Don’t flush away this opportunity, get out there and show you’re number one. via Flickr user *Bitch Cakes*
Is your MFA degree worth shit? Feel like you flushed $200,000 in tuition down the toilet? Urine for a treat! Your chance to earn it back by writing professionally has arrived. Ever peed on a porcelain throne so luxurious you just wanted to hang out for a bit, perhaps live tweet the experience? Have a rant against the toilet-paper encrusted floor at your local taco place? ToiletFinder, a new app from Williamsburg resident and web architect Michael Li, is launching as a user-based review site (think Yelp for bathrooms) that logs bathrooms based on proximity to your current location along with a star rating, and he’s looking for a paid copywriter. (more…)
We have NO idea what this is about, but you could with a little effort! via Facebook
With almost every aspect of life having a web component these days, basic knowledge of how websites and Internet tools work makes you very valuable professionally. More valuable than your ability to make those hand-crafted goat skin flasks that no one’s buying on Etsy, anyway.
If you’re a tech noob, however, staring and creating hundreds of lines of web code can be daunting. The challenge is two-fold. First, you have to learn the language and functions of a program. Then you have to put that knowledge into practice by actually writing code, and continually testing and revising of your work.
Learning the language is easy enough, but for absolute beginners the practice of coding is much more difficult. Because of the nuance of code languages, the slightest mistake, one character in the wrong place, could stop you dead in your tracks. It’s possible to work through this with a lot of patience and Google searching, but some guidance can help you come a long way, so we’ve dug up some options for you to learn to code both online and through in-person classes.
These are the kinds of folks you’ll be competing against, FYI. via Facebook
So you saw the chance to audition for the new Star Wars movies, but space nerd stuff isn’t really your thing. You’re more about the singing and the dancing and the puppets and the entertaining from the heart, not special effects. A, ah, what do you call it…oh! A theater nerd. Well it’s your lucky day theater nerds of New York, because America’s Got Talent is rolling into town this weekend to see if you in fact have the talent you claim to. Mostly, this is your big chance to be on TV! (more…)
Can you deal well with this guy? We’ve got a job for you
Amazon’s new 40,000-square-foot studio in Williamsburg, which has been in the works for about a year, is hiring a number of photo-related positions in Brooklyn, namely stylists, hair and makeup people and an art director. (more…)
Don’t let this chance go up in smoke. via Facebook
Do you have a Twitter account that’s real buzzy? Do you have high standards for each Instagram picture and Facebook status update you put up? Ready to use those skills to bowl over a potential employer? We’ll be blunt then: you should apply for this job as social media assistant with High Times. (more…)
Can you plan something as good as Nitehawk’s outdoor movies run? Do you dress well? Keep reading. via Facebook
If you love movies, like love them so much that your friends sometimes want to punch you because you don’t shut up about them, you can finally start putting your talents to use at more than winning movie trivia nights. That’s because Williamsburg’s Nitehawk Cinema is looking for an Event Manager to help curate and execute the events in the vein of their Saturday morning Spoons, Toons and Booze cartoon screenings to their sweet free outdoor movies this summer. Bonus points if you’re well-dressed. (more…)
They’re not paying you, so someone should. via Facebook
Are you a recently furloughed federal employee? We’re sure it was nice for a couple of days at least, sleeping until 10 o’clock and getting to see movies while everyone was working. But now this “no paycheck” thing looks like it’s gonna be a semi-permanent part of your existence. And since you need money, where can you get more of it? Enter unfurlough.us, a website that will hook furloughed government employees up with freelance gigs. Look, its beats turning to sugar daddies. (more…)
BRIC has come a long way since its founding in 1979, and it’s about to go a lot farther. BRIC Arts | Media House, BRIC’s new 40,000 square foot arts and cultural center, opens downtown today and we’re taking you inside to see the new building and what it used to be. (more…)
Job requirements: not just writing “Holy shit look at that house.” via Flickr user pmschlenker
Hey journalists, sick of slaving away writing articles that comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable? Yes it’s about time you cashed in on that journalism degree you wished you never got, and the Wall Street Journal has just the gig for you. The paper is looking for a mansion reporter, as you do when you’re the paper of America’s wealthy (and bike fearing) elite. (more…)
Ah ha, so the true superpower was the power of reading! via Facebook
Heroes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, we can’t all be Thor after all. Or even Hawkeye. But if you like kids and like the idea of them being able to read all good and stuff, you can be heroic in your own right, and even better, you can get paid for it. That’s because the Park Slope location of 826NYC, otherwise known as the Superhero Supply Store, is looking for a program coordinator to make sure they don’t (metaphorically) trip over their own shoelaces. Don’t forget to bring your Batarang to the interview. (more…)