Monday, January 12, 2009


What is the purpose of Hire Me Martha? 

The objective of Hire Me Martha is to get a job working at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.  Ultimately, I want to work in the crafts department, either on the television show or as part of her magazine. It would be a dream to go to work every day and research and devise crafts, tweaking them until they were perfect and then figuring out the best way to teach the technique to others.

Why a blog trying to get a job?

Many have asked why I started a blog as part of my quest for a job with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.  Why not just apply, like everybody else?

Because I am not like everybody else.

I have submitted my resume through the regular channels.  I have applied through the career section of the Martha Stewart Website.  I have given my resume to friends who have connections at MSLO to pass along.  I have asked people if they know anyone or of anything.  I've reached out through Twitter and Facebook.  My resume is, simply put, with a lot of people.

A blog, though, with the dedicated purpose of working for Martha Stewart sets me apart.  It's proactive.   It shows the best of me and my skills and talents.

Friday, January 9, 2009


Inspirations, Ideas, Innovation




Les Enfants Terribles

My Etsy shop started with one little stuffed elephant, made for my friend Dash on his first birthday.

I've since added a mouse, an octupus and a shark, with plans for more additions to the menagerie in 2010 - a lion, a squirrel and a seahorse are all in the works.

I plan on adding some fun stuff for grown-ups - so keep an eye out for that as well!

Images of some of my creatures:

All photos © Briana Campbell, 2009 
Les Enfants Terribles logo by Joy Garletts

About Me

After being laid off at the end of 2008, I started the blog Unemployed Brooklyn under the pseudonym of MatchGirl as a forum to write about my life as an unemployed and single girl in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

During my unemployment, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the kinds of jobs I have had and the kind of job I would like to have.  I came to the realization that my supreme organizational skills, combined with a love of what was once labeled "homemaking", would make me a perfect addition to the team at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. 

While I've made good use of all my extra "free" time, from organizing happy hours for her fellow unemployed in North Brooklyn - to create a sense of camaraderie and support to those in the same situation to taking classes at FIT, it is when sewing, baking and crafting and creating stuffed animal designs for my Etsy shop that I find myself the most fulfilled and accomplished.

Ultimately, I would love to work in the craft department of either the magazine or the television show - researching and developing crafts.  Playing with fabric and glitter and paper every day to figure out the best and most interesting way to teach others how to make something would be the best job I could imagine.

That is how, and why, Hire Me Martha was born.

View resumé and read recommendations from former colleagues on LinkedIn.