Help Wanted

I’m looking for a Content Manager to work with me at BFG Communications in Hilton Head. If you’re an outstanding writer with an ever better attitude, and you want to live by the beach, let’s talk.
Here’s the classified I’m running on our agency blog, Talent Zoo, Craig’s List and

Content Manager
You soak up pop culture like free beer at a backyard party. You recall names, dates and places faster than a game show contestant. You can name all the sub-genres of hip hop, indie and electronic and pull samples from your pod. Tattoos don’t scare you, although yours might scare others. You’re still looking for that perfect fit in advertising or journalism, and despite a touch of cynicism, you believe that your dream job is out there waiting for you. That you’re a prolific writer goes without saying. That you’d like to make a decent living also goes without saying. If this sounds like you, please send a compelling cover letter, resume and your three best writing samples to David Burn at

If you’re wondering how “content” differs from “copy,” think of it as journalism first and ad copy second. In this job you will not be making ads, you’ll be researching and writing stories that appear in our clients’ web properties, newsletters, zines, etc.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. Question: why does the C.M. need to move to Hilton Head? Brick and mortar requirements seem anathema to the entire concept of blogging.

  2. Great question, Bob. The answer is we need the person to communicate face-to-face with several different stakeholders in our organization. However, I think we could make an exception for the right candidate. As we grow the content department over the next year or two, we will need Content Managers spread out across the nation, so they can cover the events we conduct for our clients in their specified region.
    By the way, blogging is but one small part of what this person will do.

  3. After reading your orginal comment, I guess I kind of glossed over the non-blogging aspects of the job. Still, it’s good to hear that you will (or eventually will) consider off-site CMs.
    BTW, Wiley Wiggins is looking for a new job (besides his occasional acting gig, he works at Apple), and he’s about as on-top of culture as anyone I know. But I’m sure he’d never leave his beloved Austin.
    Check out his site:

  4. Sorry to comment hog, but here’s Wiley’s resume page (and no, I’m not shilling for him; just think you should keep him in mind. I think he’d be a home-run for you):

  5. I appreciate the lead, Bob. Thank you.