Yes, it’s time: IvyGate is looking for its next class of editors — the brave, maladjusted souls who will lead this wretched blog into and beyond the summer of 2013. These editors will report on the eight well-heeled schools known as the Ivy League, with a particular focus on the embarrassing antics of their students, alumni, and faculty — in other words, what IvyGate has always done.
Qualifications are nonexistent. Experience working on the student paper won’t count against you — but a willingness to tackle and publish gossip, whether it’s funny or actually important or simply gross, will count for more. You will have ample opportunity to snark and disparage, of course, but you’ll want to concentrate on breaking stories, many of which are supplied by our active tipline. This will, on occasion, require using a telephone. You should be prepared, and a little bit excited, to piss people off. (You should also know basic HTML.)
Perks are meager but important: control over what and when you publish, a hungry if irascible audience, plus any money (minus server costs) generated by the site’s advertising. You’ll also join the disaffected ranks of IvyGate alumni, who despite this blog’s ignoble reputation have gone on to work (and apparently flourish) at legitimate publications in New York and beyond.
So, if you’re interested and want more details, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re scouting for both summer and full-time editors. You’ll get a test drive and plenty of guidance. If we don’t get back to you shortly, please re-send; our spam filter is aggressive. We’ll be hunting for our successors for the next few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »