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#PPAdigital: Emap parent company Top Right aims to recruit 100 graduates a year

The chief executive of business-to-business publisher and events business Top Right Group, which was created in March after Emap split into three separate, autonomous divisions, said today that the company is re-focussing on its core business and investing in staff.

The B2B publishing division retained the Emap name after the split, with the events division re-branded as i2i and the data business becoming 4C.

Duncan Painter, who joined from BSkyB almost a year ago, told today’s PPA Digital Publishing Conference that the company aims to recruit 100 graduates a year to bring in new talent. The firm is also re-investing in training.

“Emap was at its greatest when it had lots of small, focused businesses,” he said, explaining that the company is again focussing on its core business.

When asked about the possibility of Top Right buying other businesses, Painter said he is not ruling out acquisitions, but favours launches.

He said the company aims to launch “three times as many products next year as this year.”

Will your next journalism job application be via LinkedIn’s new button?

LinkedIn has launched an ‘apply with LinkedIn’ button allowing companies to recruit using the social network.

Job seekers can then use the button to submit an application and are able to see other employees of the firm and make contact with them.

Prospective employers will be able to see your connections so this new functionality is another reason to get your LinkedIn profile in order and gather a good quality, rather than quantity, of contacts.

There are tips on how journalists can best use LinkedIn in this podcast, which includes advice for news organisations setting up profile pages.

The LinkedIn Blog states:

We’ve put an incredible amount of effort to rethink the job application process from end-to-end to make it a one-click submit for any professional. The first step was simple: put the functionality everywhere our members need it. That means packaging it as a simple button that you can recognise anywhere across the web. We’ve made this simple enough to implement so both  companies and developers can easily include it on their corporate websites.

Here is the code for adding the ‘apply with LinkedIn’ button.

Deadline appoints former Scotland on Sunday news editor as chief reporter

Scottish news agency Deadline has appointed former Scotland on Sunday news editor Peter Laing to the role of chief reporter.

Laing previously worked with Deadline’s founders Scott Douglas and Raymond Notarangelo when the trio were at the Scottish Daily Record.

He previously worked as a reporter and then crime reporter for the Edinburgh Evening News, and as home affairs correspondent for Scotland on Sunday before being appointed as news editor in 2001.

The agency has recently recruited three new journalism graduates from the MA Multimedia Journalism course at Caledonian University, Amanda MacMillan, Christine Lavelle and Clare Carswell.

Media Release: BBC axes deputy director general post and Mark Byford

The BBC has announced it will cut the role of deputy director general, making current incumbent Mark Byford redundant. Byford took up the post in 2004 and has been at the BBC for 32 years.

Speaking in a release, BBC director general Mark Thompson says:

We have concluded – and Mark fully accepts – that the work he has done to develop our journalism and editorial standards across the BBC has achieved the goals we set to such an extent that the role of deputy director-general can now end, that the post should close at the end of the current financial year, and that Mark himself should be made redundant.

Byford will step down from the corporation’s executive board at the end of March and depart from the BBC in early summer. Helen Boaden. director, BBC News, will join the executive board to represent BBC Journalism in April.

Full BBC press release at this link…

ReadWriteWeb: Newsweek loses another journalist to new media as reporter joins HuffPo

Howard Fineman, a reporter at Newsweek for 30 years, is joining the Huffington Post. Fineman will become a senior editor for HuffPo. ReadWriteWeb comments on the number of Newsweek journalists who have left the title since its sale by the Washington Post Company to businessman Sidney Harman and the new homes many have found with new media titles.

Full post on ReadWriteWeb at this link…

Telegraph’s Cheesbrough climbs paywall to land News International job

Telegraph Media Group chief information officer Paul Cheesbrough will leave the publisher to take up the same post with News International.

“News International is fantastically positioned to take advantage of the next stage of growth in the digital marketplace and I am looking forward to joining the group at this exciting time,” says Cheesbrough, who has been at the Telegraph since 2007, in a release.

In his new role at News International, which he will start in the autumn, Cheesbrough will be responsible for all of the publisher’s technology platforms – including the recently launched Times and Sunday Times websites and their forthcoming paywalls.

Tricks and tips for journalism and editorial job hunting online – an update

Journalism lecturer Andy Dickinson (@digidickinson) has now updated his recent SlideShare and blog post on how to find editorial jobs online, which we featured on this blog last week, to include a more detailed transcript of his talk.

His blog post this week contains lots of handy tips for the dedicated journalism jobseeker, so if you are in the market for a new job, check it out.

Meanwhile, here at Journalism.co.uk, we have produced a new page explaining how to get the most out of our own jobs board, including six step-by-step videos taking you through the jobseeker registration process and various alert systems. Here are the benefits, all of which are free:

  • ability to save jobs you have searched for and liked for later;
  • ability to upload and store your CV;
  • ability to apply online and save your applications for future re-use/modification;
  • ability to register a personal statement so that our can advertisers can find you using our CV match service;
  • ability to receive job opportunities by daily email;
  • ability to create customised RSS feeds based on your own search criteria.

I would urge you to take a few minutes to sign up, even if you are not necessarily looking to make a move now. You never know what opportunity might coming knocking on your door.

Finally, if you are on the other side of the fence and looking to recruit editorial staff, please read why you should advertise your vacancies on Journalism.co.uk here, and register to post your jobs here.

Recruitment advertising helps fund our free content, so if you like what we do this is one great way to support us!

Useful reading:

Job application tips

How to prepare a killer CV

How to prepare for that crucial interview

How to make the most out of work experience

New job alerts from Journalism.co.uk

You can view all Journalism.co.uk’s job listings on the main site, but we’re now going to be updating this blog with the latest vacancies posted to the site.

You can subscribe to these blog posts (and occasional job-related posts) at this link – just look out for ‘This week’s new journalism jobs’ headlines.

Or try these links if you’d rather subscribe via email alerts or RSS.

Slewfootsnop: What are employers advertising for in journalism job ads?

Murray Dick has created a nice word cloud of the skills being sought by journalism employers by running a series of job ads through Wordle.

Dick took the latest 25 ads (as of August 30) from our jobs feed; 24 results from a search of Guardian jobs for the term ‘journalism’; and 20 results from a search through the BBC jobs site for ‘journalist’.

[He explains the process in full in his blog post.]

Below is the result:

Wordle produced by Murray Dick of journalism job ad terms

It’s interesting to see how prominent the term ‘team’ is – but no appearance of ‘audience’ or ‘online’ either [my eyesight stands corrected].

TVWeek: Non-news alternatives for journalists

“There is a whole journalistic industry cropping up with connection to new media with the internet. The bottom line is to consider journalistic work with non-news organizations,” says Adam Glenn, co-founder of iReporter.org.

Journalists should use online tools to make their work viral, he adds.

“Journalists are typically not very good about this. Most of us grew up in a world where we created the work, gave it to the news organization and then it was their job to market it. Now things have changed. Even if we’re in a news organization, we as individual journalists have to be aware of how our work is being seen, where it’s being seen, how effectively it’s being seen, and we have to ourselves be activists for our own work.”