Freelance Assistant Editor Wanted

Consumerist is looking for a freelance Assistant Editor 5-10 hours/week to process our tipline, time of day is flexible, responding to readers and notifying the writing team of post-worthy stories. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with the discipline to work remotely, possessing excellent writing skills, a thorough understanding of Consumerist’s style, ethos, and editorial direction, and a passion for consumer blogging. This six-month position, which can translate into posting opportunities, offers a very small stipend. Email your resume and a 500+ word essay to on the following: Are consumers winning or losing the battle for better customer service? Support your thesis with stories and techniques from The Consumerist archive. Deadline: Feb 25.


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  1. kexline says:

    Oo, oo, can you hire a copyeditor too?

  2. taking_this_easy says:

    any deadline?… think i’ll try for this…

  3. NikkiSweet says:

    hmm… I would actually do this… but I suck at writing essays.

  4. Londie Benson says:

    I’m wondering what address you would like the Editorial sent to especially if it is separate from your Quick Answer of “Yes, I’m interested, I’m terrific, I can do it, Hire me” address. Thanks…Sweetnote

  5. Jakuub says:

    Does owning and regularly wearing almost the exact hat pictured get you any bonus points? I can include pictures of me with said hat, if verification is necessary.

  6. OwenKlient says:

    What time of day are the hours required? Is this something that can be done at night or in the early morning?

  7. deadspork says:

    You have definitely piqued my interest.

  8. Pizza Club says:

    I will do it and will offer to be compensated only with dates with Meghann.

  9. SparkleMotion_GitEmSteveDave says:

    Any information on the hat? I really like the hat.

  10. Davan says:

    This isnt a news story! How dare you! Wheres your journalistic integrity! (queue mandatory “CONSUMERIST ISNT NEWS DUMBASS!!!” reply)

  11. Plates says:

    A sample article would probably be better than a 500 word essay.

  12. Corporate-Shill says:

    “offers a very small stipend”

    How small is small?

  13. Aeroracere says:

    Can you pay me in drawings of spiders?

  14. Nick1693 says:
    • Sure I could agree with you, but then we'd BOTH be wrong. says:


      They were selling the SAME hat at Blockbuster Video for $29 when the new movie came out. LOL, I have one, it’s great quality!

  15. TCTH says:

    Anyone who wears the hat must preface every story with 16 point National Enquirer style headlines rplete with exclamation points, be able to disguise lame gossip as breaking news, talk in a nasally whine and change his or her name to Matt Drudge.

  16. SparkleMotion_GitEmSteveDave says:

    @Nick1693: Very $$. I’d have to take the job at Consumerist just to afford it!

  17. nickexperience says:

    How about you pay me to proofread/copy-edit instead?
    “Email your resume and AN A 500+ word essay to

  18. CoarseLive says:

    Is Consumerist giving out the golden turd this year, or did Consumer Report put the kabosh on that?

  19. oneliketadow says:

    Shame on you Consumerist! You posted this with a picture of a fancy hat and the job does not mention the fancy hat as part of the remuneration. That hat was just designed to lure in applicants, talk about false advertising!

  20. Con Seannery gives up on subtlety, BAN FACEBOOKERS! says:

    I’ll apply if it pays me in sweet hats…

  21. TorrentFreak says:

    I don’t post that often but I read all the time. I’d like to take a stab at it. All of you that follow me from don’t go complaining and throwing tomatoes at me now. I am qualified as I will have a degree in English Lit. in May of ’09.

  22. Trai_Dep says:

    Love the hat, but fearful of whose hands wield the bullwhip.

  23. angrychicken says:

    Does the new Assistant Editor also get to meet Tax Cat? Because that would be awesome.

  24. Serge Norguard says:

    oh why oh why… dang i wonder if i can do this since im living like a timezone of UTC+8

  25. Andrew Freedman says:

    If you apply, should the resume and essay be attachments, or should they be in the body of the e-mail?

    My guess would be attachments, but you never know.

  26. ElizabethD says:

    I would like to nominate Eyebrows McGee for this job. It’s something she could do from home after the baby arrives. :-)

  27. the_gank says:

    should the 500-word essay be grammatically correct? or I could funk it up with blogosphere and intertube slands and shortcuts? :D

  28. the_gank says:


  29. gatewaytoheaven says:

    Pick me, pick me!