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February is Black History Month, which can be traced back to 1915, when an organization called the ASALH, led by Harvard-educated historian Carter G. Woodson, was formed. By the 1960s, the week had transformed into a full month of celebrations and was signified as a national observance in 1976. Many organizations, outlets, and creators are honoring this…

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Work-life balance is a goal we all strive to achieve. When your work seeps into your personal life, it can cause stress and burnout. But what if your career makes it impossible to make that separation? When you’re a lifestyle writer, you often have the most success when you write about your own life and…

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We get it. Applying for a job is no easy task. It can take hours to find a job that looks like a good fit, fill out an application, edit your resume, rewrite your cover letter, and send it all to the employer. If you’re going to apply for a job well, you’re going to have…

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No matter what stage of life you’re at – building, managing, and leveraging your network is going to be a key part of your success.

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What’s one piece of advice you’d give someone who is trying to clean up their personal brand before job hunting? How will this help their chances of getting hired?

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By far, the fastest way to blow a job interview is to get on your interviewer’s nerves. Of course, no one sets out to annoy his or her potential boss, but knowing where those frayed nerves are isn’t as obvious as you might think. Below, harried hiring managers and other fed up experts gladly share…

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Introduction: In the ever-evolving landscape of men’s fashion, finding a wardrobe that seamlessly balances contemporary trends with timeless classics can be a challenge. However, at MHW Clothing, we pride ourselves on curating a collection that transcends seasons and ensures you stay on the cutting edge of style. Join us on a sartorial journey as we…

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Think back on your last interview. Did you talk to the point where the hiring manager’s eyes glazed over? If so, you probably rambled on a little too long. Here, we’re talking with media pros to learn why over-talking can ruin your chances of landing the job, as well as a few steps you can…

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You know that your resume needs to stand out in today’s recruiting environment. When hiring managers review applications, they’ll usually have several candidates who can do the day-to-day job they’re looking to fill. In these cases, applicants who differentiate themselves effectively will beat out those who wrote out a laundry list of what they were…

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Suppose you’ve just had an interview with a company, and after spending a few hours in the office speaking with the team, you realize that the position is not suitable for you. Or suppose that you’ve been interviewing with multiple companies, and your preferred choice just got back to you with an offer–and a 24-hour…

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If you’re about getting the job done and are unhappy until your client is ecstatic, you might make one heck of an account executive. But before you make rash career decisions, read on to see if you’ve got what it takes—we’re betting you do—and if an account executive job is everything you’re looking for. What…

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Part salesperson, part customer-service rep, an account manager is all about doing whatever it takes to get the job done. If putting a smile on someone else’s face tickles your fancy, this may be your job. Read on to be sure. What exactly does an account manager do? An account manager is the liaison between an…

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A copywriter creates clear, compelling copy to sell products and/or educate and engage consumers.

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Introduction: Your Place in the Media Universe The media sector is a multi-faceted arena teeming with many career opportunities. It’s a realm where creative ingenuity meets technical prowess, resulting in the production of impactful content. Whether you’re an artist at heart, a techie with an eye for detail, or a wordsmith looking to capture the…

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You’ve used your design skills to help others bring their creative vision to fruition long enough. It’s time to take a seat in the art director’s chair and execute your own wildly imaginative ideas. Check out what pros say about art director positions, then get those creative juices flowing! What exactly does an art director…

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One writer shares why she ventured into an unfamiliar market — and gives four reasons why you should, too.

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By the minute, things like technological advances and artificial intelligence are changing people’s day-to-day lives—and the working world. While some people fear that this could disrupt their industry, a lot of data points to quite the opposite: creative careers have a strong future ahead.  And you don’t have to be already working a creative career…

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While AI art isn’t necessarily new, it’s seen a recent rise in popularity thanks to apps like Dream and Lensa. These apps have become popular because they’re easy to use and affordable. Plus, they are the only ways AI art is utilized. Everyone from book authors to business owners are recognizing the benefits. They can…

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Elle‘s main man serves haute dish on his new reality show gig and Nina Garcia’s departure.

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This self-starter dishes on revamping her mag for the Web and how community focus keeps her business competitive.

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The prolific designer dishes on the ‘irresistible drama’ of hosting a reality show, and getting personal on his video blog.

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Adam Glassman has a lot to say. His words tumble over each other like a bunch of 20-something socialites at a Prada sample sale. He pauses only briefly between thoughts, his conversation coming in one run-on sentence after another. But you would be excited, too, if you were working side-by-side with the Queen of Media,…

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“Creative director”: Hey, you’re creative. And you always thought you’d be good at directing stuff. But do you know what the title actually means? What skills and experience do creative director jobs require? We have answers for you. What exactly does a creative director do? A creative director determines the creative vision of a brand…

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Professional persona non grata Toby Young dishes on the relative bridge-burning quotient across the media industry, locates himself on the “fake writer” spectrum, and tells us why his diaries are destined to make haters of us all.
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When you’re ready to enter the job market, creating an elevator pitch should be at the top of your to-do list, next to making a resume. Surprised? An elevator pitch is essential for starting a career-based conversation today. Plus, it appeals to the modern recruiter: the average person has an attention span of 8 seconds….

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In just about every interview, the interviewer asks the question, “How would you describe yourself?” Here are 15 ways to respond.

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So it finally happened. You got a job offer. Go ahead, call your mom, and pop that cheap champagne. And then get back to business. Now, it’s time for strategy. Before you sign that job offer or even give a verbal commitment, there are a few steps that you’ll need to take to set yourself…

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You’ve got a thing for fonts, drool over drop caps, and go crazy for color, and you’re all about visual storytelling. You would rock at a graphic designer job. Check out what some actual graphic design professionals say about the job. What exactly does a graphic designer do? A graphic designer creates visual concepts to…

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English aficionado? Check. Manically meticulous? Double check. Spots typographical missteps on anything with a printed word? Check, check, check. Sounds like you have a promising career as a proofreader, buddy. Not sure? Check out what one veteran proofreader says about a career combing through text, and then decide. So, what exactly does a proofreader do?…

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Unless you’ve lived under a rock most of the past decade, you probably know a thing or two or ten (we’re looking at you, Millennials) about social media. You can post pics with the best of them and upload six-second videos like a champ. You’re totally ready for that social media manager job you want,…

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In the digital age, where most of our world is online, being visible online and getting “a ton of hits” is crucial for any business. This is where an SEO Specialist becomes a game-changer. If you’ve been grappling with why your online presence isn’t drawing the attention you anticipated, it’s time to consider the role…

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Sure, a copy editor corrects misspellings and whips grammar into shape, but there’s a lot more to it.

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Event coordinator jobs often pop up on job boards; admit it: you’re intrigued. Makes sense. You’re a gnarly negotiator and masterful multitasker who’s all about the details, and you love a good par-tay. Ever thought about becoming an event coordinator? Yeah, we thought so—no time like the present. Check out the wisdom of an industry…

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You’re a strategic thinker, problem solver and, like, the best writer ever. If you’re not a publicist, you should be. Not convinced? Maybe a couple of public relations experts can convince you. Check out what they have to say about the job of a publicist. You’ll be applying for publicist gigs in no time. What…

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If you have a design background, a keen interest in digital products, and a desire to work in the tech industry, then a UX or UI designer career might be your calling. However, you might wonder: What exactly do UX/UI designer jobs entail, and how does one embark on this career path? You’re in the…

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Every seasoned writer has a pitch letter or two that they regretted sending off. I’ve probably committed every pitching no-no in the book: failing to address the correct editor, sending off a half-baked idea, even overlooking a grammatical error or two (cue my cowering in shame). The truth is your pitch letter is even more…

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Oh, hey there, recent grads, aspiring writers, and editors. We hear you’re ready to apply for an editorial assistant gig to jump-start your career. Great! Sounds like a plan. But first, check out what someone in the know has to say about this killer entry-level opportunity. What exactly does an editorial assistant do? Whether you…

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Are you a reporter who’s been thinking about becoming a publicist? Or a radio producer who wants to reinvent yourself as a social media maven? Those occupational questions beg the follow-up: Is it even possible to transition to a different career in the media business without having to pay your dues all over again? The…

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Here’s a hard truth: You’ve been Googled. It’s a paradox of sorts, this notion that we want to be recognizable and known, but that we only want the most favorable aspects of our lives divulged. So when every ill-advised photo or insensitive slip of the post has potentially far-reaching ramifications, and when having no online presence can also be…

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If you’ve got the writing chops and SEO savvy, then we’ve got the job for you: SEO copywriter. It may be the coolest job you’ve ever heard of. See what a few people in the field say about the position. Then, tell us we were right. We’ll be here, waiting. What exactly does an SEO…

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There are plenty of authors who write for love of the craft. Most of us, though, desire for our carefully crafted words to be read by the masses as we rake in millions. When it comes to literary validation, hitting the best-seller lists is one of the most universally recognized achievements. Even the most humble…

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As a freelance writer, you’ve probably had your fair share of rejection. Rejection can come in many forms, from kind and constructive feedback to no response at all. No one is immune to the occasional disappointment that comes with rejection. However, there are ways to handle it without losing confidence. Is Getting Rejection Common as…

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The landscape of freelance writing is diverse and ever-expanding, offering many opportunities for individuals looking to harness their writing skills flexibly and often lucratively. Freelance writing jobs encompass a range of writing forms, including journalism, content creation, copywriting, and blogging. The demand for freelance writers arises from various sectors, such as marketing agencies, publishing houses,…

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Freelancing offers freedom and flexibility, but it can make your holidays challenging. You deserve a break as much as anyone, but you may be worried about halting your momentum or losing out on paying opportunities. However, taking the much-needed time off while managing your workload is possible. Why You Need a Holiday Are you feeling…

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Writers, like other artists, have the amazing ability to look around and find inspiration. Whether you people-watch or analyze every interaction you have with others, you’ll find a story or lesson in something every day. Pay attention to the world around you. You never know when you might find something you can use to teach…

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The media industry doesn’t just report the news or produce entertainment; it shapes our understanding of who we are as a society. Yet, we’ve overlooked a crucial segment of our population — Disabled people — both on screen and off. This isn’t just a diversity and inclusion checkbox; it’s about unlocking a treasure trove of…

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ork-life balance is a goal we all strive to achieve. When your work seeps into your personal life, it can cause stress and burnout. But what if your career makes it impossible to make that separation? When you’re a lifestyle writer, you often have the most success when you write about your own life and…

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ork-life balance is a goal we all strive to achieve. When your work seeps into your personal life, it can cause stress and burnout. But what if your career makes it impossible to make that separation? When you’re a lifestyle writer, you often have the most success when you write about your own life and…

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2. You Find Inspiration in Anything Writers, like other artists, have the amazing ability to look around and find inspiration. Whether you people-watch or analyze every interaction you have with others, you’ll find a story or lesson in something every day. Pay attention to the world around you. You never know when you might find…

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You may have heard of something called “The Great Resignation” recently. This term has been used to describe the large number of mid-career people leaving their jobs in search of something new. As workers are resigning in higher numbers than ever before, they’re also gravitating towards careers that fulfill their passions and creative desires. It’s…

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Work-life balance is a goal we all strive to achieve. When your work seeps into your personal life, it can cause stress and burnout. But what if your career makes it impossible to make that separation? When you’re a lifestyle writer, you often have the most success when you write about your own life and…

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Entering the world of work as a junior freelancer brings with it many different challenges and responsibilities. Not only will you need to adjust to going solo and being responsible for your own workload, but you also have to manage your personal responsibilities, particularly when it comes to your finances. There are some financial challenges…

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A lot is changing about the way we work and the way we apply for work in 2023. Remote work is becoming more popular, Applicant Tracking Systems are fundamentally changing the job application process, and AI is becoming an integral part of some jobs. So, if you’re looking for new opportunities this year, you might…

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There are few greater blessings than the ability to earn a living doing what you love. For creative professionals, though, cultivating a lucrative and fulfilling career isn’t always easy. When building a creative career, you must strike the right balance between professionalism and inspiration. You have to find a way to approach your work as…

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Coming out of our post-pandemic haze, people have been searching for meaning…and a new job. Having experienced remote work and forced separation from office life, many employees are now awakening to the state of their workplaces. They’re seeing, for the first time, how toxic their environments might be, and some have felt sudden bursts of…

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As a freelancer, you’re your own boss. You have the freedom to choose your projects, clients, and work schedule. However, you are also responsible for your own success and growth. One way to stay competitive and improve your earning potential is to upskill. Upskilling simply means learning new skills or upgrading your existing ones to stay…

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Create, and the work will speak for and sell itself. That’s the dream, right? Maybe so. But the reality is that work can’t do everything. The most successful artists, musicians, makers, and creatives rely on solid marketing to build their brands, sell their products, and land new clients within their respective industries. If you’ve yet…

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Being a freelance writer comes with many perks. You get to choose your own schedule, work from anywhere and be your own supervisor. Writers and creatives are often drawn to that kind of work freedom, but many quickly realize it’s not as easy as it sounds. When you don’t have to clock in or report…

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The media landscape is an ever-shifting battleground, with the proliferation of digital platforms catalyzing the obsolescence of traditional models. The insatiable quest for audience attention amplifies every day, and is, arguably, in ever-shorter supply due to social media. In this turbulent milieu, media professionals grapple with distinctive hurdles en route to scaling the corporate hierarchy….

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If you’ve got an ear finely tuned to the whispers of a city, an insatiable curiosity that borders on nosy, and a knack for telling stories that make people stop and think, then you, my friend, are cut out for a reporting job in journalism. Let’s deep-dive into the nitty-gritty of this fast-paced profession. I…

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So you’ve unpacked your bags, set up your desk, and brewed that first cup of newsroom coffee. Welcome to the bustling, chaotic, and downright enthralling world of journalism. You’re probably a mix of excitement, nervousness, and curiosity, like a cub reporter on the hunt for their first big scoop. So, let’s help you navigate the…

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If you’re unsure what a Content Strategist does, don’t worry; you’re not alone. To help, we asked two content strategists to de-mystify the job. Read on to find out what they had to say and for a comprehensive look at the evolving role of the content strategist. What exactly does a content strategist do? The…

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Nowadays, it seems like everyone is exploring UX design as a new and exciting career. Given the lack of formal education in this area, most people are learning it on the side online or enrolling in an expensive 10k bootcamp. The UX industry has boomed over the past couple of years, with increasing job prospects,…

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In the evolving world of digital content, game writing is rapidly emerging as a thrilling and dynamic avenue for creative minds. The video game industry, already a titan in the entertainment sector, is only continuing to grow, with new advancements in technology offering unexplored territories of interactivity and narrative design. At the heart of this…

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As technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, the realms of graphic design and augmented reality (AR) have begun to intersect in fascinating ways. Augmented reality, a technology that overlays digital information onto the physical world, is changing the very fabric of graphic design. From interactive branding experiences to enhanced learning and collaboration, AR…

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Reach: 6.2M subscribers Background: Bon Appétit is a monthly American food and entertaining magazine, that typically contains recipes, entertaining ideas, restaurant recommendations, and wine reviews. Owned by Condé Nast, it is headquartered at the One World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, and has been in publication since 1956. Here’s how to pitch for the popular……

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Monthly Unique Visitors: 15M Background: The digital counterpart to the print edition of Marie Claire magazine kicked off in 2009. It caters to women between the ages of 20-40 who are educated, career focused, care about politics and social justice issues, but are also “not above reading about the Kardashians or…Chrissy Teigen,” says Danielle McNally,……

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Reach: 41MMBackground: EatingWell delivers recipes from around the world that celebrate flavor, fresh ingredients, and farmers, artisans and chefs. Through science-backed wellness advice and sustainability-focused storytelling, the media brand helps readers live their best lives. What to pitch: The Good Health and Good Life FOB sections are the best places for freelancers to pitch. Most Good Life……

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As time passes and the world evolves, you must continue improving your skill set and learning the new topics that come around. It’s essential to stay relevant and keep an eye on what comes next to remain employed for the foreseeable future. This is true in every industry, including those that focus on creative endeavors, because…

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Reach: 6M Frequency: Monthly (print), daily (digital) Background: Real Simple is a lifestyle magazine that aims to make every aspect of women’s lives easier, in a simple, friendly, and accessible way. They aim to help readers of all stripes feel a little more calm and joyful in their everyday lives. The magazine makes it clear……

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Reach: 6.2M subscribers Background: Bon Appétit is a monthly American food and entertaining magazine, that typically contains recipes, entertaining ideas, restaurant recommendations, and wine reviews. Owned by Condé Nast, it is headquartered at the One World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, and has been in publication since 1956. Here’s how to pitch for the popular………

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Monthly Unique Visitors: 15M Background: The digital counterpart to the print edition of Marie Claire magazine kicked off in 2009. It caters to women between the ages of 20-40 who are educated, career focused, care about politics and social justice issues, but are also “not above reading about the Kardashians or…Chrissy Teigen,” says Danielle McNally,………

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Reach: 41MMBackground: EatingWell delivers recipes from around the world that celebrate flavor, fresh ingredients, and farmers, artisans and chefs. Through science-backed wellness advice and sustainability-focused storytelling, the media brand helps readers live their best lives. What to pitch: The Good Health and Good Life FOB sections are the best places for freelancers to pitch. Most Good Life………

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Print Audience: 9M Print & Digital Reach: 14.9M Special issues: Style issue (March and September); Tech Guide (December) Background: A quick scan across any newsstand would cause most people to believe that only women purchase magazines. But there are a hefty number of men out there who are interested in picking up a glossy to……

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In this Q&A, Shae Hong, Founder & CEO of Made by Gather shares his thoughts on hiring via social media, his career journey, and tips for entrepreneurs. 1. We recently interviewed your new hire, Sophie Jamison, who is now Chief TikTok officer for Made By Gather. Do you think roles like this one will play…

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Reach: 6.2M subscribers Background: Bon Appétit is a monthly American food and entertaining magazine, that typically contains recipes, entertaining ideas, restaurant recommendations, and wine reviews. Owned by Condé Nast, it is headquartered at the One World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York, and has been in publication since 1956. Here’s how to pitch for the popular…………

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Monthly Unique Visitors: 15M Background: The digital counterpart to the print edition of Marie Claire magazine kicked off in 2009. It caters to women between the ages of 20-40 who are educated, career focused, care about politics and social justice issues, but are also “not above reading about the Kardashians or…Chrissy Teigen,” says Danielle McNally,…………

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At first glance, a job posting may seem simple—there’s a description, a list of required skills, necessary qualifications and not much more. Well maybe, maybe not. Often between those lines are clues that reveal if the opportunity is truly right for you, or if it’s a mismatch in the making. You may also discover valuable…

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Print Audience: 9M Print & Digital Reach: 14.9M Special issues: Style issue (March and September); Tech Guide (December) Background: A quick scan across any newsstand would cause most people to believe that only women purchase magazines. But there are a hefty number of men out there who are interested in picking up a glossy to………

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Background: Launched in 1920 as a trade quarterly, Architectural Digest has evolved into a publication that celebrates international design talents and innovative homes. Since then the brand has spawned several international editions as well as AD PRO, a digital division of the brand that focuses on a professional audience, says Allie Weiss, deputy editor, AD……

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In this Q&A, Sophie “Lightning” Jamison shares how she went from creating content for fun to landing a Chief TikTok role, along with her tips for job-seeking content creators. 1. Tell us a little bit about your background. Where did you go to school and what did you study? What jobs have you had before…

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It’s no secret that we’re living in a historical moment. This past year has shown that job-seekers’ patterns are changing with the current work landscape. As the flexibility of workers’ schedules adjusts with remote work and with people leaving their jobs in higher numbers than ever, stats show that more people are leaving their jobs…

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Looking to land a job as a food magazine editor? Thinking your cookbook should be published by Clarkson Potter? Take a look at the career trajectory of food media industry titans—such as Sam Sifton, Clotilde Dusoulier, Sara Foster and Tom Colicchio—to get a hint of the diverse paths that could lead to a juicy food industry media career….

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We studied several successful pitches to discover common themes among successful story pitches that helped writers land the gig.

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So you’ve been eyeing marketing manager positions and you’ve read through the job description at companies that appeal to you. But maybe you’re still not exactly sure what the role is really all about. Allow us to break it down for you. What exactly does a marketing manager do? Well, it depends on the size, structure…

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You may look at your resume as one—sometimes two—pieces of paper. But really, it’s much more than that. It’s your first chance to make a first, and hopefully lasting impression on HR professionals and hiring managers for the job you’re applying to. There’s limited space on a resume, and this doesn’t always have to be…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below at our jobs roundup: Editor in Chief @ 340B Report (Remote) 340B needs someone who knows the…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below at our jobs roundup: Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Initiatives @ Columbia University (New York, NY) The Marketing…

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A new year naturally brings new year’s resolutions as people look forward and set goals for themselves. And while there’s much discourse about whether you should make resolutions or not, it can boil down to making reasonable ones you can keep. Have you set your resolutions yet? And if so, did freelancing full-time make the…

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There are many careers to choose from in the book publishing world, and Penguin Random House is a place with ample opportunities. We sat down with Andy Chown, Director of Talent Acquisition, to discuss what his team looks for when reviewing candidates. 1. What kind of background and qualifications are you and your team typically…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Senior Writer @ Inc. (New York, NY) The senior writer reports features, analysis, breaking news and other…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Digital Media Manager @ Hearst Television (Birmingham, AL) Senior Motion Graphics Designer @ NBCUniversal, LLC (Universal City,…

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As the years go by and technology continues to advance, many young people are growing up with the internet, cell phones, and social media. While the folks who make up Gen Z have been using social media for the typical practice of connecting with friends and family, many are taking their use of sites like…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Editor, TarcherPerigee @ UCLA (New York, NY) Lead Content Marketing Specialist @ Pulse, A Discover Company (Remote)…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Director of Communications @ UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) Digital Media Manager @ Hearst Television (Birmingham, AL) Marketing…

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The holidays—December specifically—are notoriously known for being the worst time of year for candidates to find new jobs. It’s usually crunch time for many companies as they close out Q4 and prepare for the calendar year ahead. This leads jobseekers to wait until the new year to even start to edit their resume and apply…

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Employers rely on a modern-day tool to evaluate job candidates: social media accounts. Over 90 percent of businesses say that social media plays a part in their hiring strategies. You can be sure that every time you submit an application, someone’s going to check out your Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other public accounts. This shouldn’t make you…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Content Producer @ NBC (New York, NY) Distribution Coordinator @ BBC Studios (New York, NY) Multimedia Specialist…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Ad Operations Manager @ BBC Studios (New York, NY) Principal Product Designer @ Peacock, NBCUniversal (New York…

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As someone in the creative industry, you know the importance of self-discipline and mental well-being. That’s especially true if you work independently. There are so many benefits to being an independent contractor, especially when you get to let your creativity shine. However, there are plenty of things that can put a damper on your mental…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Director, International Partnership Marketing @ NBCUniversal, LLC (University City, CA) Field Research Photographer @ CoStar Group (Ft….

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Recession: a word most American workers don’t like to hear. However, the topic of a recession has been covered in recent months, leaving many confused about the state of the U.S. economy. Many C.E.O.s and corporate leaders have taken note of this recently—and 98% of them are preparing for a recession in the next 12…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Reporter: Clean Energy @ Canary Media (Remote) Senior Associate, Creative for Customer Programs/Retention @ New York Life…

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It can be daunting, to forsake all relevant experience and well-cultivated networks in the name of a new gig, but it is possible to make the switch somewhat seamless. Here’s how.

