After successful launches in Chicago and Boston, [Groupon](http://groupon.thepoint.com) is coming to NYC, and we need some talented locals to help us make it happen.
In general, we’re looking for people who know and love New York City. Groupon is a fast-paced and fluid startup – you should be able to think on your feet. You have to be hardworking, self-motivated, blah blah blah, all that stuff that everyone says. Read on for available positions.
#### Outside Sales Executive
We’re looking for a full-time sales executive to help us get the coolest New York businesses featured on Groupon. Each day, you’ll call (and occasionally visit) restaurants, theaters, spas, dentists, and everything in between, negotiating unbeatable deals on behalf of Groupon’s customers.
You should have experience in outside advertising sales. You should be skilled at negotiation and relationship building. You should have existing relationships with bars, restaurants, and other local businesses.
Compensation is competitive. To apply, send your resume to [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com).
#### Freelance Writers
We need freelance writers to compose positive, funny descriptions for the daily deal. Good write-ups seamlessly entertain the reader and communicate the value of the deal. Also, since Groupon is a community site, it should be written by someone who knows the community and can bring that perspective to their writing.
The tricky part here is that we’re looking for “funny” writing, where funny is defined as, “what makes our managing editor laugh.” The best I can do to elaborate is to offer a few examples of past Groupon write-ups: [Kafka Wine](http://groupon.thepoint.com/30-gift-certificates-to-kafka-wine-for-20); [Lincoln Park Massage](http://groupon.thepoint.com/17-off-swedish-massages-at-lincoln-park-massage) [Chicago Chamber Music](http://groupon.thepoint.com/58-off-tickets-to-chicago-chamber-musicians) [Ineeka Tea](http://groupon.thepoint.com/amazing-ineeka-tea-discount). A few things we think are funny: The Onion; Adult Swim (in particular, _Xavier: Renegade Angel_ and _Tim and Eric_).
Compensation is competitive. To apply, [email us](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) a Groupon-style write-up for a restaurant in New York City that you’ve never patronized with a Yelp rating between 3.5 and 4 stars. **We won’t consider applications without a sample write-up**.