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 downloadable 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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Senior Content Marketing Strategist

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A premier name in lifestyle media is looking for a Senior Content Marketing Strategist 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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Analytics Consultant

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One of New York’s most prestigious medical centers is launching a patient-focused rethink across their entire digital presence. This hospital is determined to create content that patients and their loved ones find approachable, informative, and useful. As the Analytics consultant on this project, you’ll be charged with monitoring, measuring, and reporting on analytics across their entire suite of properties. The ideal Hired Gun for this gig is a fairly seasoned Analytics pro with experience scouring user data, uncovering trends, and delivering actionable insights. This is a freelance engagement that will have you on-site in their New York office full-time for up to a year.

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B2B Lead Generation Consultant

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The Hired Guns are looking for a B2B Lead Gen pro for a short freelance engagement. Our client is a leadership and organizational consulting company that helps companies to transform the way they work. If you’re interested in driving culture change at Fortune 500 and Inc 500 companies, this gig is most certainly for you. This will likely be a six week to two month gig. As their B2B Lead Generation Consultant, you’ll evaluate their current marketing plan and recommendations for improvements around their overall acquisition strategy.

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Content Writer: Healthcare Website Relaunch

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One of New York’s most prestigious medical centers is launching a patient-focused rethink across their entire digital presence. This hospital is determined to create content that patients and their loved ones find approachable, informative, and useful. The right content writer for this gig can distill complex medical information into accessible and informative content for patients that still makes the hospital sound authoritative yet also approachable. If this sounds like you — and especially if you have a background in medical, science, or pharma writing for any kind of website — we want to meet you ASAP.

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Senior Product Manager

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We’re looking for a Senior Product Manager to join the team at an innovative e-commerce technology company. They’re looking for an Agile Product pro with a passion for building exceptional applications and the ability to lead a crack team of Product and Tech folks.

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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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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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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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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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Are Websites Obsolete?

Websites, once the stars of the Internet age, are fading quickly. Consumers now engage and interact with mobile apps, social networks, text messages, email, and dynamically loaded loyalty cards much more than they do with brand websites. Even e-commerce sites are losing ground to smartphones and tablets. With their flagship status fading fast, it’s time to rethink everything we’ve learned about the marketing power of the website.

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Are you considering a long overdue website redesign but overwhelmed with how best to communicate your brand visually AND editorially? Curious how website design tweaks can help you attract clients, community and connections that align with your business philosophy and goals? Join Carrie Osgood of CLO…

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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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