They say if you choose a job you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. The jury is still out on that, but if you are looking for a career that offers a little more meaning, the job newsletters from Baito might be a good place to start. Unlike most job services where you find yourself trawling through dozens of pages of ads, these Berlin-made weekly emails organize the jobs according to six understandable themes, such as “develop”, “create” nd “communicate”. The listings are handpicked and cover all sorts of employers and roles, although jobs in tech, NGOs, social organizations and startups are particularly well represented. When you subscribe you can check the categories that interest you so the listings that land in your inbox are more relevant.
Baito (a Japanese word for “work”) was launched at the beginning of 2021 by Berlin-based brothers, artist Max Ernst Stockburger and software developer Lukas, who set out to share the kind of jobs we should probably all be doing: high on social value, satisfying, and fairly paid. The pair pick out around 20 jobs a day, scrolling manually through online advertisements and prioritizing smaller, local employers for their picks. Besides jobs, the thoughtfully-designed emails also feature articles from online lifestyle magazine Draussen, which Max also runs. Can’t wait a whole week for your dream career to land? You can also sign up for the team’s daily job alerts via Telegram. Done like this, looking for a job is – dare we say – fun!
Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Baito, Max Ernst Stockburger & Polina Zimmerman