just released its first ever “Media Jobs Report,” which summarizes 2009’s media jobs trends.
By examining last year’s posts on their job board, Mediabistro.com found:
- Competition was fierce. A quarter of all jobs had more than 100 applications submitted, while the average was 81 applications per job.
- The two most desired jobs were Marketing Director for a Multi-Title Publisher and Senior Advertising Sales Executive for Publisher of Lifestyle and Hobby Publications.
- The share of PR and Marketing jobs increased by about 20%, while the Online/New Media job-share jumped 15 per cent.
- The share of Magazine Publishing/Advertising/Graphic Design Director jobs fell 9%, academic jobs fell by 13%, and TV jobs took the hardest hit, falling 19 per cent.
“It goes without saying that 2009 was a tough year for media jobs,” stated Alan Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands. “However, we’ve begun to see many signs of a turnaround in the past two quarters and our 2009 Media Jobs Report shows which areas are garnering interest and response. We hope it will continue to be a resource to the media industry for years to come.”