02/21/17 3:04pm
Photo via Twins Talents Facebook

Photo via Twins Talents Facebook

Despite the climate of fear and anticipation of rapid, negative change that has shrouded liberal hearts and minds nationwide since November, there is still one thing we can trust will remain cherished by the vast majority of humanity: money. And, to get money, most of us will need a job, preferable one we can enjoy.

We’ve combed Craigslist, kept our eyes peeled for hiring posters, and done the dirty work in finding you some of the best current job opportunities in Brooklyn. This week, our fair borough is in dire need of line cooks, food lovers, graphic artists and more. Answer the call, serve your borough — and get money for that end of month rent check. (more…)

02/09/17 1:49pm
Snow Removal Job

It’s unclear if you get to keep the vest. Probably not. Via Facebook

The weather outside is frightful, and the subways may still be functioning but there’s no reason you should stop cuddling your radiator and go outside for extended periods right now except … could it be? … a bad weather-dependent contract job paying up to $22.50 an hour.

The city is currently looking for temporary snow laborers to remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, and fire hydrants. Eligibility requirements are simple: be 18 or older, be able to legally work in the U.S., and be able to perform “heavy physical labor.” (more…)

01/25/17 4:44pm
You could help run events in this awesome space at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club. Via facebook. Photo by Shaul Schwarz via Royal Palms.

You could help run events in this awesome space at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club. Via facebook. Photo by Shaul Schwarz via Royal Palms.

Do you need a job? Do jobs even matter any more? Should you still pay taxes? Will we all be reduced to bartering spare pickle juice and loose Timberlands within a few weeks as the economy crashes around us? Who knows! For now you still need a job to eat and pay rent and afford all those tattoos and piercings so conservatives can make fun of you as you march for basic human rights.

We’ve got a prime roundup of jobs this week, perfect for anyone who loves the world of obscure wonders, music, saving the environment or just playing shuffleboard in Gowanus. Read on! (more…)

01/20/17 3:21pm
Because most of us still fail downward, what's your best story of being called 'unqualified' for a job?

tfw you’re not sure what the job you’re applying for is exactly but your buddy says he’ll get you in.

The most unqualified person ever to be elected president has officially been sworn in and he’s carrying with him into Washington a quiver of cronies. It’s hard to distill a lesson from all this other than failing upwards is becoming the only exercise some Americans get any more. We’ve seen Trump’s nominees flub their interviews, showing up wholly unprepared or revealing they don’t not actually know what the job they’re applying for is, exactly. So let’s take a minute to consider those of us who still fail the regular, downward way, especially when applying for jobs.

The single worst job interview I ever gave started going downhill in a wind tunnel. I was applying for a job at a legal newswire, had aced the first few rounds of the process and was called in for an in-person interview at the Soho office. I was new to the city and with about a month’s rent to my name, so I donned my one good outfit, one of my dad’s old ties, a way-too-shabby corduroy blazer and headed into the city. The February day was brisk and windy, and I hadn’t been able to afford a haircut, so once I stepped out of the subway, I was immediately harassed with the full force of the Broadway wind tunnel that immediately turned my combed hair into an anarchic rat’s nest, all volume and jagged angles, unable to be tamed with hands alone. (more…)

01/19/17 1:38pm
Hey NYC, here are 9 artist opportunities (with deadlines) you should know about

Just one of the light-filled studio spaces awarded to 17 Sharpe-Walentas artists per year. via website

In case you thought Trump wasn’t going to come for the artists, think again. The president elect’s proposed sweeping cuts include a total elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, which means we’ll need to rely more than ever on funding and support from local arts organizations and cultural groups. And each other, obviously.

Lucky for us, we live in New York City. No matter your medium, there’s a nonprofit somewhere in NYC with the resources and mission to help you flex your creativity and get your art out into the world. We’ve rounded up nine artist opportunities for 2017 — with deadlines! — to help keep you accountable, motivated, and compensated in dollars as well as exposure bucks.

This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means, but we focused on opportunities with hard deadlines and obvious perks so you don’t feel like you’re art-ing into the void. Which you aren’t, by the way. So check out the opportunities below and see which one speaks to you. (Make sure to read them all, since some include multiple art forms: (more…)

01/13/17 11:49am
In the words of Obama: Yes, you can (write jokes about Trump for late night TV). via screenshot

In the words of Obama: Yes, you can (write jokes about Trump for late night TV). via NBC screenshot

President-pee-flecked Donald Trump is a gift to late-night writers everywhere. Even after the election results were in, 2016 remained a gilded age for irreverent political sketch comedy and Trump takedowns, from Kate McKinnon’s Hillary impressions to Samantha Bee’s sermons.

