MARS needs interns!

Actually, both The Beat and Publishers Weekly need interns!

We mean it!


The Beat is still looking for an intern who can help with all sorts of exciting stuff. This could be a virtual position. No pay but lots of perks.

Publishers Weekly is looking for a physical intern who can come in and do all the dirty work. Duties include opening packages and mailing out packages, but there are also writing, lots and lots and lots and lots of free comics, and being part of the most exciting, dynamic team in comics.

Hours for the PW position are flexible. You can be in school. You might actually even be able to get credit for school.

If you want to be where it’s at in comics and spring to the top of the heap, email us your resume today:

heidi dot macdonald at gmail dot com.

Comments

  1. Do they actually put you in a glass space-case and make a star cat attack you? I guess it’s time to ask yourself WWJKD. What Would Jack Kirby Do? He was a pretty hard worker, I imagine if he was just starting out he’d do it.

  2. The Beat says:

    He would indeed!

    Sadly the Star Cat had to be retired a few years ago. Now we use a giant star FERRET!

  3. Brassai says:

    And don’t forget, all of those interested, that Publisher’s Weekly, as a for-profit organization, is VIOLATING FEDERAL LABOR LAW every time they have you do something they would otherwise have to pay an employee to do, even if it’s something as menial as going out to get coffee for staffers.

    That’s right. A business using unpaid interns as a source of free labor is BREAKING THE LAW.

    However, the catch is that you–and only you–are allowed to file a formal complaint with the authorities. Therefore, unless you want to blow the potential reference on your resume and possibly end your career in media before it’s started, you have to submit to being slave labor first. Since getting your foot in the door of the media field is the only reason someone would take on the responsibilities they give interns in the first place, they have you by the short hairs. Allow us to ILLEGALLY exploit your ambition, or find another profession.

    Don’t get too upset, because it’s partly a class thing. Publisher’s Weekly doesn’t want people from below a certain econonic status working for them, nor does the larger publishing industry. Unless Mommy and Daddy have enough cash lying around to subsidize your playing the peon, you can’t afford to take the internship, particularly if you have to pay tuition fees into your college’s all-money/no-risk pimping operation as part of it. And if you’re one of the riff-raff who manage to slip through, well, they can always spot you for what you are before they employ you legally, i.e., with a paying position.

  4. Brassai says:

    And don’t forget, all of those interested, that Publisher’s Weekly, as a for-profit organization, is VIOLATING FEDERAL LABOR LAW every time they have you do something they would otherwise have to pay an employee to do, even if it’s something as menial as going out to get coffee for staffers.

    That’s right. A business using unpaid interns as a source of free labor is BREAKING THE LAW.

    However, the catch is that you–and only you–are allowed to file a formal complaint with the authorities. Therefore, unless you want to blow the potential reference on your resume and possibly end your career in media before it’s started, you have to submit to being slave labor first. Since getting your foot in the door of the media field is the only reason someone would take on the responsibilities they give interns in the first place, they have you by the short hairs. Allow us to ILLEGALLY exploit your ambition, or find another profession.

    Don’t get too upset, because it’s partly a class thing. Publisher’s Weekly doesn’t want people from below a certain econonic status working for them, nor does the larger publishing industry. Unless Mommy and Daddy have enough cash lying around to subsidize your playing the peon, you can’t afford to take the internship, particularly if you have to pay tuition fees into your college’s all-money/no-risk pimping operation as part of it. And if you’re one of the riff-raff who manage to slip through, well, they can always spot you for what you are before they employ you legally, i.e., with a paying position.

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