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Check Out Our G+ Lunch Hangout Tomorrow!

mb logoWhat’s on your calendar tomorrow during lunchtime? Do we really need to ask?

We’re hoping you’ll join us on Google+ for the next career lunch hangout at 1 p.m. EST.

Join your MediaJobsDaily editor Vicki Salemi and SocialTimes editor  Mona Zhang as they talk to Sarah Burns, journalism professor and editorial consultant with 14 years of experience in print and online.

Get tips on how writers can ramp up their LinkedIn profiles, what tools are the best for managing a freelance business and more.

Oh, did we mention that it’s free? Looking forward to having you join us!

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Mediabistro Job Fair

Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on Janaury 27  at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!

11 Media Women Comprise Forbes’ List of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

high achieversWhen Forbes released their list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, we couldn’t help but wonder where media moguls landed on the list. Out of the 100 names, 11 women are in media. Congrats to the power women!

#9  – Sheryl Sandberg – COO of Facebook

#12 – Susan Wojcicki – CEO of YouTube

#14 – Oprah Winfrey

#18 – Marissa Mayer – CEO of Yahoo

#28 – Amy Pascal – Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony

#39 – Anna Wintour – Editor-in-chief of Vogue (US) and Artistic Director for Condé Nast

#42 – Bonnie Hammer – Chairman of NBCUniversal Cable

#52 – Arianna Huffington – Chair, President, and Editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group

#87 – Hu Shuli –Editor-in-chief of Caixin Media

#99 – Lila Tretikov – Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation

#100 – Greta Van Susteren – Fox News Anchor

Check Out Our Google+ Lunch Chat Hangout Tomorrow: Media Pros Talk Advancement

mb logoWhat’s on tap for lunch tomorrow, you ask?

That would be our career lunch hangout at 1 p.m. EST. We hope you will join us on Google+!

Join your MediaJobsDaily editor Vicki Salemi and Mediabistro’s managing editor Valerie Berrios as they talk to Emmy Favilla, copy chief at BuzzFeed and former freelance writer.

Oh, did we mention that it’s free? Looking forward to having you join us!

For Ban Bossy Campaign, Beyonce Says: ‘I’m Not Bossy. I’m the Boss’

Say it, sister!

You may have heard about a new campaign launched by Lean In author and Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg. In conjunction with former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, and Girl Scouts USA CEO, Anna Maria Chávez, the “Ban Bossy” campaign has officially launched.

“We call girls bossy on the playground,” Sandberg told ABC News. “We call them too aggressive or other B-words in the workplace. They’re bossy as little girls, and then they’re aggressive, political, shrill, too ambitious as women.”

The site provides tips for parents, kids, teachers and managers to build young female leaders. Celebrities like Beyonce, Jennifer Garner and Jane Lynch are on board as well in public service announcements to banish this word. Read more

Time Warner Inc. Names Karen Magee Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Photo courtesy of Time Warner Inc.

Photo courtesy of Time Warner Inc.

Karen Magee has been named executive vice president, chief human resources officer at Time Warner Inc. In her role effective January 1, 2014,

Magee will be responsible for the company’s human resources strategy encompassing global compensation, benefits, global organizational and leadership development, worldwide recruitment and executive search, and diversity. Read more

Several Media Execs Land on List of Most Powerful Women in Business

successWhen Fortune released its list of the 50 most powerful women in business earlier today, we devoured it looking for women in media and communications.

While Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer made the top 10 (number five and eight, respectively), several women in our industry also made the list and simultaneously made us proud.

Let’s hear it for Anne Sweeney, the co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group. Per the gallery, she has the golden touch. “From online players to iPads, Sweeney has helped lead Disney into the digital age. Media Networks brought in $19.4 billion in 2012 revenue, and she launched another tech platform in May: WATCH lets some Disney and ABC subscribers live-stream shows on any device.”

