Howdy. By now, you've certainly read the news that Mark Lisanti is moving on at week's end. That's the bad news. The good news — good being a relative term in this circumstance — is that we are actively looking for a few good candidates to round out our stable here at Defamer. Specifically, we are looking to hire a small handful of talented writers, of either the aspiring or proven variety, who have the ability to cut a unique swath through all of the tired bullshit and who can consistently deliver insightful and entertaining pieces about the accursed industry that consumes our souls when it isn't already claiming our firstborn. Ideal candidates will have strong, original voices as well as a close familiarity with the machinations that make Hollywood and the culture of celebrity go `round.

You may have heard that blogs don't pay; that's no longer the case. We offer salary and benefits commensurate with your level of experience. So if you think you've got what it takes, please send me a short letter by week's end (February 15th) explaining your qualifications. Be sure to include links to any writing samples you'd like to share and then send to jobs[AT]