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Career Beat: Clay Fisher named SVP at The New York Times

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Clay Fisher has been named senior vice president of consumer marketing at The New York Times. Previously, he led the digital marketing and media group at DIRECTV. (The New York Times Company)
  • Paul Lewis has been named West Coast bureau chief for Guardian U.S. He is The Guardian’s Washington Correspondent. (‏@PaulLewis)
  • Brendan James will be a media reporter at The International Business Times. He is a newswriter at TPM. (@deep_beige)

Job of the day: The Intercept is looking for a political corruption blogger. Get your résumés in! (The Intercept)

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Career Beat: Alan Rusbridger to teach at the Asian College of Journalism

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Karen Mendez will be news director for WNJU in New York. Previously, she was news director for KXTX in Dallas. (Rick Gevers)
  • Alan Rusbridger will be a visiting professor at the Asian College of Journalism. Previously, he was editor of The Guardian. (The Hindu)
  • Jim Hopson is now interim publisher of The Columbus Dispatch. Previously, he was interim publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. (New Media Investment Group)
  • Nicole Carrico is now head of content collaborations at Upworthy. Previously, she worked at Discovery Communications. Jennifer Lindenauer is now vice president of marketing at Upworthy. Previously, she was senior vice president of marketing and communications at The Guardian. Ben Zagorski is now chief revenue officer at Upworthy.
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Friday, June 26, 2015

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How poorly are journalists paid? Depends on where you live

In April, CareerCast ranked newspaper reporter as the worst job in America. With diminishing salaries and job security, some warn aspiring journalists that journalism can’t provide a “decent” or “modest” salary. But terms like those are ambiguous and do not take into account regional differences. We found that in 14 states, journalists make about the median salary, in 13 states they earn more than the median, and in 23 states they earn less than the median.

growing-income That is not to say that the news is good. Last summer, as a Google Journalism Fellow at the Pew Research Center, I analyzed how much journalists earned compared to a similar field, public relations. I found that journalists earned significantly less ($35,600 versus $54,940) and that in the past decade, this pay gap has widened. Read more

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Career Beat: Hillary Busis named entertainment editor at Mashable

Good morning! Here’s a job update from the journalism community:

  • Hillary Busis is now deputy entertainment editor at Mashable. Previously, she was digital news editor at Entertainment Weekly. (Fishbowl NY)

Job of the day: Reuters is looking for a white-collar crime reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Career Beat: Janine Gibson named head of BuzzFeed UK

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Janine Gibson will be editor in chief of BuzzFeed UK. Previously, she was a senior editor at The Guardian. (The New York Times)
  • James Del is stepping down from Gawker Media. He is as vice president of programming there. (Gawker Media)
  • Niketa Patel will manage media partnerships for Twitter. Previously, she was responsible for audience development at Women in the World. (@Niketa)
  • Ricky Mathews will be president of Southeast Regional Media Group. Previously, he was president of NOLA Media Group. (Poynter)
  • Eric Zinczenko has been appointed CEO of Bonnier Corp. Previously, he was executive vice president there. (Capital New York)
  • Nicholas Blechman has been named creative director at The New Yorker.
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Monday, June 15, 2015

Career Beat: Leon Carter named interim head of ‘The Undefeated’

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Jason Whitlock is no longer leading “The Undefeated.” He was slated to be its founder. Leon Carter will be the interim head of “The Undefeated.” He is vice president and editorial director there. (Poynter)
  • Whitney Vargas is now executive editor at T. Previously, she was deputy editor there. Hanya Yanagihara is now deputy editor of T. Previously, Yanagihara was an editor-at-large at Condé Nast Traveler. Emily Stokes is now articles editor at T. Previously, she was senior features editor there. Isabel Wilkinson is now senior online editor at T. Previously, she was senior editor at The Cut. Hannah Goldfield is now a staff editor at T. Previously, she was an associate editor for NewYorker.com.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Career Beat: Harrison Weber named executive editor at VentureBeat

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Richard Maginn has been named managing editor at WMAQ in Chicago. Previously, he was an executive producer at WLS in Chicago. (Robert Feder)
  • Stefan Hadl is now director of engineering for WCVB in Boston. Previously, he was director of engineering and operations at KCRA-KQCA in Sacramento. (TVNewsCheck)
  • Bonnie Cha is leaving Re/code. She is a tech product columnist there. (Talking Biz News)
  • Dylan Tweney is now editor-at-large at VentureBeat. Previously, he was editor-in-chief there. Harrison Weber will be executive editor at VentureBeat. Previously, he was news editor there. (VentureBeat)

Job of the day: The San Jose Mercury News is looking for a business editor. Get your resumes in! Read more

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Career Beat: Lindsey Underwood joins the NYT

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Larry Kramer will join the board of directors of Gannett’s spinoff company. He is publisher at USA Today. (Poynter)
  • Lindsey Underwood will join The New York Times’ audience development team. Previously, she was social media editor at Slate. (Poynter)
  • David Westin will join Bloomberg Television as an on-air personality. He is a principal of Witherbee Holdings LLC. (Bloomberg)
  • Nadia Damouni has been named senior vice president of financial communications and special situations at Edelman. Previously, she was a senior journalist at Reuters. (Edelman)
  • Dana Dugan is now social media editor at the Food and Environment Reporting Network. Previously, she was assistant editor at Environmental Health News. (Email)

Job of the day: Fusion is looking for a Digital Video Head. Read more

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Friday, June 05, 2015

Career Beat: Querry Robinson named lead booker at ‘With All Due Respect’

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Querry Robinson has been named the lead booker at “With All Due Respect.” Previously, Robinson was a producer at MSNBC. (Poynter)
  • Drew Joseph is joining Boston Globe Media’s forthcoming life sciences publication. Previously, he was a reporter at the San Antonio Express-News. (@DrewQJoseph)

Job of the Day: The (Glens Falls, New York) Post Star is looking for a reporter. Get your resumes in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Thursday, June 04, 2015

Career Beat: Stephen Orr named EIC at Better Homes and Gardens

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Stephen Orr is now editor-in-chief of Better Homes and Gardens. He is executive editor of Condé Nast Traveler. (Email)
  • James Gaines will be director of content at Re:think, The Atlantic’s creative marketing group. Previously, he was global editor-at-large at Reuters. (Email)
  • Michael May has been named senior producer at NPR’s Storytelling Lab. He is an instructor at The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. (Poynter)
  • Frank Cooper is now chief marketing officer and chief creative officer at BuzzFeed. Previously, he was PepsiCo’s chief marketing officer for global consumer engagement for the global beverages group. (AdAge)

Job of the day: The Intercept is looking for a senior designer. Get your résumés in! Read more

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