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New York City Job Market Update

Newsletter for LHH New York City office (Go to: July 14, 2009

In This Issue Flare! The Next “JMC Live” will be held on July 15 from 10A-12N in
• Job Market Intel
the Park Avenue conf room featuring Columbia University -
• Career Events Teachers College sharing information on preparation and transition to
educational employment opportunities. As always, a real time update
• Networking Events
on the current employment marketplace with ample time for your Q’s...
• JMC Job Search Tips
Flash! The Summer Career Event @ LHH happens Thursday, July
16 from 9A-12N in the Park Ave & Amsterdam conference rooms.
Also Included Hiring managers from 12 organizations including: HBO,
• Useful Web Sites PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential, Resources Global, Axa-
• Media Resources Equitable, Cartridge World, Metro North, Penn Mutual, NYS Civil
Service, Gerson Lehrman and Adecco will be on hand to speak with
• Blue Steps
about employment opportunities. Don’t forget to register as access
• Network of Experts to the rooms will be controlled to ensure a professional atmosphere…
• Job Lead Sampler
• Just Thinking… Job Market Intel

Get Your Copy Bloomberg rides to media’s rescue

NYC Job Market Update By Matthew Flamm
available online at: Beleaguered media professionals of New York, take heart. Eight initiatives to promote innovation,
attract new media businesses and help traditional-media workers transition to jobs in the digital
C Access the latest and sector are on the way.
back editions. Copies are
also available in the Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the initiatives Tuesday at IAC headquarters on Manhattan’s
common areas and from West Side. They grew out of MediaNYC 2020, a program that convened media and technology
your consultants… If you executives with university and government officials in recent months to develop strategies for the
media sector.
have information to
submit, contact Rod The initiatives are projected to create 8,000 jobs, according to city officials, and are designed to
Williams at address the weak spots in New York’s media economy. or At a briefing last week to introduce the initiatives to reporters, officials of the New York City Economic
212.455.8583. Thanks in Development Corp. pointed out that New York’s biggest media industries, like publishing and
advance! television, are projected to claim less and less of consumers’ time every year through 2012.
Meanwhile, digital media industries like gaming and social networking are growing by double digits.

CRN SpotLight “New York City is the media capital of the world, but—with the industry undergoing profound changes
—it’s incumbent on us to take steps now to capitalize on growth opportunities and ensure we remain
an industry leader,” Mr. Bloomberg said in a statement.
Check out the approximately
150,000 jobs on LeadLink One initiative calls for the creation of NYC Media Lab, which would be similar to media labs at
and don’t forget to keep your Stanford University and MIT. The goal will be to bring together academic researchers and corporate
resume updated on Resume partners.
Reserve. New employers The EDC will issue a request for proposals this month aimed at selecting the partners to develop the
and recruiters are added and lab, and expects it to be up and running by January.
are searching daily. Another initiative, called “JumpStart New Media,” will create a boot camp retraining program for
traditional media professionals looking to restart their careers on the digital side.

Access both on the web at: The program will train 50 participants per month, and offer unpaid 10-week apprenticeships at new media companies. The boot camp is expected to launch in September.
The city will also launch a media “freelancer hive” at 55 Broad St., in partnership with the Downtown
Other Job Market Alliance. A 5,000-square-foot space will be fitted to provide short-term workspace for 50 digital media
Connection Highlights… freelancers.
“There’s a general goal of increasing entrepreneurship,” said Seth Pinsky, president of the EDC,
Job Fairs discussing the programs at last week’s briefing. He put the total price for the initiatives at $1.5 million
over the next several years, noting that the city has kept costs down by partnering with businesses.

