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Archives: October 2011

Jobs Of The Day: Tell Your Career Story As Storey’s Senior Publicist

Storey Publishing, famous for publishing tons of down-homey books about gardening, knitting, pets, and other country living topics, is hiring a senior publicist. You’ll book author tours, pitch new titles, write press releases and blogs, and really do a little of everything. Also, as the listing says, you must be able to lift 25 pounds (all those books are heavy!).

The CA Current wants a Freelance web graphics pro. (Anywhere)
KWHY-TV has an open position: a director of marketing communications. (Los Angeles, CA)
ONE/x LLC wants a senior digital media planner. (Los Angeles, CA)
StyleBistro is hiring a style editor. (San Carlos, CA)
Tauck wants a social media and digital content specialist. (Norwalk, CT)
Latina Media Ventures LLC wants a deputy editor. (New York, NY)
Fannie Mae seeks a corporate communications specialist. (Washington, DC)
1stdibs.com is hiring an editorial assistant. (New York, NY)
Meredith is hiring a marketing manager. (New York, NY)
Refinery29 has an open position: an assistant photo editor. (New York, NY)

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 1301 jobs on our board.

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The Washington Post’s New Position

The Washington Post has created the new position of Chief Experience Officer and promoted Laura Evans from chief researcher to fill the post.

New products and major changes to existing products will require approval of the CXO, according to publisher Katharine Weymouth, to whom Evans will report directly.

“Today, we have scores of products that touch our customers in myriad ways—ranging from our flagship newspaper to our growing suite of mobile apps,” Weymouth said in a memo to staff. “We must understand the customer experience across and within all of these and other platforms. That understanding must be guided by accurate data and expert analysis of those
data. In this regard, the CXO role is a natural extension of Laura’s previous role, where she worked with key leaders across the company to guide our consumer-related decisions with a deeper understanding, based on research and data, of our customers’ behavior, preferences, and interests.”

“Going forward, our CXO will be regularly involved at the beginning of the [product design] process—setting priorities, guiding concepts and testing ideas. This process and structure will take us out of the realm of personal biases and opinions and into the realm of the best-run product companies—where products are launched and iterated based on metrics, data and user feedback.”

In other words, the Post is trying to make itself more like Google, or Apple. We’ve gotta say, this sounds like a pretty clever idea to us.

[Source: Romenesko]

5 Things You Need to Know This Week: Halloween!

In a spooktacular, ghoulicious episode of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week,” we count down our five favorite Halloween costumes. With special appearances by Beyoncé, Blake Lively, Brian Williams, and Brian Williams.

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NYC’s Telemundo Station Expands Staff, Moving To New Studio

WNJU channel 47, the Telemundo station serving New York City, is constructing a new studio, expanding news coverage, and hiring new staff, reports the NY Daily News.

A new public affairs show, Enfoque Nueva York (“Focus on New York”), launches Nov. 6. In late January, the station will reinstate weekend newscasts, which were cut during the recession. Ivan Taylor, who had been a reporter at Telemundo in Miami, started in New York two weeks ago.

“It’s really exciting,” lead anchor Jorge Ramos told the Daily News. “When they did those budget cuts we lost about three reporters that was difficult and sad for me. Having to just inform the audience [each night], but with less resources.”

And here’s Ron Gordon, president of the Telemundo stations group: “We’re recommitted to localism and strengthening our location stations. We just really reinvested in our local news team. We brought in some new leadership, we ve got a high-definition studio on the way, new control rooms, we’re adding resources and adding programming.”

Muy bueno!

Moms Sick Of ‘Heart-Attack Jobs’

According to a new survey conducted by More magazine, only a quarter of women ages 35-60 are working toward their next promotion, and more than two in five (43 percent) said they’re less ambitious than they were a decade ago.

More editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymour told USA TODAY’s Anita Bruzzese that she hoped the survey is a reflection of the stressful economic climate and not a permanent trend. “We’re bemoaning the lack of women in top Fortune 500 companies or women in political office,” she told Bruzzese.

