Engines Bonanza In This Year’s Dutchess Cruisers Car Show in Beacon 2018

This year, we changed it up a little bit with photo coverage of the Chamber of Commerce and Dutchess Cruisers Car Show. Engines!

I don’t know how engines work, but the hoods are usually open for spectators to take a peek inside, so there must be something very creative about them. There was one cylinder in the middle of the...under the hood part (lol, not sure what the whole area is called) and asked the car owner what it did. It’s the air filter! Then I noticed that allnif the cars had them, but in different forms. Some thicker, some smaller. But all part of the show. 

Beacon is usually equated with art. But cars are art. This hobby for some requires a passion and a curiosity to tinker and fiddle and figure things out.  That’s what the Car Show is all about. And screaming Halloween decorations in some of them.

we only saw a smidge of the Car Show, as it went from the beginning of Main Street at 9D, all the way to Fishkill Avenue.

Until next year...

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Pop-Up Shop OPEN! Hallowstyle Halloween in A Little Beacon Space

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The Queen of Halloween has flown into Beacon on her broom to takeover A Little Beacon Space with her collection of mostly handmade Halloween things. You may have read about her in the Poughkeepsie Journal when they did a Halloween highlights article.

You'll find little coffin boxes she has decorated, a collection of original Halloween children's books she has written, pins she designed and had produced, pendants she polished, and pottery she pressed. She must like working with mediums in alliteration.

Don't miss the selfie-screen with the ghosty pumpkin path.

LIMITED TIME MAKE 'N TAKE

There is a Make 'N Take offering in this shop, but you must sign up in advance here at this website (it's in the right-hand side column). Saturday is booked, but there may be openings on Sunday. Inquire with the proprietress of this shop, Donna, inside.

WHERE: 291 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
The Telephone Building
First Floor, First Door
WHEN: October 12th-14th
Saturday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

Take pics if you love or buy something! Share them with our Instagram, @alittlebeacon

Second Saturday! Beacon Gallery Openings for October 2018

 Happy Second Saturday, October edition!

Happy Second Saturday, October edition!

Happy Second Saturday, folks! This mid-October weekend is jam-packed with gallery openings (and one closing 😥) as well as so many non-art events. The common theme? Community. Head out to the galleries. (Our Guide gives an overview of each exhibition or screening we track down.) Talk with your neighbors, visitors, or the artists. Buy their work if you're in a position to - get a jump on holiday gifting, maybe? Then head out again on Sunday, with the Car Show on Main Street and the Pumpkin Festival at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park. Get the artsy-tartsy scoop here in our Art Gallery Guide, and read about all of the amazing non-artsy things in our Event Guide.

Some familiar Beacon faces highlight this #2Sat. At Scenic Hudson's River Center (the big red barn at Long Dock Park), Eleni Smolen of TheoGanz Studio has curated a selection of works by Hiro Ichikawa, a Hudson Valley painter, printmaker, and nature lover who passed away early last year.

At No. 3 Reading Room and Photo Book Works, revisit Melissa McGill's starry Bannerman Castle installation and read writer Sam Anderson's reflections, in Reverse Punctuation Constellations.

Matteawan Gallery will be closing after the current show, Eleanor White's Bittersweet, wraps up next weekend. (Read more here about Matteawan and what’s next.)

Brief descriptions in our Gallery Guide can't possibly do justice to all of the artists exhibiting around town, so you really should check them out yourself. If you're inclined, report back and let us know what you loved seeing. Comment here, on Facebook, on Instagram, or Twitter. We'd love to hear from you.

New Class Added to A Little Beacon Blog's Adults Classes Guide! "Learn To Draw Comics" at The Underground

Did you notice this eye-catching, colorful flier while walking down Main Street? The Underground Beacon, located at 462 Main St, is offering a 4 week class on Learning To Draw Comic Books. This is a unique art class offered for adults and can be found in A Little Beacon Blog’s Adult Classes Guide.

The classes are taught by Dezi Sienty who is a freelance illustrator, designer, editor, and letterer specializing in comic books. He also taught at Dutchess Community College.

You can find more art classes as well as other types of classes for adults in A Little Beacon Blog’s Adult Classes Guide.

