Balloon Jobs

Been a while since we did one of these, and I’ve had news of a couple of opportunities sent my way, so let’s have at it.

For one — if you have development/fundraising experience, the National Coalition Against Censorship is looking for you.  Details here.  I’m assuming this would be an in-office job, which would mean the New York City environs…

Also, rather more specialized, but Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism folks and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society have teamed up to offer a one year fellowship for a working journalist pursuing “a specific project on journalism and innovation.” Details here.  That would, of course require geographic affinity with Our Faire City, Cambridge (not that one, this one) MA.

So over to you all:  work available? Work needed?  Take it away.

Image: Limbourg Brothers and Barthélémy d’Eyck, Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry, (March), 1412-1416 and c. 1440.

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    I’m a massage therapist and a certified nursing assistant. I don’t want to have to leave Corvallis for work because I own my own home.
    I’d like to continue to work in health care, but I’m open to suggestions. I have written fiction, news and technical materials, and edited / proofread.
    Right now I’m on the waiting list of a tax preparer, in case one of his people who stand on the curb dressed as the Statue of Liberty gets a better offer.

    Also, anybody who likes a good download can look for my posts on

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    scav says:

    Anyone in need of a demonstrably grumpy geographer-database geek with experience in GIS ,typesetting, general research and dogsbody miscellany? Hacking out of lungs is only a recent phenomenon. I can be house-trained although I’m not sure about full domestication.

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    Yutsano says:

    The VA seems to be on a bit of a hiring binge. Check

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    duck-billed placelot says:

    I’m a grantwriter, business writer, any kind of writer, with reasonable rates and a 10% Balloon-Juice discount. I have a very high funding success rate for my grantee clients, and I love to work with nonprofits to develop their projects. I can also edit or proofread your work (I have a background in academic and business editing), or provide market research. Just starting out? I’ll review (or write!) your business plan.

    I’d also love to provide media skills for your company (or personal site): video or audio editing, animation (Flash, traditional), illustration, Photoshop, etc. Yes, we can work together on visual or audio projects remotely. Now would be an excellent time as I’m looking to update my portfolio (i.e. cheap art for you).

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me at

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    ruemara says:

    Digital producer needed? Food writer? Graphic designer? Broadcast engineer? I seem to be better at finding work for others. Feeling…good is too much, but not horrible at 3 jobs I have applied for. I hope job giving fever catches all of us who need work here at BJ. Speaking of which, any updates from jurassicpork?

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    Jamie says:

    Things I know of:

    – senior software engineer in NYC. They want a real engineer with experience, specifics don’t matter that much at this level (lots of experience with C, obviously, and if you’ve more than dicked around in Lisp or a functional language, so much the better).
    – midrange web developer in the Bay Area. Ruby on Rails. Don’t have to be a rock star, but be competent in consistently delivering for a consumer-facing site.

    Looking for work
    – researcher/ assistant in Cleveland, Ohio. Very smart, dogged graduate student seeking something along these lines. Has experience as an academic editor, wine retailer, and has an academic background in psychology and art.

    (These are friends of mine, I vouch for all of them, for whatever that is worth )

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    BGinCHI says:

    When is the B-J daycare center going to get up and running? If Doug or Kay or A-L could watch our little guy for a few hours, I could write more comments and maybe read a wonkish Krugman post all the way through.

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    Cincinnati Ohio. Administrative Assistant, prefer flexible virtual work in order to keep job that pays health benefits. Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and Powerpoint. Click on e-mail for contact info.

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    I do Internet research customized to your requirements with a quick turnaround and with ten years of experience. Markets, financial data, personnel; I’ve looked for all of it.

    Business website here.

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    Cassidy says:

    @John M. Burt: Check with your closest VA hospital and see if they are expanding the Telehealth Specialist to your area. I was offered a GS-5 in WV doing that. We decided to turn it down because it’s a Temporary-Non Permanent position, but if you don’t have to move that’s two years of employment and they may make it permanent.

    @CarolDuhart2: There were a couple of positions for a AA in DC on USAJobs.

    I know in my area (Jacksonville, Fl) CSX has opened about 3 positions for Safety/ Industrial Hygiene, etc. They also have rail yard positions all over the place. Lockheed Martin and few others that work out of Cecil Field are looking for electricians, engineers, etc.

