Job Opening: Project Coordinator In Atlanta

BY: - 29 Jan '17 | Home

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Atlanta (Snellville, GA)
Compensation: TBD

If you have a strong passion to work in the digital/multimedia industry, and a drive for providing assistance and support this position could be for you!

Black and Married With Kids and Traffic Sales & Profit are divisions of Tyler New Media, a multimedia company owned by a husband and wife team and we are looking for an integral team member; our right hand; our go to person; THE ONE with a stellar work ethic, a “can do” attitude, notable professionalism, lives in integrity and who is both confident in their abilities, but also knows when to be the student because aside from specific software proficiencies needed (see below), you need to be a quick study!

The success of our company is based on the success of our team members. While challenging, for the right person this will not only be an enjoyable and rewarding opportunity, but one they’ll thrive in, and we look forward to scaling compensation based on quality work.

While we do have fun, the right person will understand our need to declare: If you are a clock-watcher, compulsive Facebook-er, chatter box personal phone caller, excuse maker, or a known constant complainer you are not our right hand.

If you’re still reading you may just be our right hand.


  • Loves working with people.
  • Has excellent verbal and writing skills.
  • Has a willingness to work in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure yet still remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Good decision-maker.
  • Pays close attention to details.
  • Enjoys contributing ideas and sharing thoughts, while working.
  • Must be VERY organized and detail oriented.
  • Absolutely must be punctual!
  • Must be willing to learn new things and be open to constructive criticism.
  • Must be resourceful and trustworthy.
  • Must provide world class customer service to us and our external customers.
  • Able to work independently with little or no supervision.

Any knowledge that you have of social media, Internet marketing, and/or direct response marketing is a plus.

To sum it up, we’re looking for a talented and hard working person that would like to become a valuable member of our team.


  • Filtering Emails
  • Updating Contacts or CRM
  • Shipping
  • Answering Customer Service Emails /Tickets / Chat Support
  • Sending of eCards, Event Invitations, etc.
  • Calendar Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Travel Arrangement and Planning
  • Preparing Online Meeting Minutes
  • Report Creation
  • Online Research
  • Lead Generation
  • Receptionist Duties
  • Sending Client Invoices
  • Preparation of Training Materials
  • Support planning and coordination of a program and its activities
  • Ensure implementation of policies and practices
  • Maintain budget and track expenditures/transactions
  • Manage communications through media relations, social media and other outlets
  • Help build positive relations within the team and external parties
  • Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain agenda
  • Ensure technology is used correctly for all operations (video conferencing, presentations and other communications tools)
  • Prepare paperwork and order material
  • Keep updated records and create reports or proposals
  • Support growth and program development
  • Serve as direct point of contact to program participants (internal and external)
  • Prepare and manage activity and task lists for program related projects and activities
  • Follow-up with program participants to ensure that tasks and action items are being completed in a timely manner
  • Contact program participants and potential participants about upcoming events and offers via telephone or email
  • Support event planning
  • Manage program related social media accounts
  • Prepare program related training materials
  • Prepare related articles and blog posts
  • Perform other duties as necessary and required


• Excellent customer service and support skills
• Experience handling high-volume of email correspondence
• Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Experience coordinating calendars, events and scheduling travel arrangements


• Support experience in a professional services, sales or marketing environment
• Social media enthusiast

This is a 40 hour per week position based in the Atlanta metro area.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please send an email following these instructions:

Subject Line: I’m Your Project Coordinator

Within body of the email answer these questions:

  • What are the top three reasons you’re the person for this position?
  • What is your favorite tool that helps you stay organized?

Include a resume and references within the body of the email.

Email to:

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Lamar Tyler wrote 2229 articles on this blog.

Lamar Tyler is co-creator He also is the co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing.


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Thug Lovin’: Do Women Want a Thug, a Gentleman or both?

BY: - 3 Feb '17 | Home

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While scrolling through my news feed on Facebook, I came upon an interesting post on dating. Two simple questions were posed to ladies: “Are you a single lady? What kind of man do you desire, a thug or a gentleman?”

As you can imagine, it yielded some interesting responses. Some wanted a gentleman. Others wanted a gentleman with thug characteristics. What exactly does that look like?

The Thug-Gentleman

Maybe they hadn’t considered that a thug will have ‘thug tendencies’ that they might not fancy. (Infidelity immediately comes to mind. Thugs are in high demand and in very heavy rotation among the ladies.) This hybrid form of man, part-thug and part-gentleman, sounds like an urban version of the (1985) film “Weird Science” where two young boys magically create the perfect woman on their computer and bring her to life. In this case, it’s ladies creating the “perfect man.”

I would argue that the Thug-Gentlemen is an oxymoron. It’s like wanting the dog that purrs or the cat that barks. The problem is this animal does not exist in nature. The gentleman and the thug are totally different men, contrary, unless I have a misunderstanding of what a thug is.

And that’s interesting to note as well. No one defined the term, thug. They did give some clues as to what they found desirous in a thug. Some wanted to feel protected which is understandable as every woman should be protected. The apparent assumption is that a gentleman cannot provide a woman with a sense of security. Why is the gentleman associated with weakness and the thug equated with courage?

For women of faith, how does this play out in your choices? Would you want a man like Christ, who does not appear to represent any vestige of “thuggery?” From scripture, it would appear that Christ would be the consummate gentleman and the standard that all men should conform to.

READ: Why Bad Boys Win Girls and Good Guys Only Friend Girls

So, what has shaped the image of the man that a woman desires? Is her image of a good man based on her father?  And how much has outside influences contributed to what makes this man desirable. “People love who they love” some would posit…as if to suggest that our tastes/preferences are not culturally or otherwise influenced by the environment we grew up in/live in and the world arounds us that shapes our buying habits, fashion trends, physical preferences, and sexual appetites.

How much has the media, entertainment, childhood, and faith affected what you desire in a man? And do your desires really represent your values?  Does the type of man you’re attracted to have qualities and capabilities to provide the leadership, protection, and provision needed to guide a family whether that be just the two of you or children? These are questions that must be seriously considered for the health and wellness of any potential relationship.

We live in a world of images, often manufactured images, that look good in the movies or sound great when sung or rapped over tight beats and funky bass lines. The image of the thug reigns supreme in these spaces, but may not be the best choice for the man in your life unless you like the “excitement” that comes with disappointments, inadequacies, and heartbreaks.

BMWK – so what exactly is a thug-gentleman?  And is this type of man really good for relationships? Let us know below.

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Derek Q. Sanders wrote 50 articles on this blog.

Derek Q. Sanders is the author of the newly released women’s guide to dating men, “Out-Dated: Rethinking How Men Date Women.” He is a certified life & relationship coach, blogger, public speaker, social commentator, and host of the BlogTalkRadio Show, “Writeous Talk on Love and Relationships.” Derek's mission is to foster strong healthy relationships by providing thought-provoking commentary that creates the atmosphere for dialogue that invites meaningful conversations between men and women to improve the quality of our relationships by finding and offering viable solutions.


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