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Condé Nast’s them Launches a Series of Initiatives During Pride Month

Below is an article originally written by the Communications Team at PowerToFly Partner Condé Nast, and published on June 20, 2019. Go to Condé Nast's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

NEW YORK – June 20, 2019 – them, Condé Nast's LGBTQ+ brand, today announced a series of initiatives and events kicking off during Pride month, including its annual Queeroes franchise.

As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, them has selected iconic activists and thought leaders from the Stonewall generation and paired them with next-gen queer heroes. The 20 honorees are profiled in the Queeroes editorial portfolio, which will be published on them's digital and social platforms on June 24. They include:

  • ACTIVISM: Chase Strange, Emma Gonzalez
  • DRAG: Desmond is Amazing, Joey Arias
  • COMEDY: Julio Torres, Lea Delaria
  • PERFORMANCE: Mikki Blanco, Justin Vivian Bond
  • THEATER: Jeremy O. Harris, André De Shields
  • ART: Kia LaBeija, Lyle Ashton Harris
  • NIGHTLIFE: Discwoman, Eris Drew
  • LITERATURE: Kay Ulanday Barrett, Kate Bornstein
  • FASHION: Christian Cowan, Anita Dolce Vita
  • MUSIC: Dizzy Fae, Mila Jam

"With Queeroes, we are celebrating the important work that members of our community are doing to amplify, advance, uplift and drive meaningful change," said Whembley Sewell, executive editor of them. "It's more important than ever to celebrate this community, in June and beyond, as we honor the Stonewall legacy, take pride in supporting and empowering LGBTQ+ people everywhere, and continue to elevate their voices every single day of the year."

them's Queeroes will be celebrated at a private event on June 26, presented in partnership with HBO's new series, "Euphoria," and taking place at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City. The event, which has expanded in scope and size from last year, will include an exclusive dinner followed by a dance party featuring musical performances curated by Pitchfork, spotlighting noteworthy LGBTQ+ artists and allies. At the party, Aéropostale will debut its gender neutral collection, along with a raffle to benefit the Ali Forney Center.

This month, them is also launching #oneofthem, a new influencer network which brings together 27 creative people to help further the brand's mission of cultivating an inclusive, diverse and celebratory community. The network features talent such as Munroe Bergdorf, Wilson Cruz, Jazz Jennings, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Shantell Martin and Nik Dodani, who will have a chance to attend them's events, including the Queeroes dance party, participate in special collaborations and brand partnerships, and share their stories on them's platforms. On Instagram, the #oneofthem network reaches more than 5 million people, adding to them's audience of nearly 1.5 million across platforms. Over the past year, them has experienced tremendous growth, increasing its social audience by 95% since October 2018. (Source: ListenFirst)

Beyond June, them is unveiling Pride 365, a program that allows its partners to commit to championing LGBTQ+ causes all year round. Current supporters include Ralph Lauren, AT&T and HBO.

About them:

them, a next-generation community platform, chronicles and celebrates the stories, people and voices that are emerging and inspiring everyone, ranging in topics from pop culture and style to politics and news, all through the lens of today's LGBTQ+ community. Follow them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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We—we being the internet in general, as well as PowerToFly specifically—often talk about remote work as this glorious thing: you can find professional fulfillment, friendly co-workers, and career growth potential from the comfort of your own home. All while collecting a check!

But where should you look if you want that check to be as big as possible?

Start with this guide to the best high-paying remote jobs. These career choices (and the example companies hiring for them) don't skimp out on paying remote workers well, and you'll still get all the work-from-home flexibility you're looking for. I've linked to specific job posts for each category below, but also look through the 300+ remote jobs on PowerToFly's always-updated remote job board for more.

As you apply and interview, keep these work-from-home interview questions in mind. If you find yourself with a salary offer that's good, but not quite as good as it could be, reference these salary negotiation tips for remote workers to advocate for what you deserve. And when you get the job with a great salary, make sure your home office is set up for success. And then send me a note to tell me how you're doing!

