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Craigslist hiring Senior UI engineer for site redesign

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Corporate News, Design, Internet,

Craigslist soon to get a redesign

Craigslist is finally seeking to redesign its user interface after years of obligatory misuse of whitespace and text-heavy pages. Earlier this week, Cragslist posted that a job listing for Senior UI / Usability / Front End Engineer to revamp the rather stone-age (looks-wise) website. Craigslist hopse to revive its look, bringing it into the modern day and age. The revamp should also usher in an in-house app (or at the least a mobile friendly web app.)

Though we’d appreciate a mobile-friendly UI, what we would really want to see is an expanded search function, alongside improved navigation. We’re not sure if you remember the last time Craigslist made a change in the UI, but even that was a subtle improvement over its predecessor. Even though Craigslist has been going strong with about 30 billion page views a month; it still faces competition from more targeted services like Zaarly and Airbnb, which offer connect users to local selling markets and places to crash.

Regardless of what changes Craigslist decides to make, we hope it'll stay true to its quick-loading pages and ease of use. If you find yourself pulling your hair out due to its lack of creativity and conveniently live in the Bay Area, you can apply for the job here.

Read More | TechCrunch

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Liam Hemsworth: I’m Not a Good Worker

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies,

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth has had a lot of jobs, but insists he is "not a good worker."

The Hunger Games actor had many different occupations working on Phillip Island where he grew up -- off the coast of Australia -- but admits he didn't like getting up early when he worked for his brother Luke laying carpets.

"I've done a billion different jobs. I worked for Luke laying carpets for six months, but I'm not a good worker, though. I don't like early mornings. I'd get up and be grumpy, while he's more of a wake-up-at-the-crack-of-dawn kind of guy and he's buzzing at 6am. I'm more like, 'Don't even talk to me!'"

Other jobs which Liam, 22, had were very varied, from working at a bowling alley to looking after animals: "I've done laboring jobs, digging holes, I've worked in a bowling alley. I've been a baker. I've been a park ranger for animals. I did almost every job you could do on Phillip Island!"


Want To Write for Gear Live? Here’s Your Chance!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements,

Gear Live

Okay, we get it - we suck. You read Gear Live daily, and constantly say to yourself “I could so have written that story better.” Okay hot shot, now’s your chance. Gear Live is looking to bring in a couple more writers who know their stuff as it pertains to gadgets, video games, and social networks (like Twitter and Facebook.) You need not be a professional journalist to apply, but you should be able to write like one. What do we mean? Well, for starters, you have to have a strong command of the written English language. You also need to be passionate about the subject matter at hand. If you think you fit the bill, we want to hear from you. We are looking for writers, as well as editors.

Drop us an email at gigs[at]gearlive.com, and provide three sample posts written in the Gear Live style. These need to be original and timely, not something you wrote for the school paper a few years back. Also let us know why we should pick you, and what you can commit to. This is a paid gig, so bring your A-game.


Want To Write for Gear Live? Here’s Your Chance!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements,

Gear Live

Okay, we get it - we suck. You read Gear Live daily, and constantly say to yourself “I could so have written that story better.” Okay hot shot, now’s your chance. Gear Live is looking to bring in a couple more writers who know their stuff as it pertains to gadgets, video games, and social networks (like Twitter and Facebook.) You need not be a professional journalist to apply, but you should be able to write like one. What do we mean? Well, for starters, you have to have a strong command of the written English language. You also need to be passionate about the subject matter at hand. If you think you fit the bill, we want to hear from you. We are looking for writers, as well as editors.

Drop us an email at gigs[at]gearlive.com, and provide three sample posts written in the Gear Live style. These need to be original and timely, not something you wrote for the school paper a few years back. Also let us know why we should pick you, and what you can commit to. This is a paid gig, so bring your A-game.


