10/20/16 3:00pm
One of these raving pizza lunatics could be you. Via Facebook.

One of these raving pizza lunatics could be you. Via Facebook.

Odds are that there are very few people reading Brokelyn who are fans of Pizza Hut, seeing as eating chain pizza in New York City is basically violence, or college sports, because we’ve tried to serve you guys sports content before and you nerds aren’t into it, we get it. But there are definitely lots of you who love money and travel, so we’re going to tell you about this gig anyway. Pizza Hut, home to one of Donald Trump’s first publicly shameful moments, is looking for a “Pizza Hut All-American,” a sports fan who is willing to go to as many NCAA Division I championships they can this school year while doing some social media for the Hut. With 90 games in all, that means everything from the Final Four and the Frozen Four to the College Baseball World Series and the beach volleyball championship. And you get $50,000 for it. (more…)

10/19/16 1:00pm
Land a nice dept. store job, like Therese Belivet.

Land a nice dept. store job, like Therese Belivet. Via 

The meaning of “holidays” changes with age. As kids, it translates to roughly three weeks of idle fun and icing sugar straight to the bloodstream. As college students, it offers a much-needed reprieve from our studies and an opportunity to visit home. And once we reach adulthood, “holidays” falls into more of an opt-in category, where the choice to take off of work or spend time with family or take a vacation is both entirely up to you and at-your-own-risk.

Family and vacations and family vacations are nice and all, but your rent back in Brooklyn won’t pay itself while you’re gone. And if you freelance, or your income depends solely on a company that shuts down for the holidays, then Thanksgiving through the New Year is a harrowing time for your finances.

The Brokelyn Cares Foundation (not real) understands, and we’re here to help with a guide to finding seasonal jobs that’ll keep you paid and unafraid this holiday season. Apply for these gigs sooner rather than later, so you’re covered for work as soon as things start to quiet down in December. Heck, even if you’re looking for longer-term work you should still consider applying to these positions, because who knows? You might just knock their holiday socks off and earn yourself a permanent gig come springtime. (more…)

10/18/16 9:44am
Troll Hole: no ordinary sex shop. Photo by Janine Ciccone

Troll Hole: no ordinary sex shop. Credit: Janine Ciccone

If you live in Bushwick, have done laundry in the past six months, believe in sex positivity, and enjoy reading smut, then you’ve probably heard of Troll Hole, the intersectional-feminist queer space and zine/sex shop located inside La Blanquita Laundromat (formerly Mermaid Laundromat) at 226 Knickerbocker Avenue.

Troll Hole isn’t your stereotypical sex shop, and that is not solely because it’s surrounded by washers and dryers. The shelves are stocked with erotic zines like Softies and Hand Job, feminist anthologiesclassic collections of iconic sex writing (think Spread Magazine) as well as affordable vibrators, bondage, glow-in-the-dark lube, and decorative pins with sayings like: No Bras, No Masters. They’ve also got free tampons and pads. The entrance is lined with streamers and a shop dog, Frances, welcomes customers as they enter.

From the coverage that Troll Hole has gotten in Brooklyn blogs, to the founders’ frequent attendance at zine fests around the neighborhood, it might seem as if the colorful store had simply popped up and found success overnight. But like most things that seem effortless, it wasn’t. How’d they create that cool job?  (more…)

10/11/16 12:00pm
Finally, your love of food starts paying. via Flickr user Edsel Little

Finally, your love of food starts paying. via Flickr user Edsel Little

With all the leaves changing outside, you’ve probably feeling the need for a little change yourself. And why not? Whether you’ve been stuck in a dead-end job for months, or you’re just craving a major change of pace, you deserve to enjoy what you do every day. Brokelyn is here to remind you that there’s no shame in wanting to quit the job you have, so long as you have an idea of what you might like to do next.

And while we can’t promise you’ll get a new job, we can certainly take the effort out of searching the annals of the internet. Here are five Brooklyn jobs that are hiring for all kinds of professionals, from creative to corporate souls (everyone’s gotta eat).   (more…)

10/04/16 11:30am
BOOKS — via Electric Lit

Drink like an author this Friday — via Electric Lit

Hoping to write the next Great American Novel one day? Finishing a manuscript but lacking in publishing contacts? Or just looking for new ways to placate your family and friends when they ask you about your “career” plans?

