3 years and 9 months of Yahoo!

I’m starting this blog post with a thank you.

Thank you Yahoo! for the wonderful years. It was a blast. Most of all, I thank Yahoo! for the people I’ve met along the way. (You know who you are!)

Most people are asking me, “Why?” There’s no short answer. But at some point in your life and career, you need to be honest with yourself. And it took me a while to understand this. Three years and 9 months felt like a decade to me. Why? The lessons I’ve learned, the things I experienced, and the people I’ve met (and friends I’ve made) are priceless. As my boss, mentor, friend and brother told me when I started, the only thing he promised me after life in Yahoo! was a good entry in my resume. Well, he was too modest, perhaps. I think the knowledge I’ve gained, and the experience has opened my eyes to more ideas of what else I can do to put a dent in the universe.

So the next question is “Where to?” My response would be depends, but it’s clear that the direction is towards more challenges (sleepless nights included), plus more blood, sweat and tears.  All I can say is, I’ve never been so excited again. No matter where you are, so long as you know who you are and what you’ve done, that is that one that matters.

I’ve been nostalgic lately, and for some reason, yesterday, I couldn’t hold a tear (it was rather embarrassing), but yeah, it happened. I’m leaving a team of good people that I saw grow and I’ve grown to love.

In my next entry, I will be telling you all about one of the things that I’ve ticked from my bucket list. So there, in this short entry, this closes one chapter of my life, and am opening another one soon.

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Looking for a Manila-based editor for Yahoo! Southeast Asia

Yahoo! Southeast Asia is looking for hard-working, sharp, results-driven editor in Manila.

The Editor will be responsible for developing and managing content on the Philippine news website (ph.news.yahoo.com). He or she will also work across various teams at Yahoo!, including Sales, Business Development and Marketing, thus strong communication skills is a plus.

This role comes under the Yahoo! Philippine Editorial team but he or she needs to be able to work independently. The editor reports to the country editor for the Philippines who is based in Manila.

RESPONSIBILITIES

– Develop and assemble content for the news website

– Assemble special coverage and sales-driven web pages

– Identify key topics to develop to support audience and editorial initiatives

– Oversee news and lifestyle websites

– Identify and on-board potential content to support needs of various stakeholders

– Oversee design and assembly of special advertising pages

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

– Deliver and develop content required by various stakeholders

– Support the achievement of revenue and audience targets

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

– At least 3 years of online journalism experience

– Good grasp of digital publishing and basic web design

– Good working knowledge of digital marketing and advertising

– Able to work and lead various teams across various markets

– Able to juggle and multi-task

– Great time management skills

– Comfortable working with a team

– A great sense of humor

Please send your CV to: eoliva[at]yahoo-inc.com

Wanted: Event producer @ Yahoo!

Here’s an opportunity to work for Yahoo!

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Yahoo! Southeast Asia is looking for a sharp, results-driven events producer in Manila.

The Events Producer will be responsible for building and driving online and offline Yahoo-branded events in the marketplace. You will work across various teams at Yahoo!, including Editorial, Sales, Business Development and Marketing so you need to be a strong communicator with great skills in aligning business needs.

This role comes under the Media Development team but you need to be comfortable working independently to drive events. The event producer reports to the Head of Media Development, who is based in Singapore.

RESPONSIBILITIES

– Create, build and drive strong online and offline events that deliver strong value for the audience and sales

– Identify appropriate content to acquire or create to support events

– Oversee pre-event coordination and on-site event management

– Identify and recruit partners and speakers where necessary

– Build collaboration opportunities with strategic industry partners

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

– Deliver stipulated number of online and offline events successfully by working across various teams

– Support the achievement of revenue and audience targets

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

– At least 3 years in event management

– Good contacts in the industry for seminars, exhibitions, conferences

– Able to work and lead various teams across various markets

– Able to juggle and multi-task

– Great time management skills

– Comfortable with working independently

– A great sense of humor

Please send your CV to: mgoldin[at]yahoo-inc.com.

Yahoo! livestreams June 30 inauguration

Check out Purple Thumb, Yahoo! Southeast Asia’s election website that will feature the live video stream of the June 30 inauguration of President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

RX 93.1 interview: Rico Robles and Jude Rocha

Joey Alarilla and I on RX 93.1 Monster Radio talking about Purple Thumb 🙂