Robert Krakoff, Former Reed Executive, Dies

Via ExCahnNews:

Robert Krakoff, the Nielsen Business Media president and CEO who spent 23 years at Reed Elsevier, the parent company of Boston-area company Reed Business Information, died at his home in Boston on Friday. Krakoff also spent time as he had been the chairman and CEO of Cleveland-based Advanstar Inc.

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Addendum, 2/27/07: B2B blogger David Shaw has published a thoughtful remembrance of Bob Krakoff.

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Travel Site Seeks Senior Editor in Boston

Cheapflights USA, a company that publishes travel deals and travel writing, is looking for a writer and editor. The job ad describes a candidate "who is passionate about travel and travel writing, has an excellent writing style and is a meticulous and trustworthy editor." The position entails writing copy for Cheapflights’ website and travel news blog, including travel tips, news, and reviews, and editing the editorial content for the main site.

Cheapflights' job ad on the ASBPE web site lists both the essential and desired experience and skills the company is looking for--and, of course, the contact and application information.

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Directorship's Boston Office Seeks Managing Editor

Directorship, a national magazine for board directors, chairs, and CEOs, is looking for a managing editor to work on both its magazine and website. The job ad reads, in part:
We are seeking a multi-talented editor who possesses off the charts intellectual curiousity. [sic] … The candidate will also play a hands-on role in developing and managing content for our major new business website, as well as contribute content and programming for our conferences, and national magazine, as well as report and write original content.
Directorship is published by a privately held media company called NewsMarkets. The company also has an office in New York.

See the full job listing from the ASBPE national job bank.



ASBPE Conference Scholarships
Available for International Editors

In my earlier post about the Young Leaders Scholarship (YLS) I neglected to mention that in addition to the five Young Leaders Scholarships, there are two International Young Leaders Scholarships (IYLS) available. In addition to the hotel accommodations that the regular YLS covers, the IYLS provides a travel stipend of up to $500 to compensate for the extra expenses incurred by overseas editors travelling to the ASBPE national conference, which this year is in New York City.

The IYLS is open to all business editors, including print and digital, who work outside of the United States. Criteria for the International YLS are the same as for the regular U.S. ASBPE scholarships. It's cosponsored by ASBPE and The Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI). If you publish international publications with overseas staff, the IYLS is well worth looking into.

YLS/IYLS details.

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Tabbies Deadline Is March 7

If you publish international editions, you may want to enter this awards program specifically for international business-to-business publications. The Tabbies are sponsored by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) and cosponsored by ASBPE. The awards program is open to English-language B2B pubs around the world that are published at least quarterly.

This year two new categories have been added to the competition: Feature Design and Best B2B Website. There are 19 categories in all.

The entry form (and more information on the awards program) is available at the TABPI website.

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