Three Positions Worth Hiring in 2009

first_imgWe’re willing to bet that your company isn’t exercising an arms-wide-open policy when it comes to new hires, especially after the slew of 2008 layoffs and self-imposed hiring freezes. But as publishers change their operating structures, they may need to consider emerging positions vital to taking business to the next level.ONLINE ADVERTISING SALESThe position: The online sales professional takes the essential skills of any sales person—prospecting, developing new business and maintaining a client database—and applies them to selling ads and sponsorships for a publisher’s Web site, webcasts, white papers, other lead-generation tools, and virtual events. Why invest? Senior vice president of online for UBM’s CMPMedica, Edward Grossman, says that the company is absolutely considering e-media positions—specifically, an addition to their online sales team. The annual salary can range from an associate level hire at $66,000 to $87,000 for a director-level position. “An online sales person is so important, since digital selling is customized, unique and fast moving,” Grossman says. He notes that because advertisers tend to pull back during a downturn,“direct response and measurable areas are much more profitable.” PROJECT MANAGERThe position: The project manager acts as a point person, working with key decision makers to define an initiative, determine what is needed, and coordinate all of the various people, departments, and contractors for a successful execution. Many publishers have appointed project managers in the creative realm, but now, with the popularity of e-media initiatives, many are taking steps to hire PM’s to launch campaigns and organize online initiatives.Why invest? “Now that online has become a significant part of the mix, good project management is absolutely critical, especially for launching a viral marketing campaign and launching a Web site or e-mail newsletter, developing video capabilities, and creating new electronic products for sale,” says Eric Shanfelt, executive vice president of online media at Aspire Media. Salaries for this position can range from $66,000 to $70,000 annually, depending on location and scope of the position.Recently, CMPMedica advertised for a project manager position, only to morph it into an associate director of product development role. Grossman says he needed “someone who could handle existing experts in content and business models and who knew enough about business, publishing and education to listen, capture what they need, and then go to digital people and translate it.” For CMPMedica’s hire, Ira Pastor, this change meant that in addition to his PM prowess, he must also “have an expertise in the product itself,” and talk business through with constituents. Pastor says that a project manager must be highly adaptable to keep up with the changing demands of this job.WEB DEVELOPER/PRODUCERThe position: From writing html code to new Web application development using technologies such as PHP, JAVA and Peal, a developer’s job is more back-end maintenance of a publisher’s Web site, while a producer focuses on online design and site maintenance. Magazines with smaller staffs and fewer resources sometimes combine these roles into one all-inclusive position.Why invest? This year, CMPMedica may hire a Web producer to handle html, online design, coding and pages. And while Edgell Communication’s COO Dan Ligorner isn’t planning a hire, he says that they are looking for a developer’s technical acumen who can “get stuff done.” A developer’s salary is around $70,000 annually, with a producer’s at a bit less than twice that. Aspire Media says that making a development and production employee hire is a distinct possibility this year in order to accommodate a rapidly growing e-media business and execute those business plans.last_img read more

Mueller report is No 1 politics book on Amazon

first_img Amazon Facebook Google Twitter Donald Trump The report, the culmination of a nearly two-year investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, examines the role of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. It also provides details of how agents of the Internet Research Agency, a Kremlin-backed operation, used Facebook, Twitter and Google platforms to spread disinformation during the campaign. The group spent $60,000 on Facebook ads, $6,000 on Instagram ads and $18,000 on Twitter.The investigation joins other reports, like the 9/11 Commission report and the Starr Report investigating President Bill Clinton, as federal probes that captured more mainstream fascination.  More on the Mueller report The facts on the Trump-Russia case How to read the Mueller report for free AG says no evidence of Trump collusion in report Findings will be delivered to Congress on CD, says report Memes all about being redacted for your amusement Post a comment Tagscenter_img Share your voice The Mueller report was released to the public Thursday. Alex Wong / Getty Images The Mueller report caused a frenzy among journalists and politicians from the moment it was released to the public on Thursday.Turns out readers more broadly are interested in diving into the roughly 450-page, redacted report, too. As of this writing, a version of the report called “The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion” tops Amazon’s bestseller list in the category of Political Conservatism & Liberalism. Right behind it is a Kindle version of the same book. Another version of the report also takes the No. 6 and 7 spots. The Mueller report takes the top four spots on Amazon’s US History bestseller list, too. It’s also available to download for free from the US Department of Justice website.  Politics 0last_img read more

6yearold Indian migrant girl dies of heat stroke while crossing USMexico border

first_imgThe U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.ReutersA six-year-old girl from India died of heat stroke in Arizona desert while crossing US-Mexico border after her mother left her with other migrants to go in search of water, a medical examiner and U.S. Border Patrol said on Friday.The girl, Gurupreet Kaur, soon to celebrate her seventh birthday, was found by U.S. Border Patrol west of Lukeville, Arizona on Wednesday, when temperatures reached a high of 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius), U.S. Border Patrol and the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner (PCOME) said.The girl’s death, the second recorded fatality of a migrant child this year in Arizona’s southern deserts, highlighted the danger of summer heat as a surge of migrant families, mainly from Central America, cross the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum.An increasing number of Indian nationals are entering the United States from Mexico, according to immigration officials. They are among thousands of Africans and Asian migrants making the arduous journey, led by smuggling cartels.The girl and her mother were among a group of five Indian nationals dropped off by smugglers in a remote border area at 10am on Tuesday, 17miles (27km) west of Lukeville, a U.S. border town 50miles (80km) southwest of Tucson.After walking some way, the girl’s mother and another woman went in search of water, leaving her daughter with another woman and her child.”Once they went to look for water they never saw them again,” said U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus Vasavilbaso.The mother and the other woman wandered in the rugged Sonoran desert wilderness for 22 hours before being found by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who tracked their footprints.Four hours later, Border Patrol agents found the body of the deceased girl a mile (1.6 km) from the border.Agents tracked the remaining woman and her 8-year-old daughter into Mexico, before the mother and child re-entered the United States and surrendered to Border Patrol.The deceased girl died of hyperthermia and her death was ruled an accident, said Greg Hess, PCOME chief medical officer.Up to May 30, PCOME recorded 58 migrant deaths in southern Arizona, most heat related. It recorded 127 deaths in 2018.Border Patrol blamed Kaur’s death on the smugglers.”This is a senseless death driven by cartels who are profiting from putting lives at risk,” Tucson Chief Patrol Agent Roy Villareal said.Human rights activist Juanita Molina said U.S. border security measures were also partly to blame, along with the exhausted state of Indian child migrants once they reach the border.”They’re trying to unload people in places where they can avoid detection themselves,” Molina, director of Tucson-based Border Action Network, said of smugglers.”For a young child, death can come very quickly,” she added.last_img read more

