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  2. The Week is hiring!

    The Week magazine is hiring a Senior Editor.  Interested parties should contact Karen Danzinger at KDanziger@hsksearch.com.  Description below:

    Senior Editor

    The Senior Editor for The Week is a versatile writer with sophisticated writing skills, the ability to write quickly and concisely, and good news judgment. This editor will join the team of smart, versatile writer/editors in curating news and opinion for the very successful magazine, helping to select stories, and writing in The Week’s unique aggregated format and witty voice. An ability to adapt to the magazine’s tone and style is essential.

     

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  5. My initial reaction to the news of Bieber’s arrest fell between annoyance and despair. There’s something bleak and gross about all the instant rubbernecking, as adults across the globe breathlessly chronicle every minor development in the arrest of a teenager.”

    — Scott Meslow, in The right way to talk about Justin Bieber’s DUI arrest

     

     


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  7. TheWeek.com is hiring!

    TheWeek.com is looking for a self-motivated journalist to write and edit short articles, promote these articles on social media, and help curate the homepage. This writer will work an overnight shift, from roughly 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (exact hours TBD), working with senior editor Peter Weber to keep the site humming in the wee hours. Some background in journalism is required, as are solid writing skills and good news judgment. Knowledge of popular culture and familiarity with what works on the internet are also indispensable. A sense of humor is a plus. If you fit the bill and are interested, please send a résumé to weber@theweek.com
     


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  10. Come intern with The Week!

    We’re hiring paid interns for Spring 2014!

    The Week is seeking driven, enthusiastic web editorial interns to work out of our Manhattan office for 2-3 days a week from January through May. The ideal candidate is a bright undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in journalism who possesses solid research and writing skills and a knack for all things web. A sense of humor helps, too.

    Interns will gain hands-on experience in a digital newsroom by assisting The Week’s team of editors in researching, pitching, writing, and promoting stories. Other responsibilities include moderating comments, building articles in the CMS, and other aspects of basic web production.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Excellent communication skills and editorial judgment
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced news environment where multitasking is a must
    • Familiarity with Wordpress, Moveable Type, or any other type of content management system
    • Digital experience and basic understanding of HTML and coding a plus

    YOU’LL NEED…

    • A cover letter
    • A resume
    • Your availability
    • Two writing samples

    Please send all of the above to Rollins@theweek.com with the subject line “WEB EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP.” Interns should be able to commit to working at least two eight-hour shifts per week and will be paid minimum wage. 

    Good luck! 

     


  11. Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history, and by far the costliest. Katrina killed more than 1,800 people, displaced 1.5 million more, leveled tens of thousands of homes, and left nearly 80 percent of New Orleans under water.

    ObamaCare has, to date, killed zero people and destroyed zero homes, while leaving New Orleans dry. It has, however, caused a political brouhaha by intentionally pushing people toward better insurance plans and having a glitchy website.

     

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  13. Initially, critics described George W. Bush’s presidency as “quiet,” a refreshing change from the Clinton administration.

    Then 9/11 happened.