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In this Q&A, founder & president of the National Black Movie Association, Agnes Moss, shares her inspirations and how she sees the media world evolving. 1. Tell us a bit about your background. What were your first few jobs and how did they get you to where you are today? I have an extensive background…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: VP & Editor-in-Chief @ AARP.org (Washington, D.C.) Senior Social Media Manager @ Fine Arts Museums of San…

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Spooky season is here, and as we decorate for Halloween and watch scary movies, let’s not forget the scariest situation in everyday life: being stuck in a horrible job.  We asked and you answered. Here are the Mediabistro community’s top work horror stories. “I was hired by a nonprofit that wanted me to fill five…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Gadgets, Tech, and Automotive Writer  @ SlashGear.com (Remote) Social Media Manager @ Dutton, Plume, Tiny Reparations Books…

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It’s hard to ignore the impact that influencers have had on content creation and business/product promotion over the last few years. If you have a small business, working with the right influencers can help you grow while introducing new people to your brand. Consumers tend to trust social media influencers over brands due to their…

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Equity is a term that looks and sounds very similar to equality. However, it’s a different word that holds a different meaning. And when understanding DEI, it’s critical to know how these terms differ, especially when it comes to discussing pay equity at work.   Equality refers to a group receiving the same resources or…

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Communications is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of jobs: PR, writing, social media, marketing, fundraising, and more. And while these types of communication jobs can vary with their day-to-day tasks, they all have one thing in common: spreading a message to a consumer or business. As the job market evolves, so…

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Creative blocks are common for artists. Sometimes the ideas are flowing, and other times it may feel like no matter what you do, you just can’t get past the block. However, in some cases, it could be more than just your average creative block — it could be burnout. What is Burnout and How Does…

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If you’re an undergrad looking to get valuable work experience, the startup world might be the place for you. The statistics are pretty clear: if you want a job after you graduate from college, you should get one or more internships under your belt first. Before you start hyperventilating and drafting cover letters to all…

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I’m sick of hearing about the “STEM Crisis” in America. Read any report on American education from the past decade, and you’ll see an excessive amount of hand-wringing over the fact that American students are failing to engage fully with the new gods of our modern era: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. According to a…

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Robin Levine, founder of Scouted, has noticed a value shift in how the Millennial generation views work. About previous generations, she said, “It used to be all about an end-goal. You’d do grunt work in a low-level job with the knowledge that it would pay off with promotions and more money in the end.” But…

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Three easy steps to make you dread it a lot less Photo by Farhad Sadykov (licensed via Flickr Creative Commons) Sometimes when you say the word “networking”, you can actually see people shudder. There aren’t many terms that bring up such acute feelings of dread for so many people. And if you’ve ever had to stand in…

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To Live At Home Or Not To: The Post-Grad Question It’s a common nightmare among college seniors.  Graduating job-less, and making the slow, shameful march back into your childhood bedroom, South Park posters and all. Luckily for all of our collective self-esteems, what used to be a sign of despair has become the norm for…

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“So, what do you want to be when you grow up?” Ah, a question both timeless and pervasive. It follows you through elementary, middle and high school, and eagerly tags along to college, growing brighter and more urgent each day. When you’re young, the question is fun; the possibilities are endless. I usually went with…

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Back when I was in college, it felt like everyone majored in Econ, or Econ and something else (CS in my case).  At a school with no undergrad business program, Econ was the gateway major to that ultimate of career paths: financial services.  You know, whatever it is that investment bankers do.  I imagine we…

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Finding your first apartment ain’t easy. Take it from me; as someone who recently just went through the process, finding your first grown-up place to live post-college is probably the second biggest decision you’ll make as you enter the real world. It is far different from moving out of your dorm and into a fraternity…

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Looking to build your technical resume, but not sure how it differs from a traditional resume?  Read on for 7 tips to help your technical resume stand out from the masses. Be thoughtful about your list of technical skills. Many companies use keyword searches to filter for resumes.  If you have thousands of applicants and just want the…

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You’ve gotta risk it to get the biscuit. Right? George Steinbrenner didn’t build the Yankee dynasty without some tough decisions: like firing  – and rehiring – baseball manager Billy Martin on five (!) separate occasions. Entrepreneurs, just like “The Boss,” know what it’s like to make gutsy calls and pursue their dreams. And some even…

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While we are going to aim to stay out of the political fray on this blog, we want to be in the middle of the fray about getting hired.  So today we are taking a stance – whether you support Trump or not, DO NOT FOLLOW THE LEADER on social media.   As pretty much…

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A few weeks ago during Scouted team lunch, I joked that I’d write a blog post about how to prep your toddler for the Ivy League. So, true to my word, here are my initial thoughts on college prep for my three-year old daughter, Riley. Preparing your Toddler for the Ivy League  Let’s start at…

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When you graduate from college, adults often warn that “the real world is really hard”. This is useless advice. What adults really mean is that “you’re going to make a shit ton of mistakes”. And it’s true, you will make mistakes.  Some of your mistakes will be huge, others tiny. Some will burn like fire, others…

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“If you go to school, you can get a good job, and make decent living”. For decades, it’s always been this same narrative. The common dialogue is that all kids go through high school, pick a topic that interests them, study that topic heavily during college, graduate, get a job, and retire in their 60’s…

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In Ian’s blog post on the value of college degrees, he explains how the internet has democratized the education experience and that employers value skills, rather than credentials, in the modern world. This dynamic creates a double-edged sword. On the one hand, degrees hold less value, so proving that you are worthy of a job…

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They say that high school is the best time of your life, but why can’t college be instead? Yeah, finals week and getting internships are both pretty rough but fret not! We’re here to help with six apps for college students that will help you survive (and hopefully thrive.) 1. Google Drive Price: (Pretty much) Free…

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Being a recently graduated job hunter can be a stressful time in one’s life. In times of stress, we like to use gifs as a coping mechanism, Here are 10 situations, as told by gifs, that any job hunter can relate to! 1. Realizing you need a job… You finally realize that you’re 22 and…

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Each year, millions of people enter the workforce, hungry and eager to embark on their unique journeys. Many of these young individuals are recent college graduates, who are finally ready to start their career. Although these graduates may be educated, in the increasingly competitive job market, that is simply not enough to achieve success. These…

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Lack of job experience got you down? Maybe you’re starting to believe you’ll never get your foot in the door and started on the right career path. Or maybe… freelancing and side hustling might just be the magic potion you’ve been searching for to get you the job you want. Does this sound familiar? You’re…

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Students working through college go together like students and ramen noodles. The two have gone hand in hand for quite some time now. In fact, according to a report put out by Georgetown University, “For the past 25 years, more than 70% of college students have been taking time from their studies to earn a…

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So your cheeks hurt from smiling (whether it was real or fake), you just shook your interviewers’ hand, and you managed not to trip on your way out of the office. Nice work. Sure, the hardest part of making a great first impression might be behind you, but don’t breathe that sigh of relief just…

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Chances are, if you’re reading this, you already know the competition is fierce when it comes to the job market. But did you know that, on average, corporate job postings receive around 250 resumes? You also may have heard that you have just about 7 seconds to make an impression. That’s right. 7 seconds. So what’s going to make a…

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If you were given 3 wishes before a job interview (and you weren’t allowed to wish to skip it), what would you wish for? Our guess is that you’d wish: To be completely prepared, To knock the hiring manager’s socks off, And for 0 awkward silences. Well, your wish is our command! There’s just one catch. You have…

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Every workplace has busy and slow seasons. Depending on where you work, you might even have to wear multiple hats. To-do lists pile up, email inboxes can get flooded, and, inevitably, you begin to feel overwhelmed. We’re here to teach you a few ways to break through the clutter, banish distractions, knock out overly large…

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Here at Scouted, we talk with a lot of candidates and help them with interview prep to help them feel ready for the big day. One of the things we always remind our candidates is that in a job interview, they’re not the only one being interviewed. That’s right. Not all the pressure is on…

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Career gaps happen for so many different reasons. Maybe you took some time off to go back to school. Maybe you were taking care of a child, sick family member, or spent time traveling. In any case, we want to tell you our best advice not only for explaining a career gap, but how to…

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There are few careers that test basic abilities and tough skin more so than Sales. Within Sales, Sales Development Representatives are the drivers of the sales team. If a company is a military organization, Sales Development Representatives are the foot soldiers whose basic tasks can tip the scale in favor of success or failure. Regardless…

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This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting, a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management and Procurement. Most of us at Argentus have been recruiting for at least a decade, so we’ve seen it all in terms of things people have done (and not done) in job interviews. We’ve seen mundane,…

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We all know it. The competition to snag a high-demand job is fierce and every little bit of resume power helps. Or does it? One thing we see a lot here at Scouted is young job seekers, either right out of college or with only a few years experience, applying to jobs with resumes over…

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Phone interviews have become increasingly common simply because more jobs are receiving more and more applicants per listing. If you receive an invitation for a phone interview, you can pretty much expect it to be round one of a few rounds of interviews before the final candidate is chosen for the job. While you may…

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Welcome to our first interview/post in a series we are calling The Starting Lineup: Stories and advice from early stage startup employees. In these interviews, we will be chatting with people who were some of the first hires at their startup. We wanted to go beyond interviewing startup founders and hear a different perspective from…

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During the industrial revolution, company owners wanted to break down work and production into the smallest and simplest task possible so workers could easily be trained to do one job and one job only. The less brainpower and employee had to use, the better. These days, just about the opposite is true. Employers are seeking…

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They say college is the best 4 (or 5 or 6) years of your life. Sure, have a blast! But don’t leave college not knowing what to put on your resume. If you’re worried about having a ghost town of a resume (except for the education section) after graduating college, we might have a few…

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It’s not always easy to get your foot in the door of a new career, even if you just graduated with a degree in that same field. And as much as it might be fun to snag part-timeme job at the new foyo place that opened up in town, there might be something out there…

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Searching for a job is a lot like dating. You’re (hopefully) not going to take all your first dates to the same place, do the same things, and eat at the same restaurants. God forbid the word got out that you were the least creative first date ever, not to mention the fact that- unless…

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Becoming a great networker is a skill that may not come as naturally as you think. It takes time to learn how to make a lasting impression while at the same time, not come on too strong. To really master the art of networking, you’ll have to learn how to get out of your comfort…

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The short answer? Yes. You might be interested in our long answer, though. The one that covers Why? What do they look for? And what turns them off? Check out the post and learn what you should probably keep off your social profiles while on the job hunt, what hiring managers are doing on there…

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You got a job offer! Awesome!   Maybe…   Ok so not all jobs are what you might have hoped them to be and that’s ok! There’s more fish in the sea. So what do you do when it’s time to say “Thanks, but…. No thanks”? Try to negotiate first One of the beautiful things…

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References might be a bigger deal than you think. Believe It or not, references can make or break your job prospects, so it’s extremely important to choose them wisely. Even if you had a great interview, a word from one of your references is all it could take to have the hiring manager second-guess you…

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The day has finally come – the first day of your new job/internship. You wake up in the morning, probably after not sleeping the night before, half because you are excited and half because you are nervous. You fix your hair and make sure all of your buttons line up. You head to the kitchen…

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You’re back after a semester of studying abroad. You know that you just spent a semester on your own in a foreign country and aren’t the same person as when you left, but how do you synthesize all of that?! Conveying your experiences and growth to friends and family is one feat, but did you…

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Yay, you were offered a job at a great company! You should jump on this opportunity as soon as possible, right? Hold up there just one second. Job offers are exciting for lots of reasons: they affirm that you’ve got some talent hidden somewhere, you’re relatively likeable as a person, and you’re going to get…

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“Do you have a ping-pong table at your office?” “How many people work with you?” “Do you get to dress casually?” “What do you do?”   These questions are some of the first questions I normally receive when I tell people I work at a startup. I happily answer that there is actually a ping-pong…

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Sure, applying to jobs can be scary and the idea of rejection is never a happy one. Even so, you never don’t want to be the only reason behind why you didn’t get a job that was great for you. Don’t be the one to take yourself out of the running. You never know, the…

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Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg. These and other billionaires like them sit atop the pinnacle of success in capitalist America. They managed to take their ideas from infancy all the way to the corporate behemoths they are now. Somewhere along the way, the idea of working for a startup has been idealized. As young workers enter the workforce,…

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Each year, Scouted helps thousands of candidates find their dream jobs. To ensure our candidates’ success and happiness, we match them with employers who share their values. We know what’s important to our clients in their job searches, and we find employers who meet our candidates’ expectations. So, what are those values and expectations? We…

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First of all, let’s tackle the question: Should I salary negotiate for an entry-level job? The short, easy answer? Yes. The more complicated answer? A little bit, and the right way. Which of course will make any entry-level job seeker ask “Ok, so how much is a little bit? And how will I make sure…

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Dressing for a job interview can be intimidating and confusing. Of course, you’re much more than what you wear, but what you wear can be a sign of how well you understand an industry. And as the term “culture fit” becomes more common during job interviews, it’s becoming increasingly more important to convince your prospective…

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These days, written communication skills aren’t just for novelists or content marketers. Almost every company will, at the very least, require their employees to communicate by email if not be able to create much higher profile written pieces. That being that case, candidates are starting to see “written communication skills” bulleted on almost any job…

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Almost everyone should salary negotiate a little bit when they receive a new job offer. But young job seekers are not always aware of the implications and risks of over negotiating for a role. Of course, there’s the obvious risk of having the offer rescinded. But what if you actually get what you ask for?…

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So you want to work for a startup. After binge-watching 5 seasons of Silicon Valley and watching the Social Network you’ve realized you want to work for fast-paced, mission-conscious, world-changing startup. That’s great to hear! Now the real question is what sort of startup should you work for? More specifically what size startup should you…

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Unless you plan to stay with the same company for 30+ years, everyone will need to write a resignation letter at some point in their career. Doing that right as well as handling the transition period well could be an important factor in whether you’ll be able to add your current employer to your list…

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Any interview can be intimidating. Don’t you wish you had the chance to peek into the mind of your interviewer? Well, today, you can. We wanted to interview a recruiter for one of the top tech companies in the world. In our interview, we asked questions that we thought would be helpful for candidates, especially…

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People ask me occasionally for advice when it comes to working for a startup or what is it like working for a startup. I usually give the same answer: “I am always learning and always make time to learn.” I would say on average, I spend at least 30% of a work week learning, whether…

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More and more companies are weighing soft skills heavily in the job interview process. While one candidate may have looked great on paper with all the right education and work experience, a company may have come to find that they didn’t mesh well with the rest of the team. Or they may have had little…

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Accountability. What does that word make you think of? Does it scare you? Make you want to work hard? It can be really easy to lose track of the tasks you have to accomplish at work. Especially if you work for a small office where every member of the team is their very own department….

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What does it mean to work remotely? Working remotely is a work situation where an employee carries out their work responsibilities from home and communicate with their team via email, video and voice calls, and instant messaging. Employees may choose to work from home to save on commuting expenses, to work out of the comfort…

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I’m not going to be the first to say it, but I’ll say it anyway: Startup jobs are fun. They’re exciting. AND, they’re hard work. Maybe you’ve always wanted to get a job at a startup but you weren’t sure who was hiring or who to even talk to. We might be able to help…

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Job hunting is no easy task. Some even say that searching for employment is a full-time job in and of itself. Pair that with already having a full-time job? You’re in for a handful when it comes to coordinating your current schedule with job applications, phone interviews, work samples,  second interviews, and the possible third…

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Let’s face it. There’s a lot of advice out there on how to create the perfect resume. Some of it ’s good. Some of it’s bad. Writing a resume can feel like quite the daunting task to some. Job seekers need to keep in mind professionalism, optimized formatting, keyword utilization, not to mention make it…

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Say you have high aspirations to someday work for the well-known company of your dreams. Well, does that mean you need to work at well-known companies each step of the way until you get there? Will working at small businesses and startups give you the experience or “caliber” (if you will) you need to get…

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Whether you’ve been working in your industry for a number of years or you just graduated college and you’re thinking to yourself, “I actually don’t want to do what I just got a degree in…” – Don’t panic. We’re good at career changes and we’re here to help. You see, one of the things that…

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Learn about different ways to enter the finance industry, how to understand the basic lingo, and figuring out whether it’s the right path for you! When we first started chatting with college students and recent grads about their dream companies to work for, we expected Facebook, Google and Snapchat to dominate their lists. We’re in…

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According to BusinessDictionary.com, delegation is the “Sharing or transfer of authority and the associated responsibility, from an employer or superior (who has the right to delegate) to an employee or subordinate.” Overall, we want to show you that delegation, even if scary at first, can make you a much better employee in the long run….

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Knowing how to get the best out of yourself, your boss, and your organization is a valuable skill that can shape your career. Most employees believe that all they need is to do their job well, but it takes much more. Managing-up requires that you understand and adapt to your boss’s management, decision making, and…

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“Chief of Staff” (CoS) sounds like an ambiguous role – and it is. But don’t let that keep you from considering the position. CoS roles can be used as a stepping stone – a great way to enter a new industry or make a career change – or in other cases, they’re roles for someone…

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One of the unique and scariest things about starting a new job is the fact that you do it alone. See, most times when we do scary things, ie. traveling to a new country, speaking in front of a group of people, or going to a scary doctor’s appointment, we have people there to do…

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You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Everything’s an interview.” It may sound oversimplified, but it’s true. Every interaction you have during the interview process can affect whether or not you progress to the next stage. Things that may not seem like a big deal at the time, like how you format your resume or how well…

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Say you consider yourself pretty tech savvy. You might even spend your fair share of time on social media. If you’ve seen job listings like “Digital Marketing Specialist/Manager/Analyst” or the like, you might be thinking, “Huh, I wonder how hard it is to get a job in digital marketing.” Well, if you’re considering a role…

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When it comes to success in the workplace, it’s not just what you know that matters. Emotional intelligence, also known as emotional quotient (EQ), can be just as critical to collaborating with different people, fostering a pleasant company culture, and managing work-related stress. Emotional intelligence is composed of a few different elements. The first is…

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Be honest…  when was the last time you updated your LinkedIn profile? No judgment if it’s been a while, I get it – it doesn’t exactly make the list of fun or seemingly urgent activities. But here’s the thing: Even if you’re not looking for a job (and especially if you are!), your LinkedIn profile…

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At the end of May, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it would officially recognize “burnout” as a medical diagnosis. WHO defines burnout as “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed,” which can manifest as “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or…

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You gave a great cover letter and resume, nailed the interview, and even sent a thank you note. Before you get the job, though, there’s just one more important factor. Your references. Many job seekers have a lot of questions about the best way to provide a job reference. Some people are intimidated at the…

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There’s a reason that Americans are infamous workaholics: a whopping 52% of Americans didn’t use all of their time off in 2017. In fact, forfeited vacation days added up to the equivalent in $62.2 billion in lost benefits! Taking time off isn’t just good for your mental and physical health, though. It’s actually good for…

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The world of work has changed immensely and not just in the past 50 years, but in the past decade. With the advent of technology, expectations of knowledge are vastly different than they used to be. And while a college degree is still important, it’s no longer something that makes you stand out. Even having…

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A note from the CEO: We often get asked, out of all the businesses we *could* have created, why did we create a platform that helps people get jobs?  The short answer?  Because a person’s first, second, or even third job has the ability to change the entire trajectory of his or her career.  We…

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Whether you’re working or still in college, it can be difficult to explore a variety of career paths. Not everyone has the time or opportunity to shadow an employee or intern for a summer at their dream company. Informational interviews allow you to learn more about a potential career and what others have experienced in…

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Here at Scouted, we want you to have your best interview possible. We often spend time with our candidates coaching them on interview best practices, giving them insider info on our partner companies if we can, and helping them navigate negotiations if needed. We love helping you put your best foot forward, which is why…

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Working for a startup is no cakewalk, but it is very fun! Startups are risky, fast-paced and constantly changing, and as a result, startup jobs are hard.  People who work for small companies can be under a lot of pressure, but their jobs can also be very rewarding. Here are 5 helpful tips for working…

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With unemployment near historic lows, it is a seller’s market when it comes to looking for a new job. There’s a good chance that while you’re on the job hunt, you might have multiple job offers in hand and need to make a decision about which one you will choose. While it might be tempting…

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There are several factors that contribute to making your office somewhere you want to go to everyday. While a lot of it is (hopefully) the work that you are doing, a significant part of it is also the company culture, the office environment, and the various perks that your workplace offers that make you feel…

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Almost every candidate believes they should get the job, but putting the “why” into words isn’t as easy as it seems. At some point in the interview process, the hiring manager is likely to ask, “Why should we hire you?” Your answer to this key question could be the difference between getting the job and…

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Let’s say you’re a couple years into your career and you’re at the point where you’re thinking about what’s next.  Do you go into a management role or get trained to become more skilled at your position? What if you’ve gotten a chance to observe what a management role, or whatever the next step is…

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Asking for a raise can be really stressful, and many people avoid the conversation simply because they are afraid of upsetting their boss or having the awkward conversation. But the fact of the matter is, it is crucial to bring it up and advocate for yourself, especially if your company doesn’t have an annual review…

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I’ve written a lot about working at a startup. I’m a huge advocate when it comes to telling people that at some point in their life they should work for one – whether it be as an intern, your first job, or as a career change – because of the huge potential for growth and…

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Lessons come from unlikely places.  I recently spent the weekend at my summer camp’s 50th reunion hanging out with close friends and reconnecting with people I hadn’t seen in over 15 years. We slept in cabins, ate in the dining hall, went water skiing, tie-dyed T-shirts… I got to be 16 again for 48 hours…

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You wrote a stellar cover letter. You aced the phone interview. You visited the office and interviewed with the entire team. Then after a few days of silence, you receive an email from the hiring manager telling you they chose another candidate. Well, that’s not what you wanted to hear. Even though the outcome isn’t…

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Do You Need a Personal Brand For Your Job Search? You’re probably familiar with branding as it relates to companies, products, and services. But the idea of “branding” can apply to yourself, too.  A “personal brand” is defined as the way you present yourself to others, both in-person and online. In other words, what do…

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How many times has this happened to you? You just had a great job interview, promptly sent a thank you note to the hiring manager, and waited a week, then two, then three to hear back about next steps. Nothing.  Sometimes not hearing anything at all can feel even worse than getting a job rejection…

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If you are a young professional seeking a new job, there’s a good chance that you’ve considered working for a startup. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2015 alone there were more than 414,000 new startups created across the U.S., employing more than 2.5 million workers. Unlike more established companies that might have a…

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We get it. Some jobs just aren’t what you imagined they’d be. Whether you’re really not feeling the office culture or you see a pattern of requests for you to do things that weren’t exactly in your job description, you could have several reasons for why a job just isn’t working out. But how soon…

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Learn what a product manager does in the day to day of their career.

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We’ve talked before about how to leverage your soft skills like communication and analytical thinking in your resume and cover letter in order to land the job. But it’s not just showcasing your soft skills that’s important–putting emphasis on the numbers matters, too.  At Scouted, we always recommend including statistics or any quantifiable benchmarks in…

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With the New Year right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get a head start on your 2020 job search. If you’ve already polished your resume and started sending out applications, chances are you have started hearing back from some companies to schedule an initial phone screen or an interview. But if…

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There’s always a point in the job process when you are asked the dreaded question: what are your salary expectations? This might be a line to fill out in the initial application, a standard part of the phone interview with HR, or a conversation with the hiring manager after the pool has been narrowed down…

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Startup jobs are becoming more and more popular, not just among Scouted candidates, but job-seekers everywhere. The idea of getting your hands dirty, wearing multiple hats while simultaneously learning valuable skills, and making a difference from day one appeals to a lot of people. While startup life can be demanding (ie. the wearing multiple hats…

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If you’re familiar at all with how we work here at Scouted, you know that we put a lot of effort into being your job search liaison. Not only do we match you to great career opportunities, but we also share resume advice, help with job interview prep, and even help you navigate job offer…

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For most anyone, the typical job search process starts like this: You take the experience you have and figure out the types of jobs where it would be a good fit. It might be the same type of role you had before, something slightly different where your skills still apply, or maybe you’re looking for…

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In our society, where value is tied to productivity, being unemployed can be an extremely emotionally taxing and draining experience. The longer it drags on, the worse it can get. If you’re dealing with just a short period of unemployment, it can feel like an extended vacation. But the longer it lasts, the more it…

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Quitting a job is usually awkward and filled with uncomfortable moments and grey areas. We want to help you navigate how to quit a job the best way possible because, even if you haven’t had to already, quitting a job is probably something you’ll have to do at some point in your life. We often…

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Exercise more. Start meditating. Eat healthier.  Maybe some of these were on that list of resolutions you wrote down at the beginning of January. But did you know that about 80 percent of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by the second week of February? It’s easy for other priorities like work to…

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You got the call, went on your best interview yet and sent a courtesy follow-up email thanking the potential employer for the interview opportunity. Now, the waiting game begins. One day, two days pass, and you receive no callback or reply. You might start to feel nervous and hit the refresh button in your email…

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There’s a lot of resume advice out there. Some good, a lot bad. Why not take some advice from people who help you get jobs? Makes sense to us. We spend a lot of our time reviewing resumes in order to match candidates to great jobs. And doing so, we’ve come up with a simplified…

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Deciding whether or not to have a child is a complicated decision on its own. But aligning that timing with your career? An entirely different conversation – one that’s often complicated for most (potential) parents-to-be.  And just to be clear – we’re not here to tell you if, or when, or how, to make that…

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Here at Scouted, we’ve always believed that you’re more than your resume. And that foundational value has driven how we’ve built our entire company, platform, and product. That’s why we give you the opportunity to complete a Virtual Interview as part of your holistic profile, to help you show off your talents, personality, and potential. …

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Have you ever submitted your resume through a career website, only to receive an email a few minutes later to say that your application is no longer being considered for the position? If so, you may have been a victim of the dreaded applicant tracking system. According to research by Jobscan, 99% of Fortune 500…

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COVID-19 is leaving both employees and employers with questions on how they should continue working while staying, and keeping others, safe and healthy. If your company’s decided to work remotely for the time being, here are some tips for how to carry on your work as usual, while working from home. Over-communicate It’s not a…

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Today, most of us are sitting down to our computers just beginning this work from home transition, all the while COVID-19 email updates stream in from companies we love (and some we forgot about) and news updates of businesses closing their doors and schools closing ping on our phones.  Personally, I’m juggling working from my…

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It’s normal to experience a fair amount of uncertainty during your senior year of college, but COVID-19 is introducing a whole new level of unpredictability into the lives of soon-to-be-graduates. With many universities suspending all in-person activities for the spring semester and transitioning to online learning, it can feel frustrating to finish what you once…

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Two words: duct tape. Sheesh, just kiddinggggg.  Working from home with kids is no joke though. I’ve personally found myself feeling jealous of my kidless coworkers being able to sit down with their steaming cup of coffee after waking up precisely when they intended to and getting a morning workout in, of course. Whereas some…

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When it comes to finding a new job, there are numerous questions to consider. What are my ultimate career goals? Do my skills and interests align with the work? Will I be near friends and family, or will I embark on a journey in a whole new city? Here at Scouted, we encourage our candidates…

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Sitting at home, with many of the common playful distractions of life removed from our reach, we are presented with an opportunity to reflect – on the world, our communities, ourselves, the role we play, the role we want to play.  The reality of time is interesting. Many of us now have more of it,…

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I’d like to be able to say that being fired four times in my life has really built character, but the truth is that it is not an experience I would wish upon anyone. Even when I knew it was coming, it always felt as though someone had just punched me in the gut (ouch!). …

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You filled out the application, had a short and sweet phone screening conversation, and you recently just scheduled your interview. Congrats! Until… Your heart skips a beat realizing you can’t make your interview date. What’s the manager going to think? Is this going to kill your chance at getting the job? Should you do everything…

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A couple of weeks ago we wrote about emotionally recovering from being laid off. It’s a big blow and one that came unexpectedly to millions of Americans over the past few weeks. At the end of that blog, we said,  In moments like this, it’s important to remember that no one will hold getting laid…

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Even if your interview didn’t go exactly the way you hoped, it’s still possible to leave a positive final impression before the hiring manager makes their decision. Here’s a few first steps you can take to perfect the post-interview thank you note.

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When it comes to getting an interview, you really have 3 tools at your disposal:  your resume, your network, and what I like to call, the “modern cover letter.” We’ve written several blogs around how to craft your resume to increase your chances of ending up in the “yes” pile, and just the other week,…

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First of all… Why do employers ask, “Why did you leave your last job?” There are many reasons why a hiring manager is almost guaranteed to ask you this during your next job interview. First, they might want to tell whether or not you’re likely to hop from one job to the next. In their book, is…

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Allie Fleder is the COO and a founding team member of SimplyWise. She previously founded and ran Sherpa, a British luggage delivery platform that was acquired in 2019. Allie began her career at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas, where she served as the chief of staff to the president. She is a founding member…

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During an interview, asking questions is important. But what many may not realize is that the questions you choose to ask can say a lot. Get the full Scouted Guide to Interviews here. Ask yourself what each question says about you. Asking questions during an interview shows that you’re interested, you’ve done your research, and…

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It’s a tough job market right now, and even harder for recent grads as, typically, your work experience tends to be brief.  So, with little experience under your belt, what on earth are you supposed to put on a resume? Below we’ve gathered some of our best tips for writing a strong entry-level resume that…

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Are you one of the employees who has been happy working from home and wants to continue to do so? Or are you simply not ready for the amount of contact that will come from returning to the office post-COVID-19 closures? In April 2020, a poll published by Gallup revealed that “sixty-two percent of employed…

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Ready to talk to a career coach? Scouted can help.

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It’s difficult to point to a single root factor for the gender wage disparity, be it gender biases, lack of representation and diversity in leadership, or simply the leap to overcome societal “norms,” and many of the reasons for the gender wage gap are out of an individual employees control.
There are, however, several tools women can leverage to assure their pay is equal to that of their male counterparts.

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Shifting careers is usually a challenge, even before 2020. One of the biggest hurdles career changers face is being able to show hiring managers how their past work experience will help them to be successful in their new role. Did you know hiring managers only spend an average of 6 seconds reading each resume? That…

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The recruiting industry has faced numerous changes this year. Many firms, both large and small, cut their people teams amid the COVID-related financial downturn, companies eliminated budget for outsourced recruiting efforts, expanding teams has taken a backseat to more immediate company matters; at the same time, new HR technologies continue to emerge and, with an…

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This year, companies may or may not be working with the same budgets they had last year. And that being the case, salary negotiations may not get you as far as they used to. The good news is, when you’re considering a new job offer, there’s a lot more you can negotiate other than your…

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As we are stuck inside and all go into our baking/cooking phase, I wanted to provide you with my favorite recipe for effective networking that will open you up to many opportunities and a great support network. Ingredients A bright and curious mind Research skills Willingness to reach out to individuals Consistent follow-up Ability to…

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In 2015, I started my blog. What began as more or less an online diary turned into a way for me to not only help others but also provide an income for my family.  I spent a lot of time researching best practices, like how to drive traffic to the blog, ways to monetize content,…

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This year was filled with uncertainty for everyone, at home and especially in the workplace. We’ve walked our partner companies and candidates through situations that nobody wants to find themselves in: managing layoffs, halting bonuses, changing careers in an unstable job market, and hiring fully remote teams for the first time out of complete necessity….

