At the Online News Association’s annual conference (which we’re not attending, but we’re following the hot hot action with the #ONA09 hashtag on Twitter), Nieman Lab checked out the job fair. The “busiest and most striking tables”?
AOL and Yahoo.
AOL, despite having already hired 500 full-time writers for its niche sites (at Weblogs Inc, which the company purchased in 2005, and in its MediaGlow unit) is apparently still looking. (That 500 number? Is in addition to the 1500 freelancers it uses) (Meanwhile, AOL’s non-content and non-advertising units may be set to be trimmedSilicon Alley Insider hypothesizes that as many as 2,000 AOLers could lose their jobs.)
Apparently, though, they’re sticking to in-person recruiting for now (though they totally posted an opening for an Editorial Intern on our job board), but never fear, here are some other leads we dug up:
Gannett Washington Bureau Correspondent – Science Reporter for St. Louis Public Radio – Senior Tech Editor at TheStreet.com – Senior Director of Communications for a Fortune 500 Company – Assistant Art Director at Rolling Stone – Marketing Manager at Starchefs.com – Group Creative Director at Peter Mayer Advertising