The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN), the nationâ€™s premier network of alt-weeklies and local non-mainstream publications, has launched a new service for its members: an online database of job openings from all over the country.
CareerCastâ€”a division of Adicio, a leading provider of online classified advertising softwareâ€”will power the job board. The career center on AANâ€™s website will house jobs aggregated from all of Adicioâ€™s clients, including newspapers, magazines, television stations and niche websites across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to a targeted, searchable archive of open positions, the platform includes a resume builder, job-hunting tips and a salary comparison tool.
â€œCareerCastâ€™s advanced technology offers us a state-of-the-art career center, and their highly skilled sales force presents new revenue opportunities for our organization, â€ says AAN Executive Director Tiffany Shackelford. â€œOur member papers can take advantage of this initiative by providing their online visitors with thousands of great jobs and cutting-edge career content.â€â€¨
Print classified ads, once the cash cow of the altweekly industry, have declined in value in recent years. Now, readers look for classified ads and job openings where they manage the rest of their lives: online. AANâ€™s partnership with Adicio capitalizes on this trend and benefits of AANâ€™s members, who will see their sales figures increase by using CareerCastâ€™s RevManage program to outsource marketing and customer support.
â€œWe are excited to manage all aspects of AANâ€™s job board and career center and offer online classifieds to employers on their behalf,â€ says Adicio Chief Alliance Officer Tony Lee. â€œRevManage can help AAN and its members effectively grow their recruitment advertising sales to new levels.â€â€¨
The clearinghouse will be a welcome resource for AAN publications that donâ€™t host or maintain jobs boards on their own websites, and readers across the nation will benefit from a central locus of career opportunities. Altweeklies have long been a jobseekerâ€™s first stop, and this database will build on that tradition with the combined power of AANâ€™s network and the ease of digital search tools.
About the Association of Alternative Newsmedia
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) is a diverse group of 117 alternative news organizations covering every major metropolitan area and other less-populated regions of North America. AAN member publications reach more than 25 million active, educated and influential adults in print, on the web and on mobile devices. What ties them together are a strong focus on local news, culture and the arts; an informal and sometimes profane style; an emphasis on point-of-view reporting and narrative journalism; a tolerance for individual freedoms and social differences; and an eagerness to report on issues and communities that many mainstream media outlets ignore.
Adicio is the nation’s only full-service provider of online classified advertising solutions in all four verticals: Careers, Real Estate, Motors and its most recent addition, General Classifieds. Well known for its advanced job-board technology, Adicio also develops interactive classified advertising software solutions for the real estate, motors and general classifieds markets. â€¨Clients can deploy Adicio’s job board software, real estate platform, motors platform and general classifieds as turnkey solutions or fully customized enterprise solutions. Adicio also is the only provider to offer a quality mobile solution for careers, real estate, motors and general classifieds. Adicio powers more than 1,200 sites in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Latin America and Africa.