Hardly a day goes by that we don’t receive an email or letter from some idealistic young pot smoker saying, “You have the coolest job ever! How did you get it?” or asking, “How can I get a job at HT? I’ll do anything—I’ll even mop the floors!” It seems like stoners are willing to do just about anything to land a gig here. After much consideration, we’ve decided it’s high time for us to pay it forward and give someone out there the opportunity to step up and prove their worth. So this fall, we’ll be recruiting one lucky stoner to become an honorary High Times Editor for a day—and it could be you!
If chosen, you’ll be invited up to the High TimesS offices to meet the staff and see firsthand what it’s like to work behind the scenes at the world’s most notorious magazine. You’ll also walk away with a one-year subscription to the magazine, copies of our Swimsuit, Grow and Cannabis Cup DVDs, and whatever other goodies we can dig up for you.
Excited yet? Well, hold on—I haven’t told you the best part yet!
As any of you who follow my column know, being on the staff of High Times isn’t just about hard work—it’s also about living the BBD. So in addition to your other duties and prizes, you’ll also score yourself (and a guest) an all-access pass to our historic, invitation-only High Times 35th Anniversary party this fall, where you’ll get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and mingle with top stoner celebrities and leaders of the marijuana movement.
Then, when it’s all over, you’ll write your very own story about the experience, which I’ll edit and publish as the next issue’s Almost Infamous column. Plus, your name will be listed as an honorary editor in the masthead of that issue alongside the rest of the staff. How’s that for the bigger, better deal?
Want to know how to enter? Of course you do. It’s simple: just email a résumé and sample of your writing (it can be an essay, article, report or short story that is marijuana-, psychedelics- or High Times–related, between 500 and 1,500 words), along with a scan of your driver’s license or passport and two photos of yourself, to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2009. In addition, you have the extra-credit option of submitting a self-promo video by posting a link to it on 420.com with the letters “BBD” somewhere in the headline. We will then sift through all the entries and pick the individual who we think displays the most potential and enthusiasm to be our honorary editor, and announce the winner at hightimes.com/bobbyblack on August 15. To qualify, you must be 18 years of age or older and live in the New York City area, or be willing to make your own travel arrangements and accommodations (HT will not pay for your travel or living expenses). Oh, and you’ll have to fail a drug test so we know you’re legit.
All right, Blackolytes—this is your big chance to show us what you’ve got, so you’d better bring it! Who knows—if you have what it takes, you might even become our next big pot star!
Be sure to pick up our October issue to read about more of the world’s coolest pothead professions in our special upcoming “Top Stoner Dream Jobs” feature!