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CEOs & Executives Dish Advice at Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards: ‘Take Your Boldest Shot’

on airLast night in Manhattan, the industry’s most notable pioneers were inducted into the 2013 Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Your friends at MediaJobsDaily (ahem, we’re looking at you) conducted exclusive interviews for our faithful readers.

Although the recurring themes of staying on top of technology in a constantly changing field certainly resonated, all of the executives had something in common. Two words: executive presence.

So, the next time you walk into a room, think about how you can command it without saying a word. Although perhaps the execs weren’t as easily recognizable as when Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan walked the red carpet, just by looking at pioneers in the industry, you knew they were each someone special in italics.

Let’s hear what they have to say about making your mark in the industry we love so much… Read more

From Blogger to Talk Show Host, Nitika Chopra Reveals the Secrets to Success

on airLet’s face it: Most of us have a blog and a professional brand whether or not there’s a full-time job involved. And most of us have big dreams to cultivate our brand and launch it into a show, product…anything!

Nitika Chopra is one of us but here’s the difference: She’s been there, done that and sat down with us to dish.

Last night at the premiere of her show, Naturally Beautiful, in New York City we picked her brain to learn the secrets to her success. After all, she started her blog, Your Bella Life, with the sole purpose to become a talk show host!

In our exclusive interview, Chopra dishes:

“I was very, very clear [about what I wanted] and I was also very clear that no one knew who I was. So, I was like, ‘Okay, that’s nice that you want a talk show but no one knows you so you’re probably not going to get one tomorrow.’ Instead of giving up, I decided that I was going to figure out what are the elements of a show like the guests that you would have, the topics that you would have and me being on camera and put that on a website. And I literally meditated on it every day for the past four years and then I got a show.” Read more

Three Questions for Maria Cristina Marrero, Editor-in-Chief of ‘Siempre Mujer Magazine’

3QuestionsEarlier this week, we caught up with Maria Cristina Marrero’s at the WiCi Awards in Manhattan. The editor-in-chief of Siempre Mujer Magazine received her own award and we soon discovered the honoree possesses an impressive portfolio.

Her title has experienced a 25 percent increase in subscriptions after a radical redesign! Under Marrero’s leadership, their site was launched successfully with over 200,000 monthly uniques. In addition, this multi-tasker is frequently quoted as a lifestyle expert in Hispanic media on topics relating to women. Oh and by the way, she contributes on a weekly basis with CNN en Espanol’s Showbiz as their New York correspondent.

MJD: What does being fearless mean to you?

MCM: You have to start by thinking that fear does not exist, that’s what my father taught me and I know it’s a little difficult to believe at times but I always say that maybe I have a delay in that emotion or I just don’t have it in me. I do things and then six months later I go, ‘Oh my God, what am I doing?’ so I do feel it and I’m sensitive to it but I just do it! Read more

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

The Turning Point in Your Career? ‘New York Times’ Tech Reporter Recalls Meeting Steve Jobs

Jenna-WorthamLast night in Manhattan at The WiCi Awards, New York Women in Communications’ event honoring rising stars in communications, the honorees were asked about the turning point in their career.

Jenna Wortham, honoree and technology reporter for The New York Times, shared a story that certainly wowed. And it reminded us why we love communications and journalism in the first place.

Here’s her story:

“I was hired to work for The Times when I had no experience and actually turned the job down in the beginning because I didn’t think I could do it because I didn’t go to J-school. I wrote about t.v. shows for a website from time to time. I didn’t have a ton of hard core business reporting but I had been working at The Times and was really inconspicuous at my desk….when you’re young and you’re green and starting out it’s hard to shake that.

I remember this experience of being invited to a product demonstration and I had been at the job maybe a year or two. I was still incredibly nervous and I got the invite — I didn’t want to say yes but there are some things you can’t say no to so I said yes. I was anxious and I was freaked out, so I didn’t sleep the night before. I went to work the next day and I’m sweating thinking, ‘I’ll get through this.’

So we go up to the room and we have this product demonstration and it’s Steve Jobs of all people. Read more

Former BuzzFeed Writer Lands Fox Sitcom Writing Job Based on Witty Tweets

This just in…if you’re particularly cognizant about keeping your social media accounts professional and polished, you’re pretty darn prudent (like we didn’t already know that).

When it comes to social media though you can take it one step further and consider it your online portfolio.

Instead of being overly conscious about having it cost you your job, leverage it to create some buzz and snag a new one. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that’s just what happened to Jack Moore, co-writer @SeinfeldToday. Read more

Judge Favors Two Unpaid Fox Interns in Labor Lawsuit

Interns – 1, Fox Searchlight – 0

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a federal judge granted a victory to interns as it relates to their lawsuit against Fox Searchlight.

Okay, here are the details: Alex Footman and Eric Glatt were two interns who filed the lawsuit in late 2011. Per the piece, they worked on Black Swan and indicated Fox Searchlight’s unpaid internship program violated minimum wage. Plus, they claimed it violated overtime laws. Read more

Mediabistro Job Board Announces Another Big Winner

Congratulations to our Yankees vs. Mets subway series tickets winner David Ortiz, human resources generalist at Harlequin. David has been using Mediabistro’s job board since he joined Harlequin because it “ensures that our career opportunities reach a large pool of qualified candidates.”

When we asked him how he felt about winning the tickets, he said, “I was very surprised to receive the call. It put a big old smile on my face. I’m grateful to have won the contest.” We’re glad he won, too!

If you didn’t win, you still have many chances to win one of our fabulous giveaways. Keep posting jobs with us, and we’ll continue to enter you into our contests as a token of our appreciation.

The Most Amazing Resume We’ve Seen Lately (Or Ever)

We here at MediaJobsDaily are leery of using superlatives like “most amazing” as there’s almost always something more amazing down the pike, but this resume is actually, sincerely great and may be the “greatest.”

Just look at this:

Look harder…..

Yeah, that’s not an Amazon page. It’s his resume. And yet all the typical Amazon bells and whistles are there….the fonts match…the checkboxes are checkable…even the search bar works (though if you change the category away from Job Candidates to anything else, an alert pops up that asks, “Seriously? You’d rather go shopping?”)

The resume has already gotten over 800,000 visitors. Go be the 800,001st because you really gotta see it.

High Schoolers Get Real-Life Taste Of Ad Industry

An ad agency run by high schoolers has taken on its first paying client.

The Innovation in Advertising and Media High School’s agency, IAM Advertising, will promote the National Black Programming Consortium’s upcoming PBS documentary series, “DC Met: Life Inside School Reform.”

Series executive producer Jacquie Jones told AdAge that she hoped the kids could create a social media campaign that would get their peers to discuss the problems they see with education.

Plus, “They have a better idea of how to reach their peers than we do,” she said.

They’ve had one brainstorming session with the documentary’s producers, and came up with the idea of a “major stunt,” otherwise undescribed, that the producers love.

The teen-run agency is also partnering with Digitas on the campaign, and fees paid to IAM Advertising will go back to the school.

The IAM High School has about 300 students and graduated its first class this year. Of the 47 graduating students, about a third are planning to pursue advertising careers. This real-world experience will look great on a resume for sure.

By the way, here’s a trailer for the doc:

DC met 4mins Trailer from NBPC on Vimeo.

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