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March 14 2008 12:46 PM

Help Wanted

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 danengber@yahoo.comby 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.

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Those selected for a tryout will be contacted by e-mail no later than April 4, 2008.

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