Compared to 2009—the year before I assumed my part-time gig as the site’s editor-in-chief—visits to Louisville.com increased 131 percent in 2012 (665,561 to 1,539,414). And it was a 29 percent increase over 2011. Thanks to all our readers and contributors!
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Eater Louisville launched today with me as the site’s editor. I’m excited to be covering Louisville’s food and drink scene in depth and be back with the Curbed Network, which I wrote for previously when I contributed to Gridskipper.
(Yes, I’m still editor-in-chief of Louisville.com and writing about travel too.)
For more details about Eater Louisville, check out this introductory post.
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Louisville Magazine and Louisville.com are looking for ad executives:
Louisville Magazine and its sister company Louisville.com are looking for accomplished account executives for new business development. If you are self motivated and have proven sales and communication skills, give us a shout! Print and online experience helpful. Position is commission based. Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, Louisville Magazine is hiring a full-time staff writer. That’s right, a full-time editorial position:
Wanted: a staff writer. Qualifications: Talent and a great attitude. Duties: Write. Louisville Magazine is looking for somebody who’ll turn into a master at longform journalism, who thinks up story ideas 24/7 (never underestimate the story idea formed in deep sleep), who has a sense of humor, who is as adept at doing the quirky front-of-the-book pieces as the deeply reported profiles and issue stories that shine in the feature well. Must appreciate good editing and play well with others. It wouldn’t hurt if you’d like to have some fun, too — especially since working at a magazine is only the best job in the world. Oh, and did we mention talent and attitude? We’re big on the best of both. Salary will be commensurate with skill and experience. To respond, please send résumé and clips to Kane Webb at email@example.com or at 137 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Suite 101, Louisville, Ky., 40202-1438.
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Like Lance Armstrong speeding through the Tour de France finish line, in the last two weeks Louisville.com shattered the 6,000 Twitter followers and 5,000 Facebook fans milestones (wait, is that Armstrong metaphor no longer a good one to use?). When I began my gig as part-time editor-in-chief of the site in January 2010, those numbers were 1,800 and 100 respectively.
Unlike a lot of outlets, Louisville.com’s social media presence isn’t just about branding or vanity (as in, “Hey potential advertisers, look at how many people like us!”). All of Louisville.com’s articles automatically post to both of those social networks within 15 minutes of appearing on the mother site. In the last 30 days, Facebook was the site’s fifth highest source of traffic (it was third before Facebook cut back on the reach of fan pages that don’t advertise with it) and Twitter is eighth.
Congrats to our writers for putting out content that so many Louisvillians find valuable. And thanks to our readers for being followers and fans!