Monday, March 2, 2009

Attention Aspiring Fashion and Beauty Publicists/Future Fashion Editors! Here's a great networking opportunity

If I could, I would be a full-time certified, professional networker. I love attending conferences and any kind of career-related event. The New York Women in Communications is hosting Communications Career Roundtables next week and I am super excited about this event. It's tailored toward those of us interested in media, fashion journalism, beauty PR, publishing, television (***dreaming of a job as a host on the Style network..hmm***). There's also a session on revamping your resume. How cool is that? A true style career two-for-one deal!!

(Sidebar: The org is also special to me because I won a DC Women in Communications scholarship in college. You can find out more about their scholarship programs by contacting your local WIC chapter.)

New York Women in Communications Foundation Presents:
Communications Career Roundtables

Learn the secrets to building a successful freelancing career from a pro who has interviewed a past President and famed director. Discover the fast-paced world of beauty and fashion public relations with one of the industry's best. Put your pulse on the exciting music industry with a editor.Our 10 top communications professionals share what it takes to land your dream job. Don't miss this intimate evening!


Each attendee will participate in two small-group, roundtable format discussions led by industry leaders. Our topics and speakers are as follows:

Journalism Freelancing: "It's All in the Question" - Freelancer Michelle Lodge has interviewed former President Jimmy Carter, film director Francis Ford Coppola and Nobel laureate and novelist Toni Morrison for Time magazine, as well as a series of remarkable yet not-famous people for a host of other publications. What's the secret to her success? Asking just the right question, a skill she can help you hone.

Digital Entrepreneurship: "Lofty Launches" - Think you've got what it takes to start your own Web site? Join a digital entrepreneur who has made it through the design and programming stages to launch a successful site.

Fashion & Beauty PR: "Glitz and Glamour" - Heather Kleinert from Tractenberg & Company, one of New York City's leading beauty and fashion public relations firms, tells you what you need to know to break into this high-profile business.

Graphic Design for Web-based Magazines: "Tools of the Trade" - Graphic designers who work with print magazines to adapt their publications for the Web need to understand both media. A designer from a popular consumer Web-based magazine gives you insights for working with print editors to transform their content into Web-savvy stories.

Music and Social Media: "The Beat Goes On" - Digital tools like Twitter and social platforms like Facebook are changing how reporters approach stories. Associate editor Mariel Concepcion from provides insights into how social media is influencing the music industry.

Event Planning: "A Grand FĂȘte" - If you enjoy arranging get-togethers for friends, with all of the planning and pre-party jitters that accompany them, you may find event planning is suited to your talents. Sandy Spaeth from Spaeth Designs, a company that specializes in event production, will lead the discussion on what's involved to create a memorable affair.

Print & Digital Advertising Sales: "Switch-Hitters" - In today's media companies, salespeople need to be equally versed in selling print and online properties. Kristen Kern, advertising director for Hallmark Magazine and, explains how to bridge the two to make a sale.

Cover Letters & Resumes: "Winning Tactics" - Don't send off a boiler-plate cover letter with the resume you've spent hours polishing. Our career development specialist shows you how the two work in tandem and provides strategies so yours get noticed.

Book Publishing: "'Change Is Afoot" - The book industry is being transformed by online initiatives, including downloadable books and online marketing and publicity. An executive from a top publisher gives you an overview of the field today.
Broadcast: "Finding Your Niche" - Some of the most successful broadcasters specialize in an area such as medicine or the arts. We'll bring you a reporter who will relay the rewards - and risks - of daring to set yourself apart.
Date: Monday, March 9, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hosted at: NYU's The Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South (at West 4th Street)
Register by clicking here
NYWICI Student Members: $15
NYWICI Members:$20
Student/Young Professional Nonmembers: $25
Student Members/Career Roundtables: Join NYWICI now for $45 and you can attend the Career Roundtables for free! Contact Ellery at 212-297-2133 or to take advantage of this deal!

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