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Let’s face it, it’s not fun getting turned down for a job. If and when we do, the biggest question we ask ourselves is, “Why?” While some employers may provide feedback as to why they decided to go in another direction, many won’t provide any feedback or err on the side of caution and share…

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Preparation Tips There is no need to dress up, fuss over perfection, or do anything other than be yourself!  We do not want you to over-prepare nor do we want you to get nervous and not be yourself, that’s why we’re sharing the questions upfront with you. We are not expecting rehearsed responses, but do…

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So, you had a job interview. Great! Before you sit back and begin your waiting game, we’re here to tell you that your work is not done. Nope! You may be thinking that you kicked butt at your interview and, obviously, you’re a shoo-in. Or… maybe not. But did you know that your interview actually…

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Over the past 30 years, resumes and the hiring process, in general, haven’t changed that much. That is up until the last few years where we’ve seen an emerging relationship between tech, AI, and human resources. It may seem counter-intuitive to manage a human-centered process with tech and AI, but when done with a human-forward…

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Here at Scouted, we’ve always believed that you’re more than your resume. And that foundational value has driven how we’ve built our entire company, platform, and product. That’s why we give you the opportunity to complete a Virtual Interview as part of your holistic profile, to help you show off your talents, personality, and potential. …

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Here’s the obvious: COVID-19 is changing the way a lot of businesses are functioning.  That being said, many companies are finding new ways to adapt their old processes to continue functioning, even when working remotely.  We’re seeing many companies transition to interviewing candidates over video conferencing and even creating processes to onboard new employees remotely…

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Let’s be candid here… If you ask a hiring manager (or any one of your interviewers) if a company has diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies or procedures in place, you’re likely to receive a legalistic, by the books “but of course!” response.  Yet, just because a company says something is true, doesn’t mean it…

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What’s your place in your company’s DEI strategy? Everyone has their part to play in your company’s DEI Strategy – here’s where you can help. Of course, this is far from a comprehensive guide, but it’s a place to start to ensure that all employees, direct reports, and coworkers feel as though they can thrive…

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How can you successfully navigate your first job search in this challenging market? Here are five tips to get started:

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As a leader of an early-stage startup, I’ve learned that the value you bring to your company – and the people within it – is much more than the success metrics visible to the rest of the world.  For those of you familiar with the world of venture capital, perhaps you’ll agree that there is…

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By: Dr. Rebecca Jackson, Vice President of Program and Outcomes at Brain Balance Achievement Centers How ironic to be procrastinating on writing an article on procrastination. Yet here I am at 11:15 on a Thursday night typing away. The challenge and pain are real. We know that putting off a task doesn’t make it go…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Operations Technician @ Hearst Television (Sacramento, CA) Assistant Product Manager @ The Museum of Modern Art (New…

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In this Q&A, freelance journalist Darby Murnane shares helpful tips and tricks for navigating the freelance world. 1. Tell me a bit about your freelance journey. How did it start and how did you get to where you are now? My journey started more recently. I had published some fiction, poetry, and artwork in literary…

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The world of work has changed so much in just a few short years – driven in part by the pandemic and also by broader changes, such as the arrival of Gen Z in the employment sector and changing societal attitudes. One of the biggest shifts has been towards working remotely, whether on a permanent…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Public Affairs and Communications Strategist @ Earthjustice (Seattle, WA) External Communications Senior Specialist @ The MITRE Corporation…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Senior Sales Account Executive @ OvationCXM (Remote) Senior Product Manager @ Consumer Reports (New York, NY) Reporter…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Senior Sales Account Executive @ OvationCXM (Remote) Reporter @ Hearst Television (New Orleans, LA) Director of Digital…

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Despite 65% of consumers expecting brands to promote diversity and inclusion in their online advertising, 53%, on the other hand, feel they aren’t fully represented. Modern consumers now view representation as an important value that brands should prioritize in social media channels, believing that their content should be inclusive. Great social media content is created with an…

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Whether you are a content creator, have a web design agency, run a freelance writing business, or sell your crafts online, you must not forget to make cybersecurity a cornerstone of your creative endeavors. It is important to remember that hackers can use any piece of stolen information for malicious means, so you must make…

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When it comes to the workplace, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to success. A growing number of employers are beginning to realize that neurodiverse talent can be an asset in the workplace.  So, what is neurodiversity? Neurodiversity is a term used to describe the range of differences in human brain function and behavioural traits. It refers…

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Cass Hebron, a freelance climate journalist, shares her career journey and advice. 1. Tell us a bit about the world of freelance journalism within the climate space. How did you end up writing about climate issues? My journey into freelance communications began at university! I was studying Linguistics at the University of York, UK, and…

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Have you recently been thinking about a new, more creative role? If so, we’ve rounded up a list of top trending creative jobs, including their average salaries, top paying states and industries, as well as the industries with the highest employment levels for the roles. 1. Art Director An art director is one of the…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Associate Producer @ Altice USA (Bethpage, NY) Video Specialist @ Noble Research Institute (Ardmore, OK) Assistant Food…

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Recently, it’s been proven that mentoring programs boost representation and diversity within companies. Do you remember looking up to someone at your very first job? Was it the way they carried themselves, the work they did, or their leadership style that drew you to them? Most importantly, did you wish you could gain advice from…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Library Marketing Manager @ Random House Children’s Books (New York, NY) Marketing Assistant, International Sales @ Penguin…

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Stacie Hunt, the founder of Point Media, shares her career journey and advice. 1. Tell us a bit about your career path up to now. What was your first job and how did it and/or your other jobs get you to a founder position today? My “first job” was listening to my Dad. He coached…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Senior Medical Writer, Publications @ Springer Nature (Philadelphia, PA) Director of Marketing, Scientific American @ Springer Nature…

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CEO and Director of PR Amore Philip shares her career journey and advice. 1. Tell us a bit about your career path up to now. What was your first job and how did it and/or your other jobs get you to a CEO position today? I had a paper route. I used to deliver papers…

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It’s common to have a disappointing workday or even week. But just a bump in the road is different from being a part of a toxic work environment when your day-to-day not only possibly stunts your career but also your personal life. Now that mental health is more of a topic of conversation in the…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Freelance Video Editor and Videographer @ Altice USA (Bronx, NY) Senior Event Marketing Manager @ Bobit (Remote)…

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We are currently in a very specific moment in history when the phrase of “office attire” may not mean the same thing to everyone. Recent studies show that nearly six out of ten people work from home at least one day a week. And while there has never been a universal business dress code, the…

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If you work within the media world, odds are you’ve heard of a union. Recently, digital and print publishing companies such as Harper Collins and Conde Nast have formed unions to demand a fairer workplace. So, maybe you have heard of a union but aren’t exactly sure what it is—or what being part of it…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Executive Editor @ Washingtonian Magazine (Washington, DC) Associate Marketing Manager, Avery & TarcherPerigee @ Penguin Random House…

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Now that every job posting is available to the masses and applications can be submitted with an easy upload, responses to any posting attract a glut of candidates. HR staff and hiring managers, swamped with resumes to cull through, now tend to rely on applicant tracking system (ATS) software to perform a first pass and…

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Do you use emojis at work? If so, you’re not alone. These days, emojis are their own language. Some even argue that they’re a universal language. However, emoji usage and interpretation aren’t equal across all age groups. “Generations have used language differently for hundreds of years to display youthful uniqueness,” said Dr. Dustin York, associate…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Associate Editor 360, Remote @ U.S.News & World Report (Washington, DC) Marketing and Communications Manager @ TalentED…

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Creative consultant Portia Stewart shares her career journey and advice. 1. What made you want to start your own company? I was inspired to launch Mind Full Creatives because I saw a disconnect between the super smart creatives who come up with amazing ideas and the super smart business execs who set the strategy (and…

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In many ways, being a freelancer is ideal. You get to make your own hours, choose your own projects, and negotiate your own terms. However, with so much freedom also comes an immense amount of responsibility. Freelancers are tasked with acquiring clients, managing operating expenses, growing their income, and ensuring their company’s compliance with relevant…

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August 9th is International Coworking Day. And no—this day isn’t about celebrating your coworkers, but instead coworking spaces. It’s celebrated on August 9th because on this day in 2005, software engineer Brad Neuberg made a blog post to introduce people to the concept of coworking spaces. Now popular among freelancers and employees with remote jobs,…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Associate Editor, Work Life @FastCompany @ Mansueto Ventures (New York, NY) Head of Trade Marketing @ Future…

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Content marketing is an essential component of advertising in the modern world. It’s a way of getting brand recognition and setting yourself apart from the competition. The only issue is that it can be difficult to come up with an effective content marketing strategy to rise above the ocean of content available already. It’s a…

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Your words matter. Not only that, but they greatly matter when it comes to the workplace—and the phrases you use within it. In fact, writing and communication are more important now than they’ve ever been before. Poor communication also has indirect consequences in the workplace, with 86% of professionals citing “increased stress” as the top…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Senior Designer – Penguin Young Readers @ Penguin Random House (New York, NY) Publicity Assistant, Putnam @…

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Writer & editor Nikki Carter shares her career path. 1. Tell me about your career journey. Since I was young, I wanted to be a writer. For as long as I can remember, I’ve written stories, poems, and essays. I originally went to college as an English major, but enough people expressed doubts about my…

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Remote work has been on the rise in the last couple of years, but it isn’t right for everyone. If you’re deciding to apply for a remote job and want to make sure it’s the right fit for you, here are five questions you can ask yourself. 1. Are you an independent worker? This question…

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Senior Digital Strategist Eileen Marable shares her career path. 1. Tell me a little bit about your career journey. What different jobs have you had? I’ve always been curious about everything asking, “why, how or what’s the connection?” since I was a little girl. And when you’re interested in so many topics it was overwhelming…

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Most adults who have full-time jobs spend a lot of their time at work. In fact, it’s estimated that one-third of an adult’s life is spent at work. That’s a long time, so it’s important to make sure the type of workplace culture you’re apart of is right for you. Forbes defines workplace culture as…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Financial Reporter @ PrivateEquityCareer.com LLC (Remote) Executive Editor @ In These Times (Chicago, IL) Deputy Editor, Breaking…

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If you’re a freelance writer, a photographer, a filmmaker, or a creative professional of any kind, odds are you have a portfolio to showcase your work. Portfolios are essentially a type of resume; they’re a way for clients to know if they want to hire you. They (hopefully) open doors and opportunities. Whether you’re a…

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We’ve all heard the saying, “Do what you love, love what you do.” It’s supposed to be the secret to working without it feeling like work. Many people would advise you to turn your favorite hobby into a business to live out this saying. But before you go full force into monetizing your passions and…

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Coffee interviews are a way for employers to even the playing field for potential hires. An office can be intimidating, and employers want to know the real you.  Yet a coffee interview is still an interview and perhaps the most intimidating stage of any job application process. It’s best to treat these like a normal…

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Sabrina Proffitt, editor-in-chief of The Zillennial Zine, shares her career path and journey starting her own lifestyle magazine. 1. What made you want to start your own magazine? I’ve worked for a ton of magazines, newspapers and online publications in the past. And while I’ve loved every opportunity I’ve had, I felt like something was…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Multimedia Producer Senior @ Center for Academic Innovation, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) Segment Producer, MSNBC…

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It’s been more than 40 years since Dolly Parton released her iconic hit “9 to 5.” The song, written for the film of the same name, helped bring issues of workplace sexual harassment, misogyny, and gender discrimination to the fore. Women have made incredible strides in the workplace since then, but as they say, the…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: General Manager @ LoveToKnow Media (Remote) Senior Associate Content Producer @ NBCUniversal, LLC (New York, NY) Curriculum…

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Imposter syndrome, to put it simply, is the feeling of not being as qualified at the level your peers view you at. Ironically, it often affects those who are high-achievers or perfectionists. If you’ve ever felt like an imposter at work, you’re not alone. One recent study found that about 70% of people have felt like…

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Many industries have been impacted by the Great Resignation. One of them, specifically, is the media industry which is composed of numerous creatives: writers, photographers, producers, designers, and more. The media industry is broad and therefore difficult to fully examine when looking at how the most recent wave of remote work has shaped it. Some…

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We hear more and more about social media’s influence and power. From keeping families and friends connected to sharing news and information to shopping and finding jobs, people use social media for many things daily.  Social media is also significant for building memorable brands. Of course, big and small businesses are using social media to…

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The world of freelancing full-time offers many perks to those who want to work for themselves: it’s flexible, fulfilling, and sometimes more profitable than if one had a traditional salary. For those dodging a traditional 9-to-5 job, it may seem like an ideal option. However, it also comes with the great responsibility of being fully…

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The answer is very much so. A job application may not be the first thing that crosses your mind when looking for a potential partner. After all, most people like to keep their personal and professional lives separate. However, there are shocking similarities between job hunting and dating. Both involve things like putting yourself out…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Staff Writer @ Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) Publisher, Journals @ Springer Nature (New York, NY) Social Media…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Copywriter @ Altice (Long Island City, NY) Associate Producer, Talent Development CNBC @ NBCUniversal, LLC (Englewood Cliffs,…

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There is much debate surrounding the topic of whether cover letters are still important or not, leaving applicants wondering if their letter is even read. Most companies nowadays use special programs to scan applicants’ resumes for buzzwords relating to the job(s) they have posted. However, it typically depends on the company when it comes to…

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Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) spaces are growing, and their need for specialized teams is too. Such specialized teams are ideally adept at not just creating the most fantastic experiences in these digital realms, but also making them accessible to all. Here are four facts about emerging jobs in digital creative fields as well…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Style Editor @ Marie Claire (New York, NY) Reporter @ Altice USA (Edison, NJ) Creative Director –…

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June is Pride Month, a time when the world’s LGBTQIA+ communities come together to celebrate and honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. Every year, the percentage of people who identify as a member of these communities increases, also increasing the odds of them being someone you work with. And while your employer may be…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Update Writer/Reporter @ Consumer Reports (New York, NY, Yonkers, NY, Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, or Austin,…

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In the world of content creation, one is constantly taking in content of all kinds—and then create new content themselves. While content creators are typically innovative and highly creative, even they can get into a creative rut. Depending on the type of content one creates and how often, it may be necessary to get out…

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Are you tired of reading about how millennials have entered and evolved the workplace for years? Good—because a new generation is taking the world by storm and shaking up the workplace: Gen Z. Who is Gen Z exactly? This category is made up of people born between the mid-90s and mid-2000s. In the past several…

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Have you recently thought about your content marketing skills? People create content every single day – a sponsored social media post, a hilarious parody that gets stuck in your head, an emotional video tribute, an insightful blog, a moving photo that perfectly captures a moment in time. How we consume that content, however, changes –…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Designer – Ten Speed Press @ Penguin Random House (Emeryville, CA) B2B SaaS Copywriter @ Bolt On…

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Your resume is one of the most important tools in your job search. Yet, you only have a handful of seconds to grab a recruiter’s attention with your resume. Deciding what to include on your resume can feel challenging. What do recruiters look for in a resume? How do you write a resume that recruiters…

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The media landscape is vastly different today for freelance journalists than it was 15 years ago. According to the Pew Research Center, full-time U.S. newsroom employment has dropped 26% since 2008. And while traditional newsrooms shrank, digital publishing has grown—along with freelancing. Both freelancing and media are evolving in a way that shapes the other….

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Design Assistant @ Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY) Digital Engagement Officer @ Human Rights Watch (NY or DC)…

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Remote work is the new normal. Not only that, but it will continue to be a popular option for companies that are adopting work-from-home policies. There’s overwhelming evidence that remote work increases productivity while simultaneously increasing employee happiness by as much as 20%. Working remotely clearly has positive benefits. However, with limitless distractions around, you…

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Graduating seniors—congrats! This is an exciting time. The transition from college to “the real world” often ushers in many firsts—including your first full-time job. It also brings some lasts: your last final exams, research reports, and essays. While your days of academic writing may be behind you, I can assure you that the act of…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Contributed Content Editor @ Kiplinger (Future) (Atlanta, GA) Digital Editor @ Open Media Foundation (Denver, CO) Graphic…

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Marketing is an incredibly powerful tool, and it comes in all shapes and sizes, whether it’s a Nike commercial that brings tears to your eyes, a memorable presidential campaign or a simple-yet-effective ad on Instagram that made you think, “I’ve got to buy that.” Behind any great campaign or ad is a talented, dynamic team…

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Once remote work gained popularity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies with office spaces decided to re-think their plan to work together in person. While a portion of businesses require essential workers, a large majority of companies can operate on a remote or hybrid level, which also means they’re now more inclusive. And with…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Social Media Manager @ LiveScience & Space.com (Future) (New York, NY) Executive Producer News Podcasts @ Cox…

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Many of us have memories of being a child and having an idea of what we “wanted to be when we grew up.” Adults would ask. We’d be assigned prompts from teachers begging the question. We’d see our role models reflected in TV, books, or current events that made us want—or not want—to pursue the…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Social Media Producer @ Fast Company (New York, NY) Managing Newsletter Editor @ Texas Monthly (Austin, TX)…

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Working as a traditional artist has changed a lot in the past few years. Not only do you have to contend with competition on social media, but more folks today are interested in digital art like NFTs and vector art. Making the transition from traditional art to digital mediums can also be intimidating—particularly if you don’t…

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Tell me a little bit about your career journey. What different jobs have you had? My first job when I graduated from the University of Maryland College Park was working in Washington, DC as an Administrative Assistant for a nonprofit organization that provided college scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islanders. I then went on to…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While one’s mental health should be a priority every month of the year, this month is designated to raise awareness surrounding mental illnesses and the areas they can affect in one’s life. Mental illnesses don’t only touch the personal lives of people. Statistically, a quarter to a third of…

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It’s the first thing employers typically see when they learn about you. It has information about your education, work experience, and hobbies. It’s a piece of paper, but a piece of paper with a lot of power. It’s your resume. While there is still a lot of discourse surrounding the relevancy of cover letters these…

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Have you ever felt stuck in your current role or place in life? Do you desire to expand your skillset, or take on a new hobby, like creative writing? The good news for creative types is that there are plenty of ways to continue your creative education long after your formal one has ended, regardless…

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As a freelancer, you have a lot of freedom—the freedom to create your own schedule, the flexibility to plan your workload, and hopefully even the chance to work up to your ideal creative life. Also, with the Internet, you have immediate access to countless blogs that are specifically catered to the freelance life. Below you’ll…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Assistant Director of School Marketing @ Random House Children’s Books (New York, NY) Managing Editor @ Macfadden…

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Have you recently been rethinking your profession, or have been looking into side hustles? Are you wanting to do more creative things with your current role? Maybe you just want to be more inspired on a day-to-day basis. Whether you’re a writer, designer, photographer, or just want to be more creative, we’ve rounded up eight…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: MVP Social Media Manager @ Glymph Consulting (Remote) Integrated Marketing Manager @ Mansueto Ventures (New York, NY)…

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Traditionally, resume gaps have been seen as a red flag to employers. At times, when looking at a resume gap, there have been worries that the candidate may have had too much time away from the working world, not yet ready or serious about entering it again. However, due to the high volume of Americans…

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Remember in your younger school days when you used to join extracurricular clubs? You may have been a part of the chess club, drama club, or anime club. These clubs may have transferred into a hobby as you grew up and got busy with other things like college, internships, or moving to new places. However,…

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Did you know that at least 87 percent of employers use LinkedIn to recruit talent and at least three people get hired from the platform every minute? As a young professional, if you’re not on LinkedIn, you’re missing out! That said, just having a LinkedIn account isn’t enough. You must make yourself visible through a well-written profile and engaging LinkedIn posts. Good…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Advertising Media Planner @ BBC Studios (Los Angeles, CA) Director, Content Acquisition @ Springer Nature (New York,…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Managing Editor @ Northern Virginia Magazine (Chantilly, VA) Senior Director, Publicity @ HarperCollins Publishers (New York, NY)…

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When one says they are looking for a creative job, it could mean a number of things. Creative jobs can be harder to describe because they can encompass a wide variety of positions, mostly coming down to ones that include the use of imagination and original thinking. While there’s an artistic element to most creative…

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If you’ve done any kind of content marketing or creative promotion in the past, you’ve probably heard the phrase “content is king.” It’s an idea that still holds a lot of value, but perhaps for different reasons. While content creation was once heavily focused on keywords and formatting, it’s now more important to showcase your…

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Can you briefly describe your job? I am a national lifestyle correspondent known for providing TV appearances full of engaging content and innovative products. I have collaborated with more than 200 brands and businesses in the past 6 years. Plus, I use my social media following and blog as a go-to resource for my segments…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Managing Editor @ Grey Dog Media (West Des Moines, IA) Social Media Specialist @ WNET New York…

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Freelancers, whether they’re established or just starting out, are familiar with the term “pitching.” In fact, odds are that they mainly rely on pitching ideas to editors in order to get their stories picked up. There are different elements that go into a pitch email: a catchy subject line, a hook, and a strong case…

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Bringing up the subject of money—specifically more money at work—can feel intimidating to most people. So when it comes to asking for raises, some are dissuaded by the idea altogether. However, asking for a raise at work shouldn’t feel like a burden to an employee who works hard and feels that they’re worth the salary…

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Have you felt stuck in a rut lately and like you’ve needed to boost your creativity? This is common, especially with writers who want to practice their craft but struggle to find something to write about. Writing prompts are a great way to get out of such ruts, forcing one to write about things out…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Social Media Manager @ The Nosher (Remote) News Photojournalist @ Hearst Television (Pittsburgh, PA) PRODUCER, MORNINGS ON…

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How important is good writing within the workplace? Well, a few years ago, there was a survey conducted that made a strong statement about the top thing employers were looking for within a candidate. It wasn’t an ivy league school degree or analytical skills or the ability to work with a team. Instead, according to…

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Now that remote work is common practice at most companies, so is video interviewing. Regardless of if you’ve interviewed with companies before or are just getting started in your job search, it’s likely that the new factor of interviewing online will emerge into your life. Here are some tips that will set you up for…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Entertainment Advertising Sales Coordinator @ THE WRAP NEWS (Los Angeles, CA) Newscast Director @ Hearst Television (Lancaster,…

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Can you briefly describe your job as a freelance writer in the film industry? I write for three different media outlets related to the film industry. I am a writer for Sportskeeda, Fansided, Medium, and Movieweb. I mostly write opinion pieces and any reviews that the companies need from me. I usually pitch article ideas…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Editor @ Space.com (Atlanta, Georgia) Deputy Editor, Scientific Reports @ Springer Nature (New York, New York) Senior…

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The whole month of March is designated as Women’s History Month, and while it’s important to honor the hard work of women, it’s just as crucial to understand the startling statistics behind women working in media—and the inequalities they face every day. We did a deep dive into the Women’s Media Center’s annual report, a…

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As mentioned in our 2022 predicted trends, the overall pivot to video is here to make its mark and stay, with platforms like TikTok gaining prominence. “We all have shorter attention spans today, and video is a way to capture those people who don’t want to take the time to read an entire article,” says Katie…

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New month, new Mediabistro roles. Mediabistro is the #1 job board, community, and career destination for media and content professionals. Once a week, we’ll be updating this list with different types of creative jobs featured. Take a look below: Storyboard Artist @ NBCUniversal, LLC (Glendale, California) Executive Producer – CA Live @ NBCUniversal, LLC (Los Angeles,…

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The practice of reading is just as important as writing when it comes to maintaining habits that will make you a better writer. If you’re wanting to improve your writing skills, we’ve highlighted some books that will help your creativity—and writing—flourish. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott Known as one of the modern classics on…

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Take a second and think about the role creativity plays in your life. Do you consider yourself a creative person? Do you utilize your creative potential and carve out time for it? Do you wish you had more time to explore it within you? While it may seem hard to describe, the dictionary defines creativity…

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We live in a world that’s becoming more connected each day. The internet and social media continue to evolve, creating new ways for users to express themselves, keep up with friends and family, post pictures of their dinner from that night, you name it. Social media mixed with job hunting used to be a taboo—especially…

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The first quarter of 2020 included many things for the world to adjust to—specifically one shift: work from home. And just when people thought it could be a temporary practice, it became more and more permanent throughout companies across the United States. With those transitions, remote work became the new normal. Leaders of companies were…

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Have you been looking to pivot to a job that’s a hybrid of writing and marketing? Are you just graduating from school with writing skills you don’t know what to do with? Or do you want to start making money from your writing sometime soon? If any or all these questions are the case, you…

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In the past couple of years, the number of employees leaving their jobs for new ones has only increased—and statistics show that this trend will likely not go away any time soon. According to Upwork, freelancers have contributed $1.3 trillion to the U.S. economy in annual earnings in 2021, up $100 million from the prior…

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ica Galos Alioto, Global Head of People at Grammarly, shares the importance of thoughtful communication in a remote job-seeking world

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Have you recently felt uninspired or less creative than usual? This can happen to everyone—even the people you’d consider the most creative or imaginative. A simple fact is that we’re all creatives, whether we want to embrace it and practice it or not. As Maya Angelou said, “You can’t use up creative energy. The more…

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There’s no denying that we’re in a workers’ economy. As remote work continues to be a new normal for companies, employees have more of a chance now, more than ever, to embark on a new career adventure. Or simply gain access they didn’t previously have to jobs they wouldn’t have had access to previously. With…

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If you’ve ever been scolded for turning in a story late, not sticking to the angle, or filing a column with 500 words more than assigned, you know firsthand that it hurts when you disappoint your editor. As you grow in your writing career, taking note of your mistakes may bruise your ego, but it’s…

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How necessary are cover letters these days? Research shows that more companies prefer you to have them more so than not. Does that mean you should still include one? Most resources say yes. Think of it as a security blanket, or extra icing on a cake. If you’re applying to a job and their cover…

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Background: The Engadget tech blog launched in 2004 and has grown from a consumer tech news site to a space that covers the intersection of technology, gaming, and entertainment, says Chris Ip, features editor. “We publish quality reviews, reports, news, videos, and longform features.” The site currently covers the standard technology areas: social media, entertainment,……

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Background: Urban Asian launched in 2010 and focuses on lifestyle, music, health, and inspiring women. The diverse readership stretches from the United States and Canada to India, Australia, and New Zealand. The site does have some competition, but what sets Urban Asian apart is its coverage of South Asian music and entrepreneurs. “Everyone has a……

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Background: The Engadget tech blog launched in 2004 and has grown from a consumer tech news site to a space that covers the intersection of technology, gaming, and entertainment, says Chris Ip, features editor. “We publish quality reviews, reports, news, videos, and longform features.” The site currently covers the standard technology areas: social media, entertainment,………

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Background: Urban Asian launched in 2010 and focuses on lifestyle, music, health, and inspiring women. The diverse readership stretches from the United States and Canada to India, Australia, and New Zealand. The site does have some competition, but what sets Urban Asian apart is its coverage of South Asian music and entrepreneurs. “Everyone has a………

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It’s a new year, which also means a clean slate and time to reflect and set goals for your journey ahead. If you’ve been wanting to be your best creative self but need an extra push of inspiration, you can start by taking advice from creative leaders who have made their mark by thinking outside…

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2021 was a record-breaking year for many reasons. As more employees got comfortable with working from home, we saw trends in companies becoming more flexible with remote work. With more flexibility came more change within the media world and beyond.  If you’re looking for a creative or media job in the new year, here are…

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We live in a world of constant communication. Technology has made it easier to be in touch, whether it’s with people all over the world, your friends, your coworkers—the list goes on and on. A takeaway from this known fact is that most people are also writing constantly, even if they don’t consider themselves writers….

