High Times Trolling J-School Job Boards for Entry-Level Writer

Magazine aiming for higher crop of candidates to cover “plant cultivation and counterculture”

High Times is looking for an entry-level writer to “break into the publishing industry as a journalist,” and it appears the publication is aiming for a higher crop of candidates.

In a Columbia University School of Journalism job board listing, the magazine for weed enthusiasts is using its slightly more discreet moniker – “Trans High Corporation” – one that potheads will notice utilizes the initials “THC,” or tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical compound in cannabis that gets you high.

Perhaps James Franco, High Times' 2008 Stoner of the Year and a student enrolled in Columbia's M.F.A. writing program, should pass along his résumé.

Here’s the full job listing:

Professional Writer/ Reporter/ Editor Trans High Corporation

Posted: Sep 13, 2010
Division: N/A
Position Type: Full Time
Is this position paid or unpaid? Paid

Employer Profile
This position is ideally suited for an entry-level writer looking to break into the publishing industry as a journalist. Our firm is an international print and online publication based in Manhattan with a 35-year history in publishing.

The successful candidate will be reporting, photographing and editing full-length features on plant cultivation and counterculture subject matter. Possibility to write on related entertainment avenues exists as well.

Some travel will be required.

City: Manhattan
State/Province: New York
Country: United States
Documents Required: Cover Letter, Writing Sample
Minimum/Approximate Hours Per Week: 45-50

Applicants should posses a B.A. in Journalism, Professional Writing, Creative Writing, Technical Writing or similar. Applicants must be available to work full-time out of our Manhattan offices. Photography, film and multimedia coursework is desirable. Knowledge or interest in plant biology or horticulture a big plus.

Contact Information
Employer: Trans High Corporation
Name: Mr. Nicholas J. Zitelli
Title: Senior Editor
E-mail: nico@hightimes.com
Website: http://www.hightimes.com
Address: 419 Park Ave. South
16th Floor
New York, NY
10016 United States