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NYC, Here You Come! Ed2010’s Buddy System is Back for Aspiring New York Whippersnappers in Media

Everyone Needs a Buddy!

In a normal year it’s not easy to search for your first job in media or navigate moving to a big city like New York. But this year it’s all the more intimidating. Don’t worry: Ed and his friends have got your back.

The Ed Buddy System is a program where recent college graduates are matched with junior editors in NYC to help you with everything from job application secrets to tips on finding an apartment to what to wear to your Zoom interview. Past Buddies end up not just being mentors, but friends too.  This is where career-long friendships are made and #careerkarma blows up!

Whippersnappers (Mentees)

Before applying, please make sure you meet the requirements:

-Must be a Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or May 2020 graduate.

-Must be living in, or have plans to move to/work remotely for a New York City media company within 2020 (we know it’s not exactly easy to move to NYC right now!)

-Must not be currently working as a full-time entry-level editor / writer in media

-Must really, really want to work in the magazine-media / online journalism industry in a big fat way! ;-

Applications are now closed.


Junior Editors (Mentors)

Did someone help YOU get your start in publishing? It’s time to give back! We welcome any junior-level editor who works in editorial in NYC to apply.  You’ll not only earn major #careerkarma but you’ll also get 20% off any Ed2010 / Talent Fairy coaching service you sign up for this summer.

Applications are open till Friday, July 3.

What does The Buddy System look like in a pandemic?

Welp, it doesn’t exactly look like the picture at left (no hugging!). But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a successful Buddy-ship! Other than our initial Zoom happy hour, here are a few ways that mentors and mentees can connect virtually:

• Have a get-to-know you Zoom (or old fashioned audio) call.

• Follow each other on social media and share/comment/engage in each other’s content in a positive way.

• Join up with fellow mentor-mentee pairs for small-group, subject-specific Zoom happy hours (i.e., women’s mags meetup, fashion meet-up, beauty meet-up). See the contact list for subject area categories.

• Mentors, you can provide notes on resumes and cover letters via Google docs for your Mentee(s).

• Use your Mentor to help explain media jargon, evaluate job descriptions (“Am I qualified?”), and connect you to other people in the industry who may be hiring or helpful in your job search.

• Mentors can offer a virtual “office tour” by sharing their screen and showing what their working on right now to get a behind-the-scenes peek into their job.

• You can both share job posts, news articles, and other relevant info to support each other’s career and ambitions.

• and more! Get creative!

Questions? Email for more info.










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