Sorry, Kids! After Sifting Through 1,000 Applications, Tumblr Hires an Intern

Just over two weeks ago, Tumblr announced they were looking for an intern. A lot of Tumblr users were really excited. “This is another one of those things that makes me wish i was three years older, done with my undergrad/grad stuff, and living in NYC,” one user wrote in response to the job posting. “UGH IF ONLY I LIVED IN NYC INSTEAD OF FOUR HOURS AWAY THIS IS INFURIATING,” wrote another. 

According to Meaghan O’Connell, Tumblr’s director of outreach, almost 1,000 people applied.

Now the position has been filled. Tumblr’s new intern is Annie Werner, a junior at NYU who has been interning at the Village Voice. In a farewell post thanking Ms. Werner for her service, Voice blogger Foster Kamer, a pal of Ms. O’Connell, warns that if Tumblr turns out not to be one of the best places to work in New York– as a recent article in Time Out asserted— he would be hearing about it. Mr. Kamer said he and Ms. O’Connell and Ms. Werner all worked together on launching a Tumblr for Blackbook last summer.