Start the new year off right: with gainful employment

Think you can make this mudder tougher? We've got a job for you

Think you can make this mudder tougher? We’ve got a job for you

Financially speaking, 2012 was a pretty drastic year. The economy got drunk and drove off a fiscal cliff, global money markets are in turmoil, NY unemployment rates remained depressingly high, Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc on our local economy and in another sad turn of events, people who have been unemployed for 6 months or more are about to suddenly lose their benefits.The good news is a cursory glance around the web shows that there are lots of interesting ways to exchange your time and skills for monetary compensation (aka “work”) right here in Brooklyn, so you can start 2013 right.

Tough Mudder, that crazy marathon/muddy obstacle course competition, has offices based in DUMBO. They’re looking for a new Consumer Insights Analyst, presumably someone who can make sure people don’t equate the competition with Wall Street douchebaggery. You can also try your hand at being a Course Manager and being responsible for the insanity that unfolds on race day.

Also based in DUMBO, e-commerce beauty-deal booking site Lifebooker is hiring for a couple positions : Customer Support and Marketing Strategist. Maybe job perks include extra special discounts on eyebrow waxing?

Or, you could start 2013 making sure people don’t troll each other too hard as the new Online Community Manager  at Buzz Media.

Sports fan? How about drafting press releases as a Communications Coordinator  for the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center?

Online bargain shopping site Gilt Groupe will help you get your foot in the door as a temporary styling coordinator, assisting their stylist with photo shoots (be sure to have a passion for Men’s wear).

BAM is looking for an Administrative Assistant in their Education and Humanities department.

BRIC Arts, the non-profit responsible for Celebrate Brooklyn, among many other things, is always on the lookout for freelance reporters, just show them you’re more NPR than NBC.

New “non-lame” dating site How About We is looking to add to their growing team and hiring copywriters to work on their Date Report, singles dates and couples dates sites. Their website makes it look super fun to work there – they boast of a stocked fridge, free coffee and beer, and the holy grail : Health Insurance!

Any other leads?  Tips for those still on the job hunt? Post them in the comments!