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…)

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…)

11/28/16 2:17pm
Drop everything and start making $35/hour as a professional feminist advocate

Be the voice of feminism wherever you go… and get paid for it. via website

“Art” and “feminism” are words you don’t often hear used to describe professional work sectors, let alone in the same job description. But here’s one that combines both for budding organizers seeking an epic feminist career move: Art+Feminism is currently seeking a Program Coordinator to “support the exponential growth of their global initiative” in 2017. And the pay’s not bad, either.

You might remember Art+Feminism from a post we ran earlier this year about their famed Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, the patriarchy-smashing annual event where women and allies edit Wikipedia articles to remove instances of misogyny and to better document women’s contributions around the world and in history. Three years into the Wikipedia project the organization is bigger than ever and growing fast, but you still have a chance to work with them at a grassroots level.

At $35/hour, you’ll get to to “play a key role” in the development and success of their Wikipedia initiative, and to promote women in the arts. You’ll get to manage communications, project pipelines and social media platforms. Best of all, when people ask you what you do for a living, you’ll get to say “feminism” and mean it. (more…)

10/31/16 3:08pm
Watts points the way to hell at a 313 show in 2009. Credit: Chris Franko

Watts points the way to hell at a 313 show in 2009. Credit: Chris Franko

For most people, Halloween is a holiday that comes around once a year. But for Fort Greene resident Andrew Watts, America’s spookiest holiday is a full-time career. For the past 21 years, Watts has helped to realize Halloween 313, the annual musical spook-tacular that takes over an apartment building at 313 Clinton Ave. in Clinton Hill. It’s a longstanding tradition for families of all ages to gather round 313’s standing-room-only lawn to watch a free and reasonably scary show, on repeat every half hour.

Tonight, the 313 rises again with Watts’ Abracadaver, a magic, mystery and murder-filled walk down the Coney Island Boardwalk. And in honor of the occasion, Brokelyn chatted with the 59-year-old writer and composer about how a one-time volunteer gig scaring kids on Halloween became a lifelong career creating accessible spooks in Clinton Hill.

Watts first met 313’s artistic director, Janna Hyten, in college, and the two connected over neighboring hometowns in Florida. That, in addition to their adjacent backgrounds in illustration and a shared love of art and theater, led to near-instant collaboration.

“Plus,” added Watts, “I’m attracted to crazy.” (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…)

09/29/16 3:00pm
The ladies of Buzz Off Lucille, a feminist comedy group that gets to work for Lady Parts Justice.

The ladies of Buzz Off Lucille, a feminist comedy group now with Lady Parts Justice. Credit: Alex Schaefer Photography

In case you’re hearing for the first time, we happen to be in the middle of a pretty important election year. I know, it snuck up on me, too. And as if the usual white noise of platforms and spin weren’t enough, we’ve been forced to deal with the absurdity of candidates who literally refute recorded evidence of their actions and accusations of “coughing prevention machines.”

In all the ridiculous chatter it’s hard to remember that there are actual issues that people care about, such as women’s health care and abortion rights. That’s where Lady Parts Justice comes in. The organization was founded by Lizz Winstead, who also co-created The Daily Show. LPJ is committed to shining a light on the fight for abortion rights through comedy, writing, videos, and even apps.

Working in comedy while in service of a worthwhile cause, not to mention in direct contact with Winstead herself, sounds like a dream for any performer or comedy writer. Fortunately, Lady Parts Justice representatives and comedy group Buzz Off Lucille — Jenn Roman, Julie Rosing, Abby Holland, and Molly Gaebe — have some advice on how they “yes, and”-ed their way into a gig, how the moon provides, and how everyone can take part in the conversation about reproductive rights. (more…)

08/23/16 2:48pm
Torontoke? Via Flickr user Cannabis Culture.

Torontoke? Via Flickr user Cannabis Culture.

