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Inside Media (Jan 23rd, 2019)

1. Condé Nast is going to put way more content behind its paywall. The company, which lost $120 million in 2017, is seeking a return to profitability by 2020. Condé Nast already limits the number of free articles available to online readers of Vanity Fair, Wired, and the New Yorker, but by the end of the year all its publications will be gated, the (also paywalled) WSJ reports. "The paywalls at each title will not be a one-size fits all model. Just as we did for each of the brands currently behind paywalls, we will let consumer demand and engagement dictate how each brand develops their paid content strategy," Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg said in an email. "Some brands may have specific content that will be gated, and some will have a wider metered paywall. Every brand is distinct, and every brand's paywall will be its own distinct product." - FASHIONISTA

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2. Distaste for Gawker's new editorial director has sent the site's only staffers out the door. Just last week, the revived site announced its first three hires: former Vanity Fair writer Maya Kosoff, former Cosmopolitan writer Anna Breslaw, and troubling tweeter Carson Griffith. It's concerns with Griffith and owner Bryan Goldberg that prompted the resignation of Kosoff and Breslaw Wednesday, they said in a joint statement. The pair says they contacted Bustle Digital Group's HR department over several instances workplace conduct by Griffith, including remarks that appeared derisive of diversity, gender fluidity, non-white folks, and "poor people," but were ignored. “We’re disappointed it ended this way, but we can’t continue to work under someone who is antithetical to our sensibility and journalistic ethics, or for an employer who refuses to listen to the women who work for him when it’s inconvenient,” Kosoff and Breslaw said. - DAILY BEAST

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3. The White House has limited press briefings at President Trump's behest. The last media briefing at the White House was on December 18, and only one was held in the months of September, October, and November. In a tweet Tuesday, the President says that that is because he told press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders "not to bother, the word gets out anyway," and said that the media [sic throughout] "covers her so rudely & inaccurately...Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News!" Appearing on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday, Sanders suggested that even those rare briefings might be shut down, and “we’ll see what happens." - NEW YORK POST

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4. The union representing newsroom employees at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is protesting several of the paper's editorial cartoons widely criticized as misogynistic. "The cartoons display a contempt for women and an obvious deep-seated prejudice against them," the Newspaper Guild's executive committee wrote in a letter to the editor. One cartoon depicts a young girl saying "Maybe one day I’ll grow up and divorce a man like Jeff Bezos." The controversy comes less than a year after the PG fired longtime editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers over his cartoons critical of President Trump. The paper refused to publish the Guild's letter. —  THE INCLINE

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Get A Job: Associate Editor at Knowable Magazine

By Eve Batey

Supported by grants from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Knowable Magazine is a digital publication from Annual Reviews, "a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society." Knowable's goal is to make that knowledge accessible, exploring the "real-world significance of scholarly work through a journalistic lens."

The publication is now seeking an Associate Editor to be based in the magazine's Palo Alto office, though a remote situation might be possible for an "exceptional candidate." In the role, you'd develop story ideas, edit shorts and Q&As, research and develop infographics, and write one article and 4-8 newsletter briefs per month.

To be considered, candidates should have both a degree in a science-related field or journalism and at least three years of experience as a science reporter. Applicants should also be familiar with Microsoft Word and be able to travel.

Perks are abundant at Knowable, as it offers "competitive salaries and excellent benefits including a business casual work environment, a great health benefits package, personal enrichment benefits, gym reimbursement, a tuition reimbursement program, a matching gifts program, regular employee events and celebrations, [and] free on-site yoga and meditation classes." 

The deadline to apply is February 6. You can submit your cover letter, resume and 3-5 published clips at the bottom of the full job description here.

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Eve Batey, who pens Inside San Francisco and Inside Media for you five days a week, is a writer, editor, and consultant based in San Francisco. You can find her on Instagram at @evelb, or email her at eve@inside.com.

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at Inside.com, game-master at Screen Junkies), Krystle Vermes (Breaking news editor at Inside, B2B marketing news reporter, host of the "All Day Paranormal" podcast), and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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