Are you hosting a class in Beacon you would like to see added to the guide? Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

Or we might find them on a flier. But don’t wait! Might be too late.



Happening This Weekend 10/12/2018

This weekend in Beacon has so many options, that we must present them in emojis:

FRIDAY:
🛍️ 👻 Hallowstyle, a Spooktacular Pop-Up Shop at A Little Beacon Space (all weekend)
SATURDAY:
🎨 Second Saturday: Art Galleries Open New Shows All Over Town (get our Gallery Guide here)
🛍️ New Shop Opening: Lewis & Pine replaces reMADE
🎼 Beacon Record & CD Festival
SUNDAY:
🎃 Pumpkin Festival, down at Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park
🚗 Car Show on Main Street


And with that, let's get to the list to help you plan...
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.

‘The Unsilent Picture’ at Philipsburg Manor
Day
: October 12-14, 2018
Time: 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, and 9:15pm
Location: Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway (Route 9), Sleepy Hollow, NY
Historic Hudson Valley commissioned the film, which is based on the Washington Irving short story, “The Adventure of the Mysterious Picture.” The short film explores what happens when a man of science has a brush with the possibility of the supernatural.
Information >

Bebhakti Turns 2 Birthday Kirtan (music and mantra)!
Day
: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 7-9pm
Location: beBhakti Yoga Center, 89 Dewindt St, Beacon, NY
Information >

NYC - Beacon by Sailboat (Clearwater)
Nikki McClure Book Reading & Artist Workshop Onboard Sloop Clearwater
Day:
Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13, 2018
Time: 5-7pm (Fri), 11am-2pm (Sat)
Location: Departing from West 79th St Boat Basin in Manhattan.
Information >

Beacon Record & CD Fest
at Veterans' Memorial Building
Day
: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: VFW Post 666, 413 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Fishkill Fall Festival
Day
: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Geering Park, Fishkill, NY
Information >

Pop-Up Concert with New Muse 4TET
Day
: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 4pm
Location: BEAHIVE, 291 Main St, Beacon, NY

Grand Opening of New Shop Lewis & Pine Beacon
Day
: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 6-8pm
Location: 133 Main St., Beacon, NY (formerly the reMADE location)
Information >

A-Y/Dancers
Day
: Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14, 2018
Time: 8pm (Sat), 4pm (Sun)
Location: Howland Cultural Center 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

City of Beacon Pumpkin Carving Contest
Day: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Pavilion at Beacon Memorial Park
Information >

Beacon Sloop Club Annual Pumpkin Festival
Day: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 12-5pm
Location: Pete & Toshi Seeger Park, 1 Flynn Drive, Beacon, NY
Photo Credit: Beacon Sloop Club
Information >

8th Annual Classic Car Show In Beacon
Presented by Beacon's Chamber of Commerce and Dutchess Cruisers
Day:
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Main Street, Beacon
Information >

Build-a-Bowl Book Signing with local author Nicki Sizemore
Day
: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Beacon Pantry, 382 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Chefs for Clearwater
Day: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 4-8pm
Location: The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Hyde Park, NY
Information >

Live Concert with Snehasish Mozumder & SOM
Day
: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 8pm
Location: Quinn’s, 330 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Plan ahead and check out what's coming up this month in our Events Guide.
 

Bags & Balance - Boxing & Yoga
Day
: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: The Studio @ Beacon, 301 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >
 
Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

For a full list of upcoming classes, classes during the week, and workshops of all kinds, visit our Adult Classes Guide.
 



Shake and Make for toddlers with Danielle Andretta and Romina Robinson
Ages
: 3-5 years old
Days: Mondays, October 15 to December 3, 2018
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St, Beacon, NY
A Mommy & Me Class
Information >

For a full list of upcoming classes, visit A Little Beacon Blog's Kids Classes Guide.   

Submission Guidelines for submitting your classes for consideration to be added to these guides can be found here.

 
 
BOUTIQUES ON THE WEST END
 
Luxe Optique
183 Main Street
www.luxeoptique.com
(across the block from Beacon Bread Company)
One of the funnest (yeah, that's a word) lines of glasses at Luxe Optique is sabine be, a French designer that will change what you can expect from your regular ole' glasses. Pictured here is the designer herself surrounded by her glasses. Anything is possible - visit Luxe Optique to try on a pair to see what we mean!


