A disruptive digital entertainment brand is elevating their game, and they need an energetic, team-oriented, and highly systematic Project Manager to keep all the balls in the air. This company is changing the way we consume video entertainment — from blockbusters to concerts to original content — so innovation happens fast and often here. To keep up, you’ll need exceptional PM chops and a history of keeping device and feature launches pointed toward the horizon.
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One of the top media companies on the planet is looking for a Creative Director to drive their new content studio (think of it as an in-house agency on steroids). For this role, we need a deeply creative thinker with a 360° orientation and a history of using digital storytelling to elevate advertisers and drive conversations. We want someone with a vision, gumption, and ideas for how to cut through the clutter. This is a strategic role with massive ownership and high visibility within an industry titan. Are you up for the challenge?
A major entertainment media brand is searching for a Product Director for Revenue Products. This gig is all about leading the roadmap for revenue-generating products in the online and mobile space. It’ll be up to you to increase the profitability of existing products and to develop new products for advertisers and publishers. Improving existing products? Sure. Building new products? That too. If you’re an experienced Product pro who’s built revenue-generating digital video products, this might be right up our alley.
We’re looking for a gigging Content Strategist to drive a project at a revolutionary small business lender. They just launched a brand new site, and they need an experienced content pro to migrate legacy content to their new CMS during a four-week freelance engagement. If you’ve performed content audits, built content matrices, and have a big migration or two under your belt, it’s time to pack your bags.
A company that’s redefining small business lending needs a Technical Writer to step in and create documentation for a new API. This is what we at The Hired Guns call a “paratrooper” gig: you’ll drop in for a three- or four-week engagement, hit the ground running, and deliver exceptional documentation fast. A gigging Technical Writer with experience creating product documentation that’s crystal clear and on-brand is called for here.
A leading User Experience (UX) research consultancy is ready to add a UX Research Director to their illustrious team. It’s time to rethink the B2B digital experience, and this company is a pioneer in taking those experiences to that next place. The Hired Gun who lands this role will be critical in elevating their game even further. You’ll be using UX research and analytics to develop customer insights that drive engagement for B2B audiences and achieve heady business goals for this agency’s clients. This gig has it all: ownership, thought leadership, and a big helping of strategic direction. If it sounds great so far, read on. It only gets better.
A titan in the digital news arena is searching for a Director of Strategy and Business Development. This role needs a media veteran with a history of super-sizing revenue for marquee brands. That means finding new ways to monetize existing activities, expanding existing revenue streams and growing new ones, and designing new business models and strategies for a group of powerful, global, multi-platform brands. The right Hired Gun for this gig is a visionary strategist with the ability to create revenue opportunities at every turn.
The Hired Guns are looking for a Senior Product Director to drive new product development at a leading name in downloadable media content. This company is investing heavily in innovation, and they need you to lead their new offerings and make leap-frog improvements to existing products. To be the right Hired Gun for this gig, you’ll need to be a seasoned Product leader with a GM sensibilities and a history of thought leadership and new product development. If building the Next Big Thing is your thing, you can’t miss this one.
Are you a skilled Reporter and Content Producer with a passion for news? Can you spot an exclusive and make it your own? Do you have a gift for writing irresistibly clicky headlines? Can you use rich media assets to make your content even more engaging? Are you experienced at delivering clean, pithy copy on tight deadlines for a major digital news outlet? Would you like to be the next Reporter and Content Producer for one of the web’s most popular news destinations? We thought so.
If you’re a Project Manager, UX Designer, Business Analyst, or Developer with a serious passion for start-ups and a desire to migrate your career into full-on Product Management, we’ve got the stepping stone you need. This client is a user-centered Product and Design studio dedicated to building Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) for early-stage start-ups. Their work starts with the big idea and then sprints through design, UX/UI, and development, and they need an Associate Product Manager with strong Project Management chops to tackle it all.
“Holiday travel” isn’t exactly synonymous with “networking opportunities.” After all, you’re probably not thinking about your career while you’re wasting away in the terminal or wedged into an airplane seat the width of a Pringle. But believe it or not, holiday travel is a perfect opportunity for networking. It’s a great way to alleviate boredom and possibly make some valuable contacts during an otherwise stressful ordeal. Before you book your next flight to the in-laws, grab these apps and make the trip productive.
Managers who actively listen to their teams foster confidence and make others feel valued. Learning to do this well is critical to becoming a better manager. It may sound simple, but it’s actually anything but.
As we head into December, hiring in the digital space continues to intensify. We placed more full-time talent in November than any other month in 2013, and it already looks like we’re going to blow past that number in December. Our clients are looking to start the new year with their teams intact, so we’ve got back-to-back interview days booked throughout December. And since December hiring activity is — in our experience, at least — a reliable barometer for job growth in the coming year, big things are coming in 2014.
You need a portfolio. Yes, I know you know that. But do you actually have one? If you do have one, when’s the last time you updated it? If you answered anything other than “yes” and “recently,” you’ve got work to do. If you’re unsure how to build a portfolio or unclear on what to put in the one you’ve already got, we can help.
I don’t say this often (or ever, according to my wife), but I was wrong. Back in early October, I published an article called “You’ve Got Six Weeks Left to Find a Job in 2013. Here’s How.” In it, I made the argument that no one hires late in Q4. And even though I later pointed out that some last-minute shoppers would be looking for talent in the waning days of 2013, that turns out to be something of an understatement.
Everyone’s busy. But you’re crazy busy. You have literally more work to do today than any human could possibly accomplish. On top of that, your car needs an oil change, you need to cook dinner, and you still have to make time for the kids. You’re not the first person to face this dilemma, but you might be one of the few who handles it like an economist.
If a company needs you but they aren’t hiring for a role where you can shine, don’t let that stop you from pitching the idea. That’s the lesson that Hired Gun Ashley Milne-Tyte covered in November 10′s Metro. Our very own Top Gun Allison Hemming lent her expertise on the art of pitching a job, making the article a Hired Guns double whammy.
While most companies will have closed the books on open headcount by early December, some hiring managers are still searching for talent until the last minute. These creatures are elusive, but if you know what to look for, you might spot one in the wild. Believe it or not, you can still get hired in Q4.
Most hiring managers and recruiters will only give your resume a few seconds’ attention. Their inboxes are bursting with the things, so time is short. On top of that, hiring managers have their own jobs to do in addition to selecting and interviewing candidates. With so much competition and so little time to make an impact, keywords are critical. One of the easiest ways to see what your resume says about you at a glance is to make a resume tag cloud with TagCrowd.
You guys have some awful bosses. Seriously. We got tons of stories, ranging from amusing to worrisome to alarmingly criminal. We laughed (schadenfreude is a great afternoon pick-me-up). We cried. We thought about alerting the authorities. But without further ado, this year’s winner of a new professionally written resume is reader Pasko1.
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Product Council’s mission is to provide startups with the opportunity to get critical feedback from experienced product managers and designers. Join us this December at Pivotal Labs and come talk product design and management over a beer with fellow product managers, designers, and founders.
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The 21st annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 11. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2014 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of…
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