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The Oatmeal is hiring!

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by wicked, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I did eschew the typical header here because, well, I'm sure this will excite a lot of people.


    Infographic Script Writer
    Seattle, Washington St.
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires:
    March 16, 2011
    Job ID: 1232169

    Infographic Script Writer

    Do Reddit and Digg think you’re funny? Are people always lol’ing on your Facebook status and blog? We’re looking for a witty pen-wielding writer with the gift of gab and an eye for detail. We produce awesome viral graphics, and we’re looking to add another creative talent to our team. The job will be to come up with different topics, do some light research, and write 15-20 main points of data in a way that won’t bore the internetz to sleep. Got what it takes?

    REQUIREMENTS AND DETAILS: -Highly in tune with current events and social media. -A successful scriptwriter should possess a firm understanding of data visualization and design. -Strong creative and technical writing skills. -Emphasis on authoritative data that’ll make us say “WOW!”. -Perform research as necessary for each topic. -Topics will be on a single subject (e.g. Online Dating, North Korea, Google) and writer develops 15-20 of the BEST and MOST INTERESTING points to explain the subject in full in a manner that flows and is completely cohesive from start to finish (about 500 words in length). -Brainstorm topics. -Preferred background in internet or creative writing. -Up to date on technology. -Take direction and be able to work in a fun team atmosphere.

    EXAMPLES OF SOME GRAPHICS: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/coffee http://gigaom.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/go-iphone-r7.png

    TO APPLY: Respond with two ideas that you feel would make great infographics and your resume, and we’ll go from there!
  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Twenty ways on how to watch paint dry? Hooooooooweee, this won't end well.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Nothing makes me laugh more consistently than The Oatmeal.
  4. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    I'm confused. It's a scriptwriting position, yet it requires data visualization and design? Huh?
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