Articles by

Kenji Magrann-Wells

08/26/15 1:48pm
This is what everyone wears on Casual Friday, by the way. Via Facebook

This is what everyone wears on Casual Friday, by the way. Via Facebook

In New York City, your job does not define who you are. You are in a city where interesting hobbies and fun people are scattered all over streets like so many rats on a subway line. What I mean to say, is that if you don’t like your job, you can still go out and find a great, productive way to live your life in this great city. However, you will also have to go to your crappy office every morning, so maybe if you don’t want to tell everyone at your rock-climbing gym/macrame classes about how much you hate what you do every day, maybe you should get an amazing job and have the best of both worlds! Where to find such a job, you ask? Well, keep on reading. (more…)

08/19/15 1:57pm
Sure thing boss, but were you Dumb or Dumber? Via The Newsroom Facebook

Sure thing boss, but remind me again: were you Dumb, or Dumber? Via The Newsroom Facebook

Today could be the day your life will change forever. You could be walking down the street when you spot a winning lottery ticket on the ground, or sitting on a subway when a charming, beautiful millionaire falls in love with your tasteful book choices. A senile Richard Branson could name you his heir, then proceed to jump off a hot air balloon with no parachute. Of course, these things could happen, but actually won’t in a billion years, so if you’re looking to change your life, you are probably gonna have to make that change on your own. “That sounds good,” you might be thinking, “but where do I start?” The answer is, of course, maybe lose that office that you hate the smell of and pays you next to nothing to be there, and try one of these awesome new jobs instead! Seriously, she’s a millionaire, what’s she doing on the subway anyways? (more…)

08/12/15 2:52pm
Pretty good, for something that didn't even have a soul. via Facebook

Pretty good, for something that didn’t even have a soul.
via Facebook

Welcome, one and all, to another edition of Now Hiring in BK, the column where I scour the internet for the best/most fun/conversation-starting-est jobs out there on the market, and you go out and get them! Remember, no matter what you’re doing for money or how you ended up doing it, any time you see a job posting that makes you say, “Whoa, that would be an awesome place to work,” and you don’t send in a resume right then and there, it’s pretty much tantamount to tossing a baseball at the crotch of your future self, and your future self doesn’t deserve that. So, if you want to actually help your future self instead, to the point where they’re sitting on a fancy boat instead of writhing in pain, send in an application to some of these sweet jobs, and maybe get a gym membership or something. (more…)

07/29/15 3:22pm
Because if you're not using your life to make more of these, you're pretty much just wasting it. Via Facebook

Because if you’re not using your life to make more of these, you’re pretty much just wasting it. Via Facebook

New York is a beautiful city, filled with horrible jobs. There are jobs working for giant, soulless corporations, and jobs involving cleaning up after 3-year-old minds trapped in the bodies of businessmen. Hell, New York is even filled with those that have no jobs whatsoever, and who need to sell off various organs just to make an outrageous rent. Fortunately, simple odds dictate that there are also, in this city of dead ends and organ theft, amazing jobs out there that can transform the life of whichever lucky sonofagun gets them, so why are you still shopping around kidneys? Check out these jobs, curated by the vigilant staff of Brokelyn, and get your dream job started. (more…)

07/15/15 2:42pm
Learn how to think, because you've been doing it wrong. Via blog.ted.com, Photo: Bret Hartman

Learn how to think, because you’ve been doing it wrong. Via blog.ted.com, Photo: Bret Hartman

Well Brooklyn, summer is officially in full swing, and that means that you need to get out there and have some fun! Or at least, it would, had you not already blown all your money on outdoor beer gardens and inflatable toys to bring to the beach. With this in mind, to fuel your adventure-laden summer all the way to the end, you’re going to have to find some actual work! Now, where to start? If only there was some trusty blog that not only had listings of every fun thing under the sun in BK, but also a list of awesome jobs that you can get to pay for said fun activities. It’s us. That’s what I’m getting at. Jobs for everybody! (more…)

