Don’t waste your time being all old-school applying for your dream writing job by fine-tuning your resume or fretting over your cover letter; Just be an enormous online pest instead! Case in point: Gabriel Delahaye, who like many of us, passed days at a boring office job screwing around on Gawker, leaving comments, e-mailing tips and just making himself a “general nuisance.” But, according to Columbia Journalism Review, Delahaye’s plan to build a presence and get noticed actually worked. His persistence put him on Gawker boss Nick Denton’s radar, who hired Delahye as a writer. CJR says commenter-to-employee ascension happens elsewhere too: DailyKos does it; so does Videogum, where Delahaye is now senior editor. Denton told CJR: “It was much safer to look for talent online – and where better than to tap the best of the commenters.” So this is like hiring the troll under the bridge for highway commissioner. Comment on!
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]