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American Atheists is hiring a Public Relations Director

That’s good news. Dave Silverman gives them the aggressive edge, but someone to shape the message more effectively would be a valuable asset. Check out the qualifications, maybe this is a job for you.

Oh, wait. You’re reading Pharyngula? Maybe you aren’t the cooperative diplomatic type they need.

I also notice the description doesn’t specify long-term association with the radical right wing of the Republican party and a complete absence of prior affiliation with the secular/atheist movement. That’s a good start.

Comments

  1. dianne says

    Maybe you aren’t the cooperative diplomatic type they need.

    You mean saying in the cover letter that I want the job so I can spill the blood of the faithful and including my 10 most aggressive internet quotes in my CV isn’t the best approach to getting this job? Sigh. **Off to revise application**

  2. carlie says

    Will the PR director tell them when their billboard ideas are shit? Hopefully that’s part of the job.

  3. objdart says

    I offer the new director a free campaign: theists, can’t live with ‘em; can’t feed ‘em to the lions anymore.

  4. says

    PZ (and perhaps others):
    I really don’t understand why the ‘Edwina bashing’ continues. Shouldn’t organizations be concerned with bringing in new members and appealing to different bases? Sure, you disagree with her on some issues (and I do too), but I’m happy to have her in the movement. I wonder, if she does happen to do a great job with the SCA, will you still be dissatisfied?

  5. robinjohnson says

    Justin: in the very early days, if you’d been following, the reaction of most people in the movement was along the lines of “Her history makes us very uneasy, but we’ll hold out and give her a chance.” It was when she started telling trivially checkable damn lies to our faces (like that the Republican party was not anti-gay or anti-abortion, for fuck’s sake) that she was considered to have blown that chance. See Greta Christina’s interview with her and follow-up article.

  6. 'Tis Himself says

    justinvacula #4

    I wonder, if she does happen to do a great job with the SCA, will you still be dissatisfied?

    If she does a “great job” then we’ll be satisfied with her. Do you have any evidence she’s doing a “great job”? Until you can show your heroine is doing a “great job” and has stopped sticking her feet in her mouth, then we’ll be unsatisfied. Even a tone troll like you should be able to figure that out.

  7. Randomfactor says

    Wonder if it pays well enough to attract Rove’s attention?

    Likely not–unless he reads down to the baby-meat per-diem allowance.

  8. says

    Oh, wait. You’re reading Pharyngula? Maybe you aren’t the cooperative diplomatic type they need.

    Their concern is noted.

  9. says

    justinvacula: What makes you think Edwina Rogers is “part of the movement”? She came out of nowhere, got a surprisingly high ranking position in an important secular organization, and then proceeded to annoy everyone with the vacuity of her comments and her denial of Republican anti-science tendencies. She has confirmed the initial impression that she’s simply an amoral flunky for whoever will pay her salary…and that’s not what the movement needs right now.

  10. Randomfactor says

    What do you mean, “it doesn’t work like that”?

    Maybe they should just ask for resumes from all the Molly recipients. (PZ–Isn’t it That Time again?)

  11. Ichthyic says

    I offer the new director a free campaign: theists, can’t live with ‘em; can’t feed ‘em to the lions anymore.

    who says?

  12. Ichthyic says

    I really don’t understand why the ‘Edwina bashing’ continues.

    because she hasn’t yet done anything to counter the reasons she has been deservedly “bashed” up to this point?