As you will see from a companion post, we are saddened to announce that Jerri-Lynn is retiring, but she has many exciting endeavors beckoning. Jerri did give us very generous notice, and we thought we had found an accomplished writer in the form of Jonah Birch to take up her 4 times a month (two days every other week) commitment. However, even though readers liked Jonah’s initial posts, Jonah has concluded that doing Links isn’t for him and he will be exiting at the end of July.
The conundrum we face is that Links has become Naked Capitalism’s flagship. Many of you say at fundraiser time that you wake up in the morning with Links. But it does take more “production” than a regular post, and that plus having to become an informational whale filtering the ocean for krill is also not necessarily for everyone.
So we hope you can help us find talented, energetic, and tough-minded candidates. Jonah had spoken up for all of Jerri’s slots (Links, an original post, and a cross post, published Sunday and Monday mornings every other week) but the slots could be divided up among more than one person.
As much as we’d like a contributor to have a long and happy tenure here, past site writers have used Naked Capitalism as a stepping-stone to even bigger and better things. Philip Pilkington is now happily ensconced at the storied asset manager GMO and Nathan Tankus is now a recognized economics commentator, both on Substack and Twitter.
Having said that, old greybeards (after all Lambert and I are long in tooth) are welcome too!
We anticipate that a new contributor will have written often on a professional basis, say a journalist, commentator, analyst, or even an old-school blogger, who would like a regular part-time gig and/or would also like exposure to Naked Capitalism’s engaged readership. Being unphased by deadlines is important. Being willing to have a point of view is also critical.
Lambert has a detailed production guide, and Naked Capitalism isn’t big on fussy formatting. So while there is a learning curve for how we do things, it isn’t very steep.
If you have someone to recommend, please write Yves at yves-at-nakedcapitalism-dot-com and put “Site Writer” in the subject line. Thanks!