And if, like most late night comics and their writing teams, you spent last year furiously penning sketch ideas for the next four years (gleep), then chin up: NBCUniversal’s Late Night Writers Workshop is once again accepting applications for its writers program, and you (yes, you) can apply to the class of 2017!

The workshop website is “a multi-day program focused on exposing talented sketch and comedy writers to NBCUniversal’s late night & alternative line-up and readying them for a staff writer position.” In other words, kids, this workshop could be your way into a permanent gig being insulted by Sean Spicer and asked to publicly apologize for your jokes! The deadline is Sunday (Jan. 15) so get on it!  (more…)

01/10/17 3:35pm
This could be your office headquarters in 2017. via FB

This could be your office headquarters in 2017. via FB

New year new you, sure, but what about a new job? If you’re still rubbing the gunge of 2016 from your eyes, quitting is a sure-fire wake up call. And whatever soul-sucking environ was keeping you semi-comatose for the better part of last year, we’re sure you can think up a good excuse for why you need to leave without upsetting that sweet severance pay/future reference.

This week’s job pile includes a few big name cultural institutions in the borough alongside low-key gigs in the backend of BK. We’ve got a gig in marketing, one in publicity, even beer-related crime fighting. Haven’t you always wanted to be a superhero who drinks a lot? Maybe you already are one. Anyway, read up and apply to what looks good: (more…)

01/04/17 1:00pm
Just do us a favor and don't use Kelvin. via Royal Caribbean IG

Just do us a favor and don’t use Kelvin. via Royal Caribbean IG

Juno what you should do this summer if you’re tired of being Walden at work and you don’t Hefe solid plan for the summer? In case it wasn’t clear from the puns, we think you Mayfair well in this Instagram-related gig.

The Royal Caribbean cruise line is calling all filter-savvy individuals with an eye for adventure to Rise (still going) to the occasion of a summer Instagram internship that offers free summer cruising in exchange for documenting your experiences as a brand ambassador for Royal Caribbean. No, it’s not a Lark. It’s real! And while it sucks that nothing good comes without #brand affiliations these days, if it means free world travel then we’re happy to get our Brandon. (more…)

01/03/17 4:11pm
You could work with this guy to stop Trump in your own stomping grounds of NYC. via Flickr user GirlRay

You could work with this guy to stop Trump in your own stomping grounds of NYC. via Flickr user Girl Ray

2017 is looking up so far (read: no movie stars are dead yet), but there’s still a big orange-haired elephant in the room. And come Jan. 20 that orange-haired elephant is going to go galumph into — as a friend of mine put it so eloquently —  “the china shop of foreign diplomacy” and wreak havoc on our national security.

That is, unless we can set up our own system of checks and balances to prevent him doing so. New York City may remain fairly immune to Trumpism during the president-elect’s germ term. But just in case you’re still looking for a way to fight the power (and we really hope you are), check out this cool job posting for one lucky Brooklynite:

New York City Council Member Brad Lander is seeking a Communications Director to oversee and implement the Councilmember’s communications and media program – in order to serve the people of the 39th District, to resist the threats of the Trump regime to American democratic values and vulnerable constituencies, and to build a more just, inclusive, and sustainable NYC.

You heard right, kids! Councilman Brad Lander, who represents Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington and Boro Park, most recently notable for mediating negotiations between residents and developers during the Park Slope Key Foods controversy, is now seeking a full-time anti-Trump activist to help make shit happen.

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12/22/16 2:54pm
Picture your face right in the middle of this handsome bunch.

Picture your face right in the middle of this handsome bunch.

Calling all wallet wizards, discount divas, saintly savers and kings of Kings County: Brokelyn wants you! We’re hiring full-time editors for the new year and we’re looking for people with the perfect mix of local knowledge, reporting skills, keen editing and writing flair to help carry Brokelyn into the future.

Are you someone who loves service journalism and telling real stories about the Brooklyn hustle? Do you have an aptitude for fostering new writers, breaking hot local scoops and taking the piss out of overpriced nonsense? Do you live in Brooklyn? If you checked yes to all of the above, we want to hear from you. (more…)