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Escape to New York?

June 17th, 2009 · 9 Comments

So, I’m enjoying the opportunity to start doing some freelancing and probably going to take a couple more weeks enjoying the liberty to do a bunch of that. But fairly soon, I’m probably going to have to start looking for something a bit more stable. Since I’m already in DC, since this is where I know people and (a few) people know me, and since this is where publications where my skill set is relevant tend to be concentrated, I expect I’ll mostly be looking in DC. However, much as I love (love, love) my apartment, I would for various reasons be open to the idea of returning to New York.

I don’t expect I’ll do a very active search there, since it seems like something of a longshot. But I figure there’s no reason not to send up a flare. So on the off chance I’ve got a NY-based reader who’s been dying to hire a political journalist/blogger with my weird mix of interests—and it’s the sort of position that would justify packing up my life and hauling all my earthly possessions up I-95—drop a line.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James Feldman // Jun 17, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I don’t have any job leads for you right now, but if you do end up coming back to New York, there’s a free drink and an invite to a weekly poker game in it for you.

  • 2 Gerardo // Jun 17, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    I like your blog- Congratulations.

  • 3 Emma Zahn // Jun 18, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Have you checked with the Library of Congress?

    Maybe their Congressional Research Service could use another writer/thinker.

  • 4 Julian Sanchez // Jun 18, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I think most of those folks are JDs, economists, or MPPs. Also, having read my share of CRS reports, pretty sure I’d lose my mind very quickly having to write them. No, for better or worse, I think I’m committed to the journo/pundit track.

  • 5 Greg N. // Jun 18, 2009 at 10:49 am

    What about putting together a red state/daily kos type site for us libertarians? Surely you’ve got enough cred to be the center of a site like that and probably to get some legit cash for it, too.

    Throw in a Wilkinson, a Healy and a Balko, and maybe get Stossel or Boaz (or George Will) to join up, and you’ve got yourself a pretty powerful site for sophisticated analysis from the libertarian side, which would probably generate huge traffic and, with it, significant ad revenues.

  • 6 Emma Zahn // Jun 18, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    You are probably right about the CRS. There do seem to be more than a fair share of prima donnas writing them. Then there are the downsides of writing for its particular audience.

    BTW, who do you imagine your intended audience for journo/punditdom to be?

  • 7 Julian Sanchez // Jun 20, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Probably high-middlebrow political mag readers

  • 8 Hugh // Jun 23, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Have you considered teaching, even as a part time stability-improving gig? Alas that we’re not hiring for next year but most schools (incl. the one where I teach) could probably use more folks to teach kids to write and think through ideas sanely. These seem to be things you do rather well…

    Hope you dug the Hume record, by the way. More insanity from Brit Powell over the summer. We’re planning some two-drummer/ two-bassist/three-saxophone action in August.

  • 9 Barry // Jun 25, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    James Feldman
    “I don’t have any job leads for you right now, but if you do end up coming back to New York, there’s a free drink and an invite to a weekly poker game in it for you.”

    Inviting you up to get drunk and rolled – that’s a true blue New Yorker 🙂

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