We're looking for a freelancer who could spend up to two days a week writing "Explainer" columns for Slate. You'd have to be confident covering a wide range of subject matter, including science, religion, and politics; we'd also need you to provide excellent copy on tight deadlines.
If you're interested, please paste the following into the body of an e-mail (NO ATTACHMENTS), and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org March 31, 2008:
- Your résumé.
- A list of 10 possible Explainer questions, culled from this week's headlines (with links to the relevant news stories).
- If you want, you can send links for up to three clips of your published work.
Those selected for a tryout will be contacted by e-mail no later than April 4, 2008.
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TODAY IN SLATE
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?