We’re Looking for Summer Interns

Do you want to work for Crossing Broad (or at least gain inside info to really skewer us in the comments)? Do you want to do it for free? Well you are in luck, because we are looking for a few summer interns. It can be for college credit (in fact, we’d really prefer that it is so we can hold you accountable to, you know, doing work). We’re looking for a few people who can perform the following tasks at or above the level of a trained monkey:

  • Work remotely for 15-20 hours per week, on a fairly regular schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Help with social media, events, streaming media, podcast stuff, and possibly some posting
  • Increase CB’s exposure on Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, streaming video, and more
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms, WordPress, audio and video editing, Photoshop, and more is a plus

Additionally, the internship’s requirements are about the same you’ll see for any other one, but here they are anyway:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work on a deadline
  • Good communication skills
  • The drive to work hard and work well, even when working remotely
  • Reliability
  • Creativity
  • A desire to work online and gain experience doing so
  • Comfort working for a guy who spends the money he’s not giving you on video games and Don Tollefson jerseys

We have some flexibility when it comes to start dates (basically on a per person basis, depending on when semesters end and all of that) but are hoping to bring some people on board who can help us all summer long, and potentially longer. If you’re interested, please send something vaguely resembling a resume, links to your social media accounts, and a few sentences about why you’re qualified (nothing too formal) jim@crossingbroad.com with the subject line “CB Internship” by April 15th.

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78 Responses

  1. I’m trying to decide if this is a real job posting, or if Jim is truly testing us.

    Is this Kramerica? Will the intern be required to pick up Jim and Kyle’s laundry from their moms house? Will the intern need to know how to squirt Shout onto hershey stripes?

  2. Additionally, the internship’s requirements are about the same you’ll see for any other one, but here they are anyway:

    Attention to detail (Get Coffee)
    Ability to multi-task and work on a deadline (Get Coffee)
    Good communication skills (Get Coffee)
    The drive to work hard and work well, even when working remotely (Get Coffee)
    Reliability (Get Coffee)
    Creativity (Get Coffee)

  3. Oh know. I think their trying to replace me. And I don’t know if I can compete with this yet to be-named intern?

  4. Christ, given those “requirements,” Jim and Kyle aren’t even qualified to work at this fucking blog.

  5. You seriously waited until March 30th to start looking for summer interns? We’ve been interviewing since February, most college kids are already finalizing their summer plans if they haven’t already done so. You’re definitely not going to get the cream of the crop… good luck!

    1. Damn this was my first thought too. Reeks of some last minute half arsed stuff…just like the posts!

  6. Please pay your intern at least a minimum wage. Haven’t you seen all the lawsuits that interns have been filing over not getting paid? I like reading this site and would hate to see you lose all your money once you get sued for this.

    1. No, I haven’t. But I do recall spending 20 hours per week logging game footage at Comcast and not getting paid for it, often after working four hours on campus and driving to the Wells Fargo Center and getting home at midnight. Kids these days, have it so rough.

    2. Didn’t mean to be flippant there. But we’d actually provide kids who want to get into sports and new media a pretty good opportunity to do stuff that actually gets seen by an audience.

      1. Being serious here for a moment, the department of labor would like to let you know what should consitute an unpaid internship versus failing to pay the minimum wage….

        According to the Department of Labor, an unpaid internship must meet all these criteria:

        The internship is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment
        It’s for the benefit of the intern
        The intern doesn’t displace paid employees
        The employer doesn’t benefit from work the intern is doing, “and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded.”
        The intern isn’t promised a job at the end (unpaid “tryouts” aren’t allowed)
        Both the intern and their boss understand its an unpaid position

        What do you think that the DOL will think of your internship?

        1. I second this Hank. Kyle, I file these lawsuits for a living. You can rely on the good ‘ol days about you providing free labor all you want – though I would love it if a defendant in one of my lawsuits used that defense – but this screams of an FLSA violation to me. Just make sure you structure it carefully. You are on the right track by trying to link it to college credit, but you can’t use an unpaid worker in lieu of a paid worker and satisfy the DOL’s test. But keep in mind, we’re only talking about $7.25 an hour here.

          1. These will all sound obnoxious, but it’s how I’d respond to each of those points:

            The internship is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment– I bet you I could teach a better class about social media, new media, and local sports media than 90% of college professors. Hell, I’ve spoken to high school and college classes.

            It’s for the benefit of the intern– I would think that would be, yes. Maybe teach a kid to not get stuck in the same narrow cone of media that so many do and turn into Sam Carchidi.

