New Online Portal from Cision Gives Journalists Access to Job Postings, Media News, Story Sources and More

CHICAGO, March 31, 2010 – Cision, the leading provider of software, services and tools for the media and public relations industry, today announced the launch of an online portal for journalists providing free job postings, media industry news, feeds aggregating journalists’ Twitter posts from around the world, and access to CisionWire, Cision’s global newswire service. Cision’s new “Media Members” site includes links to valuable sources for news story ideas and research as well as to comprehensive industry information that will be helpful to journalists in their careers.

Media Members section

“Cision has been a trusted partner connecting the media with professional communicators for over 75 years,” said Vanessa Bugasch, Cision’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Client Services. “By inviting journalists from around the world to visit the Media Members section on our redesigned corporate website, we are extending and strengthening that bond.”

Part of a comprehensive expansion and redesign of the corporate global website, the Media Members portal provides journalists with sources they can use for stories, along with other useful information, including:

  • Comprehensive media industry news, with daily updates on changes in publications, staff assignments and people in the media world.
  • Media job postings, providing access to thousands of open editorial positions with mainstream and online media outlets including freelance jobs.
  • JournalistTweets, Cision’s aggregation service providing Twitter feeds of journalists tweeting worldwide.
  • CisionWire, Cision’s newswire service which carries the latest news from many of the world’s most important companies and non-profits.
  • Email alerts when news or tweets are posted with key words on companies or stories they are researching.

The Media Members section on the website also enables journalists to add or update their profiles in the Cision media database. Cision’s media database provides journalists with the ability to customize their profiles to ensure that the story ideas and press releases that they receive from communications professionals are the most appropriate and targeted to their specific areas of interest.

“Cision’s new Media Members portal underscores our long-term commitment to provide our industry’s best meeting place and connecting point between the news media and public relations professionals,” said Joe Bernardo, CEO of Cision North America. “As always, our goal is to enable transparent and productive communications between journalists and the communicators who engage them.”

About Cision:
Cision is the leading provider of software, services, and tools to the public relations and marketing industry. Marketing and PR professionals use our products to help manage all aspects of their brands – from identifying key media and influencers to connecting with audiences; monitoring traditional and social media; and analyzing outcomes. Journalists, bloggers, and other influencers use Cision’s tools to research story ideas, track trends, and maintain their public profiles. Cision is present in Europe, North America and Asia, has partners in over 125 countries and is quoted on the Nordic Exchange with revenue of SEK 1.0 billion in 2011. For more information, visit www.cision.com.

For More Information:
Vanessa Bugasch
SVP, Global Marketing
312-873-6550
vanessa.bugasch@cision.com