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Four Unique Jobs for Millennials

love my jobHappy Friday one and all! If you’re a job seeker and you’re a Millennial, we have a treat for you. The folks at SheFinds outlined a few quirky jobs of potential interest to this generation.

1. Digital recipe producer. Like food? Good. Like to write? Great. Add some tech savviness to the mix and a pinch of HTML and you’re good to go. Read more

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Kim France, Former Editor-in-Chief of Lucky, On Breaking in to the Magazine Business

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Early in her careerKim France accomplished something that not many people can boast about: She launched a successful magazine, from the ground up. In 1999, Conde Nast hired France to launch a brand new shopping pub. Thus, Lucky was born.

Nowadays, France focuses on her latest passion project: Girls of a Certain Age, a fashion site dedicated to the over-40 crowd. And she has plenty of advice for today’s youth: “Do what you’re asked to do, and do it with a smile,” France says. “People will notice that you’re somebody who really wants to get work done and do it well.”

Check out the video after the jump for more straightforward career advice from France:

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7 Keys To Becoming Editor-In-Chief

So, you wanna be EIC, huh? Depending on the size of the publication and the stability of the market — which, let’s face it, has not been that kind to print publications lately — the magazine masthead is not the playground of overnight sensations. You can, however, climb the editorial ladder with a little strategy and lots of hard work. For example…

Sign up for the un-spectacular.

You know those grunt assignments that nobody else wants? Take ‘em. They’re like little learning boot camps, said Marie Claire features director Lea Goldman, who found unique value in a notoriously tedious task.

“When I started out, transcripts and fact checking were the most useful things I did because they taught me how to put together a story,” she remembered. “I often just copied the source with the head of an organization and add that name and number to my Rolodex like, ‘OK, that’s a source. Now, I know if I’m ever working on a story like this, I can call that person.’ So they’re very useful and they shouldn’t be dismissed as just scut work.”

To find out how other magazine veterans got promoted, read How To Become an Editor-in-Chief.

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Get Some Freelance Clips at Family Circle

The best way to position yourself for a full-time editorial job is to start freelancing for your dream publication first. And if your niche is parenting (specifically for teenagers and tweens), you might be able to earn a byline at Family Circle.

Just make sure your pitch outlines concrete tips for the health and well-being of readers’ families. ”We offer essential advice for tough parenting challenges, fun suggestions for family activities, healthy and delicious recipes, and DIY projects to create a comfortable home,” said senior associate editor Stephanie Emma Pfeffer.

If you’re bursting with ideas in any of those topics, you’re in luck. FC relies on freelancers for about 60 percent of its content.

Get more guidelines in How To Pitch: Family Circle.

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Condè Nast Editors Get Opportunity to Win Sales Prize

Condè Nast editors have earned a new opportunity to grab a company award, as the magazine publisher has decided to reward its editors for thinking up a great business idea. Now, the publisher or editor that thinks of the best idea will get credits for travel, a perk typically set aside for sales staff.

Mediaweek reports that the company also is thinking of allowing editors to speak at the next publisher’s meeting, which have always been reserved for the sales group. It’s just another sign of the changing times in the old media world.

“You have to respect church and state, but you also have to know you’re going to get through,” said Haworth Marketing + Media president Andrea Luhtanen to Mediaweek. “I like the credibility that has, but they’ve got to change with the times.”

No word on how much of a credit the editors will get for travel, but although Condè needs to be careful, why not reward editors for bringing more money into the fold? Just don’t let it cloud their editorial judgment, and you could have another motivated employee working to find revenue. They should be rewarded for that.