 

BOUTIQUES ON THE EAST END


Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique
1 East Main, Retail #3

www.lambshillbridalboutique.com
(near the Dummy Light)
Another designer sighting! Beacon's Charlotte Geurnsey, owner of Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique keeps up with the bridal trends by going to Bridal Markets, and to to visit with one of her favorite designers carried in the Beacon shop, Hayley Paige herself!





Niche’s Fall Factory Lighting Sale
Day
: Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14, 2018
Time: 10am-6pm (Sat), 11am-4pm (Sun)
Location: Niche’s Factory, 310 Fishkill Ave, Beacon, NY
See why we love this sale in ALBB's publisher Katie's latest column in the Highlands Current on stands this weekend.
Information >

Thank you to the following shops for sponsoring our Shopping Guide!  Luxe Optique and Lambs Hill.


 
Thank you to BAJA for sponsoring the Restaurant Guide!
 
Visit A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide for all of the restaurants in Beacon, and see our Brunch Guide for your morning!


Time to freshen up your hair style - or beard! Find a salon in Beacon at
A Little Beacon Blog's Beauty Guide.
 
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS
Might this cute little vintage ranch house on Verplanck be your next home? With plenty of room inside (and even more in the basement lounge area), this house with a garage and an open kitchen makes for easy gatherings for family. The agent Claire Browne of Gate House Realty can tell you all about it.
Details + Pictures >
VIEW ALL LISTINGS
PARTNER SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS

Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Car Show in Beacon is this Sunday. The road will be closed so that you can walk through and see your favorite old-timer cars, some of which are decked out with tricks.
See pictures from past years >
BeaconArts
Are you an artist looking to connect in Beacon? A membership with BeaconArts is the coziest way to meet others. BeaconArts is a huge supporter of the arts of all kinds in Beacon.
Learn About Membership >

Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency

Who is Antalek & Moore? A group of Beacon-based insurance specialists who think all day long about insurance options for you, and help you when you need it. The people at Antalek & Moore do your insurance research for you. You could call a company like Travelers or Progressive directly, or you could call Susan, or Terry, or Vince, or other agents at Antalek & Moore to get clarity on what is best for your policy. Travelers, Progressive, or other big name insurance companies can be your carrier. Antalek & Moore is your advocate. For no additional cost (and sometimes less).
Antalek & Moore's articles on A Little Beacon Blog >

Rhinebeck Bank | Fall Home-Buying Tips
Pro-Tip from Rhinebeck Bank: Just as purchasing a home is an extensive process; selling one can be as well. Most sellers do not want to enter the holiday season with interruptions and the selling process on their mind. It is not uncommon for homeowners that have not sold by the fall to wait until the following spring. With this being said, sellers are worn out and may be more willing to negotiate and expedite the closing and move-in process. 
Contact Rhinebeck Bank About a Mortgage >
       
OPEN!
Spooktacular Halloween Pop-Up Shop

The Hallowstyle Pop-Up Shop is open! For Halloween lovers, shop for all kinds of Halloween things, from jewelry to childrens' books. You can even take a selfie in front of the Halloween path (baby not included)!
FRIDAY: 12pm-5pm
SATURDAY: 10am-8pm
SUNDAY: 11am-5pm
More Details >

Want to host your pop-up shop here? How about Black Friday Weekend?
See here for details.
Tin Shingle
This position of Research Assistant for Media Resources has been filled. So many amazing applicants from the Hudson Valley. Thank you to those who applied! Will post again if more positions open up.
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Looking for great talent?
Post your Job Listing with A Little Beacon Blog >

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Looking for ideas of what to take pictures of to brand your business in Instagram? The designers at Katie James, Inc. can help you see the beauty that is all around you - and the little details that will make a big impact on your future or current customers. Applies to both service providers and retail with product.
Learn More >
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Writerly Happenings: New Literary Guide for Book Lovers & Writers

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Hey there, reading anything good these days? 