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Many people think of the holidays as a time when employers are out of the office and aren’t actively seeking candidates. However, this isn’t entirely true as many companies use this time to hire, as they should. Not only that, but a candidate’s competition is low since this isn’t such a popular time to be…

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In the world of smartphones and social media, it has become easier to be a content creator now that users have access to platforms they can use to connect and share information across the country—or even the world. Additionally, people are consuming more and more content each day. The barriers that previously existed for content…

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We’ve all dreamed of quitting that dreaded 9-5 and working from the couch in the comfort of our home. Here’s your chance to explore that option with these fantastic jobs that allow you to follow your career passions and still have the flexibility to work remotely.

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Part I of this feature listed 10 personal essay markets. Now we’re bringing you more venues that love printing this distinct and accessible style of writing. We spoke with editors at pubs that focus on everything from sex and parenting to what those with a green thumb experience from the human, rather than how-to, side……

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“That which is most personal is most universal,” said author Henri Nouwen. In personal essays, writers use material from their own lives and share it in a way that offers insight to the individual emotional experience. Usually submitted in advance (check each publication’s preferences), personal essays come in the long form, the short form and……

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Circulation: 60,000 Frequency: 8x/year + 2 special issues Special issues: Yearbook (December); Craft-Based Workbook (July) Background: In an era where print publications have been folding left and right—crushed under the weight of too much competition or the Internet, Writer’s Digest is an industry staple that will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year. The publication prides itself…

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“That which is most personal is most universal,” said author Henri Nouwen. In personal essays, writers use material from their own lives and share it in a way that offers insight to the individual emotional experience. Usually submitted in advance (check each publication’s preferences), personal essays come in the long form, the short form and………

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Monthly unique visitors: 20M Updated: Daily Background: Wired magazine launched in 1993 while HotWired, its online counterpart, sprang to life a year later. Both the digital and print versions were owned by Wired founders Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe, but a parting of the ways was on the horizon. In 1998, Condé Nast purchased Wired, while……

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“That which is most personal is most universal,” said author Henri Nouwen. In personal essays, writers use material from their own lives and share it in a way that offers insight to the individual emotional experience. Usually submitted in advance (check each publication’s preferences), personal essays come in the long form, the short form and…………

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Monthly unique visitors: 20M Updated: Daily Background: Wired magazine launched in 1993 while HotWired, its online counterpart, sprang to life a year later. Both the digital and print versions were owned by Wired founders Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe, but a parting of the ways was on the horizon. In 1998, Condé Nast purchased Wired, while………

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“That which is most personal is most universal,” said author Henri Nouwen. In personal essays, writers use material from their own lives and share it in a way that offers insight to the individual emotional experience. Usually submitted in advance (check each publication’s preferences), personal essays come in the long form, the short form and……………

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Monthly unique visitors: 20M Updated: Daily Background: Wired magazine launched in 1993 while HotWired, its online counterpart, sprang to life a year later. Both the digital and print versions were owned by Wired founders Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe, but a parting of the ways was on the horizon. In 1998, Condé Nast purchased Wired, while…………

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“That which is most personal is most universal,” said author Henri Nouwen. In personal essays, writers use material from their own lives and share it in a way that offers insight to the individual emotional experience. Usually submitted in advance (check each publication’s preferences), personal essays come in the long form, the short form and………………

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Monthly unique visitors: 20M Updated: Daily Background: Wired magazine launched in 1993 while HotWired, its online counterpart, sprang to life a year later. Both the digital and print versions were owned by Wired founders Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe, but a parting of the ways was on the horizon. In 1998, Condé Nast purchased Wired, while……………

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Circulation: Currently comes to subscribers of Automotive News, which has a circulation of 60,000 Frequency: 5x/year   Background: Shift debuted this year as an offshoot of Automotive News, the B-to-B publication that covers the automotive industry. And as the name implies, Shift is still covering that traditional market segment, but with a modern twist. “[We…

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Monthly unique visitors: 20M Updated: Daily Background: Wired magazine launched in 1993 while HotWired, its online counterpart, sprang to life a year later. Both the digital and print versions were owned by Wired founders Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe, but a parting of the ways was on the horizon. In 1998, Condé Nast purchased Wired, while………………

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Background: Hosting a dinner party these days is like drafting a peace treaty in the middle of World War III. You’ve got one friend on the Paleo diet, one who only eats raw food, and another who avoids all grains, unless they’re sprouted. And with so many wellness tribes becoming more entrenched in their unique……

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LinkedIn is one of the best resources for job seekers as well as those working to build their careers. But, since almost every update you make is shared with your network, it’s important to think about the best times to make changes to your profile. Here are a few tips on when to update your…

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Background: Hosting a dinner party these days is like drafting a peace treaty in the middle of World War III. You’ve got one friend on the Paleo diet, one who only eats raw food, and another who avoids all grains, unless they’re sprouted. And with so many wellness tribes becoming more entrenched in their unique………

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Background: Rewire is a PBS-funded national publication based in St. Paul, Minn., which strives “to publish balanced, educational and inspiring stories,” says Katie Moritz, senior editor. “We provide information and inspiration to people under 40 to help them improve their lives and the world they’re living in through creating and delivering thought-provoking, invaluable content on……

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Background: Hosting a dinner party these days is like drafting a peace treaty in the middle of World War III. You’ve got one friend on the Paleo diet, one who only eats raw food, and another who avoids all grains, unless they’re sprouted. And with so many wellness tribes becoming more entrenched in their unique…………

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Background: Rewire is a PBS-funded national publication based in St. Paul, Minn., which strives “to publish balanced, educational and inspiring stories,” says Katie Moritz, senior editor. “We provide information and inspiration to people under 40 to help them improve their lives and the world they’re living in through creating and delivering thought-provoking, invaluable content on………

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Background: Hosting a dinner party these days is like drafting a peace treaty in the middle of World War III. You’ve got one friend on the Paleo diet, one who only eats raw food, and another who avoids all grains, unless they’re sprouted. And with so many wellness tribes becoming more entrenched in their unique……………

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Background: Rewire is a PBS-funded national publication based in St. Paul, Minn., which strives “to publish balanced, educational and inspiring stories,” says Katie Moritz, senior editor. “We provide information and inspiration to people under 40 to help them improve their lives and the world they’re living in through creating and delivering thought-provoking, invaluable content on…………

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Background: Hosting a dinner party these days is like drafting a peace treaty in the middle of World War III. You’ve got one friend on the Paleo diet, one who only eats raw food, and another who avoids all grains, unless they’re sprouted. And with so many wellness tribes becoming more entrenched in their unique………………

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Background: Rewire is a PBS-funded national publication based in St. Paul, Minn., which strives “to publish balanced, educational and inspiring stories,” says Katie Moritz, senior editor. “We provide information and inspiration to people under 40 to help them improve their lives and the world they’re living in through creating and delivering thought-provoking, invaluable content on……………

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Background: Hosting a dinner party these days is like drafting a peace treaty in the middle of World War III. You’ve got one friend on the Paleo diet, one who only eats raw food, and another who avoids all grains, unless they’re sprouted. And with so many wellness tribes becoming more entrenched in their unique…………………

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Background: Rewire is a PBS-funded national publication based in St. Paul, Minn., which strives “to publish balanced, educational and inspiring stories,” says Katie Moritz, senior editor. “We provide information and inspiration to people under 40 to help them improve their lives and the world they’re living in through creating and delivering thought-provoking, invaluable content on………………

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Background: Hosting a dinner party these days is like drafting a peace treaty in the middle of World War III. You’ve got one friend on the Paleo diet, one who only eats raw food, and another who avoids all grains, unless they’re sprouted. And with so many wellness tribes becoming more entrenched in their unique……………………

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Background: Rewire is a PBS-funded national publication based in St. Paul, Minn., which strives “to publish balanced, educational and inspiring stories,” says Katie Moritz, senior editor. “We provide information and inspiration to people under 40 to help them improve their lives and the world they’re living in through creating and delivering thought-provoking, invaluable content on…………………

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Background: Hosting a dinner party these days is like drafting a peace treaty in the middle of World War III. You’ve got one friend on the Paleo diet, one who only eats raw food, and another who avoids all grains, unless they’re sprouted. And with so many wellness tribes becoming more entrenched in their unique………………………

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Background: Rewire is a PBS-funded national publication based in St. Paul, Minn., which strives “to publish balanced, educational and inspiring stories,” says Katie Moritz, senior editor. “We provide information and inspiration to people under 40 to help them improve their lives and the world they’re living in through creating and delivering thought-provoking, invaluable content on……………………

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A perennial favorite among starry-eyed globetrotters, National Geographic Traveler is more than just a magazine. According to features editor Amy Alipio, the colorful, photography-dense publication is the “world’s most trusted source for travel inspiration, planning and experience, whether in print or on digital platforms.”

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Background: Rewire is a PBS-funded national publication based in St. Paul, Minn., which strives “to publish balanced, educational and inspiring stories,” says Katie Moritz, senior editor. “We provide information and inspiration to people under 40 to help them improve their lives and the world they’re living in through creating and delivering thought-provoking, invaluable content on………………………

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A perennial favorite among starry-eyed globetrotters, National Geographic Traveler is more than just a magazine. According to features editor Amy Alipio, the colorful, photography-dense publication is the “world’s most trusted source for travel inspiration, planning and experience, whether in print or on digital platforms.” To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB……

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Get your writing featured in the magazine for people who are “interested in learning things they didn’t even know they were interested in learning.”

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If it matters to women, it matters to Marie Claire. Its roots are in France, where an original version was founded in 1937 to celebrate women’s beauty and fashion. The U.S. edition launched in New York City under Hearst’s empire of publications, and more than half a century later, its pages reflect the allure, honesty and stories of womanhood.

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Jezebel was a pioneer in the pantheon of cool, flame-throwing opinion blogs sharing the interests of women. When it launched in 2007, its founder, Anna Holmes, was pretty candid about her distaste for the messaging conveyed by traditional women’s magazines. Much of the content posted on Jezebel was in direct response to the articles print outlets and their online iterations were and weren’t publishing.

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Get your writing featured in the magazine for people who are “interested in learning things they didn’t even know they were interested in learning.” To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To access this post, you must purchase…

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Jezebel was a pioneer in the pantheon of cool, flame-throwing opinion blogs sharing the interests of women. When it launched in 2007, its founder, Anna Holmes, was pretty candid about her distaste for the messaging conveyed by traditional women’s magazines. Much of the content posted on Jezebel was in direct response to the articles print……

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Get your writing featured in the magazine for people who are “interested in learning things they didn’t even know they were interested in learning.” To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To access this post, you must purchase……

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Jezebel was a pioneer in the pantheon of cool, flame-throwing opinion blogs sharing the interests of women. When it launched in 2007, its founder, Anna Holmes, was pretty candid about her distaste for the messaging conveyed by traditional women’s magazines. Much of the content posted on Jezebel was in direct response to the articles print………

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Get your writing featured in the magazine for people who are “interested in learning things they didn’t even know they were interested in learning.” To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To access this post, you must purchase………

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Circulation: 4.3 million Frequency: Monthly   Background: At over 130 years old, Good Housekeeping is an American institution. Readers are modern, vivacious and appreciate content that touches issues both big and seemingly small. Good Housekeeping’s footprint—including the monthly magazine, GoodHouskeeping.com and international editions—is among one of the largest multi-platform brands in the world, connecting with over 40 million women each month. Despite its…

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Circulation: 375,000 Frequency: Bimonthly Special issues: None Background: Launched in April 2007, Garden & Gun bills itself as a “dynamic Southern lifestyle magazine with a unique mission—to capture the soul of the South,” according to its mission statement. “We’re focused on the South, but we are a national magazine,” says deputy editor Dave Mezz. “We have……

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Get your writing featured in the magazine for people who are “interested in learning things they didn’t even know they were interested in learning.” To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To access this post, you must purchase……………

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Circulation: 375,000 Frequency: Bimonthly Special issues: None Background: Launched in April 2007, Garden & Gun bills itself as a “dynamic Southern lifestyle magazine with a unique mission—to capture the soul of the South,” according to its mission statement. “We’re focused on the South, but we are a national magazine,” says deputy editor Dave Mezz. “We have………

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Get your writing featured in the magazine for people who are “interested in learning things they didn’t even know they were interested in learning.” To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To access this post, you must purchase………………

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Circulation: 375,000 Frequency: Bimonthly Special issues: None Background: Launched in April 2007, Garden & Gun bills itself as a “dynamic Southern lifestyle magazine with a unique mission—to capture the soul of the South,” according to its mission statement. “We’re focused on the South, but we are a national magazine,” says deputy editor Dave Mezz. “We have…………

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At 70, Ebony doesn’t look its age. Created by media impresario John Johnson to report and celebrate the achievements in black America, its content still does that, but the mag also compels and entertains its readership in ways that print media has been lacking.

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Circulation: 375,000 Frequency: Bimonthly Special issues: None Background: Launched in April 2007, Garden & Gun bills itself as a “dynamic Southern lifestyle magazine with a unique mission—to capture the soul of the South,” according to its mission statement. “We’re focused on the South, but we are a national magazine,” says deputy editor Dave Mezz. “We have……………

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At 70, Ebony doesn’t look its age. Created by media impresario John Johnson to report and celebrate the achievements in black America, its content still does that, but the mag also compels and entertains its readership in ways that print media has been lacking. To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB……

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3 Web Tools That Can Help in Idea Generation and Research Every writer has their tricks for inspiration or getting unstuck. For some it’s reading, jogging, or engineering breaks into the day with a Pomodoro timer. Others recharge by playing games like solitaire or  table top games. But the modern internet itself holds some newer tricks up its sleeve…

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When you’re in a job search, or even when you’re just keeping on top of industry news, you’re bound to stumble on them: Companies that are experiencing bad publicity. Bad publicity can have obvious, well, bad effects on a company. Customers and investors can lose confidence in the company and its brand, and prospective employees can see it…

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Pour your love of language and information into a book publishing career with one of these open jobs

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If you’re a wordsmith with a good handle on how to grow a story online, get juice from a social media campaign and are pretty handy with a CMS, chances are you’ve got digital editor chops. No matter your level of experience, whether you’re just starting out or have led teams, if you’re looking for…

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Hey, new and about-to-be college grads: We know you’ve been dreaming of that corner office with an awesome city view before you even joined the workforce. Reality check: It can be a tough pill to swallow when your first job has you at a cubicle with a view of your coworker’s forehead. Well, you gotta…

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In honor of Earth Day, we dove into our job board to gather 12 current openings that focus on the environment or sustainability issues. If you’re passionate about eco issues, and looking for a new job, one of these earth-friendly even dozen may be just the one to help you and your career turn over…

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If you’ve got a passion for health and wellness, and you’re looking for a media or marketing job, you’re going to love the, uh, healthy selection of wellness-related openings on our job board. With opportunities available at such employers as a nationwide pharmacy chain looking to staff its marketing team, an esteemed publisher seeking editorial and business…

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If you’re picturing yourself in your next job surrounded by beautiful or evocative photography, now’s the time to make your move.

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AARP The Magazine, the bimonthly printed for AARP’s 37 million-plus members, helps the baby boomer and Silent generations live the second half of their lives to the fullest.

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Find great marketing jobs on the Mediabistro job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented marketing pros and post a risk-free job listing.

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Interested in passing on your knowledge and inspiring the next generation of media industry movers and shakers? If so, a career in academia may be just what you’re looking for! Explore some of our favorite academia based job opportunities now available on our job board below and apply today.

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If you’re looking for TV production jobs, whether it’s in front of or behind the camera, we have the openings for you. From news anchor positions to junior reporters and everything in between, these open jobs will have you applying in 3, 2, 1…    

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If you’re working your way up in marketing and are looking for a new gig, now’s a great time make the leap into a marketing manager job — a job title that currently has lots of postings on our job board, all available and looking for talented candidates like you.

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If you have dreams of breaking into a career in television, or if you’re already climbing the ladder in a TV career and are looking for the next rung, have we got good news for you: Now’s the perfect time to look for a job, because there are plenty of TV and digital openings on…

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The basic skills of public relations—formulating public relations strategies, coordinating interviews and photo shoots, building relationships with reporters, editors and influencers—are always in demand. And at the moment, there are plenty of jobs in PR & communications on our job board right now.

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If you’ve solid editorial chops, an uncanny way to get people to do what you want and yen to make the trains run on time—and on budget—a managing editor gig may just be the one for you. Browse the fresh crop of managing editor jobs listings available on our job board and apply now.

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Whether you’ve got a background as a copywriter, tech reporter or speech writer, check out these open positions.

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Sales jobs, available now on Mediabistro’s job board

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Do you love social media? Do you think you have what it takes to introduce the next big idea in less than 140 characters or convey a brand message through images? If so, a career in social media may be for you! We’ve carefully selected our top 12 favorite social media job postings and gathered…

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Are you a good writer, a strong communicator, relationship builder, detail and goal oriented, and have the gift for gab? If so, a career in PR could be just right for you! Whether you’re looking to start your career off with an entry-level assistant position, mid-level account manager position or an senior-level role, our job…

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Calling all creatives! From graphic design to UX & UI and production to video if you’re looking for a position to utilize those creative juices we’ve pulled out 10 of our favorite innovative jobs.  

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“Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief.” – Leo Burnett Do you have the creative wit, writing skills and technical savviness to catapult a brand to the next level? If so, check out these new openings in the advertising field.  

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Ready to cross the Golden Gate bridge and take over the media industry of the Bay Area? From rolling hills, to fogy mornings, and cable cars, San Francisco is home to major companies including Levi Strauss & Co., Gap Inc., Square, Inc., Airbnb, Weebly, Yelp, Pinterest, Twitter, Uber, Lyft, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation, and Craigslist. There…

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If you’ve got a love for food and a passion for content or marketing, now’s the time to make it your 9 to 5.

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“The future of publishing is about having connections to readers and the knowledge of what those readers want.” – Seth Godin Interested in the wide world of publishing and editorial and looking for your next career move? From renowned publishing houses like Oxford University Press to media conglomerates like American Media Inc. and everything in…

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NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. From Producers to Sales Managers, positions at NBCUniversal are as diverse as it’s expansive portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, and additional entities including a premier motion picture company, a…

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“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.”-  Neville Brody From graphic design to interactive design and beyond, we’ve sorted through all of our jobs postings and gathered the top 15 new jobs openings from the digital design industry. Get your creative juices flowing, and apply away! Your next career move in the…

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Take a look at these five tools that promise to make your video projects more effective with just a little effort.

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This Valentine’s Day, we’re swiping right on something very close to our hearts: office perks. From dog-friendly spaces to happy hour Fridays, we’re aiming cupid’s arrow at the best perks from some of today’s top companies. So go on, read your heart out. 1. Unlimited Vacation Time If anything should make your heart skip a…

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Frequency: 8 issues a year Special issues: The annual “The State of Science” issue (January/February) highlights the top science stories of the previous year; the “Everything Worth Knowing” issue (July/August) highlights current research on a theme. Pay rate: For print, starting at $1/word. For web, typically $0.50/word. Payment schedule: For print, on completion of editing on……

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If you’ve always wanted to work in our nation’s capital, or if you work there now and are looking for a change, now might be the perfect time to make your move. There are tons of media jobs in Washington, D.C. to be had, and they’re all on our job board. Here are some of the…

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If you’re a seasoned account executive, you know the role is always in demand. No matter the industry—advertising, ad sale, public relations—an effective account exec makes sure existing clients are happy, and reels in new ones.

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A city like no other nestled on the banks of Lake Michigan, home to Wrigley Field, the Sears Tower and Deep Dish Pizza… “If you don’t know by now, I’m talking ’bout Chi-Town.” From entry level to executive, take the next step in your professional journey and apply for jobs in marketing, advertising, publishing, journalism, TV,…

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“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” -Tom Wolfe Ever dreamed of working in the Big Apple? Whether you’re a writer, photographer, marketer or publicist, the city that never sleeps is sure to have something for you. Check out these cool positions that…

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We’ve got the secrets to hitting and surpassing that magic six-figure mark, from freelancers who do it year after year.

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Are you looking to generate more phone call leads? Or drive more email sign-ups? Maybe you want to test new content on your website? Well, you simply can’t measure what you don’t track. The fundamentals of any successful digital marketing campaign begin with setting goals and key performance indicators (KPIs). KPIs allow you to determine…

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Background: The soon-to-launch Protocol site will focus on the people, power, and politics of tech. “Our journalism will be essential to tech insiders and invaluable to everyone experiencing the seismic impact of technological innovation,” says Joanna Pearlstein, managing editor. It may seem as though the market is flooded with tech-savvy sites, but Protocol intends to……

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Background: RippleMatch’s Insights Blog is dedicated to equipping talent-acquisition professionals with the knowledge they need to successfully recruit a diverse range of Gen Z talent. Its target readership includes anyone involved in hiring and developing early career talent, says Kate Beckman, content manager. “Our editorial strategy is informed by the data and insights we have……

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Background: The soon-to-launch Protocol site will focus on the people, power, and politics of tech. “Our journalism will be essential to tech insiders and invaluable to everyone experiencing the seismic impact of technological innovation,” says Joanna Pearlstein, managing editor. It may seem as though the market is flooded with tech-savvy sites, but Protocol intends to………

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Background: RippleMatch’s Insights Blog is dedicated to equipping talent-acquisition professionals with the knowledge they need to successfully recruit a diverse range of Gen Z talent. Its target readership includes anyone involved in hiring and developing early career talent, says Kate Beckman, content manager. “Our editorial strategy is informed by the data and insights we have………

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Background: The soon-to-launch Protocol site will focus on the people, power, and politics of tech. “Our journalism will be essential to tech insiders and invaluable to everyone experiencing the seismic impact of technological innovation,” says Joanna Pearlstein, managing editor. It may seem as though the market is flooded with tech-savvy sites, but Protocol intends to…………

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Background: RippleMatch’s Insights Blog is dedicated to equipping talent-acquisition professionals with the knowledge they need to successfully recruit a diverse range of Gen Z talent. Its target readership includes anyone involved in hiring and developing early career talent, says Kate Beckman, content manager. “Our editorial strategy is informed by the data and insights we have…………

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Background: The soon-to-launch Protocol site will focus on the people, power, and politics of tech. “Our journalism will be essential to tech insiders and invaluable to everyone experiencing the seismic impact of technological innovation,” says Joanna Pearlstein, managing editor. It may seem as though the market is flooded with tech-savvy sites, but Protocol intends to……………

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Background: RippleMatch’s Insights Blog is dedicated to equipping talent-acquisition professionals with the knowledge they need to successfully recruit a diverse range of Gen Z talent. Its target readership includes anyone involved in hiring and developing early career talent, says Kate Beckman, content manager. “Our editorial strategy is informed by the data and insights we have……………

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Here’s what’s coming in May! The Not-Annoying Way to Network on LinkedIn: 1st Connections? Company pages? InMail? Follow ups? What? If you’re looking to build up your LinkedIn profile with meaningful connections in order to further your career, this course is absolutely for you. Content Marketing: Your Intro to Storytelling: Delve into the art of content marketing…

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Unique Visitors: 535,391 Background: Punch went live in 2013 with the intention of bringing together the worlds of wine, spirits, and cocktails. “We pride ourselves on…championing stories that are under the radar or a little bit fringe,” says co-founder and features editor Leslie Pariseau. “We like to tell stories that aren’t necessarily being told or…from an angle…

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Background: DAME has been around since the mid 1990s, and “is a magazine that is for everyone with a women’s point of view,” says Heather Wood Rudulph, managing editor. “We are 100 percent owned and operated by women, and our writers are mostly women.” The publication is independently owned and does not accept corporate advertising……

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Background: Motherwell went live in 2016 and has become a resource for all things related to parenting and culture. The site covers a wide range of topics, ranging from pregnancy loss and educational issues to gender roles and the emotional fabric of parenthood. “We want Motherwell to be a home of civilized debate on the parenting……

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Background: DAME has been around since the mid 1990s, and “is a magazine that is for everyone with a women’s point of view,” says Heather Wood Rudulph, managing editor. “We are 100 percent owned and operated by women, and our writers are mostly women.” The publication is independently owned and does not accept corporate advertising………

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Readers of Southwest: The Magazine are primarily business travelers, with vacation travelers running a close second. And since the tastes and interests of those flying Southwest skies vary widely, the magazine caters to its readership with an equally wide mix of stories.

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Circulation: 60,000 Frequency: Quarterly Background:  Most lifestyle publications on any given newsstand tend to be crammed with content that focuses on women’s relationships with men. But in 1990 the creative minds behind Curve magazine realized that there was a gap in the market and set out to develop a publication that catered to lesbians and queer…

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Readers of Southwest: The Magazine are primarily business travelers, with vacation travelers running a close second. And since the tastes and interests of those flying Southwest skies vary widely, the magazine caters to its readership with an equally wide mix of stories. To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To…

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To break into this digital mag, pitch tech pieces off the editorial team’s radar.

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Readers of Southwest: The Magazine are primarily business travelers, with vacation travelers running a close second. And since the tastes and interests of those flying Southwest skies vary widely, the magazine caters to its readership with an equally wide mix of stories. To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To……

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To break into this digital mag, pitch tech pieces off the editorial team’s radar. To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited. To access this post, you must purchase AvantGuild Membership or MB Unlimited.

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Monthly Unique Visitors: 5.9 million Background: Some lifestyle blogs and print publications are just beginning to see the value of inclusivity and diversity. But StyleCaster got there a long time ago. The beauty and fashion site has lived online for about 10 years and has stood by its mission statement: Style to the People. “We…

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Jennifer Betts is the quintessential Los Angeles publicist—producing glitzy red carpet events and networking with celebrities. Her firm, Innovative PR, handles lifestyle brands across industries including beauty (Philosophy, Beautycon, NYX), fashion (American Made Supply Co., Tanya Heath Paris, Alberto Parada), liquor (Hennessy, Voli Vodka, Malibu Red), coffee (Keurig, Café Bustelo) and travel and leisure (Gilt…

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Did you know that 82% of Twitter users watch video content on the platform? What about the fact that 45% of people watch more than an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos each week? Or, how about that 43% of people state that they actually want to see more video content from marketers? Those are…

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Life as a freelance writer can be an emotional rollercoaster… if you let it. Yes, there is the elation of landing a story in a big publication like the New York Times or GQ. Then there might be weeks of rejected pitches or hours spent twiddling thumbs while waiting to hear back from an editor—if…

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In the short span of seven years, she went from prolific personal essay writer to prolific feature writer for The New York Times Magazine and GQ Magazine. At The Times, she won the New York Press Club award for her profiles of Gaby Hoffmann and Damon Lindelof, and at GQ, she won the same award…

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You’re a fantastic writer and the best collaborator ever. In college, you were the mastermind behind every group project. You’ve also got an actor’s talent for capturing others’ voices—on paper. You’re searching for a big-paying job, but you don’t really care about all that glory and fame stuff. Any of this check off your boxes?…

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Instead of calling the support line, a customer posted a complaint on your Facebook page. A negative, angry, very public complaint. What do you do? Only one in seven companies have a strategy in place for utilizing social media for their business plan—and there’s a good chance you’re in the majority. Whether you’re managing social…

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A lot of people really like craft beer. But, how many people love it enough to do a crazy 40 Day/40 Pennsylvania Craft Brewery Tour? Most of us enjoy a morning cup of coffee, but how about at 4500 feet in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, off the tourist path? Yes, that would be me….