Jesse Jackson Jr. calls iPad a job-killer

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds,

What a difference a month makes. In March, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was pushing for the federal government to provide every student in the U.S. with an Apple iPad. This week, Rep. Jackson complained that iPads were "probably responsible for eliminating thousands of jobs."

Somewhere along the line, he seems to have discovered that iPads are manufactured in China, not in the U.S.—a;nd; it had him hopping mad (see video below). Here's what Rep. Jackson said Friday afternoon on the House floor:

"In the 112th congress, unemployment is at 9 percent. And not a single piece of legislation considered by the 112th congress has done anything to address 13 million unemployed Americans.

"A few short weeks ago I came to the House floor after having purchased an iPad and said that I happened to believe, Mr. Speaker, that at some point in time this new device, which is now probably responsible for eliminating thousands of American jobs ... now Borders is closing stores because, why do you need to go to Borders anymore? Why do you need to go to Barnes & Noble? Buy an iPad and download your book, download your newspaper, download your magazine.

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Emmanuelle Alt Fills French Vogue Editor Position

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: News,

Emmanuelle AltEmmanuelle Alt says it is an "honor" to be named as the new editor-in-chief of French Vogue.

The 41-year-old fashionista will replace Carine Roitfeld in the coveted position at the prestigious magazine and admits she can't wait to get to work:

"It is a great honor for me, and also a great pleasure, to arrive at the head of Vogue Paris which I know so well. By working with such a talented team, I am confident of developing the incredible potential of the magazine."

Emmanuelle, who will begin her new role on February 1, worked at the publication as fashion director during Carine's editorship. She began her career in 1990 at Elle, becoming fashion director at age 20.

"Vogue Paris is performing strongly and I wish to entrust the editor-in-chief position to someone who will ensure a certain continuity, while bringing a new energy and dimension. Emmanuelle has all the professional and personal qualities required to maintain Vogue Paris as a world reference among fashion magazines. Vogue Paris will remain the most important fashion, beauty and cultural magazine, working with the world's greatest photographers and stylists. I totally trust her to manage this prestigious brand and develop it in all its dimensions, including digital," said Xavier Romatet, president of Conde Nast France, which publishes French Vogue.


How to Land a Job at Twitter

Posted by Drea Avellan Categories: Social Networks, Startups,

Twitter jobs

Are you Twitter obsessed? Ever fantasize about working for the microblogging giant? Mashable has put together a how-to guide on how to land a job at Twitter. They give insight on whatit's like to work at Twitter, what kind of jobs you can find, and other tips.

 

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Comic Book Jobs: Disney Publishing

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Mickey Mouse & Walt DisneyDisney Publishing Worldwide is the publishing arm of The Walt Disney Company. They develop “original, award-winning content...including Disney books, magazines and comic books.”

Based in White Plains, NY, they need a Digital Managing Editor to “oversee the digital content making process from concept through posting of final files.”

 

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Quote of the Day: Model Toni Garrn on Childhood Dreams

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Models, News,

Toni Garrn for Versace

“I wanted to be a cashier at a grocery shop.”

- German favorite Toni Garrn on what she wanted to be when she was little.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

Read More | Modelina via The Cut


Estrella Archs Leaves Ungaro

Estrella ArchsDrama continues to ensue at the as designer Estrella Archs quits.

The chief designer decided to leave her position at the French fashion house, citing “irreconcilable differences,” and now wants to concentrate on her own label. Her spokesperson said:

“Estrella Archs announces that she has left her job as chief designer of Emanuel Ungaro due to irreconcilable differences related to the creative direction of the brand. Estrella Archs will continue developing her own brand, established in 2007, and presenting her collections in the .”

The fashion house are now looking for someone to replace her, with British designer Giles Deacon said to be the favorite.

Estrella’s departure comes hot on the heels of Lindsay Lohan parting ways with the company after she was brought in as artistic adviser. Her debut collection was critically panned and she wasn’t involved in the range which was showcased at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year.


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