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Jobs Of The Day: Openings At Stuff (No, Not That Stuff), More


Stuff magazine is hiring a new editorial director. Please note, this is the Boston, Mass.-based lifestyle magazine, not the Maxim sister title that had just about as many boobs as you’d expect.

Stuff, the Boston rag, “provides a must-have guide for the city’s trendsetters and tastemakers. From nightlife and dining, to fashion and interior design, to culture and green living, STUFF covers the people and places that make this town extraordinary.” There are fewer boobs, sorry guys.

Quarasan Group has an open position: a freelance (on-site) K-2 content manager. (Chicago, IL)
Ocean Conservancy is looking for a senior manager of media relations. (Washington, DC)
Louisville magazine needs an art director. (Louisville, KY)
Dance Retailer News seeks an assistant editor. (New York, NY)
On Ideas is looking for a digital producer. (Jacksonville, FL)
Zagat Survey wants a social media editor. (New York, NY)
AutoTrader.com seeks a senior manager of PR. (Atlanta, GA)
Washington Jewish Week needs a graphic designer. (Rockville, MD)
Rubin Postaer and Associates is looking for an account supervisor. (Santa Monica, CA)
Local Orbit is hiring a community manager. (Ann Arbor, MI)

Every day we scour major job boards, including, but not limited to Mediabistro.com’s listings, to find the best media jobs out there. We screen out duplicates and scams so you know you’re only receiving the top choices.

As of the time of this posting, there were 1417 jobs on our board.

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Hearst/Hachette Acquisition Is Complete

Hearst has closed the U.S. portion of its $913 million acquisition of Lagardère SCA’s non-French magazines.

That’s Elle, Elle Decor, Car & Driver, Cycle World, Road & Track and Woman’s Day, which make up Lagardere’s Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.

Hearst now owns outright the latter three magazines and publishing rights “in perpetuity” for Elle and Elle Decor in every language but French. This purchase makes Hearst the second largest magazine publisher in the U.S., after Time Inc.

As for the logistics of the merger, HFM staffers will be moving to Hearst Tower “within six to 9 months,” according to Hearst Magazines president David Carey.

That is, about 60 percent of those staffers. Keith Kelly noted back in March that the merger is expected to result in the layoffs of 30 percent of the combined staffs.

Millennials Sick Of Bad Press

Portfolio.com takes a look at Millennials and the so-called “culture of entitlement.” Are these under-30s just too egotistical for their own good?

Millennials say that not only are the accusations of entitlement untrue, but they have hurt this generation’s ability to succeed in the workplace by promoting stereotypes. “I believe I have to prove more than older workers, even though my work has been nationally recognized,” Rodric Bradford, a senior communications specialist, told Portfolio.

“When I don’t make a sale as big as I thought, I don’t understand why my clients don’t see I’m the best person for the job,” a marketing representative told Portfolio “Then I humble myself, and I realize that hard work, patience, and networking will build my business over time.”

And those delusions of grandeur which cause 20-somethings to inflate their titles and ask for bigger salaries? Some say that’s just a consequence of the workplace environment. Since offices expect more of their new hires, says 25-year-old entrepreneur Mark Hall, new hires now expect more of their jobs. “This [job] culture has caused us to pass along the expectations that were placed on us back onto the job market. Fair? Maybe, maybe not. A sign of entitlement? Absolutely not.”

Ultimately, though, the debate about what Millennials are and are not is not going to be settled by putting the pro-Millennial youngins on one side and the anti-Millennial boomers on the other. When we see a more objective measure, we’ll be satisfied.

HBR Remake Draws Eyeballs

The Harvard Business Review changed its look two years ago, adding photos to the covers(!!) and colorful illustrations(“The horror,” the NYT writes drily). But two years later, the remake is paying off with more sales, more clicks, and more pageviews.

Features that are very “un-Harvard Business Review-like items” are drawing attention, like a Q&A with Ricky Gervais. But it’s not bad attention.

Newsstand sales are up 19 percent, the NYT’s media blog reports. Even though single copies cost $16.95.

