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After Layoff, Schneider Launches DC Works Blog

js.jpgJodi Schneider, who lost her job at CQ-Roll Call during the layoffs on Sept. 24th has launched a new blog to help other out-of-work journos find jobs. Schneider’s first post on DCWorks may have been only two weeks ago but the concept seems to be working. “I’ve gotten great response from journalists both inside and outside the Beltway — tips, job leads, and events come in every day,” Schneider told FishbowlDC.

Schneider, who was (ironically) CQ‘s director of recruiting and training, now puts that knowledge to work on DC Works, posting on a new topic every weekday. So far, her topics have included interviewing tips, dealing with COBRA and health insurance costs, freelance advice, preparing for a layoff and then some daily job leads.

“It is meant to be simple,” said Schneider. “My 17-year-old son, Ben, provides technical support. I do all the rest.”

Check out and help out with Schneider’s blog at http://dcworks.wordpress.com.

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Help Wanted: Nutting’s Job Jinxed?

A tipster sent us this CQ “help wanted” description for the position held by Brian Nutting who was terminated by CQ-Roll Call‘s Mike Mills and Laurie Battaglia. Nutting, a 27-year CQ vet got the axe after sending an email to the entire newsroom demanding “answers” after the Economist-owned organization slashed 44 editorial positions late last month.

LEGISLATIVE ACTION EDITOR: CQ’s newsroom is seeking a full-time editor for its Legislative Action team to edit news stories and descriptions of votes for CQ.com and CQ print publications, as well as longer analytical pieces for House Action Reports and BillAnalysis. The job also requires helping to train reporters on CQ’s methods and quality standards, as well as how to write for different CQ-Roll Call Group publications. In addition to demonstrated experience in news editing and writing, candidates should have familiarity with Congress and legislative procedure. Frequent evening work required. Contact Peter King.

According to Michael Calderone, silly Mills offered Nutting’s gig to Jodi Schneider, who he had canned just five days earlier. Schneider passed on the masochistic opportunity.

Who will take this jinxed job? In this economy and industry, we’re surprised it’s still unfilled. But then again, the cast of Alive didn’t eat their teammates on the day their plane crashed.

Media Types Dish for Charity

Last night at Teatro Goldoni media types like Bill Press and Andrea Roane traded in their notepads and blackberries, for aprons and serving dishes.

And what as the special occassion? Barry Glassman‘s Celebrity Chef Night, an annual charity event to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society.

Though we can attest- they are far better skilled at dishing gossip than food and drinks… Politico‘s Patrick Gavin and Kiki Ryan, TWT‘s Green & Glover columnist Liz Glover, US News Washington Whispers’ Nikki Schwab, Colin Sweeney and your very own FBDC editor served as the evening’s bartenders. CQ‘s Jodi Schneider, Washington Life‘s Donna Shor, Myra MacPherson and Janet Donovan also helped out as waiters.

The food was just fantastic (Teatro’s Chef Enzo Fargione was also on hand), the wine flowed freely and we must tell you… Press was the only “celebrity” to really get recognized and asked for a photo.


Photos by Patrick G. Ryan.

More photos after the jump…

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Several Stars Up for Grabs After CQ-Roll Call Cuts

Help Wanted? Now’s your chance! FishbowlDC has confirmed that SpyTalk’s Jeff Stein (one of my favorite reads), Chris Lehmann and award-winning reporter Jonathan Allen are all on the market after today’s layoffs at CQ-Roll Call.

Chris Lehmann @lehmannchris tweets:

I am now officially redundant, the Brits who canned me would say. Any jobleads, free drinks, career advice in the DC region warmly welcome

One thing being laid off has taught me: If anyone hugs me in this condition, I WILL cry. Fair notice.

From Jeff Stein:

“I have loved every minute of doing SpyTalk, which has gained a fervently loyal and growing readership, and I hope I can continue to do it somewhere else without missing a day. I have a lot of good stories in the pipeline.”

Our running list…

Jeff Stein
Jon Allen
Chris Lehmann
Derek Wallbank
Darren Harper
David Baumann
Avery Palmer
Amanda Munoz-Temple
Chuck Hoskinson
Thomas Hannett
Matt Speiler
Karoun Demirjian
Jodi Schneider
Vicki Needham
Stephen Langel
Jay Heflin
Adjoa Adofo
Karoun Demirjian
Bart Jansen
Greg McDonald
Adam Graham Silverman
Maureen Conners
Susan Shipp
Rachel Kapochunas
Matt Johnson
Paul Krawzak
Amanda Hirsch
Jessica Coomes
Dan Fowler

Drop us a line to let your future employers know you’re available.

New Hires At CQ

CQ Editor Mike Riley has a few new hires to announce this afternoon. Maura Reynolds joins CQ as a senior editor from the Washington bureau of the LA Times and Dayo Akinwande, previously at Morningside Partners, was named CQ Transcripts editor today.

Riley’s internal email announcing a few more future changes after the jump…

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