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JIM ALBRIGHT, formerly of Oakland Park, Fla.-based HOTSPOTS MAGAZINE, has joined the sales staff at Wilton Manors-based SOUTH FLORIDA GAY NEWS.
BRIAN T. CARNEY, a freelance writer for THE WASHINGTON BLADE, was elected to a two-year term on the Steering Committee for PennGALA (the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alumni Association of the University of Pennsylvania).
ECHO MAGAZINE, based in Phoenix, Ariz., entered its 27th year of publication with its October 2015 issue.
GAY PARENT MAGAZINE, based in Forest Hills, N.Y., celebrated its 17th anniversary with its November/December 2015 issue.
ERIC GINSBERG was hired by OUT & ABOUT NASHVILLE as director of sales, marketing and events. He replaces SCOTT BRYANT, who left at the end of June 2015. Managing print editor JAMES GRADY filled the position temporarily.
EXIT MAGAZINE, based in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, published its 300th issue in November 2015.
GUY MAGAZINE, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., launched a Central Florida edition — covering Orlando, Tampa and St. Petersburg — on December 3, 2015. SCOTT SPAR is publisher and FRED BIRKS is advertising manager of the new publication, which will be published monthly in the short term.
THE LEATHER JOURNAL, based in Hollywood, Calif., celebrated its 28th anniversary at a party in Asbury Park, N.J., on November 28, 2015.
ODYSSEY MAGAZINE, based in Jersey City, N.J., entered its 7th year of publication with its October 21, 2015, issue.
THE WASHINGTON BLADE, based in Washington, D.C., launched a new business column entitled, “Comings & Goings,” which will highlight the accomplishments of LGBT professionals in the area. The column is written by contributor PETER ROSENSTEIN.
WINDY CITY TIMES, based in Chicago, entered its 31st year of publication with its September 30, 2015, issue.
THE WORD, based in Indianapolis, Ind., unveiled its redesign with its October 2015 issue. In the same issue, the newspaper merged with its sister publication UP DOWNTOWN, a general circulation publication, which is now a section of The Word. This will also include a map of Indianapolis that showcases LGBT and ally-owned and operated businesses in every issue.
PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS will have an advertising sales rep position for an energetic, self-motivated individual with outstanding communication and sales skills available the beginning of February.
Qualifications: Two years of successful sales experience, preferably in print and/or online sales; Strong verbal and writing skills; Excellent at relationship building; Ability to work independently and part of a team; Knowledge of local media market and/or LGBT community a plus; Computer literacy a must
Our ideal candidate should have polished sales skills with experience in lead generation and cold calling, combined with a track record of closing the sale.
Salary/Benefits: Salary plus commission. Our benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, paid holidays, 401K plan, vacation and a non corporate work environment.
Qualified individuals interested in applying are encouraged to send their résumé to email@example.com.
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