|By Business Wire||
|December 16, 2013 12:00 PM EST||
Monster.com, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW) and Pivot (www.pivot.tv), Participant Media's television network targeting Millennials (those aged 18-34), today announced that Lata Pandya has been hired as an Associate Producer for TakePart Live, the network’s late-night news program.
Pivot and Monster announced their collaboration in the search for a candidate in October, and through Monster.com and its Cool Job program, screened over 2,500 applicants for the position.
In her role, Ms. Pandya will pitch story ideas and work with the TakePart Live writers and producers in creating segments for the show, which is hosted by Jacob Soboroff and Cara Santa Maria and airs Monday – Friday at midnight ET / 9pm PT.
Pandya commented, “It is an amazing opportunity to work on a show like TakePart Live, which has a highly talented team and is smart, funny and impactful. Monster is by far a great destination and tool for any job seeker to Find Better.”
Pandya has a Master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She has worked at many news organizations, most recently as an Associate Producer for ABC’s The Lookout. Also, previously she worked at KCET’s award winning news-magazine show Socal Connected. In 2012 Pandya was part of investigative reporting team that received the Los Angeles Press Club Public Service Award for Socal Connected’s coverage of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles; in 2011 she was part of their investigative reporting team that received an Alfred I. DuPont- Columbia University Award in Broadcast News and a Golden Mike Award for Best Investigative Reporting.
Pandya will begin her new role at Pivot on January 6th, 2014. She will be introduced on-air Monday, December 16th on TakePart Live.
“Associate producers perform a wide range of duties, and with Pivot’s approach to content, unique audience and the fact that the show airs live, we have very specific requirements in terms of skillset and experience,” said Craig Parks, Pivot’s SVP Digital and Live Programming. “Monster’s tools were crucial to our ability to promote the job, navigate the hiring process and find the right candidate. We are very excited about hiring Lata and can’t wait for her to join our team.”
“Exciting job opportunities like the Pivot associate producer role are at the center of Monster’s Cool Jobs initiative,” said Ted Gilvar, EVP and Global Chief Marketing Officer at Monster. “Monster is dedicated to providing a combination of cutting edge tools and world class industry expertise that makes the hiring process, a productive and seamless process. We are thrilled to be able to successfully connect Pandya and Pivot, ultimately helping them both ‘Find Better.’”
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), is the global leader in successfully connecting job opportunities and people. Monster uses the world's most advanced technology to help people Find Better, matching job seekers to opportunities via digital, social and mobile solutions including monster.com®, our flagship website, and employers to the best talent using a vast array of products and services. As an Internet pioneer, more than 200 million people have registered on the Monster Worldwide network. Today, with operations in more than 40 countries, Monster provides the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities globally. For more information visit about-monster.com.
Pivot (Pivot.tv), which launched nationally August 1st, is a new television network from Participant Media serving passionate Millennials (18-34) with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries. Pivot focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change and illuminates issues through engaging content and, through its website TakePart.com, connects audiences to a wealth of content and customizable actions. Pivot is also changing the media landscape, available via traditional Pay TV subscription and integrating a Live and on demand streaming option via its interactive, downloadable Pivot APP. In both content and delivery, Pivot is TV for The New Greatest Generation. Follow Pivot on Twitter at @pivot_tv and on Facebook at facebook.com/pivottelevision.
About Participant Media
Participant is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that inspires social change. Participant's more than 40 films include GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, SYRIANA, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC., WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’, THE HELP, CONTAGION and LINCOLN. Through its films, social action campaigns, digital network TakePart.com and Pivot, its new television network for Millennials, Participant seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.