Friday, January 9, 2009

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.