Greetings, friends! A few weeks back, we launched The Gig List, a weekly curated list of the top 10 most interesting and unique freelance gigs up for grabs. A ton of people signed up. Most of them opened the email. The crowd went wild. You get the idea.
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72 and snappy: It’s been a crazy few months for Snap Inc. They made Spectacles a spectacle, hired Sony’s CEO as their new chairman, revamped their UI and are reportedly prepping for a big ol’ IPO S-O-O-N. In their pivot to a camera company, Silicon Beach-based Snap is on a hiring frenzy. Among the many jobs posted on their site include a temporary video editor gig at their Venice home base. You must have at least 2+ years of experience with Adobe Premiere or After Effects and be warned—you’ll have to include your Snapchat handle on the application. // GET THIS GIG //
C is for Cookie. And Code. TFW you realize the human beings behind the iconic television shows you watched as a child are as messed up, cynical and morally bankrupt as the rest of us… Sesame Street is looking for someone to lead front-end web development for a six-month contract. The gig involves maintaining and optimizing content management for sesamestreet.org (Daw!) with a focus on analytics. Also, their site favicon is Elmo. So there’s that. // GET THIS GIG //
Get paid to blog about Jake Tapper :Man, what a time to be alive. Also, what a time to be working in media. Since our president-elect is subtweeting Meryl Streep and journalists with the frequency of a love-scorned 13-year-old, Mediaite is looking for a new hired hand to help cover the media news industry. Can you watch three minutes of CSPAN without falling into a narcoleptic coma? Do you actually know who Brian Stelter is? The gig involves saying “yes” to those two critical questions and also being a damn good writer. // GET THIS GIG //
Pity Likes fo’ dayz: Look, if you can somehow make a quinoa squash soufflé sound cool and culinarily-inviting, then I a) commend your talents and b) urge you to apply for this gig with Blue Apron, the VC-backed startup that is determined to help sh*tty amateur chefs be, well, less sh*tty. (How about that for a value prop?) In this role, you’ll be writing recipes that will fuel awkward fourth-dates everywhere and inspire a cascade of unappetizing Instagram posts that will garner 15 pity Likes, give or take. // GET THIS GIG //
Queue the 6 a.m. Calvin Harris: Ever have one of your coworkers show up to work all sweaty and high on life? “Where have you been?,” you ask. “Daybreaker, man!” they say. After a quick trip to Google you learn WTF Daybreaker is: a drugless morning rave designed to lift spirits and burn calories. Only in New York, right? As it turns out, this company is doing quite well and hiring a WordPress developer to keep hipsters shaking what their mamas gave them in the pre-dawn hours. // GET THIS GIG //
Be the world’s first cryptocurrency correspondent: Despite being referred to as an “evil roulette wheel” by economists, one Bitcoin is now worth about $1,000 USD—double what it was worth just six months ago. Is digital currency really the future, or just a flash in the plan? Here’s a gig that will have you digging for answers to that very question. IHB, a media outlet HQ-ed in Bangalore that calls itself the “Bloomberg of Bitcoin,” is looking for a remote journalist to cover all things bitcoin. Will you get paid in Bitcoin? Probably not, but there is a stock option program. // GET THIS GIG //
You won’t be hawking Topaz panty hose: First is the worst, second is the best. McCann is Ad Age’s runner-up Agency of the Year for 2017, and surprise (!), they’re hiring a freelance UX designer. Some perks: Thanks to Mad Men, your parents might actually recognize the name of your employer for once; their clients include Microsoft and Girls Who Code—oh, and it’s literally across the street from Shake Shack. Cons: Murray Hill. Probably worth the time spent wading through a sea of 20something finance bros. // GET THIS GIG //
Members include the Dalai Lama and pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk :Oh, PTTOW! We don’t understand you, but goddammit, we respect you. Aside from being a very absurd and intangibly off-putting acronym, PTTOW! is a super-duper select group of high-profile movers and shakers in marketing, media and entertainment. The group hosts regular events where uber A-Listers (and B-Listers who have money) can collaborate (read: party) without having to deal with us plebeians. As they say: if you can’t beat them, join them. And if you can’t join them, go work for them. // GET THIS GIG //
Sending out an SOS: So, here’s how completely desperado the state of the American political landscape is these days: A group has formed to encourage non-sh*tty humans to run for public office. That’s right, if you have an IQ that’s greater than or equal to the smartest Kardashian, have a relatively benign public Twitter feed and possess a modicum of morality, Uncle Sam wants you to run for something. Literally, just run for anything because these people are so bad. We can’t say it pays well, but what the hell—deets below. // GET THIS GIG //
Design drunk, edit sober: On a scale of 1 to sharing Elite Daily articles on Facebook with the caption, “This is SO me!,” working at a so-called grape-to-glass wine startup is pretty much the most Millennial thing you can do. Los Angeles-based Winc claims to be reimagining every aspect of wine, which has me wondering if they’ve come up with a solution for the crippling hangover that seems to follow me wherever I go. Regardless, if you’re a talented designer with an eye for UI and a taste for two-buck-chuck, head over to AngelList pronto. // GET THIS GIG //
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