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You glance at the time in the corner of your computer monitor. Somehow, it’s already nearly 7PM—a half hour past the time when you had promised yourself you’d pack up and leave the office. You tie up a few loose ends, shut down your computer, and leave the rest of your work for tomorrow—or so…

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Have you ever been in a very awkward conversation? Like, just painfully awkward? Do you also remember the feeling after walking away from that conversation? You were probably relieved that it was over. You probably felt flustered or frustrated because it was uncomfortable, and you didn’t know if it was because of you, or because…

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Editors want a lot of things from writers, but there’s one thing they never want: factual errors. When an editor sees one mistake, she naturally assumes more will follow. For a freelance writer, that’s clearly bad news. “These days I have such a small pocket of money for freelancers that I don’t want to waste…

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Here is a bold (but true) statement for anybody out there seeking a new job. If you are looking for a job and you are still not active on LinkedIn, you are behind. As you read this article, you are literally missing out on opportunities by not having LinkedIn. Or, if you have a profile…

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After a long day of writing and editing, your creative juices are most likely depleted. If you work in the writing industry, day-to-day deadlines can get you down, give you writer’s block, and leave you physically and emotionally drained. But, in order to come up with killer pitches, deliver awesome stories and ultimately impress your…

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Let’s pretend for a second that you’re the marketing coordinator at your company, and you have been for a year and 11 months. You feel like you’ve been doing a great job. You’ve been getting great reviews, your supervisors are pleased, people like you and you received the standard 3-4% salary increase at your one…

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You’re up on the latest digital trends from content management platforms to social media strategy. You have a solid background as a story-teller, pitching, writing and editing, along with an arsenal of talented freelancers tucked in your back pocket. And, you can efficiently deliver big projects to clients on deadline. If this communications guru sounds…

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To many, event planning sounds like a dream job with endless possibilities. You can execute someone’s vision for the most important day of their life as a wedding planner or help fundraise for a meaningful cause as a nonprofit event planner. You can plan meetings for corporations or organize conventions for cosplayers. The options are…

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Scroll through the instagram feed of your favorite travel influencer, and you’ll see just how much folks love a good vacation—in theory at least. But while scenic views of ancient cities and exotic foods served on remote beaches can generate hundreds of thousands of likes and comments, the reality is that half of all American…

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You love writing, and you love to exercise. So you thought, “Why not combine the two?” Fitness writers are in fact a lucky bunch. Few things are better than learning more about an interest or hobby—and getting paid for it. And no, you don’t even need a personal training certification or a degree in exercise…

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For a young professional just entering the business world, an advertising agency can be an attractive fit. They are commonly known for having great culture, cool office spaces and exciting work, but also come with frequent late nights and a lot of hard work. While the hours could be better, they’re an incredible place to…

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With something as seemingly fickle and ever-changing as social media marketing, you’re bound to see certain trends and tactics come and go. But, there’s one thing that’s sure to remain constant over the next several years: the use of video. That’s right—if video isn’t already a core piece of your social media strategy, it should…

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Nothing is more terrifying to writers than writer’s block … especially when they’re on a deadline. Perversely, it’s always hardest to find the right words when you need them the most. But good news. If you’re currently beset with a serious case of writer’s block (or suspect you’ll fall prey to it sometime in the…

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Think you know how to write? Think again. Nearly 75% of employers want employees with strong writing skills. Yet, almost half of employers say young job applicants can’t write well enough. These days, writing is so much more than basic grammar, correct spelling and proper punctuation. You need to be able to communicate complex messages…

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Snapchat. Instagram. Facebook. Twitter. Linkedin. Quora. Reddit. Pinterest. The list of social channels goes on and on. But should your company be on every channel? Or just one? And how do you know if you’re focused on the best social channel for you? Well, take a deep breath. We’re here to help you successfully navigate…

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From a distance, freelance writing sounds dreamy because of the freedoms that are associated with the gig life, like creating your own schedule and working wherever you please. But, freelancing isn’t all fat paychecks and notable bylines. Along the journey of self-employment, plenty of dilemmas presents themselves — from an unbearable workload to having your…

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Nobody likes ads, except maybe the creatives and marketers who make them (and if they were honest we’d probably find that a good number of them would count themselves among the 615 million devices using an adblocker). Ads are annoying, especially the banners and interstitials and video ads that make it impossible for you to…

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Brooke Hauser has a way with celebrities. You name the star, she’s interviewed them. Jennifer Aniston? Check. Matt Damon? Check. Julia Roberts? Double check. (She’s interviewed her twice.) Allure, Glamour, Marie Claire and Parade are among the numerous publications that have sought Hauser out to take on interviewing and writing about Hollywood’s elite. While it…

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If you work in any creative role in the media, tech or digital world, you need to know about UX (User Experience). UX designers create the full experience that users have on a website, app or device. Their work is the backbone of any digital project, the foundation upon which everything else is built. You’re…

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It’s projected that $8.8 billion will be spent on native advertising in 2018, but that’s only a tiny fraction of overall ad budgets—a measly 5%. Adweek reports that the biggest hurdle to native advertising is simple: 55% of marketers just don’t know enough about it. What is native advertising? Does it work? How do you…

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You’re an idea person, a shaker upper, a game changer—no wonder you’re bored at work. Well, we’ve got a job you’ll love. Say hello to your new career as a product manager. Not sure what one is or if it’s right for you? Check out what a fellow product manager has to say and make…

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Weight-loss tea anyone? Hair-growth pills? What about at-home teeth whitening kits? If you’re an active Instagram user, you’ve probably scrolled down your Instagram timeline and caught one of your favorite social media celebrities casually mentioning their love for one of the aforementioned products. You know this is called influencer marketing, and while you can’t argue…

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So you have your marketing degree. Now what? You may have a marketing coordinator gig lined up or might be thinking the entry-level role is the right stepping stone for you. Check out what this insider has to say about the job so you can find out just what you’ll be getting yourself into. Then…

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For years meeting planners and marketers have solely relied on social media. These event gurus have used both organic and paid content to reach their ideal audience and compel them to attend their events. But social media marketing alone will not always move the needle on your goals. Influencer marketing for your event can bring the reach,…

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Be sure to check back in for Part II of this series – an introduction to implementing your own campaign. When consumers decide they’re in need of, or curious about, a product or service they intuitively head to a search engine. Trillions of Google searches happen every year. Those queries represent opportunities to attract potential…

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The hardest part of being a writer, marketer or any other content creator is coming up with ideas. Fortunately, you don’t have to go back to the drawing board every time you need a new topic to write about. You can squeeze lots and lots of content out of a single idea, if you know…

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Across platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, an estimated 78% of Americans have at least one social media profile, and according to The Pew Research Center, around 62% of Americans turn to social media for news. Obviously, if you’re working in digital journalism, you can’t afford to ignore that captive audience. For this reason The…

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Robert McGuire, currently publisher and editor of Nation1099.com, and owner of McGuire Editorial & Consulting, once worked as a reporter at weekly newspaper publisher, Community Newspapers, Inc. One thing that’s stuck with McGuire from his tenure at the paper, was the authority of the staff’s junior-level fact-checker. “She could pull the brake on the train…

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Digital marketing budgets are growing at a breakneck pace, but according to a new report, investments in the essential digital marketing skills needed to handle these larger budgets is lagging far behind. This is particularly true in high-engagement channels and capabilities, such as mobile, video and testing. Translation: although spending on digital technology may be…

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It’s one of the biggest challenges of being a freelance journalist, content creator or writer: coming up with new story ideas day after day. How do you keep your idea reservoir full of fresh, interesting stories? When you’re stuck in a rut, one of the best things you can do is stop thinking like a writer,…

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We hear you’re thinking about applying for that media relations director position you saw online. Awesome! Check out what a couple of media relations professionals have to say about the job and then go for it. What exactly does a media relations director do? A media relations director manages the flow of communication between a…

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Your website needs brand-new copy, and you’re just the person for the job. But before you type a single word, ask yourself these 15 important questions: 1. Who is your website’s main audience? Here’s one of the most effective website copywriting tips: know who you’re talking to before you start writing. Create an image in…

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These days you’d be hard pressed to find a job in media that doesn’t list “analytics” as a necessary skill. You may be in marketing, PR or content, yet you’re required to do way more than turn a creative phrase or craft a persuasive message. Now you’re expected to evaluate your efforts and prove that the…

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The phrase, “it’s not personal, it’s strictly business,” is rarely said following an amiable exchange. If pop culture is to be relied upon, the saying is often a line of justification from a questionable character after some shady business dealing. This supports a theory that no good can come from treating people differently simply because…

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With millions of viewers each year, the Super Bowl lives on as the premiere event for brands everywhere. More than the most-watched televised event, it is the one time of the year where viewers welcome and anticipate commercial breaks. The prestige of these slots means advertisers bring their A-game, so we’ve compiled the best of…

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5 Ways to Score on Super Bowl Sunday with Social Media was originally published by the American Marketing Association. Big or small, brands have a chance to pick up steam—and perhaps go viral—any given Super Bowl Sunday. Influence Central’s 2017 Biggest Game in Football report says 78% of consumers engage in social media while watching the…

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You’re a talented, ambitious and hard-working writer. Difficult editors? High editorial standards? Tough-to-wrangle sources? None of those obstacles faze you. But that doesn’t mean your writing career is unassailable. Making the following mistakes could mean setting yourself up for failure—no matter how well you write. 1. Only taking ghostwriting assignments Ghostwritten pieces are typically more…

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It’s relatively simple to brush up on skills like skiing and public speaking: just practice more. But improving your writing ability is a little trickier. If you do nothing but increase your output, you probably won’t see a corresponding increase in quality. Fortunately, there are several methods writers can use to hone their craft. Scroll…

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Whether it’s to earn a few bucks on the side or to move toward a full-time income with amazing “work-life balance,” there are millions of pros going freelance each year. We’re living in the gig economy after all, which is certainly good news for folks who want to build careers and make money on their…

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For folks living under the bright lights of New York, envisioning a media career is easy—it seems there are book publishers, digital media brands, global PR firms and magazine headquarters on nearly every corner. But for those outside the Big Apple, launching a media career may be more challenging, and it will certainly require some…

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Follow these tips for your LinkedIn profile to make it worthy of pulling in top recruiters and hiring managers.

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Here are a few tips to help you translate data into a compelling story that is sure to impress the higher-ups.

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Editors from four top outlets weigh in on what it takes to get your essay out of their inbox and into print.

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Here’s how to spend less time hustling for the work, and more time doing more work for repeat clients.

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What do you need to do to prepare for an interview overnight?

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As you face interviews or settle into a new job, you’re going to hear words and phrases you’ve never heard before. Or maybe you’ve heard them, but still don’t know what they mean.   The marketing industry is one of the worst offenders when it comes to buzzwords. So how do you separate terms you’ll…

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The first step in drawing up your new resume is to pick the type of job you are aiming for. You earned your degree and have a world of opportunities. It can be overwhelming to define a career goal. The good news is that you don’t have to choose one industry or one job.

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Here’s how to get noticed for your accomplishments, build your network and secure your place in line for that well-deserved promotion.

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Stand out from the rest by taking advantage of free and low-cost online marketing classes and certifications.

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With the arrival of the lazy days of summer, many industries are entering an annual slowdown in “new news.” Conferences and breaking news events become fewer and further between and key staff takes vacation time. But never fear: Your blog, website and social media presence don’t have to suffer. With a careful combination of planning…

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Joining a professional organization opens up possibilities to build your network, take advantage of learning opportunities and become involved in ways that add cred to your resume.

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If you’re looking for a job in media, you probably know you have to clear your social media accounts of anything that would raise a hiring manager’s eyebrows. Deleting the party pics and political rants are a great start, but there’s more work to be done. We talked to Talia Williams, a CNN recruiting manager, to…

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Podcasts are everywhere, and according to Pew Research they’re more than just a passing trend; the number of Americans who listen to podcasts has doubled in recent years. These downloadable audio files entertain listeners with everything from stories of true crime to the marvels of science. But podcasts can also be great resources for valuable…

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Welcome to week 11 of The Weekend Job Search, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, you got to know the company and position you’re interviewing—or hoping to interview with—by doing your research. This week, you’re going to develop a job-landing response to the holy…

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You’ve no doubt heard about social media gaffes—inappropriate newsjacking, personal posts ending up on company accounts—that get marketing professionals fired. But what do people do on social media that can help them get hired? According to Pew Research Center, more than one in 10 social media users say information they’ve posted on social media has helped…

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We’ve all been there. You walk into an interview feeling on top of the world. You know you have mad skills. But then the questions start and all that confidence disappears faster than that selfie on Snapchat. While dressing the part, making eye contact and being a team player still count, the increased focus on…

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In a world where even your grandmother has a favorite meme, there’s no excuse for marketers to not know what brands are doing social media best. Being able to spot greatness—and storing those great ideas to use later—can help up your own marketing game and showcase enthusiasm employers will appreciate. Watch and learn from these…

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Here are our journalism advice greatest hits, and your refresher course for what you need to become a successful freelance writer.

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An insatiable appetite for world news. A feeling that the world outside your country’s borders is beckoning you. A frustration with the quality of political discourse on foreign policy. If any of this strikes a chord, a career in international affairs writing may be for you. It won’t be an easy path; the most coveted…

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Posting your video on your blog, social media channels—including that traditional business outpost, LinkedIn—will move your job search in the right direction.

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As you kick off your career, you probably get lots of advice from just about everyone you know. And maybe some from people you don’t know. But we’re pretty sure none of that counsel stacks up to the pearls of wisdom from these experts who have not only been in your shoes and lived to…

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When you think of using social media in your job search, the first thing that probably comes to mind is LinkedIn. While your gut instinct is correct—LinkedIn is a powerful platform for job seekers—chances are you’re under-utilizing the power of Instagram to help you land a job that’s great for you. Next time you’re about…

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You did it. You survived the interview process, and now you’re ready to impress at your new job. Maybe you’ve already arranged a few personal items on your desk to keep you motivated—a graduation photo, some Emerson quotes, the lucky fortune you got with your Chinese food last night. That’s a good start, but it’s…

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Twitter is great for keeping up with celebrity gossip. But it’s even better for staying up to date with the latest industry trends. Be sure to keep these marketing stars on your radar. Neil Patel @neilpatel Follow popular columnist and founder of KISSmetrics for inspirational quotes and links to his latest blog posts and webinars…

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If you’re new to the job market and seeking your first “real” job, you’re probably wondering: What exactly do employers want in entry-level hires? That’s probably especially true if you’re just getting out of college; those years on campus probably filled you with book knowledge and plenty of high hopes for the future, but very little idea of…

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Here’s one we hear all the time: “I want to pitch to magazines and newspapers, but I don’t have any clips. No one will give me an assignment without clips, but how will I get a clip until I have an assignment?” That’s an excellent question—but, you’ll be surprised to hear, the dilemma isn’t as…

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In the world of freelancing, one price doesn’t fit all jobs. That’s the beauty—and curse—of being a contractor. Coming up with a fee can be challenging. Do you charge different amounts depending on the client or publication? How exactly do you figure out what a client wants, so you don’t wind up spending more time on…

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So, you want to be a freelance writer, huh? It looks really glamorous with little-known writers getting a bajillion views for their work on Huffington Post, or gaining overnight success with a single viral article or hilarious concept. Freelance writing appears to be a quick and easy way to write about whatever you want for…

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When in doubt, ask. Unfortunately, many rookie freelance writers don’t follow that advice for fear of appearing uneducated or inexperienced. Instead, they just assume that when an editor said a spring cleaning idea was too “evergreen” that she meant it was too environmentally focused; in fact, the term refers to stories that are general and…

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There is intrigue in our daily lives, our reactions to events and the harmony or dissonance between our goals and realities. All of these can become inspiring and salable personal essays. But crafting your experiences into written pieces requires focus, a cold eye for editing and professionalism when facing negative feedback. A good essay is…

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While many freelancers begin their careers with high hopes of financial success, most find it difficult managing the constant cycle of pitching, writing, invoicing and chasing past-due checks. Yes, it’s hard out there on those self-employed streets—but there is hope. We talked to three freelancers who have banked six figures at least one year of…

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When the story well runs dry, writers and editors alike can turn to these not so obvious sources for inspiration.

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As print newspapers and magazines continue to shutter or lay off staff, one thing remains evident as we move further into the 21st century: Digital has officially taken over. And while scoring a gig with a traditional ink-and-paper outlet may be more difficult than ever, websites and blogs provide countless (and growing) job listings and…

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Creating a winning magazine article idea and then articulating it into a knockout query letter is challenging enough for most writers, but all that hard work can be pointless if the pitch never reaches the right editor. Publications make it hard to contact them on purpose in order to weed out inexperienced wordsmiths, says Jodi Helmer,…

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Seasoned editors advise freelancers on the best ways to keep the assignments coming.

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Launched in September 2012 by a group of writers, reporters and photographers in New York, Narratively came on the scene just as long-form journalism was entering its current renaissance. While not all stories on the site are long-form, every piece of writing, video and photo essay sticks to its mission of uncovering human-interest gems through good storytelling.

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User experience (UX) is a hot topic these days. As our lives grow ever more digital, every company is focused on improving UX, and even non-technical teams need to be involved. But a big problem for those of us who aren’t part of the tech or product teams is that there’s a lot of confusion…

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According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, by the year 2020, emotional intelligence (EI) will be one of the top 10 job skills. That fact may provide insight as to why this year’s top commencement speeches were laced with themes of self-awareness, empathy and perseverance. Psychologist and author of the New York…

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Ever wondered what hiring managers really want to see when they look at job applications? In case you missed it… Vox.com‘s Editorial Director Laura McGann took to twitter to give an insiders perspective on what to do, what not to do and what’s just plain ol’ annoying to hiring managers during the application process. Clearly some…

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Sarah Kiernan is Director of Talent Relations at SoulCycle, the indoor cycling fitness phenomenon. SoulCycle is known for its avid consumer fan base, but its employees are equally evangelistic about the brand. As we will learn, there is a direct correlation between this evangelism and employee engagement at SoulCycle. We asked Sarah what makes SoulCycle…

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Melissa Shaw is the associate director of events for the Clio Awards. Here’s how she got her current position, and how she’s getting herself ready for the next stage of her career.

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We’re rounding up Mediabistro’s latest career and job-search coverage—so you’ll have plenty of time to catch up on what you may have missed during the workweek.

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If you live in Any Metropolis, USA, coming out of the neighborhood coffee shop with a frappuccino and a cheese danish for less than $20 can be a study in quantitative economics. So buying an entire outfit that’s both street legal and stylish for the same price seems more than a little unlikely. Kathryn Finney…

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Monthly impressions: 1.5 million Updated: About two pieces of new content are published on the blog each week, with plans to ramp up production Background: Like its print counterpart, CleanEatingMag.com defines its mission as helping readers foster a healthy lifestyle that goes far beyond simply making healthier food choices. Staff nutritionists for the Clean Eating……

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If there’s one thing you know about yourself, it’s this: You’re not looking for a career where you clock in and clock out. Instead of just putting in your time, you want to join a team where you’re challenged to make a real difference in the company—you want to know that the ideas you come…

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Monthly impressions: 1.5 million Updated: About two pieces of new content are published on the blog each week, with plans to ramp up production Background: Like its print counterpart, CleanEatingMag.com defines its mission as helping readers foster a healthy lifestyle that goes far beyond simply making healthier food choices. Staff nutritionists for the Clean Eating………

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In the early years of his career, Luke Duggleby found himself in a situation that he hadn’t quite anticipated. He had traveled to East China to meet villagers protesting against massive pollution caused by a factory that had poisoned their land. “In a rare show of defiance, they had set-up a road block at the…

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It’s no secret that today’s media environment has been challenging for publishers, as audience attention (and the resulting ad dollars) grows ever more elusive. Consumer attention and media consumption has shifted dramatically from radio, newspapers and television to mobile and social media platforms. People want access to news and information wherever they are and audiences…

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Circulation: March 2018 will be the last print edition Frequency: Monthly Special issues: Check monthly themes on the mag’s editorial calendar. Background: Established in 1897, Success is a magazine that focuses on people who take full responsibility for their own personal development and income. Associate editor Jamie Friedlander says Success “isn’t a how-to guide for becoming a great business……

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As digital media grows, more and more e-zines and online-only publications are making an appearance. Part I, Part II and Part III of this guide highlighted 45 print publications that love personal essays. This final installment brings you 14 more markets, all of which publish online essays. 1. Aeon Magazine Aeon is a digital magazine that……

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How can you use LinkedIn to find a job?

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Right now is the perfect time to start thinking about making big moves for the new year—and Bloomberg has a bunch of great opportunities for you to check out. They’re hiring across the organization with job openings in radio, TV, digital, account management and more. Take a look & get your applications in for a…

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The number one lesson we try to teach about the holidays is that the very best gifts are the ones we give. That’s why after a full weekend of unabashed consumerism, Cyber Monday is followed by #GivingTuesday, a day devoted to charitable giving. If you’re looking for a good cause to support, we’ve cobbled together…

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Recently named Executive Producer of Programming at AwesomenessTV, Liza Glucoft had her finger on the pulse of the digital marketplace before most people knew it even existed. She was one of the first employees at Who What Wear working in video and then joined Popsugar as the Head of Fashion and Beauty, Video where she launched…

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Looking to get your foot in the media world? Or do you specialize in running offices, planning, scheduling, bookkeeping and organizing? If so, you’re in luck! From entry-level to executive assistant, check out this list of the top new available administrative positions in the media industry.

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Whether you freelance full- or part-time, it’s not uncommon for your finances to fluctuate occasionally. You may go through seasons that are financially lucrative. At other times, the amount of money in your bank account might be downright scary. No matter where you’re at in your career, having adequate access to healthcare is usually at…

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You went to J-school. You put in work as an editorial assistant, assistant editor and copy editor. Now the managing editor position is calling your name. Before you answer, check out what we learned about the job from those in the know. What exactly does a managing editor do? A managing editor administers the day-to-day…

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Vital Stats: Name: Kazeem Famuyide Industry: Digital Content Editorial Years in Industry: 10 Current Position: Creative at Bleacher Report Past Positions: Writer, No Script with Marshawn Lynch Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Stashed Magazine Host of the Flagrant 2 Podcast Host of Kaz In The Morning on Satori Radio Senior Editor at Hip-Hop Wired Online Editor, The Source Education:…

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Professional development is essential for getting ahead in the ever-evolving communications world, and one of the best ways to develop your skill set is by aligning yourself with a person you admire within your field. “We get carried away with spreadsheets, schedules and the stuff that is modern work life, and we forget about our…

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Professional organizations provide much-needed community by bringing likeminded individuals together, fostering support within distinct sectors of media/communications and helping to push the industry forward. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) works to protect the rights of broadcast and digital journalists in the courts and legislatures throughout the country….

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What happens if you really want to work for a company, but there aren’t any jobs listed that match your skills, or that you like the look of? Do you: A. Think – “oh, well, maybe it’s not my time to work for them”. or B. Grab the bull by the horns, take the initiative…

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The Internet has democratized the writing process like never before. You can now read the international editions of newspapers and magazines online, even if you live several oceans away from the nerve center of its publication. And the good news is that you can write for it too!   Here’s how you can hone your…

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Circulation: 2 million Frequency: Monthly Special issues: None Background: In 2013 United Airlines unveiled its first issue of Rhapsody. The publication is accessible to the airline’s business- and first-class travelers, as well as those who are awaiting their next flight in United’s club and airport lounges. Rhapsody’s readership is more than 75 percent male, and……

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Rejection is unfortunately a part of life. But for writers, it can sometimes happen on a daily basis. Getting a rejection letter can be stressful, and may even make you question your abilities as a writer. While hearing “No” is par for the course as writing professional, there are still things that can be done…

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Freelancing doesn’t always have to involve scouting for gigs—if you play your cards right, the jobs can come right to you. Working with creative staffing agencies can keep money coming in, help you build a portfolio and connect you with top brands. Agencies such as Onward Search, The Creative Group, 24 Seven, Creative Circle and Vitamin…

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“Editing is simply the application of the common sense of any good reader. That’s why, to be an editor, you have to be a reader. It’s the number one qualification.” -Robert Gottlieb Do you have an eye for correcting spelling and grammatical errors, or reread your writing over and over to ensure it’s free of…

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From magazine editor to professor of journalism and freelance writer, Chicago-based Sharon Bloyd-Peskin teaches the basics of the field, while emphasizing the importance of fact-checking and the role it plays in protecting writers and publications from lawsuits. Bloyd-Peskin is now sharing her expertise with Mediabistro as a guest instructor for the new online training course…

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You know you’re qualified for the position, but you could derail your chances of being hired if your resume and cover letter contain typos and misspellings—especially if you’re applying for a content or editorial job. No matter what kind of work you’re going for, you can make sure potential employers focus on your best qualities…

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Most employees think they know the basics of illegal or unjust termination. For example, being fired because you’re a person of color, a woman, a muslim or a Nazi is illegal, right? Wrong. One of these things is not like the other, and ‘unfortunately’ being a white supremacist could leave you jobless. But wait, this…

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Freelancing as a full-time or part-time endeavor is hard, any way you cut it. Working in a gig economy as a writer, editor, marketer or in another field, where projects ebb and flow can be challenging. And at times, these circumstances can make it hard to stay motivated. Keeping your clients happy, maintaining the quality…

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Your job is changing. If it’s not changing now, it will change in the very near future. Almost all companies rely on a digital way of branding and commerce, even if they are not inherently digital products. Journalists are not only responsible for writing, but they’re also expected to know the data and optimization behind…

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We live in a golden age of TV and video content, with increasing jobs and opportunities in the world of production. But how do you prepare yourself to climb the video ladder? Meet Miriam Naggar, who did just that. Armed with a BA in Communication and Media Studies from American University, she started out working…

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When people hear “writing career,” they tend to think of novelists and essayists. But those who love to write have more options beyond becoming the next Dave Eggers or Dorothy Parker. The following six jobs span a variety of industries and specialties—read on to find which role would suit you best. 1. Technical Writer If…

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From New York City to China, Molly Stark Dean has been a thought leader in the emerging social media industry for over ten years. As a social media strategist and guest lecturer at the University of Missouri in China, Dean shares her knowledge of social media growth strategies with international editors, reporters, producers, webmasters, developers…

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Ten years ago when Katie Leimkeuhler was graduating from college, there was no such thing as a social media strategist position. Fast forward to the present day and this journalist turned social media maven makes a living helping businesses grow through social media management. Katie’s sharing her social media expertise as the new guest instructor…

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Straight out of high school, Louisiana native Dana Johnson left the comfort of the Bayou to pursue her theater dreams in New York City, but it wasn’t until after a career-ending injury, that Johnson found her true calling in the media industry. Now a successful freelance integrated marketer, Johnson works with brands to create unified consumer…

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When is a freelance writer not a freelance writer? When she gets so busy that she morphs into an agency with admin staff, project managers and 25-plus writers in her stable. That is Wintress Odom’s story. About 15 years ago, she started as a freelance writer on a whim when she graduated college. As an…

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When you find something you love to do you should just go for it…or at least that’s what Karine Bengualid did. Starting off her career in media as an intern—under renowned publicist Howard Bragman in Hollywood—followed by a number of in-house PR/Marketing jobs, Bengualid’s love for writing turned into a full-fledged career after a chance request…

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From an early age, Canadian native Vinita Singla has had a knack for all things journalism. That passion and drive has taken Singla from a small city in British Columbia to internships at Mediabistro, NY1 News, WPIX-TV, and CNN, with bylines at the New York Post, CNBC, NBC New York and Huffington Post. Combining her…

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Work environments have become less formal and are increasingly more casual. Executives are wearing jeans to work, fridges are stocked with craft beers and many professionals aren’t even working in traditional offices. Combine this with the fact that we’re all spending more time with coworkers than anyone else in our lives, it’s only natural that…

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Sometimes less is more—or at least that’s the case when it comes to the latest trend in social media influencer marketing. Cue the rise of micro-influencers—social media users who have marginal to average dedicated followings but garner higher rates of engagement than the average million followers account. Digital Marketing Strategist, KiKi L’Italien explains that micro-influencers…

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Monthly Unique Visitors: 220K+ Updated: Bi-weekly Background: Geared towards developing careers in media-focused roles, Mediabistro offers something for every stage of an individual’s professional journey. Whether just starting out or looking to find the next opportunity, visitors to mediabistro.com can find job listings, online courses for today’s most sought-after skills, articles helping digital media job-seekers find opportunities and…

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You’ve finally decided it’s time to hire a professional resume writer to rev up your job search. Good thinking. Now, only one question remains: how do you choose the best person for the job? To answer this let’s take a look at the three main factors you should consider when searching for your professional resume writer. Match all…

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Let me guess. English class was your favorite time of the day when you were a student? You wrote for your school newspaper—heck, maybe you were even on the yearbook staff—hopping on any chance you got to tell a story. After some time you realized, I don’t just enjoy writing, I excel at improving the…

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Ever since the dancing baby GIF hit the scene in the late 90s (which some of you may be too young to remember), the world has been fascinated by GIFs. And with the rise of social media, that fascination has evolved into full obsession. In fact, reaction GIFs have become a popular way to communicate…

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Young, driven professionals are looking for a magic bullet, a secret sauce or some detailed blueprint that will take them from where they are to where they want to be. And for many in the publishing industry, “where they want to be” is atop their favorite glossy’s masthead as an editor in chief. But when…

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Tired of writing for the FOB? Veteran freelancers give their tips on how you can move up to feature bylines.

