Senior Industrial Designer

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A consumer technology giant is building an ambitious new team, and an exceptional Senior Industrial Designer is the missing piece. This team of visionary technologists is building next-generation home automation products with an eye toward making them accessible to consumers everywhere. Your work here will be making the physical devices sleek and attractive. The recipe for success on this one is a history of designing successful consumer electronics and a passion for pushing boundaries. This is a fun one, gang.

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Director of Content Marketing Strategy

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A premier name in lifestyle media is looking for a Director of Content Marketing Strategy to help their editorial content reach new audiences. They’re searching for an imaginative storyteller with a gift for creating new, innovative ideas that intrigue users and elevate their brand. To land this gig, you’ll need a history of content marketing wins at a major lifestyle media brand and a passion for finding new ways to get users engaged through killer content.

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Front End Developer

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A leading lifestyle media network is beefing up its internal development team, and they need Front End Developer to work on some of their most popular brands. They own some of the biggest names in lifestyle content, but you’ll be working specifically on their food and cooking properties. To score this gig, you’ll need to be a versatile dev with an Agile orientation, strong front end chops, and solid experience with sites and services hosted on Amazon Web Services or a similar PaaS. And hey, if you’re passionate about food and cooking, it wouldn’t hurt.

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Director of Product: Monetization

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A trendsetting digital media brand needs monetization specialist to come aboard as Product Director. This gig is all about owning the roadmap for multiple monetization initiatives across a some of the most popular sites on the web. You’ll also have to be the ultimate advocate for the user, ensuring that monetization efforts don’t impact the overall user experience. If you’re a veteran of ad tech or ad-supported media and have a track record of creating revenue-generating products and enhancements, this one’s for you.

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Business Analyst

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A global humanitarian relief and development organization is searching for a Business Analyst with a unique skill set. This organization is well on its way through a major organizational transformation, and they’re looking for a savvy business analyst to step in and guide this project to success. The right Hired Gun for this role has expertise in business process and project management, as well as knowledge of human resources. This six-month-plus consulting assignment is a chance to lend your considerable expertise to an organization that changes the lives of millions around the world.

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VP of Content and Audience Development

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A global media colossus is ready to take their digital content efforts to the next level. To do that, they need a VP of Content and Audience Development who can increase the quality and effectiveness of their content across all digital platforms and bring new audiences to a range of already premium content brands.

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Audience Development Manager

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An innovative content agency needs an Audience Development Manager to grow their community of content creators and drive audience acquisition for that content. To get the nod on this gig, you’ll need to have experience generating seismic audience gains for a media brand, as well as the ability to turn content creators on to a new media outlet.

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Senior Product Manager

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The leading name in streaming audio content is looking for a proactive Senior Product Manager to bring their mobile and web presence to the next level. The right Hired Gun for this very choice gig has a combination of digital media sensibility and e–commerce smarts, as well as the ability to sweat the details while seeing the big picture.

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VP of Product

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We’re looking for a VP of Product to join the team at one of the world’s biggest and most respected (no, seriously) media brands. This is a heavy duty role that will be responsible for leading and growing the digital footprint for an unparalleled portfolio of iconic digital media properties. If you’ve got what it takes, then we want to meet you: 100 million monthly users around the globe are waiting.

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Project Manager

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One of the leading names in autism-related news and thought leadership needs a Project Manager to play a key role in launching an ambitious new site for their content. If you’re an experienced PM with a history of gathering requirements, identifying solutions, and then shepherding software dev projects from start to finish, you’re exactly what they want.

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Marc Nation

5 LinkedIn Mistakes You Don’t Realize You’re Making

There’s more to building a killer LinkedIn profile than just avoiding the common mistakes. As recruiters, LinkedIn is our first stop when searching for talent, and I’ve spotted five common LinkedIn mistakes that most people don’t realize they’re making.

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Todd Cherches

In Defense of the Feedback Sandwich

The Feedback Sandwich — a compliment, some negative feedback, and yet another compliment — is a time-tested way of delivering constructive criticism. Some critics think it waters down the message or coddles the recipient unnecessarily. Todd Cherches, however, thinks it’s still a great way to make bad news more palatable.

