Hire My Friend: the barely history major who knows how to do the Twitter


This is what new media looks like.

Name: Fern

Major: History. Barely.

What I would’ve majored in 4 years ago had I known the economy was going to hell: The same–with this economy, I’m actually relieved I studied what interested me instead of something targeted to be economically advantageous.

Why I decided to waste $160K on an Ivy League education: Obviously only so that I could meet people who would one day help me get a job in journalism. So, basically: for this very moment.

Current City of Residence: My mom’s extra room in manhattan and my boyfriend’s extra room on his bed.

Ideal City of Residence: Anywhere where my freelancer’s salary will carry me? But ideally: Williamsburg for now, London for next decade, Positano for the one after that, and then maybe back to Williamsburg.

Current job: Web intern at the Nation, aka full time fact checker on a pre-entry-level stipend. But I love it. I’m heartbroken that it has to end soon. Also, I do the Twitter. 14,000 followers, holla.

Dream job: Columnist. Anywhere.

Resume claim to fame: Best college columnist in the eyes of the Newspaper Columnist Association of America

Greatest achievement I don’t like to talk about on interviews: “So…um…I can do Twitter pretty well? And like, I can condense your info into bits and optimize readership? But um? Twitter…is lame? But also really crucial to how we digest news these days? But you know. Everyone can do it. But not as well as me. Am I still talking?”

If you would like to hire Fern, send us a pleading email.
If you would like to be featured in the weekly Hire My Friend column or know someone who would, holla.

One thought on “Hire My Friend: the barely history major who knows how to do the Twitter

  1. Hi — I saw a link to your blog from Cryn Johanssen on Facebook (Cryn of the Forgive Student Loan Debt Movement.)

    I’m the director of program development at United Professionals, an online nonprofit for “unemployed, underemployed, and anxiously employed professionals.” I’d like to talk with you about how UP and your blog might collaborate. Please send me an email so we can talk.

    Diane Alexander

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