Archives: December 2010
Health-conscious wordsmiths, listen up. The Food and Drug Administration is on the hunt for a managing editor for its Consumer Health Information division to manage message development, strategy, and content creation from its Maryland office.
The managing editor will collaborate with senior leaders across the agency to create clear consumer messages for current, anticipated and emerging public health issues. You should be meticulous with your attention to detail, as you’ll be dealing with potentially complex and sensitive matters of significant impact. Read more
Sister blog GalleyCat is collecting new year’s resolutions from writers. Even if you’re not a novelist we bet you rely on your writing skills in your job, so this list may be inspiring for you too.
Top on the list of many authors: read more books.
Lost Remote has a list of 2011 resolutions for newsrooms. Examples: get a mobile site. No excuses. And give yourself permission to innovate and fail.
Good news! The economy is going to get better!
it just won’t benefit any regular folk, if a new survey from CNNMoney.com is any indication.
CNNMoney polled 23 economists to find a projected 3.1% growth for the last three months of the year, and 3.3% in 2011. But unemployment will remain high, at nearly 10 percent, those same economists said, not reaching 8 percent until 2013. And housing prices will remain flat through 2011.
Good thing we’re not easily depressed or anything.
Big Fuel, the agency that handles General Motors’ social media marketing, is doing some double-digit hiring, reports Mashable.
The New York-based agency is opening a Detroit office, which has 15 people right now; the agency is looking to double that number by March. And the company will add another 90 or so people to the New York office by the end of 2011.
Here’s a piece of history: a job ad for a developer at Amazon.com before it was Amazon.com.
ReadWriteWeb found an archived Usenet posting by one Jeff Bezos advertising a job for “extremely talented C/C++/Unix developers to help pioneer commerce on the Internet.”
Yes, this is a bit outside the media jobs industry, but there are parallels.
At the time, Bezos was relatively unknown; he’d worked for famed investment firm D.E. Shaw but wasn’t, like, a Silicon Valley personality with successful startups under his belt. So whoever took the job (and that’s lost to history for now) was taking a gamble.
We’re sure that plenty of people who saw the ad and passed it over are probably kicking themselves now.
*tap tap tap* Is this thing even on?
Seriously, our Google stats say that at least some of you are reading blogs this week (maybe you couldn’t get the vacation time, or maybe you got it and are regretting having quite so much time to spend with your fratty cousins and well-meaning grandmother who keeps asking when you’ll get a real job). So we know you’re out there. Say hello in the comments or hit us up on Twitter. This week is special; we can say & do pretty much anything because nobody else is watching. This week’s for you, diehards.
If you have the travel bug and are looking for a gig in which you can utilize your passions, TripAdvisor has the perfect opening for you. The online community is on the hunt for a senior copywriter to conceive, articulate, create and maintain marketing content across its global sites, with a focus on online marketing campaigns and email copy.
If hired, you’ll work closely with Trip Advisor’s product and business managers, customer experience team and designers in its Newton Upper Falls, Mass. office. You’ll handle site content, banner advertisements, offsite marketing campaigns and email newsletters, along with occasional offline advertising and direct marketing initiatives. Those who understand the digital space, and can ensure a consistent voice throughout TripAdvisors’ products, will truly excel here. Read more
Jen Bekman Projects wants a writer/editor. As the voice of all three of JBP’s programs, you’ll be contributing copy to the 20×200 project, which aims to make art affordable for all, to Hey, Hot Shot, a photo competition, and Jen Bekman Gallery, which exhibits photography, works on paper, paintings and mixed media. Based in New York.
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts has an open position: an associate manager of global marketing strategy and planning. (Glendale, CA)
Bloomberg has an open position: a transportation editor. (Washington, DC)
Luckie Strategic Public Relations needs a consumer PR storyteller/account executive. (Birmingham, AL)
Gravity Media is seeking a media buyer. (New York, NY)
Red F Marketing has an open position: a web UI developer. (Charlotte, NC)
TripAdvisor is hiring a senior copywriter. (Newton Upper Falls, MA)
Ogilvy PR seeks a PR account director of consumer marketing. (Chicago, IL)
Winsby Inc needs a web designer. (Evanston, IL)
The Norwich Bulletin is hiring a news reporter. (Norwich, CT)
Quinn & Co. Public Relations is seeking a junior account executive. (New York, NY)
Palgrave Macmillan is seeking an associate marketing manager. (New York, NY)
Every day we scour major job boards, including, but not limited to Mediabistro.com’s listings, to find the best media jobs out there. We screen out duplicates and scams so you know you’re only receiving the top choices.
As of the time of this posting, there were 1101 jobs on our board.
(Photo is part of a 20×200 print by Amy Jean Porter available on 20×200.com. Go buy it.)
A lot of you are quitters despite the economy, a new survey shows.
Business Insider polled its readers and found that 93 percent of respondents* had quit a job in the past two years, and 57 percent quit without another job lined up.
Two thirds chose to quit simply because they weren’t happy. Similar percentages left because they “needed a change” or were bored; 41 percent left because they didn’t like their bosses.
What. The. Hell.
If you’re one of the jobless, you might wonder why anyone would choose to quit rather than suck it up in a bad job. But at least those quitters are leaving openings for you to fill.
*This was an Internet survey, so the results aren’t as reliable as a traditional poll, but…