HotJobs Inks Deal With Newspaper Group

By Staff Report

May. 25, 2007

Yahoo HotJobs is forming an alliance with GateHouse Media, a move that will expand the job board’s consortium of media partners.

“This partnership is a milestone for us. It allows us to grow the consortium by adding a rich portfolio to the mix,” says Eric van Miltenburg, general manager of Yahoo’s newspaper consortium.

GateHouse Media, based in Fairport, New York, has 87 daily publications, which collectively reach more than 10 million people across 20 states. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

HotJobs will begin powering online recruitment Web sites for the publications this summer. The publications include the Standard Journal of Milton, Pennsylvania, the Evening Times of Little Falls, New York, and the Nebraska City News of Nebraska City, Nebraska.

HotJobs’ latest partnership, announced Wednesday, May 23, signals that the job board continues to bet heavily on inter-media alliances. Since the time of the newspaper consortium’s launch in November, the group has more than doubled.

There were seven original members of the consortium—Hearst Newspapers, Belo Corp., Cox Newspapers Inc., Journal Register Co., Lee Enterprises Inc., MediaNews Group and E.W. Scripps Co. Combined, there were 176 newspapers in 38 states. Today, there are 16 partners and upwards of 260 newspapers are in the network, according to van Miltenburg.

HotJobs is committing resources to forge ahead with its inter-media strategy. The job board created the dedicated position of general manager of newspaper consortium, which van Miltenburg assumed six months ago. His role is to oversee strategic expansion of the consortium. Van Miltenburg is in the process of assembling a team to help in these endeavors.

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