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An updated resume, crafted by a pro, should be considered a necessity for any media professional. Here are just a few of the best times to up your resume to next best thing-landing status.

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You’ve put in work managing the EIC’s calendar, replying to reader mail and maybe even writing short items. It’s time you apply for that assistant editor position you’re not-so-secretly dying for. Need more info before making the leap? Check out what a few assistant editors have to say about the job and then hop to…

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Marrying video clips, cool sound effects and cooler graphics sounds like one of the coolest jobs ever. No wonder you’re itching to be a video editor. We got a couple video editors to tell you all about the job. Take a look at what they had to say and then get scratching. What exactly does…

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Veteran freelancers explain their missteps, so you can avoid making the same mistakes.

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Any freelancer who’s built up a steady client base over the years can admit to having made their fair share of mistakes when he or she started out in the industry. Maybe it was underestimating the time it takes to get paid or taking editors’ feedback on their first, second or third drafts too personally….

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From leveraging the library to setting strategic Google alerts, here’s how to get the real deal on a prospective employer and ready yourself for that perfect position.

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Data is all the rage now. Companies use it to create more nuanced marketing campaigns. Politicians use it to formulate legislation. And as analytics become more sophisticated and data becomes more available, media, too, has gotten in on the fun. Some publications, like ProPublica and The New York Times, have whole departments devoted to data, while others,…

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When it comes to demonstrating good grammar, writers and editors, or any other communications professional, must excel. Careless copy could be the difference between getting your article or pitch red-penned or just flat-out rejected. “That written piece you turn in to your editor is your calling card,” said Sofia Romero, a managing editor based in…

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Here’s a popular journo question: “I’ve read threads about ‘on’ vs. ‘off’ the record, but, for etiquette purposes, how is this determined?” You’d be surprised how often we hear this question. And not even just from fledgling reporters—veteran journalists struggle with the fine distinctions among the various levels of on-the-record-ness. Navigating this terrain can sometimes…

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So you’re looking for a job that’ll put your strategic communication, web analytics and social media skills to good use, but you’re not having any luck. Well, consider us your personal four-leaf clover because we’ve got the job for you. Ever thought about becoming a digital media manager? You should. Read what a couple pros…

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It may take the form of an annual performance review, or perhaps it’s an impromptu come-into-my-office-so-we-can-discuss-a-few-things conversation. But no matter what shape it arrives in, critical comments from your boss can be hard to digest. The good news is that criticism can actually help you in your career—but only if you know how to handle…

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So you’ve wanted to be a journalist since you were 12 and have a framed picture of Dan Rather on your nightstand to prove it. Cool. Hashtag career goals. Kick off “Operation Become a Journalist” by getting the scoop on the job from a couple of seasoned pros. Then go break that story. What exactly does…

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Although 2008 and the Great Recession are far behind us, the media industry is still dealing with its fair share of layoffs. Just a few months ago The Detroit News, Gannett, USA Today, and Bloomberg announced layoffs. More recently the Associated Press let 25 of it’s employees go, Medium cut its staff by a third and The…

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Steven Pressfield wrote an entire book documenting the difficulties for writers to simply plant their butts in chairs and get stuff done. He called it The War of Art, and as many scribes would agree, the effort to move from blank page to completed document is, indeed, a battle. Often, distractions are to blame: You…

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If you’re a freelancer, chances are a good portion of your time is spent on monetary tasks, like checking up on invoices and determining your rate for different clients and projects. Yup, without an accounting department, you’re running the show. And if you’re just breaking into freelancing, this might seem a little overwhelming at first….

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It’s been nearly a whole year since we relaunched the Mediabistro website with a stronger focus on helping you land your next gig and find success in your career.  From answering every job seeker’s most pressing questions to sharing advice and stories from pros in the trenches, here’s what industry pros like you read and…

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It’s a long weekend, so if you’ve been meaning to put some serious time into finding a new job, then suit up, because now’s the time you’re going to make a real dent in your hunt. Take advantage of this super hot job market—and this federal holiday—to knock out a few applications. To help make you…

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Getting your freelancing career off the ground while you’re still at a traditional job is a smart strategy. Most people take a sharp hit in income when they first begin working for themselves—however, waiting to leave your current position until you’ve gotten your solo career semi-established will help you avoid this pay cut. In addition,…

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Fretting about tax time? Here’s what you need to know about filing as a freelancer.

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The new year is rapidly approaching, which means articles about the future of media are parading across your newsfeed. But before you accept these predictions as gospel, let’s take a look at the media forecast for 2016—and see how many expert-backed prophecies actually panned out. Ding Dong, Ads Are Dead The prediction: Many media experts…

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A ghostwriter is a person who writes things for other people, and then those people put their names on it. You are paid to write things, and nobody will ever know you wrote it because other people will take the credit for it. It sounds grim having other people put their names to your work, but…

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When you write for a living, every minute of your day is important. If you’re not writing, you’re not making money. Learning how to write fast is crucial to increasing your productivity, and your income. And even if you’re not a full-time writer, chances are your job requires A LOT of writing. We’ve compiled nine…

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We know how badly you want to be the next Annie Leibovitz. We totally get it—she’s so good. But before you start applying for photo editor gigs to get the ball rolling, you should know the job is more about choosing an awesome photo than it is taking one. We asked an OG photo editor…

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If you’re a freelance writer or beat reporter, you likely spend a lot of time on the go, either meeting with new clients or chasing your next assignment. You listen to music in the car, read a book on the subway and maybe check your email while you wait for your Uber ride. But have…

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Hiring may slow down around the holidays, but once the new year rolls in HR departments will be in full swing. To get you prepared for the upcoming hiring season, we’ve compiled a checklist of best practices for media professionals on the hunt. 1. Prepare to be laid off at some point in your career It may…

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Long gone are the days when social media was used purely for entertainment purposes. Sure, there are folks who still love nothing more than to fill up their Facebook page with GIFs of dancing kittens, but more often than not, users are understanding the immense power of social media to quickly disseminate targeted messages to…

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Should you take a magazine to small claims court? One writer shares her story.

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By day, Dominic Chu is the smiling, now familiar face delivering the latest news on stock, bond and currency markets, but, generally speaking, he is a master of career reinvention. After a stint as a budding chef at Cornell University and success on Wall Street as a trader and investor, Chu made the jump to…

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Whether interviewing a world leader or hurling water balloons at her co-hosts, that’s Tamron Hall’s signature move: journalistic dexterity. As a co-host on Today, the face of her weekday MSNBC program, NewsNation with Tamron Hall, and host of Deadline Crime on DiscoveryID, the Texas native has been juggling gigs since joining the NBC news team five years ago….

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Tens of thousands of people move to Los Angeles every year, and thanks to the allure of red carpets and flashing lights, it’s safe to say that many of those Cali imports have their sights set on Hollywood. Angela McCrae was one of those people eight years ago when—after starting her career on the east…

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Grab a book off the list and fill your brain with industry knowledge and top career advice.

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For some, the holidays are a greatly-appreciated and much-needed time to relax, read a good book and catch up with loved ones. But when you’re unemployed or unhappy with your current job, the only question worse than your aunt asking “So, are you dating anyone?” is any inquiry along the lines of “Uh, did you…

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As a media professional, it’s a safe bet your day is filled with client meetings, rewrites, scope changes or impending deadlines. And then there’s the whole being-a-thought-provoking-creative-who-pushes-the-bounds-of-digital-media thing. Crazy, right? If this way beyond 9-5 routine is driving you to Burnout City, have we got some advice for you. Read on for three small ways that…

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No matter how experienced you are or how many interviews you’ve completed, it’s imperative to sit down and prepare for each one individually.

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Here’s how a professional resume writer brings industry knowledge to give you that much needed interview-landing edge.

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Like most bad habits, poor writing practices are easy to form and hard to break. But unlike most bad habits, writing-related ones can have a big impact on your career (or bottom line if you’re a freelancer). If you want to become a better writer, it’s time to stamp out these unproductive habits. 1. Neglecting…

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You’re wicked creative, digitally savvy and your writing skills are bar none.  You, dear reader, are what a communications manager is made of. Check out what a couple of communications pros have to say about the gig and then say hello to your new job. What exactly does a communications manager do? A communications manager…

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From joining a union to knowing state laws, here’s how independent contractors can prevent getting stiffed for their pay.

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Unable to find a publisher, Amanda Hocking took the fate of her success as an author into her own hands and released her YA troll princess tales as eBooks through Amazon. Although price points varied from 99 cents to $2.99, the results were astounding: 1.5 million copies sold. That success didn’t go unnoticed, as St….

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To be healthy in mind and body involves becoming aware of what causes illness and then taking action to change diet, exercise and daily habits in order to extend longevity. These eight markets seek stories about ways to cultivate a healthier, more holistic approach to living. 1. EatClean.com This website is directed to those who……

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Marketing jobs, available now on Mediabistro’s job board

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Find great sales jobs on the Mediabistro job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented GalleyCat pros and post a risk-free job listing.

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What do Nike, Apple and the Kardashians have in common? They’re all huge brands that leave consumers thirsty for more of whatever they’re selling. A brand manager has a lot to do with that. In an oversaturated marketplace, a brand manager makes sure products, services and even people resonate. Read on for the rundown on what…

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Franny Goldberg is a social media manager at Mediabistro. Here’s how she got her current job, and how she’s getting herself ready for the next stage of her career.

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Usually the scariest part of a job interview is the anticipation of it. But for some people, the real nightmare didn’t begin until one dark and stormy afternoon when they walked into an ordinary office building and opened a creaky HR office door… The time I passed out I contracted the flu right before my…

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Congrats! You’ve made it to week 3 of the #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we set you up for job-search success with a goal and way to track your progress. (If you’re just jumping in now, check out week 1, when we started small…

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A skills-based cover letter—one that highlights your transferable skills—can give you an edge in the hiring process.

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Passing on assignments—whether you’re a full-time freelancer or have a side gig to your 9 to 5—is often the best decision for your career, your sanity, your bank account or all of the above.

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Editors reveal what makes for a successful, mutually beneficial writer-editor relationship

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When it comes to our productivity and creativity some of us thrive in the sun while others burn the midnight oil. But have you ever wondered if the time of day affects your accuracy? The folks over at Grammarly did, so they analyzed over one billion words proofread by their app and summed up their…

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But before your fears force you to forgo that childhood dream of creating a cookbook, take note of these tips from seasoned food writers whose unconventional careers lead them to write real, live, culinary books in our ever-evolving digital society.

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Here are five of the most common job search stressors, and how to nip each one in the bud.

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To be successful (or even gainfully employed) in this era of industry uncertainty, it seems like you have to go above and beyond the general requirements. Read on to understand how easy it is to implement these little life hacks and keep your career in check.

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We understand how busy you are at work, so we’ve rounded up our best recent career and job search advice so you can spend some downtime in the next few days fueling your job search.

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You found the perfect job listing. You applied. You scored an interview. But something seems… off. Are you dealing with a bad employer? Here are eight warning signs to look out for during your job search. 1. Details are hazy One of the biggest red flags is lack of concrete information about the job. Maybe…

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Circulation: 2.5 million Frequency: 10 issues a year; January/February and July/August are double issues Special issues: None Background: Even though things rarely stay the same in magazine publishing, many people were surprised to learn that, after purchasing Shape magazine from American Media, Inc. (AMI), media conglomerate Meredith Corporation decided to shutter longtime rival Fitness. While……

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Here are just a few reasons why you should always keep your resume current—even if you’re not looking for a job.

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Just as important as what you do say and ask at an interview is what you don’t — phrases, topics and questions to avoid at all costs if want to move to the next level, and ultimately get the offer.

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With hiring managers and recruiters using Google, LinkedIn and Twitter as means of researching candidates, it’s now more important than ever to be seen in the results.

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We’ve rounded up our best recent career and job search advice so you can spend some downtime in the next few days fueling your job search.

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It didn’t take long for the backlash to begin after the advertisement for Gap Kids—one in which a white girl is pictured resting her arm on a black girl’s head—was released in April. It was racist, said many digital onlookers, because it presented the sole non-white child in the ad as a “prop” for her…

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John Tejada is a video producer at Adweek. Here’s how he got his current position, and how he’s getting himself ready for the next stage of his career.

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Guardian US’s arts, sports, opinion, money, business and features sections all accept freelance submissions.

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Stories help bring your skills and experience to life, also engage the interviewer and leave a lasting impression.

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Learning a new skill can demonstrate you’re invested in the field and bring fresh ideas to the table.

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Engage with a company’s online to gain valuable info to use in cover letters and interviews, and to get noticed.

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Fall is a great time to find a job, but it’s an even better time to up your networking.

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It’s well after Labor Day, which means that more jobs are being posted as the job market slowly picks back up. So now’s the perfect time to put some energy into making your job hunt count.

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Take some time this weekend to read the career content you may have missed during your busy work week.

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Job seekers may find themselves being asked to conduct a video interview. Here are some best practices to this newer form of interviewing.

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When you’re freelancing, a lot goes into finding work, managing projects, invoicing clients and showcasing your future-gig-landing work samples. Here are websites that can help.

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Aneya Fernando is a web editor at Adweek. Here’s how she got her current position, and how she’s getting herself ready for the next stage of her career.

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You’re a strategic thinker, collaborative leader and gifted storyteller and writer. And you’ve already been working in public relations for a few years, or you’re a journalist thinking of making the switch to PR. Is a PR director position for you?

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Between the two of them, Melissa Musen Gerstein and Denise Albert have racked up quite impressive credits as television producers for such highly rated shows as Good Morning America and Anderson Cooper 360. But after they became mothers, each had a yearning to branch off and start her own company. The result was what is…

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Take some time this weekend to read the career content you may have missed during your busy work week so that you can stay on top of all you want to accomplish for yourself and your job this year.

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Learning the hottest new marketing skills is the best way to keep workers in demand, but how can they go about doing that, short of going back to the classroom for grad school?

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Lindsey Varghese is Mediabistro’s education manager. Here’s how she got her current position, and how she’s getting herself ready for the next stage of her career.

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Yuliya Kim is a production artist at Adweek. Here’s how she got her current position, and how she’s getting herself ready for the next stage of her career.

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Take some time this weekend to read the career content you may have missed during your busy work week so that you can stay on top of all you want to accomplish for yourself and your job this year.

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The content specialist title can include duties found across a lot of different jobs, from social media editor to content marketing manager.

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Most recruiters and hiring managers go into an interview with inside knowledge they won’t tell you about until you’re further along in the hiring process—if ever.
Here’s what your interviewer may well be thinking, and what you can do to up your chances of an offer.

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In a world of bloggers, influencers, social media managers and content marketers, job seekers may wonder where all the “normal” jobs have gone. Good news: They’re still there, just under different titles, with slightly more nuanced skill sets. One of the most popular new career options is working in content strategy, a field that traditionally combines…

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Here are the social media skills you need to know, told from pros in the field.

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Just in time for the Rio Olympics, see how your job-seeking skills perform

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In a short time, Britni Danielle, a Los Angeles-based author and freelance journalist, transitioned from part-time to full-time freelancer, penning stories for Essence magazine and online publications like the Guardian and xoJane. How did she snag assignments from publications on the East Coast and abroad? Along with her writing skills and work ethic, she used…

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Social media professionals weigh in with some tips on what career marketers should do and should avoid on Twitter.

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Study the job description for details that can help you personalize your resume, craft a killer cover letter and slay the interview.

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As qualified and prepared as you may be, you will fail the interview if you make one of the behavior mistakes.

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We asked media pros what they valued as the top digital skills of the moment. Here’s what they had to say.

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Being an event planner is all about throwing the most awesome shindig ever, right? For sure. But the job involves more than venue selection and decor decisions. We’ve got all the deets on this super-demanding but super-cool job. What exactly does an event planner do? It’s an event planner’s job to ensure everything related to…

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check out what an expert has to say about digital sales planner jobs—and then get ready to hit the job board and say hello to your new career.

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To get you back to basics, here are some job search fundamentals you can’t afford to ignore.

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It’s always a good idea to have a running list of your career wins to prove your worth.

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Some things in life are just out of your control. So first of all, relax. But how can you prevent ruining your chances at getting the job?

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Soft skills—those personal qualities that allow you to work well with and get along with others—can help you in an interview if the other candidates have the same basic skill set for the job.

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Here are seven of the most important skills that you need to make yourself a desirable candidate for a digital marketing job.

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We understand how busy you are at work, so we’ve rounded up the best career and job search advice from the past week so that you can spend some downtime in the next few days fueling your job search.

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For journalists looking for freelance or full-time work, making a good first impression is all about the clips. Often requested before a story is assigned, clips are simply your writing samples or published articles. But how do you know which articles—and how many—to send? And how can you wield your power with the pen (or…

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You only talk money for a new job once, and when it’s set, there’s nothing much you can do until your next review period. To find out how to land on a number that makes you happy, see what the business pros had to say.

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Here are three simple ways that you can ensure your resume is ready should you need one quick, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, like (heaven forbid) a layoff or (hallelujah!) an unexpected job offer.

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Whether you’re already employed, searching for work or looking to assess your skills, enlisting the help of a professional is always a smart move.

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Nefertiti Anderson is Mediabistro’s marketing coordinator. Here’s how she got her current job, and how she’s getting ready for the next stage of her career.

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Mediabistro partnered with content strategist and instructor McLean Robbins to discuss the details of creating a successful content marketing campaign. See some of the highlights below: [<a href=”//storify.com/mediabistro/mbjobchat-recap-shaking-up-social-with-video” target=”_blank”>View the story “#MBJobChat Recap: How to Create a Successful Content Marketing Campaign” on Storify</a>]

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Ideas for easy ways to stay on top of your search so you can have the best of both worlds: a chill summer and an awesome new job.

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Monthly unique visitors: 80-90 million Updated: Daily Background: Launched in 1999, SheKnows has the longevity that’s earned the online destination its place among the top-ranked sites for women in the United States. The flagship site targets women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond and publishes smart, opinionated content on a wide range of subjects, including parenting,……

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Without being too hard on yourself, take a look at these things that may have cost you the job.

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Next time you’re about to comment on an article or post a rant about a candidate’s campaign, check your words against these tips to make sure your social presence won’t get in the way of you landing your next job.

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Content marketing is a hot media buzzword right now, but what does it really mean? Why is it so valuable to brands? And how can you create a marketing plan that can have results?

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A brand-focused resume will showcase your value relevant to the job opportunity and differentiate you from the others who may have similar skills and experience.

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If you’re currently employed and interviewing at other companies, you can count on being asked why you’re looking for a new job. Here are five totally valid responses hiring managers actually like to hear.

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If you’ve spent hours on your resume and have yet to book any interviews, you’re probably wondering if it’s finally time to hire a resume pro. And you’re probably also wondering if the fee you’ll pay is worth it. Wonder no more. Here’s what eight professional resume writers have to say about the power of…

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To help you project the most positive mannerisms—and so you go from candidate to new hire—check out this expert advice from hiring managers in the media biz on what body language to adopt in your next interview.

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If you’re as analytical and business savvy as you are creative and curious, you might just make one heck of a digital marketing manager. But before you make the leap into digital marketing-dom, find out what those in the position have to say about the job. What exactly does a digital marketing manager do? A…

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‘A good mentor can push you to the heights you are capable of when your self-limiting beliefs [are] holding you back.’ —workplace expert Megan Dalla-Camina

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If you’re looking for a job, and you’re contemplating jumping into the political fray, check out these four skills you must master if you ever want to cut it in politics.

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Editors, both print and online, are often on the hunt for holiday story ideas that haven’t been done a million times before. A creative pitch could help you get your foot in the door at your dream publication.

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HBO’s hit comedy Silicon Valley, which had its season three finale last night, follows the fictional startup company Pied Piper as it navigates its way through the namesake Bay Area region in hopes of becoming the tech industry’s “next big thing.” The plot and characters are nothing short of ridiculous. But what job seekers want to know is:…

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How to be sure you’re doing all you can to set yourself up for long-term success at this new company or role?

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To keep articles as consistent as possible, copy editors use a tool called a style sheet.

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What are the skills marketing, advertising and media teams are ready and willing to teach new hires? Here are the skill sets you don’t need to sweat before day one.

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Most of us receive a wide range of resume advice from co-workers, family, and friends. Everyone has an opinion on the subject of resumes. How do you know who is right? Below are answers to the most common resume questions.

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Let’s talk shop about one of the biggest hurdles you’ll be dealing with during the job hunt: salary. Both sides of the table know that’s the end game—and always will be, at least until your landlord agrees to barter blog posts or infographics for rent—but nobody wants to bring it up first. And if you’re…

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From tips for new college grads just starting out in the workplace to information on professions that might make mid-career pros make the switch, we’ve got vital intel on job searching and career management you can easily polish off over a weekend morning cup of joe.

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After being laid off from Newsweek as a tech writer at 52—with a wife and two kids, no less—Dan Lyons took this as an opportunity to break into the field he’d been covering for years: tech start-ups. Joining marketing software start-up Hubspot as the oldest employee at the time, Lyons quickly found the frat- and cult-like…

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Think about all the assignments you had last year. Were there enough juicy, well paying articles to allow you to jet to the Bahamas, or did your pitiful word counts barely keep you from trolling Craigslist for a new 9-to-5? No matter what stage your writing career is in, the difference between the former and the…

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Caveat job seeker: That job listing you’ve gotten a reply from may not be for the position you’ve been dreaming about. Job boards can be host to scammers who are looking to defraud victims who are at their most suggestible and vulnerable—that is, job seekers who are so eager to land a position that they…

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Sure, you’ve got yourself a LinkedIn profile. And, yes, maybe you joined a few professional groups way back when. But are you doing everything you can to maximize your presence on the top social media platform for job seekers? Probably not, according to our experts. Whether you’re looking to get your foot in the door…

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You know the drill: A job posts on the Internet; you respond and keep your fingers crossed for an interview. Whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary gig, is there any other way to find out about choice positions before the masses do? Yes, in fact. Mediabistro’s Revolving Door newsletter is a good way…

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Putting together a job search action plan can keep you moving forward. Here’s how you can develop a routine.

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Whether they work on commercials, news spots, corporate communications or something else entirely, video producers have one thing in common: They make things happen. They’re also in luck, as there are usually plenty of video producer jobs available on our job board. Video producers call the shots, and a lot rests on their shoulders, so…

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You may learn some career skills in college, but nothing can mentally prepare you for the struggles of job searching, rent checks and a negative bank balance.

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Hey there! Welcome to week 6 of the #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we updated your resume, making it application-ready. (Have you given it a spin and put in a few applications already?) This week, we’re all about networking—taking a few small steps toward…

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It’s week 8 of our #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we helped you power your network even further by getting you enrolled and involved in professional associations or LinkedIn groups. This week, we’re helping you prepare for your next job interview… even if it…

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Every editorial intern wants to stand out, but not everyone knows how to do it the right way. We talked to three editors to get the inside scoop on how to make a positive impression. You want your name to come up in discussions over who to hire after graduation, not when editors pass around…

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Sure, you can write your own resume, but if it’s not landing you interviews—or as many as you’d like—it might be time to hire a professional resume writer. A professionally crafted resume has the power to get you noticed, showcase your best accomplishments and even cover up those gaps in your career—like when you got…

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Mediabistro partnered with social media strategist and instructor KiKi L’Italien to discuss how video platforms like Facebook Live, Snapchat and Periscope are shaking up the social media industry. See some of the highlights, and our Facebook Live video stream, below: [<a href=”//storify.com/mediabistro/mbjobchat-recap-5759c1df74bd618c40657d7e” target=”_blank”>View the story “#MBJobChat Recap: Shaking Up Social With Video” on Storify</a>]

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Welcome to week 12 of the #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, you developed an elevator pitch to up your interview game. This week, you’re going develop a new skill to add to your resume and Linkedin profile. The #WeekendJobSearch Assignment #12 Learn…

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Everywhere you look, there is a new video platform popping up. The popularity of Periscope, Facebook Live and Snapchat proves social video is here to stay. So for all you marketers and media professionals, how does the emergence of social video fit into your marketing strategy? Get the answer to this question and more by joining us on Thursday,…

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Heading into the summer, you’ve probably got vacation, beach days and outdoor concerts on your mind. But how about your job search? The job market is looking up for the first time in almost a decade, with companies experiencing hiring sprees, and wages finally outpacing inflation. Now’s not the time to sit back and zone…

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BBC Travel is a feature section of BBC.com that is directed to readers who, in the words of contributing editor Ellie Cobb, “are passionate about travel, are curious about people and places, and want to engage with the world around them.” Demographically, she says, “the target audience consists of people who are professional, affluent, intelligent and liberal. They are more concerned with the value of an experience than its price.”

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There’s no shortage of publications, both print and online, focused on travel, but Roads & Kingdoms strives to set itself apart with a focus on in-depth reporting. Nathan Thornburgh founded the website with Matt Goulding in 2012 because the pair felt there was no existing publication that presented travel writing within a journalistic frame. Hence the tagline for Roads & Kingdoms: “Travel and journalism, together at last.”

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Pacific Standard publications include a bimonthly print magazine and a daily website—PSMag.com—that put social and behavioral science research into lively, intelligent conversation with the news and the national debate.

