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14 Media Women Comprise Forbes’ List of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List

When Forbes releases their annual rankings, people listen so their latest list is no different.

Their World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list was released and out of the 100 names, 14 women are in media. Congrats to the power women!

Jill Abramson (No. 5) – Executive Editor, The New York Times, U.S.

Anne Sweeney (No. 22) -  Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks, and President, Disney/ABC Television Group, U.S.

Diane Sawyer (No. 23) – News Anchor, ABC News, U.S.

Arianna Huffington (No. 29) – Editor-in-Chief, AOL Huffington Post, U.S.

Amy Pascal (No. 36) – Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, U.S.

Laura Lang (No. 44) – CEO, Time Inc., U.S.

Sue Naegle (No. 46) – President,  HBO Entertainment, U.S.

Anna Wintour (No. 51) – Editor-in-Chief, Vogue, U.S.

Christiane Amanpour (No. 53) – News Anchor, CNN and ABC News, U.S.

Bonnie Hammer (No. 73) – Chairman, Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios, NBCUniversal, Comcast, U.S.

Tina Brown (No. 77) – Editor-in-Chief, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, U.S.

Marjorie Scardino (No. 86) – CEO, Pearson, U.K.

Greta Van Susteren (No. 94) – Anchor, FOX News

Mindy Grossman (No. 96) – CEO, Home Shopping Network, U.S.

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What are the Happiest Jobs?

If you had to rate whether or not a job was happy, what factors would you include?

Forbes highlighted a study conducted by CareerBliss that attempts to identify the 20 happiest jobs in America using ten factors that range from boss/co-worker relationships, resources, salary, and environment, to corporate culture, day-to-day tasks, and growth path. From February 2011 to January 202, CareerBliss analyzed more than 100,400 reviews from employees that rated these factors.

The happiest job in America? Software quality assurance engineer.

Jobs that made the top five are executive chef, property manager, bank teller, and warehouse manager. Others included in the top 10 are customer service reps, administrative assistants, and accountants, jobs that aren’t typically associated with happiness.  Interestingly enough, human resources manager is ranked number nine. No media-specific jobs made the list. The study excluded executive-level positions.

“Many of the happiest jobs have some component with working with people,” CareerBliss’ chief executive, Heidi Golledge told Forbes. “Folks who work with others tend to rate their happiness higher on our site.”

Golledge added, “We have also noticed that happiness definitely does not align with pay, and once someone’s basic needs are met, the additional money on the job is a nice perk but is not what drives employee happiness.”

See the entire list.

A Glut of Media Reporter Resignations

Ever want the opportunity to follow in a star’s footsteps? Well you might well soon get the chance as two large organizations lost media reporting studs (does that exist) today. Both AOL and New York Observer learned that their star reporters are stepping away for new projects elsewhere.

First, AOL, which learned that media reporter Jeff Bercovici will join the new blogging platform at Forbes. A huge loss for AOL, which has attempted in recent years to bring on high-profile journalists in an effort to legitimize its reporting.

The other media reporter deciding to call it quits at his old job is the Observer‘s John Koblin, who plans to join his old editor, Peter Kaplan, over at Women’s Wear Daily. He’ll be running the Memo Pad, which the Village Voice says has had “some bigger-ticket media industry reporters over the years.”

“The Observer was my first job out of school, and I’ve had the best time here,” said Koplin to the Village Voice. “WWD is a fantastic source for media coverage, and I can’t wait to join their team. Also! It’s gong to be a lot of fun to work in an office with Peter Kaplan again.”

It’s a good time to be a media reporter looking for that next gig. Get the resume ready.

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