Whatever the reason, here’s a cool new opp for writers: The Authors Guild, America’s oldest, largest writers’ organization, is here to swoop in and capture the hearts and minds of lost, young writers like some kind of literary Bernie Sanders with a new membership for aspiring writers such as yourself, and it comes with alcohol! As in, they’re having a launch party at Powerhouse on Friday with free refreshments to celebrate the membership. (more…)

09/27/16 1:17pm
Bork via @Barkbud on IG

Bork via @Barkbud on IG

With the changing season comes changing career moves, and Brokelyn’s got your back. We love to hook ya’ll up with the latest and greatest opportunities out there, because how else are you going to be able to afford all the new seasonal pumpkin beers coming out?

We’ve scoured the internet to bring you some rad Brooklyn-based job listings. Now it’s up to you, the reader, to fulfill your destiny. Whether it be as a dog walker or as a hot shot media director, your TIME has come to get hired (you’ll get that joke in a second). (more…)

09/20/16 11:47am
Do you have what it takes to fill Anderson Cooper's silver fox shoes? Via Facebook.

Do you have what it takes to fill Anderson Cooper’s silver fox shoes? Via Facebook.

I have come to learn, through my time working in an office and attending various doctor waiting rooms, that people freakin’ LOVE network morning shows. They’re sources of drama and intrigue that appeal to way more than just the stay-at-home or sick-from-work crowds, and finally provide a chance for our all-important celebrities to let us know what they’re up to. The lineage of ABC’s Live has been a long and often controversial one, giving us Regis and Kathie Lee, Kelly and Michael and now maybe Kelly and … you?

Live has been without a permanent co-host since Michael Strahan left in May; a rotating series of co-hosts have been filling in since, but now the morning show is holding a contest for a guest host to sit next to Ripa. You just have to submit a one-minute video to enter, but the deadline is tonight at midnight so cut back on your morning TV intake and get cracking. (more…)

09/16/16 10:00am
Whoa, Canada: Get paid $9,000 to make your art in Québec next year

You can go to Montréal any old time. How about Chicoutimi? via Flickr user Norman Gaudreault

Yesterday, we told you about a paid arts opportunity that would help you make work in Trump’s America. Today, we bring you a paid arts opportunity that’d help you escape Trump’s America altogether. (FYI, we know Trump’s America is a highly unlikely scenario. We’re just saying.)

The Art Services Initiative of Western New York, aka the ASI of WNY, is partnering up with the state’s Council of the Arts to offer a three-month artist residency in Québec! That’s a province in Canada, in case you were wondering. Québec includes but is definitely not limited to the city of Montréal. In fact, applications for locations outside Montréal are encouraged.

As much an arts grant as it is a residency, this gig includes a $9,000 stipend. The money is intended to cover travel, materials and labor, but if you budget carefully enough you might just get to put some of that money away! Or, just use it to finance your drinking habits while in Canada. (more…)

09/15/16 2:00pm
Thankfully this doesn't look like that sorority video. via Facebook

Thankfully this doesn’t look like that sorority video. via Facebook

If you’ve been jobless for an extended period (sry) of time, and you’re looking to increase the flow (sry) of cash into your bank account, then look no further than New York-based period underwear company THINX, because they’re currently hiring for two job positions: Full Stack Web Developer, and Growth Strategist.

“Just ~*~*IMAGINE~*~* spending all day, err day with these smiling faces!!” reads the job notice, posted to THINX’s Facebook page yesterday with the photo above. “This is POSSIBLE because… drumroll please… we’re hiring!”

If you haven’t heard of THINX, by the way, it’s either because you don’t get out much or because you’re just veeery late to the game. The company’s high octane, post-millennial and mildly manic PR style has not only been plastered all over NYC subways for the past year, but was also recently lauded in an open love letter on Jezebel.

In either of these positions, you’d be helping to grow this “lightly deranged” brand to its full potential. Sure, we could tell you why these jobs sound especially great, but we’d rather u-ter-us. (more…)

09/14/16 11:04am
This ain't no unpaid internship. via BAX Facebook

This ain’t no unpaid internship. via BAX Facebook

You need a job to get experience, and you need experience to get a job. The same rules apply in the arts world: you need to make work to get seen, but you need to get seen to make work. Even the term “emerging artist” has come to refer to someone who has at least some work under their belt.

If you find yourself in this very predicament, then Brooklyn Arts Exchange is here to help. Applications are now open for their 2017 Upstart Festival, a two-day performance series whose only two eligibility requirements are that artists be New York-based and have fewer than three years’ worth of experience presenting their work in the city. Oh, and it pays. How’s that for emerging? (more…)