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Watch Out for the Jellybeans (and M&Ms)

If you’ve been looking at job openings through Idealist.org, you may have run across an ad for an interim communications lead at a company called Yourstake.org. The instructions for applying include the following: The writers of the ad thoughtfully include a hyperlink to explain why they’ve included the last item. The link explains the purpose […]


Editorial Assistant for SourceLab, great opportunity

Sponsored by the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Job Position: Editorial Assistant, SourceLab (3 hours/week, $15/hour, Spring Semester 2020 with a possibility to continue through Fall 2021) SourceLab, a digital documentary publishing project sponsored by the Department of History at Illinois, seeks an Editorial Assistant for Spring 2020.  This position […]


Yes, Building Imaginary Worlds Is a Job

The most recent episode of Slate’s Working podcast is an interview with Alison Luhrs, a narrative game designer for Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Lots of great insight into how “narrative game design” happens, what the day-to-day work is like, and the pleasures and challenges of this kind of creative career. Working has […]