Type of site
|Entertainment IndustryEmployment Website|
|Launched||21 February 2000|
|Written in||Classic ASP|
The website provides job listings for entertainment positions, both paid positions and internships. The site charges a membership fee for job seekers. The site also has an education center to help new job seekers as well as resources to help job seekers expand their knowledge of the industry. The references and opportunities are targeted to professionals as well as students. In a 2009 interview about jobs in the entertainment industry, studio producer Dave Hampton stated that the website is the largest entertainment job website on the Internet and said it, "lists entertainment jobs, internships and just general career information. If you want to focus on being engaged in the entertainment world, you can go by location: Chicago listings, New York listings, Northern/Southern California. You can browse by company. If you want to work for a major label, they've got management, graphics, broadcasting, broadcast sound, music, engineering, film festivals — any kind of application ... It's a very good, consistent database that has helped a lot of people kind of home in on what they need." The site is ranked 10,748 in the top ten thousand most visited websites in the United States according to Alexa.
Job postings on the website have been seen by the media as clues to new productions in film or television before they are announced, for example in 2009 a job posting for local production assistants was seen as a precursor to The Real World: D.C. before it had been announced that the show was coming to Washington D.C. Other postings have revealed major administrative shake-ups in entertainment companies that otherwise keep their internal business private, such as the hiring of a new vice president of Talent Relations by the WWE in late 2011. The website's job postings have served as windows into the business practices of notable artists or entertainment companies, and reported on in publications like TMZ, The New York Times, and Newsday.
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