We learned about Spurlock’s new job from TechCrunch of all places, and Spurlock confirmed the news just moments ago. He has been hired as an Infographic Design Editor for the Huffington Post.
Craig Kanalley is the Huffington Post Traffic and Trends editor who helped the resume go viral in the first place and wrote the follow-up on the Huffington Post with five tips from Spurlock on how to make your resume stand out. He was also the one who decided to bring Spurlock aboard HuffPo, once he saw how many people shared his resume on Twitter and Facebook.
As Kanalley told TechCrunch, “It’s a step towards high quality content, stuff that people like. I definitely think it’s a continued move towards better journalism and a better site for us.”
It’s cool to see Missouri School of Journalism students are finding jobs in the way that makes the most sense on the Internet: by becoming a viral sensation.
UPDATE 1: This is what Arianna Huffington had to say about the Spurlock hire in a press release: “I’m also delighted to add Christopher Spurlock as a Jefferson young reporter. We couldn’t resist hiring him after seeing his amazing infographic resume, which became a viral sensation.”
UPDATE 2: The story of Spurlock’s hire is getting picked up across teh Internets. NY Mag’s Daily Intel, Romenesko, TechCrunch and Business Insider are just a few of the publications lighting up Spurlock’s name in pixels.
UPDATE 3: Kansas City TV news affiliate KCTV even has this profile about Spurlock on the home page of its website right now. I smell a “home town kid does good” story angle.