If you want to know where to find your next book, and where to go to mix it up with other literary types, this new ALBB Guide to Writerly Happenings has you laced up. Every couple of weeks we’ll round up the best events happening in our growing local community of writers and readers and the people who love them.

Writerly Happenings in Cold Spring

Sunset Reading Series presents another stupendously located and top notch reading at The Chapel in Cold Spring on Sunday Oct. 7th at 4pm when local author and NY Times Magazine Critic at Large Sam Anderson will read from his widely and wildly acclaimed book: “BOOM TOWN The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-Class Metropolis.”

This event is being co-hosted by Split Rock Books, who is also kicking off their inaugural book club event on October 11th from 7-8pm with “If Beale Street Could Talk” by James Baldwin. This film adaptation of this book, by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, is due out in November. They are also having a storytime for kiddos with “Bear and Wolf” author Daniel Salmieri on October 14th .

Writing Groups In Beacon

If you are looking to join a writing group, on October 8th or 15th you might check out Words & Womyn. This fresh weekly workshop from the Wyld Womyn,  a new space on Main Street, is described as “a safe space that welcomes anyone female identifying to sit and soak in the power of thought and prose.” 

The night before you could also get your book club on with Binnacle Books’ ongoing book discussion at Denning’s Point Distillery. On October 10th at 7pm we’ll be diving in to “There There” by Tommy Orange. 

Get Lit Beacon continues to work the room at Oak Vino in Beacon on the second Sunday of the month! Have a glass of wine and enjoy the salon there on October 14th at 5pm. Katie from A Little Beacon Blog will be on hand to answer questions about local news media, as well as Brian PJ Cronin (Update: Danielle Trussoni, a memoirist and novelist, was slated to speak, but not this month). You can sign up to read for 5 minutes yourself. Get the lineup here.

Book Talks in Beacon

Later in the month, the Beacon Library is hosting a book discussion of much acclaimed book “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng, so start reading now if you want to get in on that on October 30th, from 2-3pm. The discussion will be led by Dr. James Cotter as part of the NEA Big Read program.

Open Mic Nights Literary Types Might Like

For monthly open mic nights check out The Falcon Underground in Marlboro, the Wherehouse in Newburgh, The Howland Cultural Center in Beacon and Fiesta Friday in Poughkeepsie.

Farther afield, but well worth the drive are two favorite bookstores that host loads of writerly happenings are the Golden Notebook in Woodstock, and Rough Draft Bar & Books in Kingston.

We’ll see you back here in a couple weeks with more upcoming events. Tell us where to go and what to read in the meantime, if you like. phoebe@alittlebeaconblog.com

The ReAttached Team at Hanson Real Estate Partners Showcases the Creative Opportunities in Newburgh

Many thanks to ReAttached Team at Hanson Real Estate Partners who have joined A Little Beacon Blog's Real Estate Guide as sponsors to show you a selection of their retail and commercial properties in Newburgh. If you were at Newburgh OPEN Studios this month, you may have experienced the energy over there - and gotten a creative itch to dig in. There's even a home for sale - a "TLC Heartthrob" on Beacon Street - in Newburgh! Check them out!

The ReAttached Team at Hanson Real Estate Partners invests in America’s livable urban spaces. They help creative & motivated individuals define their ideal lifestyle & understand how owning or leasing real estate in Newburgh, NY can accelerate their personal, professional, & financial growth. See all of their listings and call them for tours!

Sarah Beckham Hooff founded the ReAttached Team at Hanson Real Estate Partners after living abroad for 10+ years working as an environmental scientist, grant writer, social activist & performer. Three weeks after discovering Newburgh, NY, she packed up & relocated. Shortly after, she founded a performance & recording studio in what was then an abandoned hair salon.

Inspired by other creatives’ interest in rediscovering & reinventing “downtown" American living, she founded a tri-lingual real estate sales team (Spanish, Russian, English) to support creative investors who think like homeowners, and motivated homeowners who think like investors. In 2018, Laura Suárez joined the Team as a licensed real estate agent to facilitate transactions with Spanish-speaking clients.

Lights! Camera! Action! Locations Wanted for Filming in Dutchess County

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This just in from Dutchess Tourism!

