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Knight-Ridder Offers Six-Figure Fellowships

The Knight Foundation, founded by John S. Knight of Knight-Ridder newspaper fame, is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for mid-career professional journalists, the Knight Fellowship.  Knight has partnered with Stanford University to provide a 9-month (September to June) residential fellowship program (live on/off campus in Palo Alto) designed to help mid-career professionals to improve the quality [...]

New York Times Teams with Black Journalists to Train Newsroom Leaders

November 16, 2006–The New York Times and the National Association of Black Journalists launched the NYT/NABJ Leadership Academy, a leadership training program designed to help journalists who’ve been newly promoted to newsroom positions to prepare for careers in newsroom management.  The program kicked off at the Times in New York with a pilot class of [...]

Another Internship for Grown-Ups: Newspaper Association of America Diversity Internship

The Newspaper Association of America (NAA) offers a “breakthrough” opportunity for high-performing mid-career minorities working in the newspaper industry. The program, titled the James K. Batten Leadership and Career Development Program, was named for James K. Batten, the former chairman and CEO of Knight-Ridder and first NAA Diversity Committee Chair. The goals of the program [...]

The Biggest Job Opportunity You’re Not Interested In

During the good ole dot-com days you couldn’t throw a rock without hitting a computer science major.  Colleges rolled out the programs in droves and routed as many students as possible through them.  For a moment, computer geeks were rock stars commanding big salaries, working on sexy tech stuff and getting fat on equity. Then [...]

“Forget Balance, Aim High” Say Top Female Execs

On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal hosted it’s Women Leading Business panel of top female execs, including Avon’s CEO Andrea Jung, Carol Bartz, executive chairman of the board of Autodesk, Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, president of U.S. Trust, Ursula Burns, president of business group operations at Xerox and a corporate senior vice president, Nancy Peretsman, managing [...]

Introspection is Good for Conglomerates too

India-based conglomerate RPG Group revived the good old fashioned career fair to help meet it’s growing talent needs, and to stem the tide of exits of top talent.  While it may not seem revolutionary, it is very nigh that since employers have long abandoned the practice of introducing and selling the opportunities within the larger [...]

Careers That Don’t Suck Profile: Food Developer

Job Title: Food Developer AKA: Food Product Developer, Food Concept Developer, Food Scientist, Food Technologist, Recipe Developer, Menu Development Specialist, Research & Development Chef What is it? A food developer is someone who dreams up ideas for new food items, then develops them into saleable products for restaurants, retailers and food and beverage companies. What [...]

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