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Lisa Schneider

3 Rules to Help You Declutter Your Career

As a product manager, my job is as much about deciding what features not to put in a product as it is about what features to add. I might even venture to say it’s sometimes more about what not to put in, or — dare I say it aloud — about what to take out. Stakeholders will bristle when their pet feature is headed for the chopping block, but product managers have to press on, because the simplest and most elegant solutions are often the most powerful. The same goes for your career.

You, too, are a product manager. It may not be your actual job title, but you are the architect and manager of your career. And the last thing you want is a 60% bounce rate on your professional endeavors. Here are three rules of product management to apply to your own career.

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Ryan Galloway

7 Signs That a Layoff is Coming

Sooner or later, you’re going to be laid off. Not because you’re not working hard enough, not because you’re not staying late enough, and not because you don’t do great things for your company and your team. You’re going to be laid off because rapid growth and equally rapid contraction is the new norm for businesses, especially those in the digital world. You can’t prevent it, but you can see it coming.

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The Hired Guns

Can the Freelancers Union Fix the Benefits Problem?

The Freelancers Union just launched their National Benefits Platform–and it looks very, very promising. It’s a curated suite of benefits focused on the needs of freelancers, ranging from 401(k)s to dental plans to liability insurance. It’s also expected to be available in all 50 states in time for this fall’s enrollment period.

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Ryan Galloway

5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes That Can Cost You An Offer

Over the years, we’ve seen many talented professionals climb right up to the very last step, only to slip and tumble all the way to the bottom. 99 times out of 100, this is because they made some rookie mistake during the negotiation process. Here are the five most common — and most deadly — negotiating mistakes made by professionals at all levels. Any one of these will annoy an employer into taking another look at their second choice.

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Ryan Galloway

Are We at the End of Email?

As the boundaries of digital communication mediums continue to blur, email, the venerable staple of businesses the world over, may soon be overshadowed. Are we finally at the end of email?

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Marc Nation

5 Cover Letter Tips From a Recruiter

Applying to a job with a bad cover letter actually does you more harm than applying with no cover letter at all. So how do you make sure that your cover letter does you more good than harm? Start with these five cover letter tips.

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Todd Cherches

Immediately Enhance Your Productivity with these 5 Skills

The Hired Guns recently brought you the first installment of 5 Skills I Use Every Day, featuring strategic UX consultant Tammy Sachs. In our second installment, Todd Cherches, the co-founder and CEO of consulting firm BigBlueGumball, adjunct lecturer at NYU, and long-time Hired Guns blogger shares his 5 best tips to enhance your productivity.

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5 Types of Workers in the New World of Work

There are five different types of workers in the modern office. Some personas you recognize. Others sound familiar. Some, you may have only been warned of. While people are complex and may not fit neatly into one of these buckets, these personas can help you better understand today’s changing workforce.

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Stay tuned for our 2013 schedule of courses!

A brand-new schedule of courses for the creative class is coming soon!

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Ignite NYC 16: Sensors, Devices and Wearables: Humans Interconnected

As people, we are more electronically interconnected than ever; through smartphones, medical sensors, the internet, self-driving cars, and a myriad of other applications that was unimaginable a few years ago. But what implications does that have for us? Are we using these miracles as a…

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How to Blog

Develop and refine the idea behind your blog, to give it the best chance for longevity and appeal in this seven-hour intensive class. Through exercises and critique from your classmates and your instructor, you’ll deepen your concept, generate ideas to make it as fun to…

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UX Awards 2014

By showcasing next-generation digital products, honoring the most talented UX innovators and highlighting exceptional UX best practices, the UXies inspire all technologists to create elegant, human-centered products that solve real customer problems.

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Energy Management or Time Management? The Smart Path to Productivity

***This is a two part class. This four-hour workshop explores how by setting a new standard for managing your energy – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually – you will, as a result, find that you are more productive, more satisfied, have more focus and clarity.…

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WIE Symposium (Women, Inspiration and Enterprise) New York 2014

WIE connects established trailblazers with emerging leaders, providing a toolkit for success for tomorrow’s CEOs. Meet fellow executives, high filers, entrepreneurs and potential collaborators, and learn from the best! WIE, which stands for Women, Inspiration and Enterprise, launched its first symposium in New York City…

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