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Edible Jersey—part of Edible Communities, a network of more than 100 local publications produced and distributed across the country—has been around since 2007. And lest you think the Jersey food scene is all hot dogs and funnel cakes at the Shore, executive editor Joy Manning’s magazine proves otherwise: New Jersey is the Garden State, after all.

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Philadelphia—and the entire southeastern Pennsylvania region, from downtown Philly to Lancaster and Lehigh Valley—has much more going on in its food scene than famous local cheesesteak joints. There’s a whole culinary world out there—one that Joy Manning, as editor of Edible Philly—works to document.

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Edible Jersey—part of Edible Communities, a network of more than 100 local publications produced and distributed across the country—has been around since 2007. And lest you think the Jersey food scene is all hot dogs and funnel cakes at the Shore, executive editor Joy Manning’s magazine proves otherwise: New Jersey is the Garden State, after……

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Welcome to week 10 of The Weekend Job Search, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, you had a mock interview with a friend or family member, and with any luck did a lot to anticipate any tricky questions, and allay your jitters. This week,…

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As of June 2015, Ebony.com and its sister site JetMag.com (the digital version of the now-defunct print mag) have been under the direction of Kyra Kyles, who has built on Johnson Publishing’s 70-year-old brand as vice president, head of digital editorial, adding more visual and multimedia components indicative of her background in broadcast journalism…

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If you’re looking to break into the media industry, here are some awesome internships to make it happen.

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As of June 2015, Ebony.com and its sister site JetMag.com (the digital version of the now-defunct print mag) have been under the direction of Kyra Kyles, who has built on Johnson Publishing’s 70-year-old brand as vice president, head of digital editorial, adding more visual and multimedia components indicative of her background in broadcast journalism… To……

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You’ve got a meeting about a prospective new job on the horizon, and even though you’ve been prepping for it, you can’t help but wonder if you’re really ready for that job interview. We spoke to a few hiring veterans from top digital media companies, and compiled a final checklist, to help you gauge whether you’re good…

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Your resume is one of the most powerful tools in your job search, but it might be full of words that drain it of its strength. “[Buzzwords] once had meaning, but they have been repeated so often that hiring managers gloss over them,” says Mitchell Langbert, associate professor of business management at Brooklyn College. To…

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You’ve spotted an opening on the job board for the perfect full-time or freelance gig, but the position is based miles away. What do you do—apply anyway? Although most media professionals can do the majority (if not all) of today’s work from a home office simply with a decent Internet connection and a working phone,…

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We finally made it to Instagram! We love the Mediabistro community, and we’re psyched to expand it to one of our favorite visual social platforms. We think it’s pretty obvious why you should click “follow” on our IG profile, but just in case you need some convincing, here are seven reasons to add Mediabistro to…

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We partnered with Lauren Berger, the “Intern Queen” (@InternQueen), for our second Twitter chat to discuss how recent graduates and college students getting ready for graduation can succeed in today’s job market. See some of the highlights and our community’s answers below:  [View the story “#MBJobChat Recap: Launching Your Career After College” on Storify]

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Glamorous celebrity profiles and hard-hitting investigative reports may be the domain of the feature well. But when it comes to shaping a magazine’s identity, expressing its voice, and keeping readers engaged issue after issue, back- and front-of-book departments are editorial’s workhorse. “They’re fundamental to the success of a magazine,” says GQ deputy editor Michael Hainey,…

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Monthly unique visitors: 2 million Updated: Daily Background: Taylor Swift may have packed up her guitar and cowboy boots and gone pop, but country music is still hotter than ever. In a music industry that has struggled to keep up with a new, digital terrain and flagging album sales, country music is actually thriving. It’s……

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Welcome to week 9 of The Weekend Job Search, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we helped you prepare for your next job interview, even before it’s on your calendar. This week, we’re helping you prep for the interview itself by doing a little role-playing…

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Friday’s almost here; can you feel it. As you start formulating those weekend plans, be sure to slate in time to catch up on the latest Mediabistro career and job search coverage—you know, in case you missed it. Check out the links below now, or add them to your polish-off-before-the-weekend to-do list. 1. Update Your Resume—Painlessly,…

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If you aspire to work—or move up—in the world of academic publishing or content, our job board has the jobs to make it happen.

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Some people are naturally great at job interviews. They pull out their most confident smiles, ensure they’ve got the firm handshake down and practice their best answers to the trickiest of questions. If it’s a phone interview, they make sure they’ve nailed their most professional yet conversational tone. But if it’s a video interview, things…

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Between cramming for finals, devising thesis statements and killing it in Greek Week lip-synch contests, it’s easy to breeze through college without successfully setting up a path for your career. It’s no wonder some future bosses are skeptical of recent grads’ readiness for the workplace: Fewer than 30 percent of employers think that graduates have…

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Welcome back! We’re on week 7 of The #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we helped you start networking, taking a few small steps toward connecting you with professionals and influencers in your field. This week, we’re powering your network even further by getting…

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The athlete discusses her interest in sports journalism and the double-edged sword that is social media.

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Lots of companies have a business development director, including yours. And there are business development director openings on the job board. Yet you’re not sure what the position entails or if it’s the right job or ambition for you. Well, wonder no more. We asked a couple business development directors to tell you all about…

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If you work in marketing or in digital media—or are looking to work in marketing or digital media—you need a good understanding of web analytics. Having a solid a grasp on the fundamentals—who comes to your site, what pages they visit most, how many visitors become customers, where visitors tend to “drop off” and leave…

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How many times a day do you check your Instagram? (If you said less than three, you’re lying. But we digress.) Want to feel a little less guilty about your IG addiction? Start following these 10 Instagram accounts to add some career-fuel to your feed between the #foodporn and puppy accounts.   1. @Adweek Covering breaking…

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As the first woman of color to be the top editor at a Condé Nast publication—and someone who spent her early career in corporate law—Brides editor in chief Keija Minor knows a thing or two about breaking ground. “I left law because I was not passionate about it,” she says. It turned out, publishing was…

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Even as a child, Toan Lam knew he wanted to tell stories. He grew up in a rough neighborhood in South Sacramento, Calif., and used reading and writing as an outlet—and eventually a passport out of dodge. He worked as a TV reporter for several years before deciding he wanted to tell only inspiring stories…

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The career enthusiast reveals how she achieved success and advises on the right way for professionals to use social media.

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The Onion has evolved into much more than that satirical newspaper we all know and love. (Sample headline: “Obama Spends Afternoon in Garage Restoring Classic Drone.”) “America’s Finest News Source” has become a full-blown digital-media company that includes an alt-weekly entertainment news site called The A.V. Club and Onion Labs, its advertising/marketing layer that helps…

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Update: Eric Noe is no longer the managing editor at ABC News Digital. Eric Noe knows digital news. The journo, who began his career at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has been with ABC News Digital since 2004. His current role as managing editor means he’s leading editorial operations for ABCNews.com and overseeing a team of 40…

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Jesse Ventura has never been one to mince his words. The Vietnam vet turned pro wrestler turned governor of Minnesota has been openly critical of, among other things, the nation’s two-party system, organized religion and the mainstream media. He’s also proved to be a staunch supporter of gay marriage and the rights of Mexican immigrants…

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  Hey there! We’re back with week 2 of the the #WeekendJobSearch, our new, ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items.   Last week we started small and purged old job search materials. This week, we’re taking that clean slate and building upon it—setting you up for success throughout your…

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It’s official: We’re rounding out our first month into The #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we cleaned up your social channels and created a LinkedIn headline and summary that attracts and engages recruiters. (If you’re just jumping in now, check out Week 1,…

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Hey! Welcome to week 5 of the #WeekendJobSearch, our ongoing series that breaks the whole job-search process into 13 totally doable to-do items. Last week, we showed you how to research your top companies to target employers you’d like to reach out to for informational interviews, and start your intel-gathering for when you get a real…

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A job search can be overwhelming. Between resumes and cover letters to write, social channels and networking opportunities to manage, interviews to schedule and prep for—the whole endeavor can seem so time consuming, you’d be forgiven if you put it all off and stayed at your current, less-than-ideal gig longer than you should. That’s why…

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As you step onto the conference floor, your time off work might feel more like vacation than work. But if you spend all your time kicking back, you’ll certainly miss out on opportunities, whether it’s a lead on a job opening or new networking connections. Remember: You’re there to learn from others in your field and…

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If you’re looking for a new job, the best way to get noticed isn’t show-off-y tactics like video resumes or sending gifts to hiring managers. Nope, to get yourself to the top of the pile at your company of choice, it helps most to know somebody on the inside. You need an employee referral. An…

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You found the perfect job on the boards, and turned in a resume and cover letter awesome enough to land you an interview. But before you meet with the hiring manager, be sure to avoid these too-common interview fails that hiring managers hate. 1. Not Doing Your Homework Failing to prepare properly for the interview sends…

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Circulation: 115,000 for print; 700,000 online Frequency: Six times a year Special issues: Every issue is a special issue. The music and lifestyle magazine is currently exploring ideas for new themes, such as the premiere “Producers” issue (October/November). Other themes explored this year include “Spring Style” (February/March), “Photography” (April/May), “Summer Music” (June/July), “Fall Fashion” (August/September)……

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How to Avoid (and Handle) a Social Media Crisis originally published on The Executive Education Navigator blog. There’s no such thing as bad publicity? Try telling that to US Airways after their corporate Twitter account accidentally tweeted a very NSFW photo, which spread like wildfire across social and mainstream media. Or tell that to the…

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Mastering Your Own Voice for Business Success originally published on The Executive Education Navigator blog. By now, you have mastered the requisite firm handshake, professional appearance and business cards. But what about your voice? “There is a sound to success, professionalism, and leadership,” says Dr. Lois Frankel, president of Corporate Coaching International. “There are things…

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Why Storytelling Skills Make You a Better Business Leader published on The Executive Education Navigator blog. “Storytelling” has become a ubiquitous buzzword in the business world as the marketers’ pursuit to weave the most creative and compelling narratives about their brands and products races on. Let’s take a look at why this has become such…

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Personal Brand Is More than Your Digital Presence published on The Executive Education Navigator blog. When you think about brand identity, what most frequently comes to mind will be a company logo, overall business reputation and the products associated with a business. Yet one of the most important brands you can focus on to support…

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How to Maximize Your Workday published on The Executive Education Navigator blog. How can we manage our tasks and responsibilities more quickly and effectively? Personal productivity expert Robert Pozen has made it his mission to help executives develop answers to this question. Pozen is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, a senior…

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When it comes to travel, do you hear the call of the wild, or do you prefer bright lights and the big city? Maybe an excursion to strange exotic places is your style. Wherever your heart takes you, there is probably a story there. Consider these nine markets looking for travel pitches. 1. Arrive This……

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You have good days and bad days, successes and failures, but sooner or later you start thinking, “Is there a job out there more suitable for me?” By nature, even the coolest jobs start losing their luster the day you start them. So how do you learn to love your job once the honeymoon is over? Read on….

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Catch up on the latest Mediabistro career and job search coverage you may have missed.

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If you work in social media, or if your job has anything to do with creating or posting content to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and the rest, you’re probably feeling a little worn out. (Social media never sleeps!) And you’re probably wondering what next step to take in your career. Fear not. With a little analysis…

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If you’re feeling the call of living and working in Phoenix, or if you already live and work in the largest city in the American Southwest and are looking for a new job, now might be the perfect time to make your move. There are always lots of media jobs in Phoenix on our job…

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Congrats! You’ve applied for a job, nailed the interview and gotten the right job offer. But the prospect of starting a new job can come with a mix of feelings: excitement for new faces and projects, and—for some—fear that you might be signing up for the wrong gig. If you’re losing sleep about whether a prospective…

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Great news: You’ve just started a new job. Not so great news: Turns out, a few weeks or months in, you realize it’s not the right one for you. You’re wondering: Is it too soon to start looking for a new job? Are old rules—like the one that says you have to stay in a…

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We partnered with the in-house recruiters for CNN (@CNNcareers) for our first Twitter chat, asking questions about how a job seeker can best succeed in the digital age. See some of the chat highlights and our community’s answers below: [View the story “#MBJobChat Recap: How to Use Social Media to Get a Job ” on Storify]

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Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons job-seekers end up not getting hired so you can identify what you may have done to raise a red flag, and how to make sure it never happens again.

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As spring continues to warm up, so do companies’ plans to hire. Check out new listings on our job board, and read these new career-advice articles to help you turn up the heat on your job search. 1. Reframe the way you think about failure. Next time you fail at something, remember it’s a stepping…

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Programmatic is becoming increasingly important in jobs in advertising or marketing, but you’d be excused for not knowing exactly what it means.   The next time you hear the term “programmatic,” say, at a job interview, you might think you can guess at the definition. It sounds kind of familiar—ads, data, computers… Does programmatic lie…

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This quick rundown of new Mediabistro stories has all the career and job search advice you need to know now

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One key to crafting a persuasive presentation is knowing the expectations of your audience. A job interview is no different. Your words matter. Prospective employers are looking for candidates who communicate clearly, courteously and professionally. Aspects of our personal speaking style can be an asset or a drawback.  Fortunately, becoming mindful of our verbal tics…

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Ever wondered exactly what professional mastery business school grads get along with their shiny MBA? We asked six alums what they learned at some of the top business schools in the western hemisphere—and how to leverage those lessons in your job search. 1. Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make “Happy, well-rounded people…

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Freelancers need to keep track of dozens of moving parts from day to day. Stories are at different stages of progression, being worked on at the same time. Various editors have specific preferences of how articles are styled and submitted. And while you’re working on assignments, a countless number of other story ideas are likely……

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Spring hiring is continuing to pick up; luckily for you, job seeker, there’s plenty of new career advice coverage to go with it. Here are some of our favorite picks. 1. Want to succeed? Let go of your fear of failure. Along the road to success, you’re bound to fail. Why you failed isn’t important;…

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You probably don’t need us to tell you, job seeker: Today’s job search is no sprint. It’s a marathon that spans months rather than miles. The average job search takes anywhere from six weeks to three months, but if you’re looking for a media job, the time is often far longer. Anecdotal evidence suggests that…

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Some 93 percent of recruiters review a candidate’s social media profiles before making a hiring decision. Can your online presence stand up to the scrutiny? We’ll help you get there when we team up with the in-house recruiters of @CNNCareers on Thursday, April 14 at 2 p.m. ET to host our very first Twitter chat! Join…

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If you’re looking for a job in online content, marketing or content marketing—or if you’ve already gotten a job in those areas—then you’re probably pretty eager to prove return on investment (ROI) for your efforts. Good news! Thanks to the power of analytics, you can prove a direct correlation between quality content and products booked,…

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True, social media can seem like a time suck. But you shouldn’t minimize social media activity while working to land that new gig—especially if you’re looking for a social media job. On the contrary, you’ll likely need to spend even more time, energy and creativity on the socials in order to achieve your goal of…

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful.  In our second installment, we illustrate (with numbered, hyperlinked comments) how freelancer Alan Krawitz’s laser-sharp pitch led to a string of 70+ Newsday assignments…

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When you’re trying to get a freelance assignment from a magazine, you know that you’re first step is to have a fantastic idea. You gather the information you need to sell the idea, and then you write a winning pitch letter. But then you get stuck on the next move. You need to get your…

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It’s hard enough to land a freelance writing assignment, but, sometimes, a grueling editing process can be even worse. You want the process to go smoothly, but you also want to keep your work from getting walked all over. You want to stand up for language and structure that you labored over, but you also…

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. Consider it your guide to the nuts and bolts of assignment-worthy pitches, complete with comments from the author of the pitch and the editor……

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. In our third installment, we illustrate (with numbered, hyperlinked comments) how first-time article-pitcher St. John Frizell crafted a “perfectly pegged” pitch on beer gardens — in……

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. Consider it your guide to the nuts and bolts of assignment-worthy pitches, complete with comments from the author of the pitch and the editor………

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. In our third installment, we illustrate (with numbered, hyperlinked comments) how first-time article-pitcher St. John Frizell crafted a “perfectly pegged” pitch on beer gardens — in………

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. Consider it your guide to the nuts and bolts of assignment-worthy pitches, complete with comments from the author of the pitch and the editor…………

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. In our third installment, we illustrate (with numbered, hyperlinked comments) how first-time article-pitcher St. John Frizell crafted a “perfectly pegged” pitch on beer gardens — in…………

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. Consider it your guide to the nuts and bolts of assignment-worthy pitches, complete with comments from the author of the pitch and the editor……………

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. In our third installment, we illustrate (with numbered, hyperlinked comments) how first-time article-pitcher St. John Frizell crafted a “perfectly pegged” pitch on beer gardens — in……………

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. Consider it your guide to the nuts and bolts of assignment-worthy pitches, complete with comments from the author of the pitch and the editor………………

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. In our third installment, we illustrate (with numbered, hyperlinked comments) how first-time article-pitcher St. John Frizell crafted a “perfectly pegged” pitch on beer gardens — in………………

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. Consider it your guide to the nuts and bolts of assignment-worthy pitches, complete with comments from the author of the pitch and the editor…………………

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When I was a devoted writer of fiction only, I understood the minuscule odds of my “making it” as a published author, but I believed I was different. I believed that my work ethic, my focused creativity and the sheer longevity of my commitment to writing (I wrote my first terrible novel at 12, my…

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. Consider it your guide to the nuts and bolts of assignment-worthy pitches, complete with comments from the author of the pitch and the editor……………………

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The question as a freelancer is not whether health insurance is necessary (it’s mandated now by the Affordable Care Act), it’s what type of health insurance works best for the self-employed. Without a doubt, shopping for health insurance can be a stressful and daunting task. You could shop around for an individual policy, you may……

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Welcome to Pitches That Worked, a new feature for AG members that takes an actual query letter that landed its writer an assignment, and breaks down just what made it successful. Consider it your guide to the nuts and bolts of assignment-worthy pitches, complete with comments from the author of the pitch and the editor………………………

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The question as a freelancer is not whether health insurance is necessary (it’s mandated now by the Affordable Care Act), it’s what type of health insurance works best for the self-employed. Without a doubt, shopping for health insurance can be a stressful and daunting task. You could shop around for an individual policy, you may………

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So here’s a question we’ve been hearing a lot: “I’m a freelance writer for magazines and newspapers, and my friends tell me I should develop an expertise. Does this make good business sense?” Listen to your friends. Becoming an expert is one of the smartest moves a freelance writer can make. It means that editors…

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“We’ll pass. Thanks.” “Not right for us.” “Thanks, but no.” If you’ve received any of these as a response to a magazine article query, you’re definitely not alone. While many journalists are happy to receive some sort of response — some editors don’t acknowledge queries unless they want to assign a piece — it can…

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Anyone with the passion to write can start a WordPress or Tumblr and call himself a journalist, but there’s more to a career in journalism than just writing and reporting. And while it is possible to develop yourself as a self-made journalist by skipping the academic track, a journalism degree provides technical skills, networking opportunities and real-world perspectives from……

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For a working journalist, a fellowship from a university or foundation can be the best thing to reinvigorate your career, providing funding and other assistance for reporting projects, study and travel. Unfortunately, applying for them is kind of like dating: lots of different options, some with longer-term commitments than others and rejection is almost inevitable….

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Anyone with the passion to write can start a WordPress or Tumblr and call himself a journalist, but there’s more to a career in journalism than just writing and reporting. And while it is possible to develop yourself as a self-made journalist by skipping the academic track, a journalism degree provides technical skills, networking opportunities and real-world perspectives from………

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In the spring of 2006, Amy Sutherland was looking for ways to promote her second book, Kicked, Bitten and Scratched. When her first idea—pitching magazine and newspaper editors stories related to her book’s subject—didn’t pan out, Sutherland took a different tack: targeting The New York Times’ Modern Love column. A regular reader of the feature, Sutherland studied it intently….

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Anyone with the passion to write can start a WordPress or Tumblr and call himself a journalist, but there’s more to a career in journalism than just writing and reporting. And while it is possible to develop yourself as a self-made journalist by skipping the academic track, a journalism degree provides technical skills, networking opportunities and real-world perspectives from…………

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Every freelancer gets to a point in her career where she must ask herself: Am I finally ready to treat this like a real business and hire an accountant? The consensus after speaking with two writers and a certified public accountant (CPA) is if you’re willing and able to pay up, having an expert manage your ledger is a……

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Anyone with the passion to write can start a WordPress or Tumblr and call himself a journalist, but there’s more to a career in journalism than just writing and reporting. And while it is possible to develop yourself as a self-made journalist by skipping the academic track, a journalism degree provides technical skills, networking opportunities and real-world perspectives from……………

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Every freelancer gets to a point in her career where she must ask herself: Am I finally ready to treat this like a real business and hire an accountant? The consensus after speaking with two writers and a certified public accountant (CPA) is if you’re willing and able to pay up, having an expert manage your ledger is a………

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Anyone with the passion to write can start a WordPress or Tumblr and call himself a journalist, but there’s more to a career in journalism than just writing and reporting. And while it is possible to develop yourself as a self-made journalist by skipping the academic track, a journalism degree provides technical skills, networking opportunities and real-world perspectives from………………

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Here’s a quick way to ease yourself into Monday morning: As you’re drinking your first (or second or third) coffee of the day, take a breather and check out these latest Mediabistro stories, in case you missed ’em, to help  you gear up for the week to come. Tips For Asking The Right Questions in…

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April Fools’ Day means a time for jokes, hijinks and the always usually awesome annual Google pranks. And while everyone loves a good April Fools’ Day joke, when they backfire, they don’t just wither away, they go down in history. And, surprise: Digital media companies aren’t immune. Check out these April Fools’ Day media faceplants. Then,…

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You found the job opening, scheduled the interview, met the boss and now all there is to do is wallow in anxiety and check your email every 15 minutes, right? Wrong. As in dating, there are some tactical follow-ups to your first interview that may help secure your second, or even get you a job offer….

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While the traditional editorial job outlook is bleak, and you’re looking for steady work, seek out brand journalism. And if you think this a cop out by not exercising your true journalism muscles you’ve been trained to use, think again. Josh Sternberg, director of branded content at NBC News and former senior editor of Digiday’s Content Studio, believes journalistic training plays a…

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After you’ve skillfully answered all the interviewer’s questions and knocked your personal pitch out of the park, the hiring manager will inevitably ask you, “So, what questions do you have for me?” Here, three hiring managers reveal the top questions that will likely boost your chances of landing the job. What to Ask to Impress To ace…

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The workweek can be crazy busy. But with the weekend coming, we know you’ll want to catch up on recent Mediabistro stories that may have escaped you. In case you missed it, here is Mediabistro’s job and career coverage of the past few days to check out at your leisure before heading out of the office for…

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Spring hiring is picking up, and, with it, a new crop of career advice coverage. Here are some of our favorites. 1. In case you wanted an excuse to stop writing cover letters, here are 10 good ones. You think you hate regurgitating selling points about your experience and what you can bring to a…

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For professional utility, spending a few minutes a day on LinkedIn can bolster networking relationships, attract talent to your organization and support both your employer’s brand and your own. Here are eight ways I’ve found to get value out of LinkedIn without eating up too much of your time: 1. Keep Your Profile Current Once or twice…

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When you’re interviewing for a job, there’s often a thin line between saying too much and too little, which can be the difference between making a strong impression and making a wrong impression. The good news is that many interviewers rely on the same questions, which can be used to your advantage… if you know…

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Alright, so you already know about content marketing, and how it’s key to how companies and brands are telling their story, and finding new customers. You may even be looking for content marketing jobs. But do you know the all the terminology in the content marketer’s vocabulary? These 25 content marketing terms aren’t just buzzy…

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With spring finally here and the gloom of winter behind us, there’s a sense of new beginnings in the air. And with that comes the possibility of a new job to propel your career forward. As Alex Twersky, career expert and Mediabistro’s own resume and cover letter writer, puts it, “When the weather starts to…

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Nearly every media professional today touches digital in some aspect of their job. And that means every media professional needs to have some knowledge of Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. Depending on your job duties, you may not need a hands-on understanding of technical SEO—the way your website is set up to allow search engines…

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They’re what Friday afternoons were made for: Links to fresh Mediabistro stories, just in case you missed ’em. Check these out before or after you wrap up your to-do list, clean up your desk and tie up any loose ends as you get ready for the weekend, and for the week to come. How to…

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Are you committing a job search sin? We talked to human resources executives and recruiters and asked them to be brutally honest about the bad habits job searchers can pick up. Here’s what they want you to stop doing before they get you booted from an applicant pool. 1. Opting for Speed Over Details With…

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Whether you live to eat or eat to live, food plays an important role in the lives of everyone. Food is so encompassing, it influences the region we live in, our health and wellbeing and even our faith practices. It’s also a great market for foodie writers. Read on for 10 outlets that crave your……

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Earlier this year, Modern Luxury, the largest publisher of luxury regional magazines in the United States, welcomed Marcy Bloom as its new senior VP and group publisher. Bloom is a publishing veteran who worked her way up the ranks at Condé Nast and while at the helm of Lucky magazine became the media giant’s youngest…

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You’ve searched through the job boards. You’ve scored the interviews. You nailed the follow-through. And you did it, in spades: not just one job offer, but two at the same time. That just means you’re doubly-awesome, right? While this is a good problem to have, it takes skill to navigate. So you can be sure…

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Circulation: 500,000 Frequency: 10 issues a year Special issues: None Background: As its name suggests, Latina is a women’s magazine geared toward the needs and interests of “acculturated Latinas.” The publication’s audience consists of women who were born and educated in the United States, speak English and are immersed in American culture while maintaining a……

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As our job market continues to grow stronger, some media professionals still find themselves unemployed, or, if they’re working, unable to find that new gig. If you’ve been laid off or looking for a new job while working for a year or longer, the reason your phone isn’t ringing with corner office offers could be……

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Whether or not you work in public relations, in this day and age we’re basically all publicists and masters of our own communications. We have the potential to become personal branding gurus displaying the best product—ourselves—in the best possible light offline, online and all the time. Brand Thyself Jeffrey Hayzlett, host of The C-Suite on…

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Despite what you may have heard, a community manager doesn’t just troll the Internet all day. And it’s not all firing off promotional tweets. Nope, the job is a lot more involved—and way cooler—than that. Intrigued? Here’s the skinny: What exactly does a community manager do? A community manager helps build, grow and manage a…

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If you’re looking to put your design sensibilities and technological savvy to good use, securing a job as a web designer may be just what the doctor ordered. We talked to those in the know and got the scoop. Say adios to being bored at work. What exactly does a web designer do? These visual…

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Sure, you want to get paid what you’re worth. It definitely makes sense. We get it. But sometimes turning down an unpaid job can actually be more detrimental than you’d think. So when do you sacrifice the paycheck for the gig? It’s all comes down to whether it builds your value and ups your exposure….

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Spring’s almost here and Q2 is right around the corner, but it’s not too late to make sure your digital marketing plans are helping keep 2016 on track to be the most successful, and measurable, year ever. Below, are 16 links to super-useful infographics to help you stay on top of 2016’s biggest trends—ones you…

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A conference panel may seem like something you can “wing”—after all, how tough is it to sit and field questions about what you know best? But succeeding in front of a large crowd is actually much more complicated than just standing up and giving a speech. Consider the moving parts: getting your key points in;…

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It can be difficult, applying for your next media job when you’re already employed. And sure, it may seem like a great idea to work on your job search during your nine-to-five—you’re buzzed from company coffee, sitting at a desk feeling productive and all you can think about is channeling that energy into finding that…

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The fashion public relations field has exploded and now it looks more glamorous than ever to be promoting big brands and attending runway shows. But it’s not all glitz and sparkle. The truth is that it takes a lot of hard work—including the kind of tasks you’d never wear Chanel while doing—to break into this…

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These days, every marketing effort has some aspect of social. Whether it’s pushing content via Twitter and Facebook, sharing the company’s unique culture on Instagram or fostering community engagement, social media jobs are growing faster than ever. Here’s a look at some of the jobs in the social media world and how to get your hands on one….

