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Greenpointers is Hiring! Part-Time Managing Editor Wanted!

We're Hiring

Part-Time Managing Editor Wanted

Are you a writer who can edit and manage content? Are you creative, self-motivated, Greenpoint-obsessed, extremely organized and detailed-oriented? Do you want to contribute to the community and support local in a positive way?

We are looking for someone who has experience in news reporting, is tapped into local culture (art/food/music), is up-to-date on environmental issues, local crime, safety issues, local politics, and is interested in being an active part of the North Brooklyn community and can also:

  • Write well researched, informative and fun articles (on the fly)
  • Edit posts
  • Manage a team of talented editors and contributors
  • Oversee the day-to-day upkeep of Greenpointers content on WordPress (scheduling/editing) and social channels
  • Come up with unique ideas for new content and assign stories
  • Familiarity with social media best practices

Hourly rate, 15-20 hours a week, semi-flexible schedule with possibility to grow into full time. Office location is in the beautiful PencilWorks (top floor of the Pencil Factory at 61 Greenpoint Ave).

Photography skills, design sense, familiarity with various forms of media (podcasts, videos), enthusiastic about learning, experience with event production, fearless about exploring new ideas are pluses.

At a time when local news is diminishing at an alarming rate, we are determined more than ever to keep serving the community and need someone to help us step up our content game!

If this is you, apply here.

Questions? Email Julia at [email protected] and Megan at [email protected]

More about us: Greenpointers began as a neighborhood blog in 2007 and has since grown into hyperlocal resource for all things North Brooklyn. We aim to support the community and small businesses that make our neighborhood awesome through fun and informative content and events like our seasonal markets and Greenpoint Open Studios. We’re a small grassroots team dedicated to keeping our neighbors informed on what’s happening locally. Continue reading

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Tasty Gig Alert: Greenpointers is Seeking a Food & Drink Editor!

© The Brothers Buoy via The Brew Inn
© The Brothers Buoy via The Brew Inn

Is Paulie Gee your bae and Peter Pan your boo? Does the thought of a new ramen joint in the nabe make your heart flutter? Do you totally know the drill with Acme Smoked Fish and recommend the best place to get pierogis? If you love our local food scene and love to write about food, we’re looking for you!

We’re looking for a Food & Drink Editor to join us! You will be responsible for keeping up with the local food scene and writing snackable food & bev content, managing and writing stories of your own, and assigning stories to contributing writers. In addition to hitting up restaurants and bars often and chatting up restaurant owners and chefs, we have monthly Editors meetings you should be able to attend as well. You must be social media savvy, highly knowledgable about North Brooklyn (you live here!), and have a great personality and fun writing style. You should be comfortable with technology, as you will be working in WordPress and using our content management platform (it’s not hard, and we’ll teach you). If you can photograph food too, that’s MEGA BONUS POINTS!

This position is paid per post written and per post edited.

Apply here or in the form after the jump.
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Marina Aris: Building a Writing Community in Greenpoint

Marina Aris, founder of Brooklyn Writers Project
Marina Aris, founder of Brooklyn Writers Project

I first met Marina Aris two years ago when she invited me to take part in Indie Writers Day at the Greenpoint Library. Marina immediately impressed me not only with her in-depth knowledge about independent publishing, but more with her warmth and amazing enthusiasm about independent publishing. Her eagerness to help others realize their vision of successfully self-publishing their stories stood out. I participated again this year at Indie Day and saw that Marina was making major steps to create a Greenpoint writers center. Interested in writing? Then Marina’s story of how she created the Brooklyn Writers Project should interest you. Continue reading

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Pete’s Mini Zine Fest is Back July 8th!

Pete's Mini Zine FestThe next installment of Pete’s Mini Zine Fest is coming up this July 8th! This zine-fest-in-a-bar has been going strong for seven years. Come on down to Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St), drink some booze, meet the talented lineup, and read some zines!
As always, admission is FREE.

More info on Facebook
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SATURDAY 8/13: Greenpoint Writer’s Group Meet Up

Greenpoint-Writers-Group-at-WORD-August-13-2016

Local writers: Greenpoint Writer’s Group is hosting an event this Saturday, August 13 at WORD Brooklyn (126 Franklin St.) and you are cordially invited!