Circulation in 2010 was flat, after falling the previous two years, and the magazine has signed new advertisers. And page views have grown more than 1000 percent over the last four years.

Here are a few more examples of articles that seem un-HBR-like but are getting a lot of attention:

Temp Wages Continue Rise, Signaling Longer-Term Gains For Permanent Workers

Wages at temp agencies are continuing upward.

Like at On Assignment Inc., based in California and specializing in IT and health care temps, where salaries rose 6.3 percent in the first quarter of 2011, the largest gain since 2008.

San Diego-based AMN Healthcare Services Inc. increased rates twice as many times from January to April 2011 as it did from January to June 2010. Robert Half International rose its rates by 2.4 percent.

It helps that On Assignment, AMN, and Robert Half specialize in industries that are more in demand (Robert Half does legal). But the increases point to a broader trend: salaries are picking up.

Temp agencies are “the first to reflect changes in wages because demand for their services is more immediate,” analysts told the Louisville Courier-Journal. That makes temp wages the proverbial canary in the coal mine.

While the immediate wage gains for temps will likely be limited to workers whose skills are in short supply, like the aforementioned healthcare and legal temps, overall wage gains for temps and permanent employees should occur by the end of the year, said analyst Kathryn Kobe.

Hiring, But Carefully | Maura Judkis To WaPo | Feedback, Not Pointers | And More Long Weekend’s News

Welcome back to the start of an (abbreviated) week.

In the headlines over the weekend: architecture firms are starting to hire again, more employees from TBD jump ship, and the proper way to ask one of your interviewers for tips on the next interview. Plus more, all right here:

Jobs Of The Day: Are You Stylish Enough To Snag A Job At iVillage?


iVillage Style & Beauty (part of NBC Universal) needs a senior editor. As senior editor of the Style channel, you’ll do it all: manage the whole channel and contribute style-related content to related channels. You’ll manage freelancers, edit and publish writers’ blog posts and slideshows, and even write your own content. Minimum 5 years experience and a “strong copy-editing eye is a must.”

Not your bag? Read on:
The Institute of Integrative Nutrition is looking for a marketing technology project manager. (New York, NY)
MediaPost Communications wants an art assistant. (New York, NY)
Colorado Public Radio has an open position: an assistant news director. (Denver, CO)
CafeMom has an open position: a staff writer. (New York, NY)
Morpheus Media wants a SEO Strategist. (New York, NY)
Meredith seeks a summer PR intern. (New York, NY)
Sloane & Co has an open position: a PR associate. (New York, NY)
JMiller Media seeks a part time web designer. (Ventura, CA)
Simon & Schuster is seeking a publishing associate. (New York, NY)
Jackson Marketing Group wants a video producer and editor. (Greenville, SC)

Every day we scour major job boards, including, but not limited to Mediabistro.com’s listings, to find the best media jobs out there. We screen out duplicates and scams so you know you’re only receiving the top choices.

As of the time of this posting, there were 1543 jobs on our board.

Patch Costs More Per Quarter Than HuffPo Spends In A Year; Good Thing Traffic’s Up

patch.com.logo.pngJeff Bercovici at Forbes reports that AOL Patch is finally gaining some traction, and it’s much-needed.

Traffic to Patch sites in April was double what it was at the end of last year: 6.9 million unique visitors hit up a Patch.com in April compared to 3 million uniques in December 2010 and 4 million in January.

And that’s way up since October 2010 when just 1.7 million visitors went to a Patch site.

This is good, because Patch is “burning through $40 million a quarter — more than Huffpo spent in all of last year,” says Bercovici.

Traffic isn’t enough to turn sites profitable—AOL will need to cut costs or sell very expensive ads—but the explosive growth can’t hurt.

Yep, It’s Another Vintage Newspaper Video

We cannot pass up an opportunity to showcase more vintage videos.

This, friends, is what newspapers were like in 1940.

“Giant presses print all these words, and someone buys them on newsstands.”

How quaint.

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