Posted by Willy Franzen on November 6, 2012. Jobs updated daily.
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Happy Election Day! I’m not going to scold you to vote today because I find that insufferable. Whether you vote is as much a personal choice as whom you vote for. I know plenty of people take politics seriously, but in a lot of ways it’s a spectator sport for people who don’t like sports. You cheer for your guy or girl. You’re jubilant when he or she wins or you’re crushed when he or she loses. But in reality you have as much control over the outcome as you had over last night’s Saints-Eagles game (and some may say that the outcome affects you about as much too). You need more skin in the game, and that’s what Fantasy Politics is about. They’re a Boston, MA based company that offers “a fun opportunity for you to build a team of national politicians and pundits and get points from their real life actions.”
I think Fantasy Politics is a pretty cool idea because it serves a number of purposes. For political junkies, it’s a way for them to put their money where their mouths are. For kids it’s a way to make government interesting and fun. For others it may just be another form of entertainment. I find that participating in fantasy sports can actually be highly education, so making it about politics will only make it more educational. Who knows if Fantasy Politics will be a success? But I can’t think of a better market to apply the fantasy sports model to. Fantasy Politics doesn’t really have a Jobs page except this one on Startuply. Right now they’re looking for a Software Engineer and a VP of Marketing (definitely not entry level). Check these positions out, and if you’re looking for other election inspired career opportunities, take a look at Election Systems & Software, Intrade, Gallup, or The Onion.
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