Film production has been picking up in the Hudson Valley, with a new film production facility going up in Newburgh (as we discovered through this commercial/retail Real Estate listing thanks to the tip from Sarah Beckham Hooff). CineHub in Beacon has been a great resource for filmmakers over the years. Residents of Beacon have already experienced film production. Now a wider range of businesses can get in on that call for “Action!” by serving as an amazing backdrop location to films and television shows filming in Dutchess County.

You and your business can get in on the fun and benefit from the filming boom that has hit the area. Dutchess Tourism provides film location assistance to location scouts and producers, and they are working to expand their database to more quickly respond to requests. The types of locations they seek span from homes and local businesses, to farms and warehouses.

You can be added to the recommendation list by filling out this film location form. Hosting a film or photo shoot can increase your exposure as well as provide some economic benefit. In 2017, the direct regional film spending was estimated at over $30 million by the Hudson Valley Film Commission.

You can learn more about the benefits to being a part of filming in New York State such as tax credits by clicking here.

Advice About Being A Location For A Film

Hey - it’s Katie from A Little Beacon Blog here, taking over this part of the article. While the fame and glory of having your home or business be in a film or television may be appealing, there are a few items you’ll want to be aware of as you negotiate your way through an experience. Disclaimer: My husband is a Location Manager, and I have worked as a Production Assistant on jobs, where you carry around a walkie-talkie and basically relay messages and tell people where the bathroom is (the film production life wasn’t for me…too long of hours).

  • The part your house or business is in may end up on the cutting room floor. The film production may have spent a ton of money on it, but for whatever reason, it gets cut out.

  • A “Union Production” can be a different ballgame than a production who does need to be union. This means that everyone in the film crew is in a union. It’s a “union job”. They have to follow certain rules, and had to acquire certain milestones to get into that union. Pay scales may be different, and budgets may be different. To work with a job not in a union is fine, and may be helping a low budget film production do some big things. It also helps people not in the union get experience.

  • Insurance. The film job should have it. Should something go wrong in your home or business, the production company may pay you directly to have it fixed, or their insurance company may pay. The job should have insurance should this happen. Wishing for damage wouldn’t want to be something you would want anyway, like if you were hoping for a new wall for your kitchen, and hope that some piece of equipment dinged it pretty badly. You don’t want the back and forth.

  • Checking with your neighbors. A film production gathering is a big deal. Sometimes they park on the street, sometimes they close a street. If it’s a night shot, there will be lights at night. You’ll want to talk to your neighbors to let them know about something.

  • Everything is negotiable. Usually in New York City, if someone’s apartment is getting filmed in, the owners of the apartment get paid, and the building itself gets paid. Not that a Producer or a Location Manager would like to pay everyone, it’s good to know that for inconvenience, there could be a price to be negotiated in for others.

  • Speaking of negotiation, read the contract. Know your contract well, and ask for things to be included in it that are important to you. Did they go past a filming date? Or an hourly end time? That should cost extra (them paying you). So, think of scenarios, and ask questions.

  • You’ll be tight with Locations and the Art Departments. The Art Department will be the ones messing up your place, and cleaning it up again. They should return it to its form. Again, this should not be viewed as a free way to get a new paint job. The Locations Department will be with you from the beginning, and possibly after the Art Department has left. The Locations Department will be the ones giving you the check, delivering the contract, and working with the Art Department to make sure things are done right - as you want them.

Those Cinnamon Buns...That Crumb Cake...

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The tiny counter at All You Knead Bakery is always filled with curious things that come fresh from the oven in the larger space in the back of the shop. This Sunday morning at 8:30am, fresh crumb cake sat warmly next to these gooey cinnamon buns. Not included in this picture were the salty pretzel bagels.

Tempting as this all was, I was on a mission for their chocolate croissant - which I found and devoured in 4 bites because it is so soft and generously filled with dark chocolate - but not without a blueberry scone just in case anyone around me got hungry a few hours later after our Sunday errands. Turns out, I got hungry.

All You Knead Bakery is in the middle section of Main Street, just before Rite Aid and past Keyfood if you’re walking from the train. It’s across the street a bit from the Howland Public Library. It’s located behind a simple wooden screen door. If you see their sidewalk sign out, you know they are open.

