio in Mediabistro’s latest AvantGuild feature. If you see signs that the company is in trouble, like multiple restructures or missed financial projections, it might be a good idea to look for greener pastures.

To read more, check out 5 Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Job. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

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

AOL Huffington Post Wants To Hire Professional Journalists, Not Bloggers

Post-merger, AOL and Huffington Post have wasted no time slashing brands and jobs. But once the great clean-up is over, who are they looking to hire for their newer, bigger, and (hopefully) better joint brand?

TechCrunch is reporting that AOL HuffPost is looking to hire from its freelancers, but only professional journalists this time around.

Peter Goodman, editor for business and technology news for the Huffington Post, held a conference call for freelance business writers. One of his main points was that they are looking for freelancers who are professional journalists (not bloggers) to become staffers.

One interesting quote from Goodman, “We can’t replace professional journalism with an adhoc blogging arrangement….we don’t want to confuse professional journalists with bloggers.”

Our advice to AOL HuffPost: if you really want true, die-hard journalists, consider posting a want ad like this one (arguably the best want ad for journalists of all time). A highlight:

[O]ur ideal candidate has also cursed out an editor, had spokespeople hang up on them in anger and threatened to resign at least once because some fool wanted to screw around with their perfect lede.

That’s how it’s done.

Hate Your New Job? You’re Not Alone

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With the recession and layoffs dominating media conversations, it’s easy to forget about the people who are unhappily employed. You know who you are. Your co-worker just got canned, but instead of consoling, you want to scream, “Take me with you!”

Don’t worry, young grasshopper. Even Jay Lauf, publisher and vice president of The Atlantic, has been there.

“I started out in the trade magazine realm for many, many years and was a group publisher at a group of small gift trade magazines,” he told mediabistro.com. “I wanted to take a step out and jumped onto a company that I didn’t investigate very carefully, a privately held company. It wasn’t a great fit for me… after about six months, I realized it was the wrong thing, and it was a hard thing to reconcile.”

So did Lauf stay for the 401K or bounce quicker than Jenny Sanford? Find out in mediabistro.com’s new One Minute Mentor series for AvantGuild members.

Tell us your thoughts. Have you ever taken (or left) a gig only to regret it?