Product Director, Educational Games

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The Hired Guns are looking for a buttoned-down, highly numerate and creative Product Director to help manage, evolve, and innovate the consumer-facing brands for a math- and science-related company with a site that gets north of 100 million visitors.

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Executive Speechwriter

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One of New York’s most prestigious medical centers is seeking an Executive Speechwriter to help senior leadership communicate effectively with staff, faculty, patients, media, and the general public. For this long-term, highly rewarding freelance role, we’re looking for an ace communicator with a deep reverence for the spoken and written word who has experience crafting and editing memorable speeches.

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E-Commerce Marketing Director

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We are looking for a super-organized and energetic E-commerce Marketing Director for a global B2B and B2C e-tailer that’s been revolutionizing the luxury lighting industry. They need an e-commerce evangelist who can break open new opportunities to help them continue their meteoric growth.

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VP of Revenue, Global Digital Brands

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The Hired Guns are looking for a Vice-President of Revenue, Global Digital Brands, to join the team at one of the world’s biggest and most envied digital media companies. In this new and extremely crucial role, you’ll be helping grow ad revenue through both quick wins and savvy, long-term plays. If you’re a highly numerate ad-sales pro who lives to conquer major challenges in a global context, then we want to hear from you.

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Director of Internal Communications

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One of New York’s most prestigious medical centers is seeking a Director of Internal Communications to revolutionize the way it communicates with employees and faculty. If you have a track record for designing best-in-class employee communications programs, and are looking for your next challenge, this role may be the one you’ve been waiting for.

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Acquisition Marketing Manager

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One of New York’s premier luxury real estate companies is looking for an Acquisition Marketing Manager. They need an experienced acquisition maven to help them elevate their brand and build the lead funnel for their portfolio of properties. The Hired Gun who lands this gig will execute on a strategic plan to elevate the profile of an already killer brand, and do so in new and compelling ways.

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Director of Analytics, E-Commerce Company

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Our client, which has been using some killer e-commerce talent to transform the ways that high-end goods find new homes, is looking for a highly energetic and practical Director of Analytics to help them maintain their steep, steep growth.

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Managing Director

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The Hired Guns are seeking a growth-oriented Managing Director to come in and take our client, a product-oriented digital agency, to the next level. If you’ve got a track record for scaling-up agencies and helping them reach their full potential, look no farther. And by the way, you’ll get to come in as a partner and will get equity in the company.

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Social Media Marketing Manager

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One of the biggest players in digital and lifestyle media is looking for a Social Media Marketing Manager to head up its various social and digital campaigns. You will be responsible for crafting a smart and practical social-media strategy that takes into account the importance of mobile, the uses of paid and earned media when it comes to growing numbers and engagement, and the guidance that analytics provides.

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UX Designer, Media Company

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One of the largest players in global media is aggressively expanding their US operation, and they need an extremely well-rounded and talented UX Designer to help them continue to grow the ways in which their content is created and read.

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Todd Cherches

Spanning the Decades: Career Advice for Every Age and Every Stage

Todd Cherches looks at one of the hottest topics of discussion and debate about the modern workplace — dealing with generational differences there. How do we all get along? And how can each of us make sure that our careers are moving in the right direction, regardless of what stage we’re at?

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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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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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Science and Story: The History of the Future

The World Science Festival, in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, invites you to join acclaimed journalist John Hockenberry, author Walter Isaacson, and some of today’s leading digital entrepreneurs and innovators, including Jenny Lawton of MakerBot and Kathryn Minshew from TheMuse.com, for a fascinating conversation about creativity, success, and failure.

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Skull-A-Day Book Signing

The artist Noah Scalin will be signing copies of his recently published Skull-A-Day art book at The Evolution Store, in SoHo.

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Write It Right One-Day Grammar Intensive

Put some confidence in your writing by brushing up on the fundamentals of grammar in this fast-paced, intensive class. You’ll work on sentence structure, punctuation, and syntax, and you’ll leave with a ready reference guide in hand. Taught by a writer whose work has appeared…

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Find & Follow Your Passion: A Full-Day Career Conference by FindSpark

FindSpark is thrilled to present Find & Follow Your Passion, in partnership with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Join creative college students and young professionals for a full day of discussions, workshops, networking, and fun —…

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“Produced By” Conference, New York

About the Produced By Conference After six years of sell-out, capacity crowds in Los Angeles, the Producers Guild of America is joining with hosts HBO and Time Warner to bring the Produced By Conference to New York. This one-day event will showcase the best of…

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Signature Talks To Build Your Business

Right now, having a Signature Talk is in fashion. If you’ve been wondering what all goes into creating one, then join Katie Karlovitz of On Speaking Terms to learn the basics of putting one together from the inside out. Katie will cover how to figure…

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7 Steps To Successful Negotiations

Learn advanced negotiating strategies for getting what you want in your business and life! It’s not just about negotiating fees (though this is critical and we’ll talk about this too). You should negotiate for money, yes, but also for resources, deadlines, boundaries, and more. Caroline…

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From Hello to Hired: An Interactive Interview Workshop

Does the mere thought of going on a job interview make your knees buckle? Don’t worry – you’re not alone and we’re here to help. Calm down, breathe deeply, and take some pointers from our speakers who are interviewing professionals. You’ll leave with the inspiration…

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