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Experts agree that there’s often no better way to make connections, pitch that story idea, land an agent or even find a new job than by face-to-face networking at conferences—but you can’t just show up with a stack of resumes and business cards and expect to hit gold. With a little planning and luck, though,…

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If you’ve got a JD diploma hanging in your office, you can probably go ahead and skip to the next article. But if you aren’t a member of the state bar, you may have a few questions about the fine print you’ve read on your client contracts. For example, what the difference is between “work……

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Yes, you’re a writer. But you’re also a business, and the sooner you start treating yourself that way, the more profitable you’ll be. Need a nudge? We asked crazy-successful entrepreneurs to open up about what they’ve learned since day one. Use their lessons as a kick in the pants, as a reminder that it does……

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If you’ve got a JD diploma hanging in your office, you can probably go ahead and skip to the next article. But if you aren’t a member of the state bar, you may have a few questions about the fine print you’ve read on your client contracts. For example, what the difference is between “work………

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Yes, you’re a writer. But you’re also a business, and the sooner you start treating yourself that way, the more profitable you’ll be. Need a nudge? We asked crazy-successful entrepreneurs to open up about what they’ve learned since day one. Use their lessons as a kick in the pants, as a reminder that it does………

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The more experienced I became as a freelance writer, the more I realized how little time I actually spent on writing. Sure, I expected to have to build a website, market myself and develop story ideas. But I felt a bit overwhelmed when it came to organizing my work, keeping track of deadlines and communicating…

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Yes, you’re a writer. But you’re also a business, and the sooner you start treating yourself that way, the more profitable you’ll be. Need a nudge? We asked crazy-successful entrepreneurs to open up about what they’ve learned since day one. Use their lessons as a kick in the pants, as a reminder that it does…………

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You know the importance of networking. You understand how a good connection can land you a new job or move you up in your company. But your time is limited and networking can be a real time-suck. Hey, no worries. We’ve got you covered. Check out these three apps that make networking simple, painless and…

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We’ve all had bad managers. You know the ones—they inspire the stories you tell at happy hour and are the ghosts that haunt your every career move. And though you swear you’ll never be like them, how sure are you that their toxic ways aren’t tarnishing your own management skills? Sometimes we fall back on…

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Whether you’ve taken another position or are leaving your job voluntarily, you want to go out on a positive note—even if you’re not feeling so peachy about the company. If you choose to send a goodbye email, what exactly should you say? Who should the recipients be? When should you send it? Here are a…

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When you’re in media, everything you write, post or create is like an audition. Your Tweets prove you know how to work Twitter. Your website shows you’re not tone-deaf when it comes to branding. And when you write a winning cover letter, you’re not just giving your target company a demo of your skills and…

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You’ve spit-and-polished your resume to a fare-thee-well, but can you make it stand out from the rest? How can you tweak your resume so it’s so unforgettable, the hiring manager not only has to call, but she also recalls your resume years after the fact? Below, 9 professionals and 1 student share the unique, creative…

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The world of improv comedy—think Whose Line is it Anyway, Second City, UCB—is famous for more than just kicking out hilarious performances. Certain techniques derived from improv are used for managing employees, developing business ideas and even landing a job. So if you’ve got a job interview on the horizon, check out these improv techniques…

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Let’s say you’ve taken on more duties or sought new challenges that strengthened your employer’s bottom line. Then review time comes and you’re passed over—again. Say what? Unfortunately, simply doing your job well is not always enough. There are some universal no-no’s that can prevent you from advancing your career. 1. You’re Too Shy Although…

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So you landed that interview. Nice work! Now comes the big question: “What should I wear?” It’s a good question, and one that’s constantly being asked. While jeans and heels won’t make a good impression on an interviewer, you also don’t want to show up looking too formal…especially in a creative field. To get some answers, we turned…

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In today’s digital world, nearly every media job seeker is expected to know something about content management systems, or CMS for short. Job postings require familiarity with WordPress, Drupal, CQ5 or more as a prerequisite or an almost mandatory “nice to have.” But you don’t need to be a tech whiz or a developer to…

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You may have only one career, but you have two key jobs. The first is doing whatever you were hired to do. The second—and just as important if you plan on staying—is keeping your boss happy with you, otherwise known as “managing up.” Being seen by your manager in a positive and productive light will…

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Managing employees isn’t easy, especially when the ink may still be drying on your promotion, but striking just the right interpersonal chord with your staff is crucial for both your fulfillment and theirs. You want your employees to like you, but also respect you. You want to stand with them, but also have them know…

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Your staff is a hard-working bunch. And while universally coveted salary increases, bonuses and promotions may be well deserved by some or all, they’re a no-go considering your budget and org chart. Yet, some workplace experts say non-cash, non-promotion rewards have the potential to not only keep your staff’s morale up, but motivate them even…

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I interview close to 100 candidates annually, and I cannot begin to tell you how many interviews have gone sour because the candidate was not prepared.  Most of the time, candidates ask too many questions to which the answers are publicly available—as in, on our website or via a quick Google search. Trust me: Nothing is…

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It’s Oscar season, and with several of the nominated movies featuring careers in digital media, we figure it’s our job to show you how to grab one of those careers yourself. Warning: This article has a few near-spoiler alerts depending on how insanely little you like to know about a movie before seeing it. And…

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“Fashion starts here” is the motto of Teen Vogue, and the magazine itself starts with Amy Astley. Tapped by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour to create a smart, fashion-savvy younger sister to Condé Nast’s fashion flagship, Astley edited four Teen Vogue test issues before the publication launched in January 2003. Since then, she has forged a…

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Ken Sunshine’s Sunshine & Sachs PR agency isn’t in the industry directories. Sunshine doesn’t blog. He doesn’t even have a Web site. He’s been known to turn down A-list celebrities calling for his help. “We don’t play it safe, we’re not genteel,” he says. “We name names and battle the media when we have to.”…

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Deborah Norville is first and foremost a survivor. This broadcast veteran endured one of the most brutal cases of career- and character-bashing ever inflicted on a television personality in the nineties, but emerged stronger for it. You can read more about it here, or just Google “Deborah Norville replaces Jane Pauly”. While on maternity leave…

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As features and special projects director of Harper’s Bazaar, Laura Brown works closely with editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey to create the fashion magazine’s most buzzed-about stories and celebrity covers that have garnered more than their fair share of ink. When she’s not in negotiations with Hollywood’s gatekeepers for access to the A-list, Brown moonlights as the magazine’s…

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Whether you’re just starting out in your career, deep in the freelancing trenches or already at your media dream job, developing a 5-year plan is a bold, take-charge move. With a long-term goal in sight, and with actionable steps leading to that goal, you’re no longer simply floating by, you’re taking the reigns on your…

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When you think of alternative careers or side jobs a wordsmith could do, freelance reporting, blogging, writing, consulting or editing copy for any variety of industries come immediately to mind. But, beyond the obvious career moves, there are a whole slew of other fields that journalists can dabble in as side jobs or as a…

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With media jobs at a premium, that brilliant idea for a new media company that you’ve been batting for the past few months is starting to seem like your only way to break into the industry, escape your dead-end job or pull yourself out of unemployment. But before you start hitting up your friends for…

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Radio and TV play-by-play and color announcers may be the best-known personalities in the sports broadcasting business — but only as a public address announcer can you earn a nickname like the “Voice of God.” (That, of course, refers to Yankees P.A. legend Bob Sheppard, who retired last fall.) Those who hold P.A. gigs say…

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You don’t have to go far to find criticism of employers like Demand Studios, Contently and Associated Content. These “content farms” employ massive numbers of writers to generate cheap content primed to appear at the top of search engine results. They’re notorious for paying their writers next to nothing, having strict deadlines and offering very…

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All types of independent professionals have been hearing it for years—to do business today, you need a website. But what exactly is the function of your website when you’re a freelance writer? Unless you’re a blogger by trade, or selling books or products to consumers, it may be difficult to determine the purpose of your…

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As an official judge for the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition, I read a lot of essays, the quality of which fluctuated from powerful to pointless. Despite this range, what struck me most were the handful-and-a-half common, correctable mistakes that kept many essays, even potentially wonderful ones, from truly hitting their mark. With input from writers,…

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It used to be that blogs weren’t taken seriously, until it was revealed that what was once viewed as pet projects at best were really obsessively curated, regularly updated hits of information vital to professionals. By choosing to create content for specialized audiences, blogs can focus on and reveal information that may be considered too…

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For many writers, getting a book published with a major publishing house is the ultimate mark of success, a validation of talent and proof that years of toiling in anonymity were worth it. But for a select few — authors like John Grisham, J.K. Rowling, Nicholas Sparks and others — there’s an even greater pinnacle:…

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Television has been in Nina Parker’s blood from an early age. “I remember getting a cardboard box and making a TV, cutting it out and getting in it,” Parker said of her childhood. “I was obsessed with [book and cartoon show] The Littles, because I really believed as a kid that there were people in…

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Significant news stories aren’t necessarily guaranteed a space in the annals of public memory — they’re emblazoned there by gifted reporters. Soledad O’Brien is one of those journalistic storytellers who uses human interest pieces to thread us together by commonalities. Flanked by passion and a self-proclaimed love of learning, she’s been on the frontlines of…

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The thought of zit-filled yearbook photos, SAT anxiety and awkward interactions with the opposite sex are enough to banish any and all high school recollections to the farthest corners of most people’s minds. The thought of zit-filled yearbook photos, SAT anxiety and awkward interactions with the opposite sex are enough to banish any and all high…

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He’s been called the “King of Romance” but he rejects the title. People deemed him the “Sexiest Author Alive,” yet he’s a happily married father of five who is equally faithful to his small, North Carolina hometown. He’s been called a sappy, saccharine writer, yet with 16 bestsellers to his credit, he is undoubtedly the go-to…

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There are some TV personalities who, perhaps unbeknownst to them, become “friends” to their fans and viewers. You know how it is — the rational part of you realizes they couldn’t pick you out of a two-person lineup, but they’re just so darn likeable the imaginative part of you feels like you could just call…

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“Mogul” in its present overuse, is like the retired boxer of dictionary words: it used to pack a lot of punch, but now it’s gotten kind of flaccid and nondescript. Cathy Hughes doesn’t care much for the term either, especially when it’s being used to describe her. “I’m not a mogul. I hate that title…

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As a publicist, Marvet Britto’s roster is deep with celebrities (Angela Bassett, Kim Cattrall and the NBA’s Tyson Chandler), blue chip companies (Motorola and Microsoft) and an entire island (Anguilla). And while many in the PR biz toil in virtual anonymity on behalf of their clients, Britto is a star in her own right, with…

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When David Karp was 15, he dropped out of high school to be homeschooled on New York’s Upper West Side. At 17, he moved to Tokyo to work for UrbanBaby, an online parenting advice site with highly trafficked message boards full of urban-dwelling moms and dads. And when he was 20, he founded Tumblr, a…

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Way, way back in 1995, when the first dot-com domain name was celebrating its tenth birthday and the World Wide Web was still an incredibly young four years old, the Internet was truly unchartered territory. But for Ryan Schreiber, then a 19-year-old record store clerk, it was the perfect Petri dish for a new music…

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If you’re looking for the latest news on the economy these days, one place you might be turning to is American Public Media’s flagship broadcast, Marketplace. If so, you’re in the company of an estimated five million public radio listeners* who rely on host Kai Ryssdal to explain the intricacies of mortgage-backed securities, credit default…

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If you were a black girl in the late 1990s threading together the elements of a fabulous life, you undoubtedly read Honey. If you were a black girl in the late 1990s who aspired to feed yourself and your future family as a journalist, you undoubtedly cherished Honey. You also admired its founder, Kierna Mayo….

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Although his resume indicates otherwise, Mark Aldam nearly took a completely different career path into the financial services industry. Instead, he opted to make half the salary he would have made working in finance in New York and jumped at the opportunity to spend his 20s in what he describes as “the beautiful Berkshire hillside”…

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Tucker Carlson prefers not to pull a comb or brush through his hair. It’s among his pet peeves. So when Mediabistro visited with him in his downtown Washington, D.C. office on a recent weekday, it wasn’t too surprising that his thick wavy hair was awry or that he had donned washed out jeans, sneakers and…

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mediabistro.com recently spoke with Cashmore about the evolving nature of the site, his reaction to incessant coverage of himself in tech blogs, whether online media outlets should impose pay walls, and if he thinks MySpace will ever bounce back. Pete Cashmore is founder and CEO of Mashable, one of the largest blogs in terms of audience….

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I recently performed a little efficiency test to make sense of my profit and losses — the latter of which had been feeling especially heavy lately. I assessed my workload in terms of both money and time, and the results were surprising. When I broke down each client by hourly pay, my main client, the…

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Lola Ogunnaike was working her way up the ranks as a features reporter, making the jump from the New York Daily News to the New York Times, when her career took its first lump in 2006: a one-week suspension from NYT, reportedly for appearing on The View without her editor’s permission. “If you can really…

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With Diane Sawyer’s near-5-year-run on ABC “World News”, the spotlight is once again on the female news anchor and the progress that broadcast news has made in the past decade. But in 1987, almost 20 years prior to Katie Couric earning a spot as the first woman to anchor a network broadcast, María Elena Salinas became an…

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With more than 200 million visitors over the past ten years, PostSecret’s success is the stuff of Internet marketing dreams. And yet, founder Frank Warren has remained — some might say stubbornly — wedded to a non-remunerative model that eschews paid advertising and other profit streams in order to keep his project “pure” — the only income…

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You don’t need to be a member of the Upper East Side elite to know that Gossip Girl is a force to be reckoned with. With 11 books in the original series, prequels, a spinoff series, and a five-season TV show, Gossip Girl has firmly cemented its place as one of the most successful young…

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Dubbed by The New York Times as the man “who may represent the future of celebrity journalism,” Levin presides over TMZ.com (with its 10.8 million monthly visitors) and executive produces and hosts TMZ TV, seen in 45 countries around the world. “TMZ is not a Web site and a television show,” he says. “It’s a…

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Don’t tell Hoda Kotb you can’t get a job in television. Not unless you’ve lived in your car for weeks traveling cross country in the same interview suit to find one like she did, that is. “I do think if you are tenacious, somebody will hire you,” she says. Kotb speaks from experience: The Today…

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To folks used to slowly toiling their way up the ladder in the world of magazines, Noah Callahan-Bever may seem to have shot up really quickly to the role of EIC at Marc Ecko’s Complex. But Callahan-Bever has been working at urban music/culture magazines in New York since before he graduated high school, and had…

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Most writers’ love affairs with words usually begin with a pivotal book or a poem, maybe even an especially moving piece in Highlights. Denene Millner‘s blossomed reading the lyrics on the back of a Stevie Wonder album cover when she was a kid. “I don’t remember thinking I could write something like that. I just…

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According to a slew of media reports detailing how the economic crisis has disproportionately affected millennials, most 20-somethings are unemployed or underemployed and bunking on their parents’ sofa, eating Frosted Flakes for dinner and trying to figure out what to do with their lives. Except for Kara Taylor, that is. At just 25, Taylor is…

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The 3 Percent Conference has a new plan for promoting gender equality at America’s advertising agencies: It’s introducing a certification program. The advocacy group announced the initiative at its New York conference today, equipped with data from a study that details what 328 women working in agencies really want. The seal of approval—introduced by twtw…

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A career in advertising can be a notorious slog, especially at the beginning. Working grueling hours on dog’s-breakfast accounts, watching 99 percent of your ideas—often the best ones—die on the vine, then swallowing your rage when clients insist on mangling the few gems that actually survived the meeting. But for the creatives who have the talent…

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When gossip is about you, it’s generally a bad thing. When gossip produces the spoils of a million dollar brand, it’s a good thing. That’s the end Natasha Eubanks doesn’t mind being on. The blogstress and entrepreneur launched The YBF (that stands for The Young, Black and Fabulous) back in 2005 when she noticed major online…

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Shot on location in Ireland, History Channel’s Vikings looks and sounds a lot like the 2000 film Gladiator, right down to the shifty clan leader Earl Haraldson and tormented protagonist Ragnar Lothbrok. And thanks to writer and executive producer Michael Hirst—the man who brought you the Cate Blanchett film Elizabeth and Showtime’s The Tudors—the series…

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Mike Catherwood’s years of hard work and refining his craft paid off on January 28, 2011. That’s when the 32-year-old filled in for Regis Philbin on Live! with Regis and Kelly after he was selected as part of the show’s “Men of Radio Co-Host for a Day” contest. The former Kevin & Bean (KROQ-FM 106.7)…

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The fact that you’re reading this probably means you’re at least considering whether it’s time to leave your job. While the decision to stay or go is a very personal one—one that shouldn’t be made lightly—there are a few red flags that may help you determine if it’s time to freshen up the resume and…

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For those journos who are ready to say “so long” to whittling word rates and chasing checks, we decided to address (and sometimes debunk) a few of the most common myths about jobs in the PR biz. As it turns out, while the transition is rarely seamless, many seasoned PR pros have made the leap—and…

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It’s no easy feat to create a daytime talk show that consistently attracts viewers. Yet John Redmann, executive producer of CBS’s “The Talk,” has done just that for six seasons, with the help of creator, co-host and fellow EP Sara Gilbert, and her co-hosts Julie Chen, Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler and Sharon Osbourne. Here, show moderator…

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Dealing with one job loss is bad enough, but media professionals have found themselves downsized once, twice, sometimes even three times. Repeated blows to the income, and in some cases the self-esteem, could be enough to convince anyone that she’ll never again be able to get a job and leave on her own terms (like…

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While some creatives say the early bird gets the proverbial worm, others argue it’s the night owl that crushes creatively. Here, through recent research and insight from creatives, we’re examining the best times for productivity, helping you get an idea of when to unleash your creative mind…and actually get stuff done. Morning Many agree morning…

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Corporate writing is writing for business purposes. It’s not journalism, so if that’s what you’re looking for you might as well stop reading now. “You are writing to convey the values and goals of a company,” says Kristin Espeland, former director of corporate communications for The MONY Group. Specifically, what does that mean? Here are the…

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You never know when a promising networking opportunity will strike. It could be at a conference, a book signing, a friend’s dinner party or just a chance encounter on public transit. In any of these scenarios, the pressure’s on you to make a positive impression so that when the time is right, the stars are…

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Warren Buffett’s famous quote on reputation goes like this: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Reputation is breakable and needs to be maintained, but with a little common sense and effort you can manage your brand’s view. What…

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In order to be a successful freelance writer, you need two things—sellable story ideas and contacts at publications. Non-New Yorkers have it easy with ideas: You’ll know about things your Manhattan editors won’t. But it definitely is tougher for you to get to know editors—tough, but not impossible. Here are some ways to develop new…

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Asking your boss for an official review may sound like asking for trouble, but it actually has a number of not-so-obvious advantages for both your peace of mind and your chances for promotion. The question is: Do you feel secure enough to ask for one? Here, job experts explain why a simple “How am I…

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Even the most skilled writers need a portfolio to show off their ability to collaborate with designers and conceptualize big ideas. If you’re looking to land an agency job but need a portfolio, check out these tips on getting one started. 1. Go to Ad School The most surefire way to build a portfolio worthy…

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Media jobs are like fickle romantic partners. What seemed like a sure thing when you first started can suddenly go south, especially when budgets and staffs tighten. Like any relationship, you need to tend to your job and prove the value you bring to it in order to keep it. But you can’t exactly buy…

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When you’re looking for a job, between networking, searching the job boards and, if you currently have a job, staying on top of your workload, you can feel tapped out for time. But that doesn’t mean you should sit back and take whatever comes at you, be it a new job or duties at your…

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If you’re looking for a job in today’s competitive marketplace, it’s important to start with a stellar resume, but you’ll also want to take advantage of SEO (search engine optimization) to make sure you stand out from the crowd—and that potential employers find you and your mad skill set. Try these six foolproof techniques to…

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Everyone loves a good Top 10 list. We see them in magazines, scroll through them on blogs and usually chuckle when Clickhole or McSweeney’s serve up a satirical top ten. Listicles provide a punchy way to assemble information in an easy-to-read article format. We asked writers and editors what makes a listicle work, why audiences…

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Regardless of how many years you’ve been in the magazine biz, there is one thing that never seems to change: Whenever you pitch a story idea, it’s impossible to predict whether an editor will jump at your idea or pass on it. And, sadly, all writers are in the same boat; veteran writers are often…

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Snapchat video views have tripled since May and now total 6 billion every day, according to a Financial Times story. The report only solidifies the notion that the messaging app is the hottest thing going on among marketers. So if you want to land an ad agency gig, the language of “snaps” is really good to…

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The younger-boss dynamic is one that’s becoming more and more commonplace, especially as entrepreneurial millennials are rising from the ranks at warp speed. When managing someone who is 10 to 20 or more years older than you, just remember: “You’re on the same team, and there are things each of you is going to learn…

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When I talk to people of all ages about “networking,” they have valid reasons for bristling. They are shy. They fear rejection. But with networking being a key player in you scoring that dream job, you need to know how to reach out the right way. Because we are all in the business of communicating,…

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Whether you’re a recent college grad looking for your first job or a seasoned professional looking for a new opportunity, social media is incredibly useful for job hunters. Using social media to land a new job goes far beyond updating your LinkedIn job history and making sure those party photos aren’t visible on Facebook. In addition…

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Tikeisha Harris isn’t exactly what you would call an extrovert. She’s friendly (once you get to know her) and personable (once you get to know her). The challenge is—you guessed it—getting to know her. In her personal time, the Washington, D.C.-area blogger and writer is a social butterfly, but when it comes to networking events,…

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Carter Murray, worldwide chief executive officer at Interpublic Group’s FCB, believes that mentoring in the ad industry has grown increasingly crucial in recent years. Today, agency employees at all levels can teach and learn from each other, making the industry stronger through a constructive give-and-take of information, he said. In this Q&A, Murray, who recently…

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Being a social media manager is a multifaceted job: You’re a data analyst one minute, a community moderator the next and an innovator and entrepreneur after that. Whether you’re a freelancer looking to score your next big client or a job seeker eager to land a new opportunity, here are tactics you can employ right…

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Getting a job in public relations can seem difficult, but once you’ve got that gig, you’ve just accepted a whole new challenge. It’s time to prove yourself and show you’ve got the chops. To help you out, we reached out to some PR pros and asked them to share the best advice they’ve learned over…

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When they were in college, your CMO and CIO did not have the same major. Their first jobs out of school were probably not the same, and no decent hiring manager would consider them for the same position today. Yet here we are, increasingly asking them to do one another’s jobs. As marketers depend more…

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With all the forms of digital marketing that are out there—mobile apps and sites, podcasts, digital TV and radio and digitized versions of traditional media—how can you stay ahead of the curve as digital marketing evolves? The solution is to design your own ongoing education one step at a time. That way, when the right job…

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The competition at Super Bowl 50 won’t just be Denver versus Carolina. For marketers, the real contest will once again be in between plays, as major brands, who can afford to spend $5 million on a 30-second spot, vie for audience’s attention with commercials that will get people talking. But it doesn’t end there, and…

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As most of us know, job hunting can be a very stressful—not to mention time-consuming—process. While searching for a new job can seem like a never-ending footpath through a forest of CVs and interviews, there are some simple ways you can improve your prospects and help speed along the job search. We’ve outlined tips and…

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You’ve got the skills, the talent, the fresh pair of Warby Parkers. Now you just need that media job. But getting your foot in the door isn’t easy, and sometimes in order to stand out, you need to make a big entrance. To give you some inspiration, here are a few ridiculously awesome tactics job-seekers (and landers)…

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The truth in advertising is that the field is so competitive, and open positions so few, that getting a gig in the modern ad business is as difficult as landing a major account. Even internships are hard to get, and that route is hardly a secret. So, if you’re a journalist or other media professional…

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It’s a common feeling these days. You apply for jobs online and you rarely get a response. It seems almost like your resume just disappears into the ether, never to be seen by an actual person. You wonder: Is anyone on the other end reading these things? We feel your pain. And while it may…

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Social media can be a huge asset for job-seekers. That is, if you have a solid profile. What does your social media profile say about you? What should you put on it—and what should you leave off? Follow these tips to ensure your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest (and whatever comes next) pages are a reflection…

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Fashion bloggers are becoming increasingly high profile, especially considering that those at the top of their game have their own agents, publicists and image consultants. Since anyone with the time, talent and vision can start a blog, fashion blogging has leveled the playing field for so many looking to make an impact on the industry….

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Harvard Business Review called data scientist “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” The New York Times has reported newly minted data scientist success stories, including a 26 year old who went from waiter to earning more than $100,000 as a data scientist at a Silicon Valley startup. And software companies aren’t the only ones hiring…

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One of the biggest job interview fears is getting a question you didn’t see coming: not a “trick” question sadistically designed to trip you up (which rarely happens), but a strategic question meant to squeeze between your talking points to solicit a more honest, and often awkward, truth. Handling these queries well requires anticipating the…

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Here’s one of those timeless career questions: What should you do when a prospective employer asks for your salary history? It’s always an awkward topic, but it’s one an applicant should be prepared to answer. And regardless of how it’s brought up, negotiating about money is the toughest part of the interview process. It must be handled…

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The interviewer sitting across the table might seem perfectly chatty, but her questions are loaded with ulterior motives. While you might think you’re the answer to her hiring needs, it can be nigh on impossible to get that across—unless you’re thoroughly prepped to answer her queries. We asked three industry pros to tell us which…

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Every hiring manager has a candidate they remember far after the interview itself. These unforgettable folks are often known as the ones who landed the job. Here are three media pros with experience in hiring and their real-world tales of interview success. 1. She Engaged the Interviewer Erinn Farrell, SVP at space150, recalls a college student who emailed her…

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You’ve been sending out applications left and right and yet there’s been nary a nibble. It’s not you—you’re great. You match all the job requirements (and quite a few of the “nice to have” skills, too). You wrote an engaging cover letter. Your background itself is on-point. So what gives? It might just be your…

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A resume can be thought of as a summation of your professional life on a page—cold, hard facts about your education; start and end dates of various jobs; lists of software programs you’ve mastered along the way. It’s your sales tool that will hopefully bump you ahead to the interview stage of the hiring process…

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There are only two focal points in a cover letter: the position and you, the applicant. So, if you want to land the job, you better clearly state the connection between your experience and the employer’s requirements. Merely swapping out greetings and company names with each submission doesn’t cut it. “If you can’t write a…

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You may spend hours (or days) writing and agonizing over your resume, but once it gets in front of a recruiter, HR staffer or hiring manager, each will spend just 15 seconds deciding whether to pass on or pursue you as a candidate. Since your CV will get attention for less time than it takes to…

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It’s an age-old conundrum: Whether you were unemployed for a while or took a leave of absence, how do you deal with date lapses on your resume? Traditionally, there are two schools of thought when addressing a period of unemployment on