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NPR Issues Social Media Reminder to Employees on Election Day

flagWe first read about this NPR reminder on JimRomenesko.com and it’s worth repeating not only for Election Day but for any other day as well.

While many HR policies now include a social media one, it’s a powerful reminder that whatever you tweet or post will look like it’s essentially coming from your news outlet.

The guideline emphasizes: “The first rule of the day is simple. Just as “there’s no cheering in the press box,” it’s not appropriate to cheer (or boo) about election results on social media.” Read more

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Looking for a New Job? Two Media Savvy Political Career Paths Pay More Than $70k

In the spirit of Election Day, a piece on Monster caught our eye.

That is, it rounds up several politics jobs which rake in over $70,000 per year. Imagine our surprise when two media-related career paths were included!

High five.

For starters, speechwriters rake in approximately $136,000 (that’s the median annual salary). Although it could be a lucrative path for writers, it is quite competitive. Read more

Should Election Day Become a National Holiday (As in Paid Time Off)?

When we read this piece on AOL Jobs, it made us smile.

After all, what better way to ensure everyone will get to the polls by making a national holiday during Election Day? Translation: Paid time off from the office job.

As per the piece, approximately 50 to 60 percent of the voting population will have cast ballots during the presidential election. Read more