Alicia Keys is looking for a new writer for her blog IAAS.com. What a great opportunity for new writers looking to expand their name and reach a new audience. This is a real job, not a contest, so apply asap.
Also, this is another example of how social media is the real deal. Some people brush blogs, facebook, and other social sites as a “fad” but it’s not. Social Media is a real force in the internet world and those you doubt that need to take another look around.
-Joy Farrington, The Book Club Expert
April 6, 2010 9:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Grammy Award-winning musician and globally conscious entrepreneur Alicia Keys has partnered with Monster.com, the leading job matching engine, for the launch of the IAAS.com Super Search powered by Monster.com – a national hunt for the Head Blogger of her forthcoming website IAAS.com (aka I Am A Super Woman). The process to apply for this exciting and prominent position at Alicia’s company kicks off today and continues through May 3. Candidates can log onto Monster.com to apply and find more information on IAAS.com.
“With IAAS.com, I’ll be displaying my ‘voice’ in a different way and need just the right person to help me express a point of view that I don’t think exists yet in the blog world,” comments Alicia Keys. “Combing the country is a big undertaking and I’m incredibly grateful to have Monster.com as a partner in this extensive and exciting process!”
“We help match great people with great jobs every day and Alicia has given us the opportunity to help a talented blogger get the coolest job in social media,” said Ted Gilvar, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Monster.com. “Most employers are swamped with resumes so imagine Alicia’s challenge with this job. Fortunately our precision search technology will help match the best candidates from the thousands that will apply.”
IAAS.com will launch officially in July, 2010 with the goal of creating a fun, inspiring online neighborhood for super women to check in with what other super women are thinking, doing, feeling, working on, eating, buying, wearing and laughing about, and to prompt discussions on things the modern super woman cares about. The site, which is in its early stages of development, will launch in July once the Head Blogger position is filled. Over the course of the next year, it will grow into a full, editorial site with a unique point of view. IAAS.com is the first major undertaking for AK Worldwide, Inc. the company Alicia opened as the home and incubator for a number of ventures developing outside her career in music.
Here’s how the IAAS.com Super Search powered by Monster.com works. From April 6th to May 3rd, Monster.com will use its proprietary 6Sense™ Semantic Search technology to efficiently comb through the thousands of resumes that are expected to be received for this job. A select group of applicants will then be asked to submit videos and writing samples to a prestigious Advisory Panel including Alicia Keys, her core team of executives and Ted Gilvar, global chief marketing officer for Monster.com. By May, the top 10 candidates will be selected and flown to New York by American Airlines to meet the Advisory Panel in person. The top three candidates will then be sent to London (also by American Airlines) to meet Alicia and tasked with their final assignment: to blog about The Black Ball UK on May 27th, Alicia’s black tie charity event benefiting Keep a Child Alive. The new Head Blogger will be announced on June 25th in New York City.
Alicia is a multi-platinum, 12x Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer signed to MBK/J Records with five acclaimed albums to her credit; Songs in A Minor (2001, The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), Unplugged (2005), As I Am (2007) and The Element of Freedom (2009). Also an acclaimed actress, Alicia has appeared in starring roles in The Secret Life of Bees, The Nanny Diaries and Smokin’ Aces. Keys is the co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit organization that provides medicine to families with HIV and AIDS in Africa and India. Her company AK Worldwide, Inc. was launched in October 2009.
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 index. To learn more about Monster’s industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at http://www.about-monster.com.
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