Help wanted on Craigslist

I check the writing/editing section of Craigslist every day — not really to find a new job, but to see if there are any freelance gigs I could pick up in the little spare time I have (although, I think I’m not very good at selling myself; I had a lead for a freelance WordPress thing recently and I think I blew it, but oh well). I also like to see if there are things I can forward to my friends who are out of work.

Anyway, I found two very interesting ads. One was from one of my favorite sites, I Can Has Cheezburger? It seems they need some moderators:

I Can Has Cheezburger? (other sites include: FAILBlog, I Has A Hotdog, and 5 other sites) is looking to hire part-time moderators to work remotely for one of the fastest growing Websites on the interwebs. You can be located anywhere in the US (except Washington and Oregon).

Our moderators screen and tag user-uploaded images, moderate comments, update our content, convert file formats, and in general, help our users with their experience on our sites. This is a paid, part-time contract position at $8/hour.

We’re looking for someone with:
-A great sense of humor and thick Internet skins
-A deep understanding and love of the Internets
-Ability to work independently
-A strong work ethic

Basic requirements:
-A reliable high-speed Internet connection and a back-up access
-You must be over 21.
-Cat ownership is NOT required

These are the three different shifts that we are looking to fill:

Shift 1: Sunday-Wednesday: 8am to 4pm (Eastern) / 5am to 1pm (Pacific)
Shift 2: Thursday-Saturday: 8am to 4pm (Eastern) / 5am to 1pm (Pacific)
Shift 3: Monday- Friday: 4pm to 8pm (Eastern) / 1pm to 5pm (Pacific)

If you’re interested, email us your resume (and cover letter as to why you’d be good at this job).

The Cheezburger Team

Does anyone know why they won’t take moderators from Washington or Oregon? I also noticed this ad, looking for people who will go out and get coplogs from San Fernando (valley or city?) and Burbank police departments:

Earn Extra Cash as a “Freelance Blotter Jotter” by visiting your local Police Department – send the Arrest Blotter to us!

United Reporting – Crime Beat News is an “Online News Service” producing local and statewide crime news. Visit our Website:

We want Freelance Reporters to visit local Police Departments and pick up or jot down arrest blotter once, twice or up to three times every week. Dispatch it directly to us and we will pay you $25.00 per visit – averaging up to $300 – $500 per month!

Available Assignments:

• San Fernando & Burbank area police departments.

This job opportunity is for those interested in making part-time extra money!
This is a deadline assignment. Daily deadline for assignments is 12:00 pm (noon).

All interested candidates are required to meet the following criteria:

• Journalism experience / degree *
• 21 and over
• Clear Criminal History Background Check
• Current Driver’s License
• Position requires morning until noon availability
• Provide proof of vehicle insurance
• Computer / Internet / Fax Savvy
• Complete CA State W-9 form
• Must be reliable, professional and have the willingness to succeed!

* PREFERRED: College journalism majors, college newspaper experience, daily or weekly newspaper or online publications experience, two or four-year journalism/English degree.

United Reporting Crime Beat News

It interests me that they require journalism experience or a degree. This is something I could probably do if I was willing to wake up in time to get out to these places before 11 a.m. and get stuff written up by noon. Actually, the whole concept of that site interests me, but its very slow. I tried to click on one of those arrest links and it totally froze up.