            The intern doesn’t displace paid employees– not at all. I wouldn’t hire a paid employee to not post or sell ads.

            The employer doesn’t benefit from work the intern is doing, “and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded.”– I’d argue that no internship, ever, passed this qualification. Also, that an intern, who could raise their profile by being seen on this site or gaining exposure on social media, would benefit more than we would benefit from the added “buzz.” A line like company “doesn’t benefit from work” is one of the most antiquated things ever written, perhaps an oxymoron, and just ripe for reinterpretation.

            The intern isn’t promised a job at the end (unpaid “tryouts” aren’t allowed)– nope.

            Both the intern and their boss understand its an unpaid position– obviously

          2. Kyle, you seriously fucking think you’re better qualified to teach social media and new media theory than college professors who have earned PhDs in the subject by conducting extensive research projects and breaking new ground in the field? You don’t have the faintest idea of the high-level research in the theoretical aspects of these fields at a university level. There’s more to teaching social media than ‘this is how you sign into Twitter.’ You haven’t got a fuckin clue when it comes to contemporary new media theory.

          3. Yes, I do think I’m better qualified to teach a social media class than 60-year-old college professors with PhDs who will take six years to quantify the benefits of using SnapChat and Instagram to build an audience. This isn’t rocket science. Unlike traditional journalism, business, or hundreds of other disciplines, there’s no textbook on social media, blogs, or new media. I’d trust virtually any full-time online writer to provide more insight in that regard. I’m not even decrying research, just saying that I can guarantee you most of what is being taught about new media in colleges is already outdated.

          4. Newsflash, Kyle — YOU are the one with antiquated/inaccurate views of the university system. There are 30 year-old college professors out there with PhDs. You have NO idea of the contemporary research that is going on in new media being written from theoretical perspectives that you cannot fathom. This is a field that is advancing so quickly, you have no idea. Please, do some research into what academic journals and books are producing on a regular, and increasing basis. My colleagues deserve better than your condescending attitude. You don’t know everything.

      2. Kyle is MUCH MORE qualified to teach social and new media than most college professors. I’ve had some pretty shitty professors, most who think that just because they have a PhD that they’re qualified to talk about everything. Kyle has proven success. Look how far this blog has come. Everything he does you guys respond to, he’s winning. I’ll take that over an old dude who thinks he knows everything because of a piece of paper.

  7. The internship in Nightcrawler seemed more plausible and less creepy than interning at a blog run by these two clowns.

  8. This will undoubtedly be a shit stain on any resume.

    I have an idea. Fuck you both. Work for free? What do you guys think you are NBC? CBS?

  9. “We’re looking for a few people who can perform the following tasks at or above the level of a trained monkey…”

    …sorry, Brace

  10. Screw waiting till summer. We can start now. Nothing else to do. And we’ve shown we can underperform at least as much as Jim

  11. Attention to detail?

    creativity?

    Good communication skills?

    Assuming these are pre-req’s, then How in the F did you get hired, Jim? You should split whatever meager salary Six Figures pays you and see if the intern can teach you a thing or two. Wit or humor would be a good start.

  12. I would like to apply for a job, but I need to ask a question –
    Is there any chance you could hire one or two ten year old girls to assist me?

  13. Let’s see who has applied so far:

    Brace: No. Can’t read, and barely comprehends English.

    Marcus Hayes: He has a requirement of his own: Must post one incoherent, racially themed article a week.

    Josh Innes: Only if interns get free meals.

    Eskin: Can he have access to your florist?

    Tollefson: Perfect. He can work from prison. You two do this while taking it in the can from eachother, so I am sure Donny will be able to satisfy Bubba and still write on a level that is on par with Jim.

  14. I interned at crossing broad last year. I worked really hard for no money, hoping for a full time gig. Come September, Kyle comes to me and asks me if I would be interested in a full time position at 45k/year. I said absolutely. Kyle goes on to pull his penis out and tells me to prove it. I felt really uncomfortable but went down on him anyway hoping for the job. He came on my face, zipped his pants and said for me to get the hell out of his office. I never heard from him again.

  15. Kyle,

    I am available and bring a specific set of qualifications to the job. BTW, do you smoke cigars?

  16. All these posts today and not one mention of me? You do realize my show with my sidekick, what’s his face….umm…..who cares. Anyway, talk about ME!!!!

