In the new year, we have several openings for full-time regular tech jobs at BlackBook — to start, we need a systems engineer, a lead developer/architect, and a web producer (the latter will be trained up by others during a massive site redesign). The jobs are in New York. Obviously there are many particulars but if you think you might be suited for such, email me at email@example.com.
Hat(s) off to Willa Paskin, our features editor — this week she took over day-to-day blog scheduling, relieving me to pursue the joy of administrative tasks that, though perhaps tedious at times, are nevertheless not chained directly to the endless hamster wheel of the internet news cycle. First time I’ve been off the daily blog grind in over one hundred billion years, or rather just under five years in non-blogging time. I might even turn IM back on!
There should be some kind of digital marathon clock above the elevator that just ticks away at the actual time. Our start time is 10:00 AM, and our CEO and his assistant are saying hello to everyone as they walk in. When I got here:
Sales Force:0-4. Big win for them.
Interns:None. 0-at least 5. To be expected.
Editorial, including myself:5-1. Shockingly. Our missing rank has a “court date,” whatever that means. But he was there when I left.
Sales Assistant:Fighting. Saw her on the L at 10:30, got out at 1st Ave, presumably to “call dinosaurs.” Walked in ten minutes after me.
HR/Business Management: Absent. Walked in at 11:26. Nice.
Tech:4-3. Was too hungover to look back there until now and their numbers have yet to change. “None of us went,” one remarked.
Design: 2-3. Impressive.
Mohney:Nope. Walked in a little after 11 with his sunglasses on and some kind of breakfast sandwich in hand.
RECEPTION: One (out of one… yeah Julia)
EDIT: One. Not even Gabriel!! That must mean we had a rager.
VIDEO: Two. Besides all the interns. Good job Mike & Whitney! Ohhh scratch that, Blakeley slides in right before the 11am mark FTW! Only dept with 100% besides the Julia department
SALES: Two. (To put into context, this is out of ten. But I give them mad props for even the two)
CREATIVE/AD OPS: Three…. we rock
ADMIN: ZERO… can i have a Kidder? or a Gaby? Denton? Anyone? Bueller? I hope they sleep all day. They deserve it… thanks for a great party!!!!
I need coffee and a giant icewater kthx.
Does being awake at home count?
Note: “some kind of breakfast sandwich” was actually two donuts. Which is basically my version of a breakfast sandwich, come to think of it. Just needed a little ham in the middle.
1. Still looking for a Nashville-based person to create city guide listings. Paid gig, so if you know an extra Mandrell sister who wants to get off the meth, have her drop me a line.
2. Also looking for someone going to Sundance who wants to blog about it. Also paid, though not paying your expenses (though we can help with credentials). Interested in a nonstandard person doing nonstandard coverage, i.e. not really someone who already has an awesome movie blog or a would-be indie filmmaker etc. Like, are you a waiter working the festival? Are you a local sanitation specialist who hates picking up after the LA invasion? Are you a prostitute? (well, are you?)
If either/any of these apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org.