(by Justin Ruckman)
(by Justin Ruckman)
The next time I think to myself, “This is too hard,” I’ll think of her story.
Hey, that’s not too bad.
We’re expanding our editorial team in a number of directions at once, and we’re looking for multi-talented, politically-attuned, self-driven social media natives to help us figure out some new things here.
That’s where you come in. Do any of these positions sound like they’re for you or a superstar you know? If you’re interested, please click the link(s) of your choice and complete the online application(s) required. We can’t wait to hear from you!
- Editorial Interns
- Contributing Curators
- Fellow, Parenting Content
- Fellow, TV
- Fellow, Inspirational Content
- Fellow, Charts
- Fellow, Visual Social Media Fellow
- Fellow, Womanism
- Fellow, Healthcare
- Fellow, SEO
- Fellow, Twitter
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US (It’s only fair. We asked to know a little about you.)
Our mission is to use irresistible social media to draw attention to the things that really matter. In our first year, we’ve inspired millions to watch great videos about standing up to bullies, getting young girls excited about engineering, holding big banks accountable, and dozens of other important topics.
Media outlets like The New York Times, AllThingsD, and Business Insider have called us one of the fastest-growing media sites in history — we attracted more than 10 million unique visitors last month alone. But to make the kind of difference we want to make in the world, we need to go even further.
We need you!
So, like, anyone want a job? We’re fun to work with — roughly 50% of our non-essential email threads devolve into .gif spams.
Please reblog even if you’re not interested in applying! Heck, maybe you have the next undiscovered social media genius following your sweet blog about horses.
You know you want to work with us.
I probably won’t be updating Tumblr much over the course of the week, so either follow me on Twitter or, at least, please don’t unfollow me on Tumblr while I’m away!
I love you all, will be back online soon.
Upworthy’s mission is to use social media to draw attention to things that matter — we make important issues go as viral as a video of some idiot surfing off his roof. We’re growing super fast: By some measures, we’re one of the fastest-growing media sites in history, reaching more than 4 million monthly unique visitors by our sixth month online. You can read more on our mission here, and check out this article on our first 100 days from The New York Times’s David Carr.
One of the many ways in which we enact this mission is by having a strong, data-driven social media presence, managed by our Audience Development team. Though we have focused primarily on Facebook up to this point, we will be developing our Tumblr and Twitter presence in the near future. We are looking for a passionate social media user who wants to help millions of people see meaningful content to be our fearless intern as we continue to grow rapidly.
The Audience Development/Social Media intern will be responsible for working with the Community Manager to maintain and update all social media channels, as well as developing new strategies for distribution and user engagement. You must be very comfortable with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram. Your job might include: scheduling daily content posts, moderating comment streams, brainstorming new ways to engage users with the website and with the channels themselves, testing out new strategies, helping to develop the Upworthy voice, and collecting data. You’ll work directly with Upworthy’s leaders and get the inside scoop about our work on virality.
WHAT YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE:
*Your own ergonomic laptop / computer setup
*Phone and internet access 24/7
*Creativity and a sense of humor.
*Clear and precise communication skills.
*Fantastic writing skills. You can find a smart, witty angle on anything.
*Attention to detail—seriously. If you don’t have this, you should stop right here.
*Tech skills and Internet savvy.
*Understanding of and love for social media—if you have a great blog, Twitter feed, or Tumblr with a dedicated following, that’s a good sign.
*Great people skills
Work from home, live anywhere. Hours are flexible and we collaborate online.
Do you want to work for Upworthy? You know you do! Apply today!
It’s tax cuts for the first minute, but if you want specifics on his budget plan you’ll have to hand over your credit card.
I’m livetweeting tonight’s debate with Upworthy, follow along!
Joe Biden IS our celebrity sex list. #Knope2012 (Here’s a handy-dandy link to our twitter).
We’ll be livestreaming on our site, too! And playing Mother Jones’ debate bingo. Obviously.
Follow Upworthy on Twitter tonight! I’ll be one of many awesome people livetweeting the debates. :)
Here’s A Plan That Could Save Mitt Romney’s Campaign
Mind you, it’s not a plan that will necessarily get him a victory, but it could be the best chance he’s got.
Keep an eye out for drunk toddler!Mitt Romney. I spent last night making that shit happen.
The Upworthy cuddle puddle watches Obama on Letterman. (Taken with Instagram)
A very Upworthy lunch. #uped12 (Taken with Instagram at Cafe Options)
Upworthy’s editorial retreat meeting room is pretty aptly named. (Taken with Instagram at Magnolia Hotel)
More important questions answered in Cat Watching by Desmond Morris. (Taken with Instagram at Magnolia Hotel)