My regular readers know that the Pop!Tech conference, held in October in beautiful Camden, Maine, is one of the highlights of my year. The conference combines some of the very best speakers on science, technology, society and social change with an environment designed to force people to make new friends and talk to people they’ve never met before. Plus, it’s in one of the most beautiful places in the world at the very peak of autumn. I spoke at Pop!Tech three years ago, and have worked the past few years to rope friends into the community as speakers and bloggers.
Pop!Tech is now offering a pretty fascinating job opportunity – official Pop!Tech blogger. This doesn’t (neccesarily) mean competing with me to liveblog the conference – though, hey, bring it on. Instead, it means that you’re responsible for maintaining the Pop!Tech blog through the year, featuring people and ideas that have been, might be or could be featured at the conference. The work that Wayne Hall has done on the excellent IdeaFestial blog is good example of what you can do with a platform like this.
Pop!Tech is looking for an established blogger for this position, and is offering $1000 a month, plus a pass to the conference (a $3500 value.) If you’re interested, drop a line to jobs AT poptech DOT org and tell ’em Ethan sent you. (More to the point, tell them where your blog is, point them to some of your best posts and write a great cover letter telling them why you’re the right person for the job. Jeez, do I have to tell you everything?)