Selfies reveal if you are going through romantic crisis

first_imgAccording to researchers from Florida State University, more selfies an individual posts on the social media site Instagram, the greater the likelihood he or she might experience conflict in romantic relationship.”The results show that body image satisfaction can be detrimental to Instagram users’ romantic relationships, especially when users’ body image satisfaction is promoted in the form of Instagram selfie posts,” explained lead author Jessica Ridgway and assistant professor Russell Clayton. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The duo teamed up to examine the predictors and consequences associated with Instagram selfie posting. With an online survey of 420 Instagram users between the ages of 18 to 62, the researchers found that Instagram selfie posting is associated with and predicted by an individual’s overall body image satisfaction.In other words, those who think they look good are more likely to post selfies. However, Instagram selfie posting behaviours were found to be associated with increased Instagram-related relationship conflict. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe researchers defined Instagram-related conflict as jealousy and arguments occurring due to either or both partners’ Instagram selfie posting behaviours. Not surprisingly, Instagram-related conflict was found to be associated with increased negative romantic relationship outcomes, which were defined as emotional or physical infidelity, breakup and divorce. “The results from this study provide an avenue for future body image research,” Ridgway said in a paper published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking. The findings contributes to a growing body of scholarly literature that has examined the predictors and consequences associated with using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.  “For instance, future research could examine whether social media users post images of their actual selves or their virtual ideal selves, and whether such online behaviours are associated with similar negative outcomes found in our study,” the authors noted.In order to prevent negative relationship outcomes from arising, Instagram users must limit their selfie posting behaviours, especially when selfie posting becomes problematic in a user’s romantic relationship.last_img read more

Silver Shadow to undergo refurbishment in 2019

first_img Posted by MIAMI — Silver Shadow is set to undergo an extensive refurbishment in November 2019, part of Project Invictus, with a new look inspired by the design of Silversea’s Silver Muse.“We are committed to maintaining the impeccable standards of the Silversea experience, and this major refurbishment of Silver Shadow represents a significant investment for the benefit of our guests,” said Roberto Martinoli, Silversea’s CEO. “Whether relaxing in the new Atrium or sipping a cognac in the expanded Connoisseur’s Corner, our guests will notice not only a revitalized look but also greater choices and flexibility as a result of this project’s enhancements.”The upgrades to Silver Shadow will include:SUITESThe ship’s guest suites and corridors will undergo a floor-to-ceiling renovation, inspired by the design and colour palette of Silver Muse. Bathrooms will also be upgraded with new sinks and Silestone material. Silver Shadow’s Medallion, Silver, Grand, and Royal suites will be upgraded with a new color scheme and new materials, as per Silver Muse, while bathrooms will also undergo refurbishments. The ship’s Owner’s Suite will be entirely renovated too, with a full refurbishment of the bathroom.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTNEW ATRIUM & ARTS CAFÉThe space currently occupied by the Lobby, Boutique and Casino will be redesigned as a new atrium. A social hub featuring an updated interactive guest reception area, as well as a space where guests can enjoy coffees, pastries, sandwiches, and other delicacies during the day, or cocktails during evening hours.LA DAMEThe restaurant will be refurbished and enlarged to accommodate 40 diners to ensure every guest has the opportunity to dine.CONNOISSEUR’S CORNERThe Connoisseur will be moved to Deck 8, where its new refurbishment will include the addition of a new outdoor smoking area with comfortable seating.CASINOThe Casino will also be moved to deck 8, adjacent to Connoisseur’s Corner. The new setting for its 11 slot machines and two gaming tables will be highlighted by the updated décor.OBSERVATION LIBRARYFormerly the Observation lounge, this space is set at the fore of the ship on deck 10. Guests get access to a carefully curated collection of books with panoramic views of the ocean.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”ZAGARA BEAUTY SPA & FITNESS CENTREThis renovation will encompass new steam and sauna rooms, fully refurbished treatment rooms, new furniture and flooring, updated state-of-the-art fitness equipment and more.REFRESHED PUBLIC SPACESThe Restaurant, La Terrazza, Panorama Lounge, The Bar, The Show Lounge, and Card/Conference rooms are also scheduled for renovation. The pool area will boast new outdoor furniture, refurbished teak flooring, a new canvas awning with inserted lighting, and new outdoor heaters, while the jogging track will benefit from new teak resin.The first voyage of Silver Shadow following its transformation will be departing from Fort Lauderdale for San Juan on Dec. 3, 2019. Tags: Silversea Cruises Silver Shadow to undergo refurbishment in 2019 Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group Tuesday, May 14, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more