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10 Hot Media Companies You Should Work For

Media Jobs are con­stant­ly chang­ing these days, so some­times it’s dif­fi­cult to keep up with which com­pa­nies you should be look­ing at when you’re pur­su­ing your dream job. One key com­po­nent to always con­sid­er for future employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties is which are the most inno­v­a­tive media com­pa­nies, those that are push­ing bound­aries and explor­ing new pos­si­bil­i­ties. Inno­va­tion dri­ves the future.

We’re only halfway through 2016, so a good place to start is to look at the com­pa­nies who were con­sid­ered at the top of the media jobs inno­va­tion curve last year. The good peo­ple over at Fast Com­pa­ny made a list ear­ly last year of the top 10 media com­pa­nies in terms of inno­va­tion for 2015. Media Jobs decid­ed to recap these for you so that you can do your own ret­ro­spec­tive analy­sis and see if these com­pa­nies are still worth putting on your short list. We think you’ll decide that most of them are.

1. The Wash­ing­ton Post

A news­pa­per? Yes indeed. While many news­pa­per com­pa­nies are already dead and just don’t know it yet, Ama­zon CEO Jeff Bezos breathed new life into the Post when he acquired it in 2013. Not only has the Post sur­vived, it’s now thriv­ing in the dig­i­tal space and is once again one of the top des­ti­na­tions for news gath­er­ers everywhere.

2. Buz­zfeed Jobs 

When you look up ‘viral’ in a dic­tio­nary, don’t be sur­prised if says “See Buz­zfeed”. The com­pa­ny set the stan­dard for viral con­tent and con­tin­ues to do so today. Last year they were at the fore­front of video shar­ing, a trend which has now over­tak­en every major social media site. Many Mil­len­ni­als live and die by Buz­zfeed videos, and that’s unlike­ly to change any­time soon.

3. Jobs

This one could be one of those com­pa­nies that falls vic­tim to the behe­moth that is Face­book even­tu­al­ly, but for now they’re still hold­ing their own. Live stream­ing video to the world is one of the biggest trends in the world right now, and brought it to the mass­es like Prometheus bring­ing fire.

4. The

With­out fash­ion Insta­gram and Pin­ter­est would be a lot small­er. Fash­ion has always been big busi­ness but today it’s big­ger than ever, and BoF cov­ers it like Bloomberg cov­ers finance — from every angle.

5. NPR: Nation­al Pub­lic Radio Jobs

Radio isn’t dead despite rumors to the con­trary, and pub­lic radio pro­grams are enjoy­ing as much pop­u­lar­i­ty as ever. PRX now sits atop the heap in dis­trib­ut­ing pub­lic radio pro­grams to the mass­es in much the same way that iTunes and Spo­ti­fy bring the tunes.

6. Digi­day Jobs

Tra­di­tion­al mar­ket­ing also isn’t dead yet, but it’s cer­tain­ly not in great health. Dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing is the now and future king of adver­tis­ing, and Digi­day is the end-all-be-all source for dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing information.

7. Medi­um Jobs

Blog­ging is ubiq­ui­tous to the point of being mun­dane, and print mag­a­zines are still real­iz­ing that they’ve already been buried. Many plat­forms have tried to merge the two and become the new go-to source for mag­a­zine-like infor­ma­tion and enter­tain­ment (think Flip­board), but Medi­um has emerged as the new king of the hill, bring­ing great orig­i­nal con­tent from pro­fes­sion­als and ama­teurs alike.

8. The Guardian Jobs

The Guardian remains one of the most read online UK pub­li­ca­tions around the world, but they’re also lead­ing the way in engage­ment. The paper put a new face on it’s US ver­sion by tak­ing into account more than 40,000 com­ments from read­ers, and it’s pop­u­lar­i­ty has grown even more since.

9. Gim­let Media

Not the first name in pod­cast­ing or the biggest, Gim­let Media still holds a promi­nent posi­tion for pro­duc­ing high-qual­i­ty nar­ra­tive-based pod­casts and is con­sid­ered one of the gurus in the genre.

10. Brown­book

Brown­book has brought human­i­ty back to the per­cep­tion of the Mid­dle East region, high­light­ing beau­ti­ful and every­day sto­ries that help cut through the con­stant fog of war, tragedy, and intol­er­ance in the region and show that under­neath there are still peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties that have and want noth­ing to do with the bad aspects.

So, will any of these com­pa­nies be receiv­ing a resume from you any time soon?

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