... if you're a top-notch communications pro, that is.
The New America Foundation -- the innovative, media-savvy and now post-post-partisan think tank that, incidentally, keeps me occupied during business hours -- is expanding its media and communications operations.
That has lots of good implications, but the most obvious ones are these two newly created positions:
Read the full listings for all the details, but if you've got 4-8 years of communications experience in the Beltway/public policy world, a feel for the ways the media landscape is changing, and like what New America is all about, we'd like to talk.
The caveat: You'd be working for me. But other than that, it's really a pretty good gig.
So tell your friends. Alert the media. Just be sure to follow the application instructions -- resumes sent directly to my inbox won't help your cause, I can assure you...
From Michael Gerson's op-ed in today's Washington Post:
One Pentagon source (who didn't want to be identified for fear of sounding like a suck-up) calls [Defense Secretary Robert] Gates "extraordinarily quick and extraordinarily even" and praises his "sense of humor and candor behind closed doors."
At long last, my review of Tarleton Gillespie's book on copyright in the digital era -- Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture -- is done and published in the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies. (Just to be clear, though: The 9-month lag time was due almost entirely to my procrastination, not to RCCR or my editor, David Silver.)
In my day job, I run all things online for the New America Foundation, and we're in the process of ramping up our new media efforts. Doing that, of course, requires good people, so we're in the market for a Managing Editor for NewAmerica.net.
If you're interested, or know of a good candidate, please let me know!
A belated reminder for a panel discussion I'm moderating tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 26) at Google's DC offices.
A quick summary and list of the panelists follows. It looks to be a full house, but last-minute attendees are welcome.
Much like their mass-market cousins, publishers that target DC decision-makers are scrambling to adapt to a rapidly changing digital landscape - trying to capitalize on "web 2.0" trends while also protecting their existing reader bases and business models.
"Media Future Now" is an informal group that I've been helping to get started. The focus is on bringing together DC media types for monthly discussions to compare notes and share insights on the rapidly changing world of publishing -- especially when it comes to online and the insider politics & policy market.
The next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the New America offices. Details are below, and at http://mediafuturenow.blogspot.com/ . All are welcome -- just please RSVP!
Tuesday, Jan. 15 -- 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Stan Collender's new blog -- CapitalGainsandGames.com -- is officially up and running.
In reading Wired News' exclusive on a hacker's work against The Pirate Bay for the MPAA, I'm stumped. Which is more ridiculous?
- That the Motion Picture Association of America, in its mission to fight the theft of Hollywood blockbusters by the Bittorrent crowd, bought stolen information about TorrentSpy.com; or