1. Senior Software Engineer

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Who It's Good For: Anyone who's a pro in programming languages (Java, Javascript, C++, Python, and SQL, to start, among others) and knows how to drive the development of products. If you like complex engineering challenges, have experience working with different systems and products, and have the discipline to program without a PM physically hovering over you (Slack hovering's allowed, though), this is for you.

Sound Like You? Check Out: Sr. Principal Software Engineer at Dell, Senior Front End Software Engineer at Plectica, Senior Software Engineer at CloudBees

Why You Can Do It Remotely: Like most heads-down-and-create work, developing software and programming are best done with minimal distractions. You'll collaborate with your team for check-ins and bug fixes, but you'll be able to focus on your project work from a home office.

Average Annual Salary: $131,875

2. User Experience Researcher Manager

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Who It's Good For: Proven researchers who know how to understand the behaviors and motivations of customers through feedback and observation, who have experience synthesizing insights into a brand story, and who have managed teams.

Sound Like You? Check Out: Senior Research Operations Program Manager at Zapier.

Why You Can Do It Remotely: As UX researcher Lindsey Redinger explains in her helpful Medium post, remote research allows companies to reach users all over the world, not just within driving distance to their headquarters, and can be cheaper for companies and easier for participants.

Average Annual Salary: $105,810

3. Senior Product Designer

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Who It's Good For: Creatives with technical chops who like the challenges of evolving and improving the production of current products, leading designers, and collaborating with other parts of the business.

Sound Like You? Check Out: Senior Product Designer at SeatGeek.

Why You Can Do It Remotely: While design teams definitely need to share lots of feedback, there's technology out there to make that easy. The Help Scout design team has shared their favorite tools and tricks to collaborate remotely, which includes recording daily videos of new designs to explain features and ideas in a way a photo file just can't express. (They're also hiring! Check out open Help Scout jobs here).

Average Annual Salary: $107,555

4. Senior Security Analyst

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Who It's Good For: Thoughtful, vigilant thinkers who enjoy identifying and fixing gaps in a company's security posture, including through ethnical hacking (hacking a company's system before outsiders can, and addressing the weak points found) and incident response (containing the negative effects of a system breach or attack).

Sound Like You? Check Out: Data Protection Security Analyst at Deloitte.

Why You Can Do It Remotely: Not all security analyst positions are remote-friendly; sometimes they require working with very sensitive data that can be compromised if taken off-site or accessed from a VPN. But with the right data processing policies—like using a privacy filter over your laptop, only using secured wifi, and encrypting your data, all suggested by WebARX security's all-remote team—remote work as a security analyst is definitely possible.

Average Annual Salary: $108,463

5. Technical Project Manager

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Who It's Good For: Tech-friendly jack-of-all-trades with a sweet spot for spreadsheets and other organization tools.

Sound Like You? Check Out: Technical Project Manager at Avaaz.

Why You Can Do It Remotely: Project management can sometimes be like herding cats, but you don't need to be in the same room as your feline team members in order to direct them around. With collaborative software (and a highly organized home office, like PM pro Patrice Embry recommends), you can PM the most complicated of projects from wherever you're located.

Average Annual Salary: $95,129

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Other high-paying remote-friendly jobs include certain roles in healthcare (like nurse practitioners and psychologists, who can check in with patients via video conferencing and phone calls), app developers for both iOS and Android products, actuaries and tax accountants, and data scientists.

And remember that even jobs that don't seem remote-friendly at first, could possibly be done from home or on the road. If you find a well-paying, exciting job that doesn't offer remote work immediately, it might be worth negotiating a more flexible schedule with a 1-2 day work-from-home option. Both you and the company can see what remote work actually looks like in action, and if it goes well, you can make a pitch to transition to remote work full time.

Other resources you may want to check out in your quest for meaningful, well-paid remote work:

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