Email Marketing Manager

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The Hired Guns is looking for a smart and strategic Email Marketing Manager for our client, a global media player with great lifestyle and pop-culture brands. You will be charged with building out the email marketing function at the company (and its stable of 14 properties).

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Product Manager, Online Games

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We’re after an intellectually curious Product Manager for our client, which happens to be one of the oldest names in American publishing. They’re looking for you to come in and completely rethink their online games in order to make them totally addictive and monetizable.

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Art Director, Mobile

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Our client, a major player in consumer entertainment and technology, seeks an art director with serious chops in mobile-centered visual and interaction design. The AD will have end-to-end responsibility over the design/interaction and the look and feel of the mobile apps our client is developing. You’ll be working closely with the developer, product, and business teams to provide produce enhancements and an excellent user experience. If you and the rest of the team do this right, this company’s products will be changing the way we watch media—yet again.

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Visual Designer

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Calling all word nerds, we have the perfect design gig for you. Our client is looking for a fantastic Visual Designer to give their site a quick face-lift (before a major overhaul later in the year). They want a fresh, modern, and cool aesthetic for their look and feel; you won’t have to touch anything navigational, functional, or deeper than that. This is a true refresh.

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Visual Designer

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A major player in consumer entertainment and technology is seeking an amazing visual designer to join their R&D/skunk works department, which develops cutting-edge products for several years down the road. They’ve gotten used to winning awards for their very sexy and intuitive designs, and they’re dead set on keeping that streak going. They need a Visual Designer who can help lead the way. Do you have what it takes?

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Content Strategist

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The foundation behind an innovative and very successful group of charter schools needs help revamping the community sharing website it runs for its schools’ faculty and staff. The site has been off to a great start, but the foundation is currently sitting on a pile of content that’s just waiting to be read. They need a highly analytical and focused Content Strategist to lead the charge.

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Business Development Executive

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Our client, which recently got acquired by a huge news and entertainment company, is anxious to expand and grow their innovative video and news products through global strategic partnerships. If they do this right, and they have so far, they may be one of the top two or three biggest players in the marketing and monetizing of user-generated video in a few years. They need a strong biz dev guru who can manage existing partnerships with media and content creators while also prospecting like crazy for new clients.

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Content Sales Executive

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Our client, which was recently acquired by a huge mover in news and entertainment, is anxious to build out a new, best-in-class Sales team. The goal? To become an even bigger player than it already is in the marketing and monetizing of user-generated video. Jump on board now if you think you’ve got what it takes to grow along with it.

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Senior National Account Executive

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Our client, which was recently acquired by a huge news and entertainment company, is anxious to build out a new, best-in-class Sales team, with this position as its cornerstone. The goal? To become an even bigger player than it already is in the marketing and monetizing of user-generated video.

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Senior Producer

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At the heart of a global media empire is a best-in-class digital team that’s changing how the game is played. This team needs an innovative Senior Producer to launch a digital video channel in the cooking, crafting, and lifestyle space. They’ve already got millions of highly engaged monthly users, and the digital video property you create will be seen by millions more.

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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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Humor Writing Intensive

Opportunities for humor are everywhere, but capitalizing on them can be tricky. In this one-day intensive writing class, you’ll learn to recognize those moments, size them up, and shape them into stories that make others laugh. Using short lectures and a lot of writing, the…

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Social Media for Business 2.0: How to Turn Online Conversations into Customers

This class is an opportunity to go deeper with your digital marketing strategy and take a look at what’s working and what’s not in presenting your brand and business in the best light possible. Jacqueline Boone is a Business and Digital Marketing Consultant and the…

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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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MakerCon New York

Coming to New York just ahead of World Maker Faire is MakerCon, a 2-day conference created by makers for makers. Speakers included Yancey Strickler, CEO of Kickstarter: Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino; and James Adams, Director of Hardware at Raspberry Pi Foundation. Check out the…

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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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World Maker Faire New York 2014

World Maker Faire New York 2014 is right around the corner! We’re putting the finishing touches on everything to ensure you have an amazing experience learning all about making at the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. We just announced the Program & Speaker Schedule…

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How to Humanize Your Brand

During this INTERACTIVE training you will learn about: How to think of your brand as a human being Why a brand that appears human will relate better to your target market Four ways you can update your brand and give it a distinct personality How…

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Gotham Writers Open House

Gotham Writers Workshop has been the go-to place for writers wanting expert instruction and an artistic community for the past twenty years. Come see what we’re all about at our Fall Open House. Our open houses offer free one-hour sampler classes in our most popular…

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The Right Brain Business Plan(R) Weekend Play Date

Come join the party at the Right-Brain Business Plan® workshop! You’ll roll-up your sleeves and craft a visual plan that lets your head know where your business is going AND inspires your heart to sing with joy. This fun and interactive workshop is perfect for…

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Public Speaking: From Freaking Out to Freaking Amazing

Is your stage fright stopping you from playing big? Would you like to have a confident presence and magnetic power? Join Regina Huber for the interactive workshop FROM FREAKING OUT TO FREAKING AMAZING. $40

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