07/30/15 11:06am
You could be hawking these woodland creatures in bonnets. via Hazel Village

You could be hawking woodland creatures in bonnets. via Hazel Village

Are you a “friendly, crafty sort?” Would you describe yourself as an “all-around elf?” Do you like putting animals in bonnets? If you checked yes to any of the above, you might have a career ahead of you. It’d be with a boutique toy store called Hazel Village, which DNAInfo reports is opening their flagship store in Gowanus tomorrow (July 31).

Hazel Village sells stuffed woodland creatures made of organic cotton and polyfill, for the mere price of an entire day at Disneyland. And according to the company’s Facebook page, their soon-to-be Gowanus store is understaffed! Think you can hack it in the BK toy industry? Read on.  (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…)

07/21/15 12:36pm
Gaia DeLoreto ditched the grind to open a store featuring only things made in Brooklyn.

Gaia DiLoreto ditched the grind to open a store featuring only things made in Brooklyn.

Quitting everything and opening your own small, charming shop that supports local business is a dream of both romcom protagonists and Brooklynites alike. Instead of just dreaming about it though, Gaia DiLoreto actually quit her job and did it, opening By Brooklyn, the only store in existence that sells goods made exclusively right here in Kings County. The original shop in Cobble Hill has been so successful that DiLorento was able to open a second store in Williamsburg this year. Since we have dreams of ditching the regular grind too, we asked DiLoreto the secrets to doing it. (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…)

07/01/15 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…)

06/25/15 11:11am
your pugcast idea had better be good. via flickr user zoomar

Your pugcast ahem, podcast idea, had better be good. via flickr user zoomar

We’re at it again, helping you make a podcast. But this time it’s not just about quality, it’s about opportunity. WNYC has just announced its search for the next great podcast idea! Is it yours?

The famed radio station is going about their search in a very America’s Got Talent-esque way: the WNYC Podcast Accelerator program “will give both established talent and up-and-coming storytellers the opportunity to pitch their big podcast idea” to WNYC and the Online News Association (ONA). The winning pitch will have its pilot episode produced by a WNYC producer! How do you like that? (more…)

06/23/15 9:41am
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They’re opening the book on the second season, and they want you in it. via Facebook

So you’re a Serial nut, you know the ins and outs of every part of Adnan Syed’s story told by Sarah Koenig, and you’ve even pored over every bit of extra information that was put up on the show’s website. You also know how to make that extra info on the website come alive and had some notes you were planning on giving Koenig and Julie Snyder at the evening with them at BAM. Don’t do that. Instead just apply for this job as a digital producer on season 2 of the show. (more…)

06/22/15 1:36pm
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Jeff Richman: from the courtroom to the tombs. via the Green-Wood Discovery Blog

Most people probably think of Green-Wood Cemetery as the place at the end of the line, the place for the big sleep, the resting place at the end of your final act. For Jeff Richman though, it turned out to be a place of re-invention and second acts, where the former defense attorney could take his love of research and writing from the world of law to the world of the dead.

For fifteen years now, Richman has been in charge of leading tours, planning exhibitions, searching for gravestones and representing Green-Wood in the media as their official historian. How do you get such a cool job that lets you hang out in a 478-acre cemetery that’s also a National Historic Landmark? In part, you get in at the right time, and then make sure you’re as comfortable leading folks around as you art hitting the books. Richman gave us a look at his daily routine, his favorite parts of the job, and whether or not you have to believe in ghosts to keep a gig at Green-Wood. (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…)

06/15/15 8:49am
Being a puzzle master has its advantages, like getting to meet NYC celebrities

Being a puzzle guru has its advantages, like getting to meet NYC celebrities

How does one obtain such an illustrious job title as puzzle guru? Are they born, or is their art finely crafted over decades of gruelling work? The recipe is a little bit of both, it turns out. Ultimately, one must earn Puzzle Guru status, but some people, well, they’re just really damn good at puzzles. We sat down with John Chaneski, Puzzle Guru for NPR’s Ask Me Another, to find out more about what sounds to us like the absolute greatest job in the universe. In addition to his AMA gig, John is “Puzzle Guy” for A Way With Words, which he describes as “Car Talk for the English Language” and also hosts quiz night with Trivia NYC’s Tony Hightower every Saturday at 7:30pm at One Star in Chelsea. (more…)