American Atheists Looking to Hire a Public Relations Director

American Atheists is looking to hire a full-time Director of Public Relations to replace Teresa MacBain (who is leaving on good terms).

All the details of the position are right here (PDF). Outside the general details of the job, the most important thing to note is that you’d have to be willing to relocate to somewhere near AA headquarters in Cranford, New Jersey.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Mikail2

    Why is Teresa leaving?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Hemant Mehta

      AA tells me they’ll announce more info on that soon!

      • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

        She announced she’s taking a job with an atheist org in FL. Can’t recall which, but probably looking to be closer to home.

      • Uncle Bobolink

        Instead of just announcing it, they say they will announce it “soon”.

        Thats a sure sign they are trying to get the story straight, or haven’t decided what story to tell.
        Asshat Silverman probably has his hands in this.

    • Uncle Bobolink

      You will never get the real reason.
      But obviously McBain is a quitter. After all, thats her pattern.

      • http://twitter.com/InMyUnbelief TCC

        The reason has already been stated: She’s taking a job with a humanist group in Florida. But awesome attempt at character assassination there.

      • baal

        Hi Uncle Bobolink! /wave

        You are aware that more than a few of us here have left religion and we rarely consider it ‘quitting’ on the job (or whatever). You might even say that we find offense in the notion that putting aside god belief (or that supernatural safety blanket as I’m wont to do) is ‘quitting’.

        • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

          Don’t bother him with facts. He prefers his own reality.

      • coyotenose

        Pissy AND dishonest. Jesus must be so proud of you.

  • http://absurdlypointless.blogspot.com/ Bubba Tarandfeathered

    Wait! I thought Sam Harris was our public relations director.

  • Revyoution

    Always with the 4 year degree requirement. I know so many blithering idiots with degrees, and so many bright and talented drop outs who show fantastic potential.

    I’m glad I made my success beyond these standardized walls. Nothing against a good solid education, it can really help out those who need it. I just wish that our modern business would remove it as a ‘minimum requirement’ and instead look at the person applying, rather than their accreditation’s.

    • Brent

      I would agree in an ideal world, but I’d you have 50 resumes (or more) passing your desk, you can’t spend the time to uniquely evaluate each. There needs to be a easy and quick way to determine basic competence in a minute before interviewing further.

      A college degree is also quick evidence that you can actually finish something and that you have some level of discipline.

    • leftylewis

      the same is true in the majority of fields…it’s a pay to play system, ruling out self-taught, determined and stubborn genius types….sad, since those are often the most innovative and powerful employees available.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

      the problem isn’t the concept of a 4 year post secondary education, it is that there are far too many “diploma mills” out there today with such minimal standards that the degrees “earned” are essentially meaningless. imho our entire system of higher education needs to be reformed and refined, with an emphasis on producing graduates with real-world skills *and* a comprehensive liberal arts background that is well rounded in the arts and sciences.

  • Syl

    Per a recent email from the organization, Teresa is slated to take on the job of Executive Director of the Florida Humanist Association. This should be a great fit for both her and the organization and, as I see it, has the clear advantage of allowing her to actually live with her family full time… It’s not called “quitting”. It’s career advancement combined with work-life balance! Besides, I’m happy to have her back in FL (just rooting for the home team). :-)

    • Syl

      Correction to the name of the organization – it’s the Humanists of Florida Association.


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