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

CHICAGO, IL, 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 a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today’s communications, social media and content marketing professionals. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive PR and social software, rich analytics and a Global Insights team, Cision enables clients to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. Cision also represents the Gorkana Group, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact brands. Headquartered in Chicago, Cision has over 100,000 customers worldwide and maintains offices in Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and China. For more information, visit www.cision.com or follow @Cision on Twitter.