We received so many responses to last week's night editors job listing that, to be honest, we need some help separating the interesting from the interested. So, we're starting an audition thread for anyone who'd like one of the jobs.
I got a lot of impressive applications (I apologize if I haven't been able to respond to you individually yet) and I've asked a few to be guest night editors. There'll be a few more over the next week or two. If you'd like to be one of them, the new #openmicnights tag page (I tried to explain our open forums here) is the place to show off your talents.
So, here's the plan for the #openmicnights forum: First, you need a commenter account. (If you don't have one, register for one and leave a comment below saying you'd like to try out and I'll approve your account.) I'd like to see you write your best example of a Gawker post using the "Share" box on the #openmicnights tag page: a snappy headline, compelling lede and sharply written item. Also, since there are tools to upload images and video, I'm looking for an eye for visuals. Lastly, be sure to include the #openmicnights hashtag so that your post appears on the tag page.
You will be graded based on quality of writing, timeliness, copy editing and ability to follow these instructions. In short, I'm looking for writing polished enough that we could run it on the front page.
The stage is yours. Have a blast.
Image via Thomas Hawk's Flickr