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Monthly Jobs Report Shows Economy Plodding Along

relocate jobOn Friday the Department of Labor released its monthly data and let’s just say things seem to be plodding along.

Employers added 142,000 jobs in August which is below the 226,000 average increase from previous months. In addition, the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent which represents the lowest level in nearly six years. Read more

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What to Know About Working in PR

For many journalists seeking the security of a full-time job, the PR industry is a viable option, with its emphasis on adept writing skills and attention to deadlines.  But, before you make the full-time switch to corporate communications, it is important to know the real facts about the biz.

For example, one truth about the PR industry is that it moves at a slower pace than journalism. “The corporate review [and] approval process is more challenging, because deadlines are sacrosanct for journalists but much less so for corporate managers and executives,” said Paul Nonnenmacher, director of public affairs for the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority and former reporter. At its worst, the natural inclination to rush and wrap a project can be construed as a half-baked effort by higher-ups that are used to far longer timelines.

Read more in What Journalists Should Know Before Switching to PR. [subscription required]

Andrea Hackett

8 Great Side Gigs for Journalists and Writers

alternategigs1 (1).jpgIf you’re looking to start a new career or perhaps make some extra cash on the side, here is a list of eight unconventional job opportunities for the writing-savvy. There are some you may not even realize you’re qualified for, such as a youth writing instructor.

Take freelancer writer Ellen Engelke, for example, who saw that her town was looking for a literary arts teacher for children. With just her resume, a writing sample and an outline of a curriculum, Engelke was able to secure the gig without any previous teaching experience. Now she teaches several eight-week classes, which meet once a week for a few hours per class. But, she also has a lot of free time to do other things, like freelance work. ”It is really fun,” she said. “I have students who are really loyal and they come back over and over.”

For the complete list of job opportunities and how writers landed them, read Great Side Gigs for Journalists and Writers.

Andrea Hackett

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The Knot Seeks Committed Account Executive for Internet Ad Sales

If you like this job, you might want to put a ring on it. The Knot is looking for an account executive in its Seattle-based internet ad sales department.

The gig is ideal for a go-getter with a strong background in online advertising sales. You own the cold call and can close deals in the blink of an eye. Others characterize you as a people person, and you can easily build relations with managers and local wedding-related businesses in order to reach sales targets and boost The Knot’s market presence.

You’re the type of individual who reaches a goal and immediately looks to the next one. You want to top yourself, yet you also have a team player mentality. If all of the above describes you, and you have two to three years of experience under your belt, apply here.

Attend’s Career Circus on August 4 in New York City to find out where the jobs are, develop a career plan and engage with media peers and leaders.

The 15 Best-Paid Jobs in America Don’t Include Media Gigs. So What?

Business Insider has posted the 15 Best-Paid Jobs in America, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but the list doesn’t include any media gigs. In fact, medical professions make up the majority of the group.

But that doesn’t mean you should drop everything and head to med school. You could establish yourself within a fine media career, and earn a salary that competes with the best of them.

Whether you’re unemployed and looking for a gig or simply trying to improve your job situation, Mediabistro has a comprehensive job board that offers a wide variety of listings. For instance, Columbia University has an opening for a director of interactive communications, and the Zeno Group is looking for a Senior Vice President. So, before you think about becoming the next McDreamy, see what you can do for your career here.

For more openings and employment news, follow The Job Post on Twitter @MBJobPost.

Use Your Noodle to Score a Sweet Job at Momofuku Restaurant Group

Momofuku Restaurant Group is a tightly run ship that includes five establishments, but if you’re not a chef, there are plenty of opportunities in the company beyond the kitchen. However, whether you’re looking for a front of house gig or are more suited for the office, you should know a few things before applying.

“Momofuku hires good, hard working people,” a representative from the group tells The Job Post. “We look for team members with integrity, who understand the seriousness of their responsibilities and strive to do their best, always. We admire creativity and encourage innovation.”

So, when you’re submitting your cover letter, make sure to touch on these points and showcase your ingenuity. If you can edit your resume to reflect these characteristics, even better.

Job Opp: Momofuku Seeks Public Relations and Multimedia Assistant

For more openings and employment news, follow The Job Post on Twitter @MBJobPost.

Why Should You Work for Alternative Press?

Alternative Press magazine is looking for a feature/news editor for, which we think is a great opportunity, especially for those who are passionate about music and youth culture. Sure, it’s not in the mega metropolises of New York or Los Angeles, but it’s representing hard for Ohio.

“A lot of people are surprised that AP is located in Cleveland, but over the past 25 years the magazine has evolved from a xeroxed fanzine to the glossy bible on the punk sect,” a former employee of the magazine tells The Job Post. “If you’re looking for an editorial gig, expect lots of late nights, passionate discussions about music and long hours — but getting your favorite band into retailers all over the world is well worth the effort.” Read more

Just Breathe: Oxygen Seeks Broadband Video Producer

Ready to live out loud? Oxygen is looking for a new broadband video producer to join its New York City team.

Here, you’ll manage and oversee broadband video for and third-party sites. Your responsibilities will include encoding, programming and publishing all videos for the site, and maintaining best practices, like naming conventions, metadata and delivery specs. Of course, you’ll be the point person for all troubleshooting issues, too.

To be considered, you should have at least four years of video production and editing experience, along with extensive working knowledge of Final Cut Pro and familiarity with Avid and DAM systems. Those with their finger on the pulse of Internet and wireless/mobile video trends and knowledge of the television industry are most wanted. Interested? Apply here.

For more openings and employment news, follow The Job Post on Twitter @MBJobPost.

Billboard Pro Seeks Tech-Savvy, Music-Loving Editor

If you’re a music lover that is immersed in new platforms like TopSpin and SoundCloud, today’s you’re lucky day. Billboard is hiring an editor for Billboard Pro, a website that caters to emerging songwriters and recording artists.

In this role, you’ll conceive, assign, and develop original multimedia content packages, including how-tos, case studies, industry profiles, interviews, featured artist profiles, event coverage and more. In addition to contributing regularly to Billboard Pro, you’ll write a weekly column on, while working with social media platforms to promote and distribute Billboard Pro content. Read more

Get in Touch With Your Inner Child as Melissa & Doug’s New Copywriter

If you have a kid or know a kid, chances are you’ve seen Melissa & Doug’s sweet line of educational toys. Well, now the company is looking for a new copywriter, stat.

With your passion for the children’s toy market, you’ll be writing copy for and editing all text-based materials, annual catalogs, packaging, text-based products, assembly instructions, marketing materials and website content. You’ll also be collaborating with the design, product development, quality control, marketing and sales teams in this integral role.

If you live in the Wilton, Conn. area and have five years of experience in the children’s market (preferably toys), this job could be yours. Obviously, you’ll need top-notch copywriting, editorial and communication skills, and be able to deliver fun, whimsical copy. Those with an eye for detail should apply here.

For more openings and employment news, follow The Job Post on Twitter @MBJobPost.