Do you love obsessively sifting through headlines and doing all sorts of random stuff? Do you dream of fourth-floor walkups and a tidal wave of email? Most importantly, do you want to work your ass off and be schooled in the art of whatever it is we do? If so, you're in luck: Jezebel is now hiring Editorial Fellows for our New York office.
Editorial Fellows are entry-level editorial positions at the good ship Jezebel. The ideal candidate is very self-motivated and an excellent writer with a strong voice, rock-solid news judgment and a keen understanding of Jezebel's content and style. You also need to be within daily commuting distance of Manhattan and love yogurt.*
• Should want to be a journalist or reporter or writer or something of the sort when you grow up. Prior experience in media is a plus.
• Have basic experience with HTML, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr — all the stuff the kids are doing these days.
• Have cable, internet access (not stolen from your neighbors), and a laptop at home.
• Exhibit a cheerful willingness to do whatever weird stuff we may ask of you.
• Are over 18 with the legal ability to work in the United States.
• Are ready to learn. We don't expect you to know everything when you get here, but you should be willing to put in the work to figure it out.
• Can commit to at least four days per week.
• Are within daily commuting distance of Manhattan. Yes, we already said that, but just to be clear.
• Research and reporting: Learning how to pull together lots of different kinds of information from multiple sources for editors
• Spotting stories: Learning how to find and pitch stories from multiple sources and leads
• Braiding our hair
• Some other stuff
This is not an internship. Editorial Fellows are paid, hourly employees. And if you're really good (and lucky), one day you could be promoted to an Editorial Assistant.
We hate formal cover letters. Anyone can write one and they rarely give a sense of your personality. Instead, shoot us a few paragraphs about yourself and why you think you'd be perfect for this job. In addition to telling us about your qualifications, this is your one chance to show us your personality and voice — take advantage of it. Please paste a writing sample (or links, if your work is online) and resume as text after your intro letter.
If you're ready to give it a shot, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Editorial Fellow." (No attachments. Seriously. None. We don't care if cutting and pasting looks weird. Just do it.) You've got until February 25th to apply.
*Okay, fine: We'll consider applications from yogurt-haters and the lactose intolerant. But Jamie Lee Curtis is disappointed in you.