The Greenpoint Writer’s Group was founded in 2010 and has since workshopped the hell out of everything from stage to screen works and aspires to foster and maintain a creative collaborative environment for local writers. If you’d like to learn more about attending a workshop, drop them a line here. Continue reading

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Greenpointers Is Seeking Contributors!

Greenpoint_Rooftops_Megan_PenmannGreenpointers is seeking writers, photographers, illustrators, videographers, content makers. If you love Greenpoint and create content in the areas of local news, art, music, food, fashion, wellness, environment, politics, history, events—then you should contribute for us!

Meet with our editorial team along with old and new contributors Wednesday, May 11 2016, 7pm at No. 7 North at 931 Manhattan Ave (at Kent St.). We’ll have a fun time exchanging ideas, drinkin’ beer and meeting other mega-talented Greenpointers.

You should RSVP here so we know who’s interested!

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WANTED: ART EDITOR

Greenpointers.com is seeking a freelance Art Editor. This position is pay per post. You will be responsible for keeping up with local art and creating original short blog posts, 1-2 times a week. Must be detail oriented, highly knowledgable about Greenpoint, Brooklyn and have a great personality and fun writing style.

Qualified candidates email the following to editor (at) Greenpointers.com:

Subject line: Art Editor (Your Name)

In the email write in one sentence why you are the perfect candidate.

Include a brief bio and links to writing samples.

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WANTED: NEWS EDITOR

Greenpointers.com is seeking a freelance News Editor. This position is paid via a monthly stipend. You will be responsible for keeping up with local news and creating original short blog posts, 3-5 times a week. Must be detail oriented, highly knowledgable about Greenpoint, Brooklyn and have a great personality and fun writing style.

Qualified candidates email the following to editor (at) Greenpointers.com:

Subject line: News Editor (Your Name)

In the email write in one sentence why you are the perfect candidate.

Include a brief bio and links to writing samples.

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Greenpointers is HIRING! ($$$)

Do you love Greenpoint and want to contribute to the community in a positive way by working for a well respected and popular local blog? Greenpointers is hiring!!!

News Editor / Blog Manager

Can you write well researched, informative and fun blog posts (on the fly), manage a team of talented editors and contributors, while managing the day to day upkeep of a WordPress blog? Are you self-motivated, Greenpoint-obsessed, extremely organized and impeccably detailed? You know who you are! (Monthly Stipend, Immediate Hire)

Weekend Editor

Think Jonathan Schwartz’s Frank Sinatra Fridays – light, fun and creative blog posts for reading over a cup of coffee in McGolrick/Winthrop Park. You can get weird because it’s the weekend! (2 Posts/Weekend – Saturday & Sunday, Pay Per Post) Here I am really looking for creative and unique content in all types of media.

Local Ad Sales

Do you know all the local business owners by name and sincerely want them to succeed? Advertising is a crucial component of Greenpointers’ mission not only because the revenue funds our website and pays our writers, but because we directly promote small businesses that make our neighborhood awesome and give jobs to our friends! (Commission, Immediate Hire)

To apply email greenpointers (at) gmail [dot] com.

In the subject line write: YOUR NAME + POSITION.

In the body of the email write a short statement on why you are a great fit for the position. Include a resume or link to a website.

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No Matter What Happens, We Will Always Have Peter Pan Donuts…

When I was a horny teenager I spent many a weekends making out on the big rocks of Central Park. One year for Valentine’s Day my high school boyfriend, whom of course I thought I would marry one day, gave me a street photography book of Central Park and in it wrote: “No matter what happens, we will always have Central Park.”
Peter Pan Donuts IS the Central Park of Greenpoint – a cultural institution – for you have ONLY experienced this neighborhood if you have ordered in person and enjoyed one of these delectable cream filled treats.
This striking love lost piece by Sadie Stein – in none other than The Paris Review – conjures unforgettable Greenpoint moments:

When I commuted to the shop, I invariably found myself on the train with an elderly woman who, every day, was met at the top of the stairs by her husband. And every day, he would dip her back and greet her with a passionate kiss.

It echos: “No matter what happens, we will always have Peter Pan Donuts,” or in the case of those subway stop lovers – The G train!

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