“Life is hard and you should just do what you want to do. Luckily the things that I want seem sort of selfless because of my identity. If I was the aforementioned straight, able-bodied, cis, white guy, my career goals would be boring and unnecessary which is why I think they should all get out of entertainment.”
Topics include my personal problems with Bustle’s SEO strategy, beating airport boredom, Gawker Media filing for bankruptcy and more!
“An integral part of my business is to create and cultivate positive, meaningful, supportive relationships with everybody from my clients to my colleagues, people I’m renting space from, potential clients, etc. It’s important to me that my actions demonstrate my values that every person and every body deserves love, respect, and care.”
Topics include sitting on the couch, the most popular political candidates on social media, work/life balance, changes at Longform and moar!
Topics include the closing of The Toast, layoffs at Vice and The NY Times, preparing for last-minute interviews, Buzzfeed’s shift towards video and so much more!
“I didn’t get any funding until year three and it came from a member who truly believed in me. Now in year six, funding opportunities are coming from multiple places, thank you baby Jesus, but all of those opportunities are coming my way from relationships I have formed, not from banks or investors.”
Topics include why people pay for the New York Times but won’t pay for Buzzfeed, liberal bias in Facebook’s trending topics, how Bitch Magazine got started, being productive in your home office, how to turn a negative conversation around and so much more!
“I knew I wanted to train animals by the age of 3. I didn’t know that I wanted to start this business until 3 years ago.”
I don’t even know what materials research is. (Please don’t tell me.)
Topics include bold ladies, The Awl co-founder getting his first “real job,” a new Facebook algorithm, additional ad-blocking-related panic, a profitable “college paper on steroids” supported by 10, 0000 unpaid writers and more!
“I think a lot of us [queers] have turned to art as a place to find meaning and access other realms. Art explains the unexplainable and gives us a space to explore the mysteries we are so fascinated by.”
Medium becomes a publishing platform, gay magazines are so very white, Facebook introduces live video, Spurned Elle Writer Goes On Totally Bananas Rant, proven conversation topics with strangers, Buzzfeed falls short of revenue projections and so much more!
We’re looking for an ambitious business-savvy Southeast Michigan-based leader with big ideas who can take Autostraddle to the next level.
Topics include Gawker losing the Hulk Hogan case, digital media’s lack of geographic diversity, analytics-driven content production, Genius annotating personal sex stories, drinking with your clients and other crucial stories!
“It’s the kind of work that makes me look forward to eight hours on my feet holding five pounds of camera in my hands with another seven pounds slung across my back. It’s wonderful to create not just art, but art that makes people feel special and good and beautiful.”
Topics include Instacart’s impending apocalypse, Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan vs. Misogyny, Kinfolk magazine, the re-boot of Tiger Beat, racism at Squarespace and more!
“There’s no denying that women writers are affected by systemic, institutionalised sexism in the media and publishing industries, but women who are queer, trans, of colour, disabled, sex workers, from low-income backgrounds and/or otherwise outside the mainstream are inevitably impacted more than most.”
Topics include how a 12,000-word rape apologist piece got published on SB Nation, HuffPo claims its bloggers enjoy not getting paid, Melissa Harris-Perry’s show gets axed and more relevant stories!
The Most Innovative Companies of 2016, a deep look into the annals and corridors of Buzzfeed’s present and future, popular sites that are also ugly, millennial money, MTV News, The Independent’s digital-only future and like ten billion more important stories.
“Own it, grrl. The world is getting queerer and queerer, and all the big businesses that refuse to acknowledge that are in their death throes. Your time is coming. Follow your heart. Do what you love. Start now.”