How to Land Higher Paying Assignments

Whether it’s to earn a few bucks on the side or to move toward a full-time income with amazing “work-life balance,” there are millions of pros going freelance each year. We’re living in the gig economy after all, which is certainly good news for folks who want to build careers and make money on their…

How to Pitch: Mediabistro

Monthly Unique Visitors: 220K+ Updated: Bi-weekly Background: Geared towards developing careers in media-focused roles, Mediabistro offers something for every stage of an individual’s professional journey. Whether just starting out or looking to find the next opportunity, visitors to mediabistro.com can find job listings, online courses for today’s most sought-after skills, articles helping digital media job-seekers find opportunities and…

Check For These 3 Things When Hiring a Resume Writer

You’ve finally decided it’s time to hire a professional resume writer to rev up your job search. Good thinking. Now, only one question remains: how do you choose the best person for the job? To answer this let’s take a look at the three main factors you should consider when searching for your professional resume writer. Match all…

What Does a Content Strategist Do?

If you’re not sure what a content strategist does, don’t worry, you’re not alone. To help, we asked two content strategists to de-mystify the job. Read on to find out what they had say. What exactly does a content strategist do? The short answer is: create content for branded websites. The long answer: “create content that resonates…

Top 10 HR Mistakes Every Employer Makes (But Shouldn’t)

The admin and HR departmenst of most companies are what builds and maintains the standards of a business. If the HR department is not organized and lacks major attention to detail, it could be detrimental to the future of your business. As your company grows, so should your HR department and the rules and guidelines…

10 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Writing Career

You’re a talented, ambitious and hard-working writer. Difficult editors? High editorial standards? Tough-to-wrangle sources? None of those obstacles faze you. But that doesn’t mean your writing career is unassailable. Making the following mistakes could mean setting yourself up for failure—no matter how well you write. 1. Only taking ghostwriting assignments Ghostwritten pieces are typically more…

Introducing Twitter Lite

Twitter Lite is a more accessible, faster and more affordable way for people to use Twitter when they are on slow mobile networks, have expensive data plans and with limited storage on their mobile device. Powered by WPeMatico

Step to the plate with @MLB on Twitter

While the @MLB season officially began on Sunday, Major League Baseball Opening Week is a reminder that fans around the world will turn to Twitter to follow their favorite teams and players and chatter about the news on and off the diamond in real time. But no matter where their allegiances lie, all fans can…

How North Carolina’s #NationalChampionship victory played out on Twitter

As North Carolina (@UNC_Basketball) defeated Gonzaga (@ZagMBB) in the NCAA men’s college basketball championship, the real-time conversation amongst college hoops fans, analysts, writers, teams, athletes, celebs and more took place on Twitter. Let’s look at some of the best content and data from the final #MarchMadness game. Powered by WPeMatico

How HR Can Increase Employee Happiness in One Hour a Week

Only a few years ago, all it took to keep employees “happy” was an office ping pong table and a kitchen full of free snacks. But those perks aren’t cutting it anymore. Workers want more meaningful perks that directly improve their quality of life. Fortunately, you can increase your employee happiness quotient in just an…

The journey to the #FinalFour happened on Twitter

It’s down to the #FinalFour! College hoops fans, teams, players, and more have turned to Twitter to join the live conversation for yet another thrilling #MarchMadness tournament. As we head into this weekend’s #FinalFour, follow the action along with some of the best content featuring the four teams still standing. Powered by WPeMatico

What Does a Publicist Do?

You’re a strategic thinker, problem solver and, like, the best writer ever. If you’re not a publicist, you should be. Not convinced? Maybe a couple of public relations experts can convince you. Check out what they have to say about the job. You’ll be applying for publicists gigs in no time. What exactly does a…

Now on Twitter: 140 characters for your replies

Remember how we told you we were working on ways to let you to express more with 140 characters? Since then, we’ve introduced two updates, and today we’re rolling out another. Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your Tweet’s 140 characters. With this change, we’ve simplified conversations…

Generate Story Ideas Like an Improv Comedian

It’s one of the biggest challenges of being a freelance journalist, content creator or writer: coming up with new story ideas day after day. How do you keep your idea reservoir full of fresh, interesting stories? When you’re stuck in a rut, one of the best things you can do is stop thinking like a writer,…

3 Places to Find Great Talent for Your Ad Agency

Ad agencies are always on the lookout for new talent—creatives, account executives, project managers, you name it. But where do you look when you’ve exhausted all of your usual recruiting methods? When job boards, social media and recruiting events aren’t bringing in the right candidate, here are three new places to look. In-house agencies What…