Yet some women seem to be making the change permanent. Tiffany Willis, sick of working 70-hour weeks, gave up her well-paying corporat. work to be a freelancer with a much smaller paycheck. “I have been referred by people for other (management) positions, and I tell them no amount of money is worth it. I don’t care if they offered me a million dollars…. I had what I called my ‘heart-attack jobs,’ and I strongly believe they took years off my life,” she said.

Is ‘Social Media Editor’ Doomed To Be A Transitional Job?

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Liz Heron, one of the social media editors for the New York Times, thinks so.

At a panel at the Journalism Interactive conference Friday, she said she was fairly sure her own job would not exist in five years. Nieman Lab got her on record saying it.

That’s not because social media will fade, though. It’s because these tools are so quickly becoming ingrained in our lives that in a few years (as Heron’s co-panelist Jim Long put it), having a social media editor will make as much sense as having a telephone consultant.

Instead, social media will become a team effort, and it won’t make sense to have just one person in charge.

Heron thinks this shift will happen in five years. We’d give it a few more, but wouldn’t bet money on it. What do you think?

Daily News Sends Out ‘Perplexing’ Memo | Good Quarterly Earnings For Interpublic | More Weekend’s News

The New York Daily News has rearranged some of its staff in a memo called “perplexing”….Interpublic’s Constituency Management Group, which includes its PR agencies, reported a good third quarter….Jim Watkins has left WPIX….more stuff from over the weekend.

Jobs Of The Day: Ooze Luxury As Miami Magazine’s Director of Marketing

Hot enough for you? Actually, this cover model looks more disdainful than “come hither.” Girls down in Miami must be tough stuff. At any rate, this luxury magazine, published by Modern Luxury Media (they of Manhattan magazine, DC magazine, and nine more city magazines, plus rags targeting brides and more) seeks a new director of marketing. (Look at the second half of the ad.) If you ask where this job is based…don’t. You’ll report directly to the publisher and be responsible for all the magazine’s branding efforts. Four to six years of experience required, and if you speak Spanish, mas bueno for you, mi amigo.

Try one of these other jobs, if the above isn’t for you:

Sony Corporation of America is looking for a community manager. (New York, NY)
Discovery Communications wants a new media producer and writer. (Silver Spring, MD)
Flying Dog Brewery wants a marketing director. (Frederick, MD)
The New York Post is looking for a digital applications content editor. (New York, NY)
The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons is seeking an electronic communications manager. (Chicago, IL)
The Daily is looking for a night news editor. (New York, NY)
Simon & Schuster wants an editorial assistant. (New York, NY)
Mullen is hiring a mid-art director. (Winston Salem, NC)
Thomson Reuters wants a Washington news editor. (Washington, DC)
Creative Circle (on behalf of an unknown client) is seeking a freelance marketing coordinator. (Los Angeles, CA)

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 1386 jobs on our board.

Cox Media To Consolidate Copy Editing, Resulting In Loss Of 30+ Jobs

Cox Media is combining the copy desks of its four major dailies, which will result in the loss of at least 30 jobs and the relocation of many more people, multiple sources are reporting.

The copy editing and design functions for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Austin American Statesman, Dayton Daily News, and the Palm Beach Post will all be moving to two central locations, one in Dayton, Oh., and the other in Palm Beach, Fla.

All Cox is saying so far is that “in some cases, positions will be eliminated,” according to a memo obtained by Charles Apple. But in other cases, the company says, new positions will be created—and employees have first shot at those openings.

According to Creative Loafing, an estimated 30 jobs in Atlanta will be cut. We’re not sure how many jobs in Austin might also disappear.

The changes will be implemented over the next year and a half.

Keep Tweeting; Your Company Needs You.

We expect “Twitter triage” to be a big part of job descriptions for the years* to come, and thought so even before reading this new study from Maritz Research.

EMarketer reports that the study found that half of the consumers who tweeted a company with a complaint expected the company to respond, but only a third actually received a response. The older the consumer, the more likely they were to expect a response.

Not only that, but more than four in five of those surveyed would have liked to have heard back.

And since responding to customer complaints on a public forum like Twitter can increase positive branding and thus be thought of as a marketing function, expect Twitter to be a big part of your workload going forward.


*Or at least months, which are each 10 years in Internet time

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