Laurie Kahn: 2019 Convention Speaker

Laurie Kahn is Creator and President of Media Staffing Network, Inc. ™ the first staffing company to cater exclusively to media sales and associated departments for full time placement, consulting and career coaching for the Agency, Broadcast, Cable, Internet, Digital, New Media and Print industries.  Successfully placing people since 1993, now offers solutions to finding local sellers in all market sizes.


Kahn’s more than 25 years experience in media includes local and national sales positions in both large and small markets; turn around expertise with new formats; and local and national management positions.


Kahn is currently involved with various industry associations and participates at career fairs, colleges and webinars to educate individuals about career opportunities.  Kahn conducts seminars targeting all aspects of talent acquisition, job search and how to grow your career. In addition, Kahn has authored articles appearing in Career Builder, Chicago Tribune, Sales and Marketing Magazine, Radio Ink, Young Money, and Inside the Minds “Staffing Leadership Strategies” to name a few.  Kahn has been featured in Crain’s/Chicago and quoted in the Wall Street Journal. She has also developed courses for women re-entering the work force and has mentored numerous women in media.


Kahn has been an elected member of MIW (Most Influential Women in Media) yearly since 2008 and has received numerous awards for sales and management throughout her career.


She regularly presents workplace topics to industry associations nationwide, including Broadcast Education Association, Chicago Advertising Federation, National Association of Broadcasters, Broadcast & Financial Managers Assn. and the Radio Advertising Bureau.

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Session:  “How to Win the War for Talent”

Friday, June 7th, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This session includes:

  • An understanding of why stations are having a hard time hiring
  • How to budget for Talent Acquisition
  • Ideas on compensation
  • Details for a more standardized job profile template
  • An overview of why to work for your company
  • How to better market your openings
  • An action plan for talent acquisition

Attendees should leave with ideas on how to better attract, engage, hire and retain a higher quality of talent!