Employer of the Day Among the other initiatives are a media tech bond program, which will provide tax-exempt financing
for media and technology companies, and a media and tech fellowship to be awarded to 20 “rising
star” entrepreneurs every year.
“JMC Live”
In addition, there will be an “NYC BigApps Competition,” for New York companies that create digital
applications that use city data; and a focus on international and domestic recruitment, to encourage
Entertainment & Media emerging companies to headquarter here.
Networking Group
Economists Believe Recession Nearing an
Recruiter Panels
Special Topic Speakers
Source: Money Market Executive
Additionally we serve as
the venue for several By Editorial Staff
external professional
networking groups The economy will emerge from the recession in the second half of the year, but growth will be
including TENG (Tech a tepid 2% in 2010, a survey of 23 leading economists by BNA found. By comparison, the U.S.
economy grew an average of 3.1% a year between 1995 and 2004.
Exec. Networking
Group), MENG With growth so slow, it won’t be able to put an end to unemployment, said the economists,
(Marketing Exec. who predict it will rise from 9.4% in May to 9.9% next year.
Networking Group), and
FENG (Financial Exec. Thus, most consumers won’t recognize the end of the recession until the middle or latter part
of 2010. The economists don’t expect the Federal Reserve to ease its monetary policy until
Networking Group) next year, when the Fed funds rate will reach 1%. They also said that the glut of housing
inventory is beginning to ease.

Blue Steps
Just Thinking…
We have negotiated a 20% The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention. – Duguet
discounted rate for LHH clients
with Blue Steps the executive
search web site owned and
operated by the AESC JMC Job Search Tips (Simple Things pt 100…)
(Association of Executive
Search Consultants) which is A Summer Focus…
their professional organization
This has been the mildest summer in many years and that offers increased opportunities for outdoor
made up of over 200 of the top activities. Networking should surely be at the top of your activity list as there are so many places,
executive search firms. See events, and times that you can be amongst throngs of people. Job search has increasingly become
your consultant for details. a numbers game that has only been made more acute by the added volume of job seekers. There
AESC has around 200 are many new studies that show the value of upping your networking contacts because everyone
member search firms, with else is also upping theirs. Other observations from the media include the fact that more people are
staying close to home for their personal time away from work (stay-cations) and then keeping track of
around 4000 consultants
what’s going on at the office even when they’re supposed to be on down time. Again, this offers the
around the world. enhanced prospect of making that critical contact during the summer months when normally things
would be slower due to the difficulty of finding the necessary introduction based on his/her vacation
travel. Whenever, wherever, and whatever should be your buzz words for acting out the boy scout
motto, “Be prepared”…

Local Job Fairs

Networking Events (free/low cost events that may interest you)