  17. What kind of fucking retard would work as an intern for Kyle? Internships are provided at real companies that have future growth potential. What the fuck are you going to learn from Kyle? How to taking queer looking videos of himself playing a violin or coming up with terrible ideas to then be printed on t shirts??

    1. How to make a living writing about sports in sweatpants probably sounds pretty enticing to college kids.

      1. No, it actually doesn’t. I’d actually much rather be out in the field and actually interacting with people/things. But maybe if I were a journalism or a communications major instead of a marine science major my opinion might be different?

        Source: I’m a kid currently in college.

  18. Regarding this internship thing, allow me to play doubles advocate here for a moment. For all intensive purposes I think you are wrong. In an age where false morals are a diamond dozen, true virtues are a blessing in the skies, and are more than just ice king on the cake. We often put our false morality on a petal stool like a bunch of pre-Madonnas, but you all seem to be taking something very valuable for granite.

    So I ask of you to mustard up all the strength you can because it is a doggy dog world out there. Although there is some merit to what you are saying it seems like you have a huge ship on your shoulder. In your argument you seem to throw everything in but the kids Nsync, and even though you are having a feel day with this I am here to bring you back into reality.

    I have a sick sense when it comes to these types of things. It is almost spooky, because I cannot turn a blonde eye to these glaring flaws in your rhetoric. I have zero taller ants when it comes to people spouting out hate in the name of moral righteousness. You just need to remember what comes around is all around, and when supply and command fails you will be the first to go.

    Make my words, when you get down to brass stacks it doesn’t take rocket appliances to get two birds stoned at once. It’s clear who makes the pants in this relationship, and sometimes you just have to swallow your prize and accept the fax, instead of making a half-harded effort. You might have to come to this conclusion through denial and error but I swear on my mother’s mating name that when you put the petal to the medal you will pass with flying carpets like it’s a peach of cake.

      1. WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU JUST FUCKING SAY ABOUT ME, YOU LITTLE BITCH? I’LL HAVE YOU KNOW I GRADUATED TOP OF MY CLASS IN THE NAVY SEALS, AND I’VE BEEN INVOLVED IN NUMEROUS SECRET RAIDS ON AL-QUAEDA, AND I HAVE OVER 300 CONFIRMED KILLS. I AM TRAINED IN GORILLA WARFARE AND I’M THE TOP SNIPER IN THE ENTIRE US ARMED FORCES. YOU ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT JUST ANOTHER TARGET. I WILL WIPE YOU THE FUCK OUT WITH PRECISION THE LIKES OF WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE ON THIS EARTH, MARK MY FUCKING WORDS. YOU THINK YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH SAYING THAT SHIT TO ME OVER THE INTERNET? THINK AGAIN, FUCKER. AS WE SPEAK I AM CONTACTING MY SECRET NETWORK OF SPIES ACROSS THE USA AND YOUR IP IS BEING TRACED RIGHT NOW SO YOU BETTER PREPARE FOR THE STORM, MAGGOT. THE STORM THAT WIPES OUT THE PATHETIC LITTLE THING YOU CALL YOUR LIFE. YOU’RE FUCKING DEAD, KID. I CAN BE ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, AND I CAN KILL YOU IN OVER SEVEN HUNDRED WAYS, AND THAT’S JUST WITH MY BARE HANDS. NOT ONLY AM I EXTENSIVELY TRAINED IN UNARMED COMBAT, BUT I HAVE ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE ARSENAL OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AND I WILL USE IT TO ITS FULL EXTENT TO WIPE YOUR MISERABLE ASS OFF THE FACE OF THE CONTINENT, YOU LITTLE SHIT. IF ONLY YOU COULD HAVE KNOWN WHAT UNHOLY RETRIBUTION YOUR LITTLE “CLEVER” COMMENT WAS ABOUT TO BRING DOWN UPON YOU, MAYBE YOU WOULD HAVE HELD YOUR FUCKING TONGUE. BUT YOU COULDN’T, YOU DIDN’T, AND NOW YOU’RE PAYING THE PRICE, YOU GODDAMN IDIOT. I WILL SHIT FURY ALL OVER YOU AND YOU WILL DROWN IN IT. YOU’RE FUCKING DEAD, KIDDO.

  19. Why don’t you just pay the kid minimum wage and add another stupid fucking questionnaire question when everyone tries to come here and view your lack of content.

    Hopefully you get another video of a Philly athlete dropping the N-Bomb because this site is going downhill fast.

    Something something, Josh Innes is fat, something something, eats McDonalds.

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