On Sundays they are also at Beacon’s Farmer’s Market just down the street where they sell similar baked goods as is here at the counter, but there you may also find chicken pot pies, which I’m learning have quite a following. They also sell retail in stores like Adam, and you may find them in one of those Taste NY stores off the Taconic.

Mission next Sunday? Chicken pot pie. 

JOB LISTING: Research Assistant for Media Resources at Tin Shingle (Part Time)

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This is a job alert for Tin Shingle, a national company that shares an office and a brain with A Little Beacon Blog. It would be really fun to find someone in Beacon for this job, even though it is a work-from-home-or-wherever job. There are a few requirements (like being a strong typer and someone who likes to do deep dive research), so take a read and see if it’s a fit!

ABOUT TIN SHINGLE

Tin Shingle is a training center and community for business owners, artists and makers who are promoting their brands. Tin Shingle puts the power of PR, Social Media, SEO, eNewsletter and Design theory directly into the hands of creators with resources they can tap into any time. Crafted by business owners for business owners, Tin Shingle's programming trains people in how to get publicity, how to have sha-zam social media streams, and how to master newsletter marketing. Tin Shingle offers a subscription membership where people can access different resources to improve their outreach. You can learn about that here.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The person who is the right fit for this assignment loves to dig online, research who‘s writing what in the media, and can’t help but get sparked with article ideas from the research. If you don’t know what an Editorial Calendar is, but you want to learn, that is great.

This Research Assistant position will be hunting and gathering for two of Tin Shingle’s resource databases made available to our business and artists members who are pitching the media with article and story ideas: Editorial Calendars and Media Contacts.

Editorial Calendars: These are PDFs put out by magazines that present what a magazine will be generally about for each month. It’s a great way to know when a magazine will be doing their Back to School issue, or the big Gear Guide, or The Innovator Issue. The Research Assistant Googles and finds these PDFs online (usually found in Media Kits), or emails sales reps in the advertising department of a magazine to ask for the latest plans. Monthly themes are then typed up by the Research Assistant and imported into Tin Shingle’s database.

Media Contacts: Basic contact information for people who work in magazines, TV, podcasts, radio and blogs are available for Tin Shingle’s members to search through in our Media Contacts database. We start our research in a bigger media database called Meltwater, and then whittle down that list by our own cross-checking research to make sure a person still works there, or works in a different capacity (maybe a top editor moved from a full time position to a part time contributing writer at a publication). Job assignments will be to take a deep dive into a media outlet (Vogue) or a subject (Spirituality) to gather or update fresh information.

Please Note: This is a not a free ride into Meltwater for a PR professional looking for contacts for their clients. This is a research position that involves cross-checking and communication with Tin Shingle’s owner Katie to make sure we are updating people correctly. If you are a PR professional who really wants this gig, you can apply, but know that there are deliverables for each assignment and you won’t be pitching the media for this.

Skillsets Needed for This Job:

  • Fast Typer: You will be copying and pasting a lot, and may be re-writing in order for Tin Shingle’s members to get a better read on a person or magazine theme.

  • Fluid In Social Media: While researching a media contact, you will know how to Google and search to verify where someone is working, and what they tend to write about.

  • Excel Nerd: Everything we do at Tin Shingle is in Excel. Information you find is typed into Excel spreadsheets, and uploaded into Tin Shingle’s database by you (don’t worry - we have step-by-step directions!). Our systems to keep track of when a media outlet was updated is also in Excel in Google Drive so that we can stay coordinated and work together from the same document.

  • Communicator: You will be working directly with the owner of Tin Shingle, Katie, with updates of what you are finding, and any questions or judgement calls you have along the way.

Location

This position is work-from-home (or wherever). You can live in Beacon or California or Colorado or Georgia. Tin Shingle does share an office with A Little Beacon Blog on Beacon’s Main Street, but our Open Hours are irregular. So it’s work-from-wherever to start.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter and résumé to katie@tinshingle.com addressed to Katie Hellmuth Martin. Email is best - no need to telephone in.


PAY RATE:

$20/hour, Part Time

Thank you!