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Useful Web Sites
These could prove helpful (forward others to me at
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Plaxo Pulse The easiest way to stay connected is now also the easiest way
to share just about anything. Pulse now brings you "people feeds" from all over the web: It's a new design, new navigation and a ton of new content. But most excitingly for
us, our site now includes something that so many of our members have asked for: a careers site!
Our careers area, WorldWIT's Hire Ground, is the first online recruiting site that reaches women 'at
the intersection of work and life' with job alerts in the daily WorldWIT email digests. Jobs are also
posted on the searchable WorldWIT's Hire Ground website bills itself as a portal for entry-level or a mid-management
positions. has got you covered. With our FastAPP feature we have made
searching for jobs faster and easier than ever. Simply complete an application and we’ll send it to
matching employers in your area. a site for those seeking opportunities in publishing, licensing, children’s &
family media, entertainment, interactive media, and related areas an excellent site that provides Free Job Search - over 100,000 Active Jobs!
Free Resume Distribution, Free GadBall Discussion Forums, Free Career Email Address, Free
Personal Email Address features links to For Sale Listings and many other types of information
portals from television/movie listings to the weather. It also has an online calendaring tool, news,
games, and entertainment links. bills itself as the leading financial services online job board bank jobs, finance jobs, recruitment in the financial markets,
accounting and investment banking another site that’s pretty cool. It bills itself as the following: craigslist is
about: giving each other a break, getting the word out about everyday, real-world stuff. restoring the
human voice to the Internet, in a humane, non-commercial environment. keeping things simple,
common-sense, down-to-earth, honest, very real. providing an alternative to impersonal, big-media
sites. being inclusive, giving a voice to the disenfranchised, democratizing ... being a collection of
communities with similar spirit, not a single monolithic entity. provides industry specific career channels with a wealth of
information tailored to your career goals. Select a career channel to research industry information,
search jobs and build your portfolio. Recruiting Trends reports that, an employment website
for Information Technology (IT) professionals and those who employ them, has launched a new web
site where IT professionals can discuss their careers, technology, current events, and more. The new
community called "The Community," also offers employers resume keyword
searches, and job seekers the ability to search for high tech jobs on a listing site that focuses on jobs in professional sports with teams,
offices, and connected entities (sports management, sporting goods, etc.). Here’s what they say
about themselves: 71% of the jobs posted here were filled by online candidates! currently has over 1,000 jobs posted in the following fields: Sports
Marketing, Sales, Advertising & Promotions, Public Relations, Sports Media, Broadcasting, Facilities,
Sports Events & Operations, Recreation, Health & Fitness, Website, Technology & Computers a terrific informational resource for job seekers NY Labor Bureau site for IT employment (thanks Jay Colan) bills itself as “ launched in 2001 to assist BIG 4, Top Tier,
Software 500, Fortune 1000 IT job seekers most impacted during the downturn has grown to
286,000 members and is utilized by over 9,775 IT specific recruiters.” currently operates in CT, DC, DE, OH, MD, NY, NJ, PA, VA,
and WV , and provides a totally regional job search experience using our unique Latitude/Longitude
functionality. great search site that uses Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, About, Look Smart,
Overture, and FindWhat (talk about powerful!) the name says it all. links to job postings:11 NJ newspapers incl. the Star-Ledger a site for Senior Executives lists executive Jobs lists non-profit executive level jobs lists non-profit executive level jobs lists Big Five Jobs claims currently over 3,000,000 jobs posted by
companies that use them and searched from over 300 major career sites along with jobs including 1-,, American Jobs, Infoworks USA, America's Employers, JobBank USA,
America's Job Bank, Job Pilot USA, Bakos Group,, Career Avenue,, Best Jobs USA, NationJob Network, Career Builder,, Career Mosaic,
Perot Systems,,, Career Magazine, Recruiters Online Network, Career
Web, Select,,,, The Job
Resource,, Top Echelon,,, Employment 911, US Careers
Resource Center,, Westech Virtual Job Fair. (Pay services not necessary). more tech jobs site helps you
find IT, creative, business and office/admin projects all on one website! &
us=164&AID=6944408&PID=1225587 2 sites for posting resumes and searching jobs

Fee Based Sites: Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) resume database.
LHH has a discounted rate (See your consultant) Based in New York City,, Inc. is a privately held company
offering premier online job search destinations and content for the $100k+ sector of the employment
market. The company operates its primary consumer destination at as well as
specialized job search Web sites for Sales, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Law,
Technology, Operations and all other $100k+ fields. For corporate and executive recruiters, operates TheLadders for Recruiters, enabling them to easily post and manage job
openings. lists executive jobs lists executive jobs lists executive jobs lists executive technical jobs a resume posting site

Entrepreneurial Sites: employment employment lists tech ventures and employment online version of magazine funding for entrepreneurs venture capital info

Non-Profit Sites: non-profit info and employment non-profit info higher education info and employment national database of non profits

Executive Job Listings in the Not-for-Profit Sector Advertised openings: lists non-profit executive level jobs lists non-profit executive level jobs

Search firm listed openings:


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Media Resources
Provided by Jay Colan and the generous, spirited people participating in the NY Media and Entertainment
networking group. Please update by sending additional resources/corrections to &
 -- Media Bistro: media industry networking and informational site.
Includes, news, advice, events listings, job boards, and discussion groups.
– daily round up of media and industry news; extensive links to
other, related publications and sites.
– Jim Romenesko’s media news: news, trends, extensive
links to other news and media related sites.
 -- Media Channel: global media news, issue guides,
educational aides.
 -- Media Week: online media news magazine.
 -- The Guardian online specialized media site.
– eWeek online version: media and new media news and resources
– Media news site, segmented by industry.
– Internews: promoting free and open media on a global scale.
– Broadband Week online version.
– career resources, etc.
 CATV Cyberlab: news, resources for cable, broadband, and new media;
extensive list of links.
– cable news, resources, extensive links.
– Electronic Media online version.
– DM News: online direct marketing news.
 comprehensive news site: news, extensive links
– Broadcasting Cable
online: news for broadcast and cable industries.
– Cableworld online version: cable and broadband news
—Min magazine: media business resources
 focus on "the economics of content"
 - interactive focus
 for designers and art directors
 - daily briefing for broadcasting and cable, with job postings for NY and LA
 Digital Music News (site/publication?)
 Inside Radio (site/publication?)
 Advertising Age site
 - Web Tips – tracks U.S. TV
 – v.c. focus?
 Variety - entertainment focus –including job links
 This Week in Technology
 British Academy of Film and Television Artists
 - digital music forum
 Int’l News on programming /content that inevitably includes notes on
many NY companies
 technology news with many notes on content deployments
 – conference listings are searchable to obtain contact info for speakers
 Multi-Channel News – publication?/site?
 – mobile media including wireless, IPTV and mobile media
 BillBoard – music publication
 Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing: library,
research, job bank, etc.
– National Cable & Telecommunications Association: industry
news, legislative information, career resources, etc.
– Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources
Association: job opportunities and career related links
– American Association of Advertising Agencies:
related industry links.
– New York New Media Association:
– Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau: news, research, links,
career information.
– Cable Television Public Affairs Association
– Women in Cable & Telecommunications: resources and links
dedicated to improving the standing of women in the cable industry.
 -- Association for Interactive Marketing: research, education,
events, networking.
 – association of business media companies
 – National Association of Minority Media Executives
 Magazine Publishers Association (MPA)
 Online Publishers Association (ironically I don’t have the URL)
theory and scholarship:
– CTheory: current scholarship on cultural, media, and critical theory
– media and social/cultural theory focusing on pop culture
– quick resources to major
leaders in mass communication studies
 – Esther Dyson publication on v.c. and new technologies
 Edventures – same on Ester Dyson
other resources:
 - Harvard Business School Club of Greater NY –
Look for the Media Guru breakfasts
 Media Staffing Professionals - Chicago based with jobs throughout the country
 "The Soul of the New Consumer" - book on thinking for marketers and product developers
 – resource on NPR?
 www.voice123 – voiceovers
 One World? – cable advertising?
 Promo magazine and Events Marketer for event marketing people

Job Lead Sampler

(For many more check LeadLink)
Director of Sales/Sr Account Exec, Nerve Media
Consultant, Rochester, NY, NY Cognos
Controller, Boutique Bank, ACG, LLC
Marketing/Sales/Acct Exec, Brooklyn, NY, Triple C Designs
Director Performance Revenue, Interactive One
Manager Client Svcs., Interactive One
Senior Research Analyst, Interactive One
Traffic Manager, Interactive One
Digital Account Manager, Interactive One
Account Analyst, Interactive One
Social Network Programming Director, Interactive One
Online Producer, Interactive One
Online Editor, Interactive One
Senior Developer, Interactive One
Director of Claims, Worthington, OH ?, Executive Staffing Solutions
Executive Managing Director, Patriarch Partners, LLC
SR Counsel, Corporate Generalist, Patriarch Partners, LLC
Senior Business Analyst-Vendor Mgmt., Church Pension Group, $95 -
$105k (Approx)
Account Technology Specialist, Microsoft
Account Technology Specialist - #NY0912325, Microsoft
Executive Director, NY or NJ, The Mentor Fund
HR Business Analyst, Company not ID'd