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Help Wanted: The Millions Needs a Curiosities, Twitter, and Facebook Superstar

By posted at 7:15 am on June 20, 2011 9

coverThe Millions back office is looking for some help again. The site continues to grow, and that means we have an opportunity to add another book-loving young person to our team.

We are looking for someone who can help us with a few specific things. The new Millions intern will helm our “Curiosities” link blog and will man (or wo-man) our Twitter feed and Facebook page. Through those avenues, the intern we seek will have an audience of tens of thousands and will be introducing The Millions to new readers every day.

In return for a very modest time commitment, our intern will also join a great group of creative thinkers and have the opportunity to get their work edited by the working writers among us and potentially see their pieces published at The Millions. As is the case with our crew of regulars, our intern will be compensated for the pieces he or she publishes on the site.

The Details:

Responsibilities:

  • Multiple daily posts to the “Curiosities” link blog
  • Taking charge of The Millions Twitter account
  • Taking charge of The Millions Facebook page
  • Coming up with new ideas for fun ways to utilize the above

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • A voracious reader – Our ideal candidate will be well-read and have a solid knowledge of contemporary fiction.
  • A social media superstar – Again, Twitter, Facebook, (Tumblr, blogging, etc.)
  • Experience with WordPress is a huge bonus.

More details: This isn’t going to be anything close to a full-time gig. We’re thinking 5-10 hours a week realistically, plus as much time as you want to spend writing for us. We think the internship would be a great fit for a college or grad student, but are certainly open to hearing from non-students whose schedules will allow them to do this. We’re looking for a one-year commitment, though we can be flexible on the duration. The Millions has no dedicated office, so this is a remote position and can be done from anywhere in the world.

The position is unpaid, but any long-form pieces written that you write for the site and are approved for publication will be compensated using the same system we use to compensate our regular writers. And there will most probably be some free books here and there.

Why should you do this? The Millions is read by upwards of 30,000 people every week. Our readership is a laundry list of influential, brilliant folks in the publishing and media industries as well as in academia, not to mention the most engaged, avid readers of literary work that you’ll find anywhere. Aside from learning about how a site like The Millions operates, you’ll have an opportunity to write for all these people, and you’ll get experience running a Twitter account with nearly 30,000 followers.

How to Apply:

Please send the following to [email protected]

  • A resume
  • Three sample Curiosities, using the format we use on the site
  • If applicable and you are willing to share, we’d be interested in seeing the Twitter account(s) you use and any Facebook fan pages you’ve had the opportunity to run for schools, publications, companies, etc. (Essentially, show us that you have experience using these, even if it’s just your own sparsely followed, but very entertaining Twitter account.)
  • In addition, show us the other cool stuff you are responsible for online, your Tumblr, your blog, etc.

The deadline is one week from today: 6/27.

We look forward to hearing from you!





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9 Responses to “Help Wanted: The Millions Needs a Curiosities, Twitter, and Facebook Superstar”

  1. Paul Lamb
    at 7:49 am on June 20, 2011

    But why a “young” person?

  2. C. Max Magee
    at 8:05 am on June 20, 2011

    Good point Paul. Updated.

  3. Elijah Rising
    at 9:36 am on June 20, 2011

    how young do I have to be?

  4. Emily M. Keeler
    at 10:56 am on June 20, 2011

    Would you consider an applicant who might want to work remotely? In a another city, maybe?

  5. C. Max Magee
    at 10:58 am on June 20, 2011

    Emily: Yes! The Millions has no office, so this person will have to work remotely.

  6. Josh
    at 5:03 pm on June 20, 2011

    Would you prefer the the Resume/Curiosities in the body of the e-mail, or as an attachment in a word document?

  7. C. Max Magee
    at 5:06 pm on June 20, 2011

    Josh: No preference.

  8. Havelock
    at 1:34 pm on June 22, 2011

    Why the arch strikethrough rather than a deletion of “young?” Seriously, it’s offensive to older readers.

  9. C. Max Magee
    at 2:20 pm on June 22, 2011

    Havelock: Just trying to acknowledge we made a mistake and not make the commenters higher up in the thread look foolish. At any rate, I think it’s abundantly clear at this point that anyone of any age is welcome to apply for this. I sincerely hope no one is any longer taking any offense.

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