07/03/15 11:20am
Because George Washington died for your right to wrap things in bacon

Because George Washington died for your right to wrap things in bacon

Thanks to thousands of years of celebrating on behalf of the human race, there are holidays for just about everyone. The devout and nog-lovers have Christmas, the hideous and horny have Halloween, dreidel aficionados have Hannukah, but what of us, the frugal foodies? If only there was a holiday devoted to eating awesome, messy food made of the cheapest ingredients and drinking cheap beer while we’re at it. Also, it would be great if there were flags. And explosions. You get where I’m going here,

4th of July is quite possibly the best holiday available for people who love to cook and hate to spend a dime doing it. Even if you don’t happen to be running your big 4th of July barbecue, the fact is that you’re still expected to bring some sides, because that’s what Abraham Lincoln would do. So, if you don’t want to seem like a complete and eternal tool, you’ll bring something, ideally tastier than stale hot dog buns and ice. Here are a few recipes that require minimal effort for maximum “Holy crap, did they make those?! Get them a beer!”, as well as being as budget-friendly as you are American. That’s “very,” by the way. (more…)

07/01/15 4:01pm
Oh wait, never mind, these people look miserable. Via Craigslist

Oh wait, never mind, these people look miserable. Via Craigslist

Hello, Brooklynites, and happy Wednesday to you all! I’d like to issue a message specifically to the unhappily employed out there in our fine borough: I am envious of you. My job of sniffing out the best employment opportunities in NYC has never been easier, and if I wasn’t so happily employed at the completely-not-made-of-cardboard offices of Brokelyn I’d be racing to snap all of these jobs up as quickly as I could. Fortunately, if you are job-deficient, or even just annoyed by your boss’s pronunciation of “banal”, then the stars have aligned for you, since it has never been easier to get a job that makes you the least ba-nal person in the room. (more…)

06/18/15 8:09am
This was literally the least gross picture we could find of the place. Via Facebook

This was literally the least gross picture we could find of the place. Via Facebook

Hello, desperate job-seekers, and welcome to another Wednesday edition of Now Hiring! What’s that? It’s Thursday? Well, it seems I have gone upon another one of my job-hunting binges, resolving in me waking up in the gutter passed out in a puddle of rainwater with five new places of employment. Well, I apologize to you, and to the fifty other hiring companies I interviewed (actually, yelled) at trying to crack exactly how their HR departments worked, but I assure you it is all worth it in the end when I show you the fantastic new job opportunities I’ve found! Now then, I’ll probably just head home. Although, that ad agency on the corner is hiring… (more…)

06/03/15 4:01pm
BAM, and, by proxy, David Byrne need you. Via Flickr

BAM, and, by proxy, David Byrne need you. Via Flickr

Do you need a new job? What? No, you don’t? Are you sure? No, it’s fine…I just spent all this week rounding up the best job posts in New York, specifically for you. I mean, these are some fantastic, amazing jobs that I’ve found, but I guess if you’re totally fine, then whatever. Are you sure you don’t want to at least look? Does your job involve medieval art and mastery of the perfect pie? You should probably at least do a quick browse, you know, just for fun. And to find a new career that will make you truly happy in life. Happy hunting! (more…)

05/20/15 2:51pm
Watch out, I heard this lunatic put the last Account Coordinator in the hospital. Via Facebook

Watch out, I heard this lunatic put the last Account Coordinator in the hospital. Via Facebook

Hello Brooklynites, and sorry. I’m sorry that we live in such dangerous times, with rabid real-estate brokers pawing at our neighborhoods, a militarized police force clashing with the government, and, of course, bears. Now, there are many things you should be worrying about, but getting a job shouldn’t be one of them. I can attest first-hand that there are still jobs-a-plenty floating around New York City, and I can say this with the utmost authority since I have spent my week combing through job listing after job listing to find you some of the best possible chances at employment on the market. So, worry not Brooklyn, because your future career starts today! That is, if you’re not eaten by bears on the way to the interview. (more…)