Susan Wojcicki, SVP, Ads and Commerce at Google, oversees advertising products as well as the commerce unit. As for Bonnie Hammer, the chairman of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Group, well, she got promoted in February and oversees 11 entertainment cable networks. Read more

Check Out Our Webcast: Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job

mb logoTwitter, LinkedIn, Facebook. Google+ and Quora, oh my!

When it comes to using social media, are you really leveraging it to find your next job? We didn’t think so because odds are, we aren’t either.

That’s why we need to check out the upcoming Mediabistro online webcast! Next Wednesday from 4 – 5 p.m. ET, Sloane Barbour will reveal how to maximize your presence on social media to further enhance your career.

Barbour is managing director of Jobspring New York, where he’s recruited top talent for companies ranging from two-person startups to the largest Fortune 500′s in Chicago, Southern California, and now New York City.

Editor-in-Chief of ‘More’ Dishes About Fearlessness & Versatility at WiCi Awards

Photo credit: Jan Goldstoff

Photo credit: Jan Goldstoff

There’s no doubt about it, we’re still on an inspirational high after last night’s WiCi Awards honoring rising stars in communications. The New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) program celebrated 10 mavericks as More’s editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymour emceed. (Check out tweets at #WiCi13: One of our favorites? “Growth and comfort don’t coincide.”)

Congratulations to the honorees: Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, co-founder and chief operations officer, Digital Brand Architects; Deborah Brenner, founder and president, Women of the Vine;  Sara Haines, correspondent, ABC News and Good Morning America; Rachel Haot, chief digital officer, City of New York; Dustee Tucker Jenkins, vice president, public relations, Target Corporation; Abbey Klaassen, editor, Ad Age; Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO, creative director and co-founder FEED Projects; Kass Lazerow, co-founder and former COO of Buddy Media; Maria Cristina Marrero, editor-in-chief, Siempre Mujer Magazine, Jenna Wortham, technology reporter, The New York Times.

Naturally, we wanted to get the secret sauce to their mojo. What’s the deal with being fearless and versatile in this ever-changing industry? We caught up with Seymour in the green room. Recognizing the fearlessness of the winners, we wondered what the EIC of Meredith’s popular brand had to say. Keep in mind the successful editrix seems pretty fearless herself, having penned two books and published the magazine’s first compilation book. Oh, did we mention she was named to Forbes’ Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors list in 2009? No, we’re not gushing too much.

When it comes to being fearless, it turns out we have to no choice! She dished… Read more

Get a Free Webcast When You Purchase a Mediabistro Course!

Although it’s back to school time for the kids, why should they be the only ones to hit the books?

When you’re looking to propel your career, hone your skills and amp up your mojo, classes are some of the best ways to give your career a one-two punch to the next level.

From now until Thursday at 11:59 pm ET, when you buy any Mediabistro class you’ll get a free webcast! The promo starts today and all you have to do is use the promo code WEBCAST at checkout.

In particular, we’re fans of the course, Develop Your Freelance Career.  Taught by Brooklyn-based freelance writer Lauren Waterman, the class covers basic freelancing skills such as creating ideas to pitching them. In fact, by the end of the course students will create two pitch letters and a list of well-crafted salable story ideas. Read more

Department of Labor Announces New Regulations to Improve Disability & Veteran Hiring

And now for something completely different…let’s switch to hard news. Vice President Joe Biden recently announced two new rules regarding the advancement in hiring for veterans and individuals with disabilities. They will take effect in approximately 180 days.

The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act will essentially ensure potential workers will have meaningful opportunities to get jobs they’re qualified for and will keep them as well.

What’s different about these rules in particular is that they provide metrics to keep employers accountable as it relates to equal opportunity for these two groups of candidates.

Per the notice we received, here are the regulations:

  • The VEVRAA rule requires contractors to establish an annual hiring benchmark, either based on the national percentage of veterans in the workforce (currently 8%), or based on the best available data and factors unique to their establishments.
  • The Section 503 rule establishes an aspirational 7% utilization goal for the employment of individuals with disabilities.

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