Here’s a job weed like to apply for. Canada, the country that’s high above us, both geographically and in terms of moving its drug laws into a progressive, kind new era, has had medical marijuana since 2001 and is now on the path to full legalization, which is a cannabis-do attitude America lacks. Rolled up in that newly budding marketplace is a whole new stash of jobs. Today our Canadian bureau chief Sam Corbin passes us the news that could bowl you over if you’re looking for a freelance gig (though it may involve a few red-eye flights to get to work): Toronto-based NOW Magazine is hiring a freelance marijuana writer to “tackle Canada’s rapidly changing marijuana laws, industry and culture.” You’d be writing about law and politics, medical and recreational communities, retail and business angles, plus writing how-tos and FAQs, which, let’s be blunt, sounds like a kush gig. (more…)

08/12/16 9:25am
Make America Lifestyle Brands again.

Make America Lifestyle Brands again.

Media jobs are few and far between these days so we’re happy to point you to a sweet gig opportunity when it comes along, especially one that fits so well with our Brokelyn ethos. This super hip lifestyle brand, kinda like a Goop but for real people ya know, is hiring an editor and graphic designer. The site is run by little-known media entrepreneur named Ivanka Trump, who we predict you’ll be hearing a lot about in coming months as her rags-to-internet-riches story gets some attention (if the liberal media and their anti-lifestyle brand bias will ever give her some attention, that is). Her website already tackles the hard-hitting, comfort-the-afflicted coverage such as “What Does an Office and Project Manager Do?” “5 Tips for Negotiating Your Severance Package” and “Unveiling the New Trump Spa Suites at Trump National Doral Miami.”

The only downfall to this job is that Ivanka Trump and her most recent Plenty of Fish date recently outed themselves as one of those consummate “millennial” “hipsters” you always hear so much about (at least the liberal media don’t overlook this disturbing trend), lurking around McCarren Park probably getting her daddy to pay her rent while she spends her days acting like “blogging” is a real job ( ugh the worst). You should definitely apply to this job not as a joke or as any form of minor protest against her father, an equally obscure real estate developer and advocate for the rights of people afflicted with tiny, like really embarrassingly small, hands. (more…)

06/27/16 9:51am
Silent Barn is looking for a few good friends of the arts to join the staff. Via Facebook.

Silent Barn is looking for a few good friends of the arts to join the staff. Via Facebook.

Here is a sampling of the kinds of events that have come to Silent Barn in the past few months: An ABC No Rio in Exile party, Young Republicans (the band), Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation, Queers for Flint, The Coathangers (the band), a “Between Two Berns” Bernie Sanders benefit, a Punk + Hip-Hop Remix Against Raids and a weekly Art for Tots that temporarily lowers the average age at the venue to 5. I also once also saw a 1oo percent dinosaur party there, during which someone read dinosaur erotica and another did a burlesque dance wearing a very large purple Barney head.

This is fairly representative of the slate of culturally adventurous and DIY events Silent Barn supports in its Bushwick collective space that’s also an art gallery/studio/hair cutting salon. If these are the kinds of things that make your artistic spidey sense go all tingly, then maybe you should work there: Silent Barn is hiring two positions to help run the programming and do other administrative tasks to keep the place running. (more…)

06/22/16 10:44am
Star Wars: The Editor Strikes Back.

Star Wars: The Editor Strikes Back.

Put down that fan fiction you’ve been working on that ships Rey and Leia and that weird slash porn of Chewbacca and BB-8 you should probably keep to yourself anyway. Here’s your chance to turn your love of the Star Wars extended universe into a real job. Disney, the sweatshop factory pumping out Star Wars-related merchandise until the heat death of the universe, is hiring a “Star Wars editor,” which is probably the coolest name for an editing job to come along since Highlights magazine’s dinosaur editor. The gig is based in San Francisco and involves working on comics, magazines, books and other tie-in materials that will put your red lightsaber editing pen to much use. (more…)