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Webcast: Tax Guidelines for Freelancers and Small Businesses

**Mediabistro Class**

Are you considering quitting your full-time job to pursue your own business? With the ever-changing tax laws for the self employed and small businesses, there are numerous factors to consider. Should your company operate as a sole proprietorship, LLC, or S-Corporation? When do you need to file to be tax compliant? What are the tax breaks so many freelancers and small businesses are not aware of? You need to know how to get it right, not only to save money, but to avoid government hassles by filing correctly and paying taxes properly.

Join Howard Samuels, CPA and Tax Partner at KDMS LLC (a certified public accounting firm) for a discussion about the ins and outs of running your own business. Understand the different types of companies to operate your business and decide if you need to incorporate. Learn how to file correctly based on your company status and know the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.

This one hour interactive webcast takes place August 7, from 4-5pm EST. Sign up now to join!

Mediabistro Course

Middle Grade Novel Writing

Middle Grade Novel WritingStarting January 15, work with a literary agent to write your middle-grade novel! In this course, you'll learn how to develop strong characters, write compelling dialogue, master the art of revision, and market your work to publishing houses and agents. Register now!

Party Photos: Mediabistro’s Student and Intern Party in NYC

With summer internships well underway, mediabistro.com gave the hardworking interns a chance to mingle and share a drink at last night’s Mediabistro Student and Intern party.

On top of meeting future co-workers in the media world, the students also got a chance to chat with Alex Weprin, editor of TVNewser, and yours truly, editorial assistant and social media coordinator. Also present were Jessica Carlson, client services associate of the Job Board, education manager Amanda Pacitti and education assistant Sandra Reitman. Lots of advice and questions were swapped, but what was the biggest concern for the interns? Breaking into that first job.

Luckily for them, online marketing manager Caitlin McKinney hosted speed interviews for two openings at our own company: online marketing coordinator and events assistant. Nineteen hopefuls jumped into the interview with two to three minutes to prove themselves.

The rest of the students didn’t leave empty-handed. Each attendee received with a $50 discount to a year-long AvantGuild membership, and all had a chance to win a free Mediabistro class and a coffee with a mentor in the field of their choice.

Missed out last night? Then tune in to our free July 31 webcast on what it takes to jumpstart your career in media. Execs and editors from Travel + Leisure, Comedy Central and ABC Television will be online to help you discover the best ways to get your foot in the door.

In the meantime, check out more photos below of last night’s fun after the jump. Read more

Food Writing Boot Camp

If you’ve ever wanted to write about a soup you’ve tasted as something other “good,” FishbowlNY has four words for you: Food Writing Boot Camp. The mediabistro class – taught by Saveur Deputy Editor Betsy Andrews – starts next Tuesday, March 22nd, at 6:45.

For a total of six weeks you’ll get the inside scoop from Andrews on everything food writing – from how to pitch someone like her to how to break into the industry.

Sounds good, right? Well here’s the best part: If you sign up before 4 pm tomorrow, you can save $75 off the price by using the code NYC75.

Discounted InDesign Class This Weekend!

indesign.pngWhether you are seeking a magazine job, freelancing or already on staff, knowing InDesign will undoubtedly give you a leg up in the industry.

If you need to learn the page layout program or just want to brush up your skills (summer interns and unemployed magazine types, we’re looking at you) then you’re in luck. This weekend in New York, Mediabistro is offering a two-day course on the basics of InDesign, led by Patricia Ryan. Ryan has over 15 years of experience in the design industry, and has worked as an art director and graphic designer for media companies including Hachette Filipacchi, American Media and Rodale. By the end of the course, you will be editorially proficient in InDesign — and that looks good on a resume, too.

And if you’re not convinced yet, you can pick up your ticket now and take $100 off. Just use the code TW100 when you check out. Click here to register.