When I was a contract blogger for the Career Section for AOL, those in charge of the Homepage ruled supreme. The editor of our section would have to pitch her heart out to get content posted there. Once there, the traffic flowed nicely. Every hour would be tens of thousands of page views and triple digit comments.
But that power and glamour are so fleeting, as is much in a media job. CAPITAL NEW YORK reports that about 20 editors of the AOL homepage have been cut. Here is the reporting. There is new management, including the hiring of HGTV executive Brian Balthazar.
Media jobs and contract assignments are great things to have and then to leverage in a career. However, most will be (very) temporary. My knowledge of how media outlets like AOL operate has been useful to me in my more mundane assignments in ghostwriting social media.