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    wenchacha says:

    I’ll give another boost for my husband’s electrical business. He’s a licensed master electrician doing home and commercial rewiring. He has been doing this work for the last 5 years, before this a maintenance electrician in a factory.

    We’re in Penfield, NY, just outside Rochester. He works mostly on the East side, but has a great person to refer on the West side as well.


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    DPB says:

    I am nearing completing of a PhD in Microbiology with skills applicable to bioenergy or an array of other biochemistry/molecular biology projects. I’ll be moving in February to the Dallas, Tx, area to be with my fiancee.

    I’m a mighty fine science teacher, too.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    The position at the National Coalition Against Censorship is so tempting. But they want a grant writer (unsaid is “with a successful track record”) and I don’t have experience writing grant applications/proposals. I’ve done all the background work of gathering the attachments and preparing the charts and tables with budget data but I’ve not written the main text for a grant. The closest I’ve come to that was the period my organization was going through a transition between head grant writers and I kept the proposal flow going by updating a past grant proposal and teaching the freelancers who were hired about the organizations we received funding from and the relationship history.

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    Luthe says:

    Anybody got a job for an urban planning fresh out of grad school? I can write, do basic GIS, and the US Census is my bitch. I also know a bit about affordable housing and EISes.

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    WaterGirl says:

    If you are a techie who is familiar with Al Giordano, NarcoNews or The Field, this may be of interest to you

    This is a comment made by Al Giordano within the last week:

    Yes, we have various technical problems including an overzealous “spam filter” on comments and a broken RSS feed. And we have had very bad luck with technical help. Anyone who feels you can solve problems like this – if you’re someone already known to me or someone else in the Narco News project who can vouch for you – please email me at – Al

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    amorphous says:

    My company is looking for recent college grads (degree earned 1 year ago or less) in mechanical/electrical/software engineering in New Mexico, Arizona, Upstate New York, and Oregon. Other positions for experienced engineers in the semiconductor industry are open.

    If there’s interest I’ll provide some contact info.

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    ruemara says:

    @Luthe: have you tried My municipality is cutting planning but that is a darned good site for finding planning positions in city government.

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    hamletta says:

    @WaterGirl: I see that at least The Field uses Drupal, which I’ve been working with for >5 years. I’m no wiz (I’ve been a dilettante till recently), but I can probably help.

    Sadly, though, I don’t know anybody who knows him, at least that I know of.

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    FFrank says:

    Ardex On-Site Job Fair
    Aliquippa PA
    good company, makes concrete mixes for floors Sat, 21st from 10am to noon
    Details below, I have a friend that is HR there.

    Please forward to anyone you feel may be interested in production/laborer employment at Ardex.
    · 18 years old
    · Work rotating shifts (3 weeks midnight & 3 weeks daylight)
    · Work occasional overtime and on weekends
    · Occasionally lift up to 100 pounds
    · Pass a drug screen
    · Submit to a criminal background check
    We are located at 400 Ardex Park Drive, Aliquippa, PA 15001 (10 minutes North of the Pittsburgh Airport by Green Garden Plaza). The web site is and directions to our facility can be located at

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    FFrank says:

    Some Good Union Jobs at Verizon Pittsburgh

    Jobs? Tell Your Friends We’ve Got ’Em

    Do you know someone who’s tech savvy and knows how to solve problems?

    If so, let them know we’re looking for qualified Fiber Customer Support Analysts, and then send them to our Open House between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, at 416 7th Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh.

    They can attend an information session and
    • Learn about exciting opportunities at Verizon
    • See our cutting-edge FiOS product in action
    • Meet our team and apply in person

    Tell them this is a great opportunity to work with our advanced technology. As a Fiber Customer Support Analyst, they’ll give our customers the power to connect to the world and enjoy the benefits of unlimited broadband capacity and lightning speeds in their homes with our FiOS products and services.

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    Ruckus says:

    Well in less than a month I will be unemployed as my business is closing, as posted here before.
    Have owned a bicycle shop for the last 6 years, owned a mold making, high precision machine shop for 15 years before that with a total of over 30 years experience in that field. In between was a technical manager 11 years in which I produced, edited and published 5 rulebooks per year along with other technical writing using Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator, Office.

    So I’m looking. For what I don’t know yet. But I’m looking.

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