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CollegeHumor.com Needs Writers and Illustrators With a Knack for Comedy

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Although some still associate CollegeHumor.com with fratboy jokes and gross-out videos, the site has evolved many times over since its inception in 1999 and is now a pop-culture comedy site for the masses.

There are still plenty of viral videos, but the site also boasts a diverse array of content, from listicles to classic comics to illustrated graphics. CollegeHumor is on the lookout for talented freelancers with solid comedy chops and plenty of fresh ideas:

The site is ideal for comedy writers who aren’t really into performing. It’s the perfect place to pitch your jokes and practice your writing skills. ”[Freelancers] should take advantage of the wide range of content on our site. We have a spot for nearly any sort of [comedic] idea.” says editor-in chief Susanna Wolff. ”And we really like building continued relationships with freelancers.” So if you’ve got even a glimmer of potential, editors will nurture you and encourage you to keep submitting new material.

To hear more about the site, including the various ways to submit your ideas, read: How To Pitch: CollegeHumor.com.

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Ricky Van Veen on New Production Company: ‘We Know How to Get the Web Excited’

Mediabistro caught up with Notional CEO Ricky Van Veen at the launch party for the company last night at the IAC building. Van Veen — co-founder and former editor-in-chief of CollegeHumor.com — told us Notional “is a television and web production company with the DNA of an Internet company.” The company’s initial block of programming includes content from the Food Network and HGTV.

Notional has a focus on “scalable” content, including game shows. Said Van Veen, “We want to do scripted, we want to do comedy, but the potential for that, in terms of scalability, is a lot less.”

As of now, Notional is focusing on the Web and TV, but Van Veen hinted that the company will look to do more in mobile and other platforms. “We know how to get the web excited, to make it go to the top of Digg,” he said. Notional is also collaborating with former co-chairman of NBC Entertainment Ben Silverman, who will also soon be launching the programming lineup for his own IAC funded production company. “We’ve got some good stuff in the works,” Van Veen said of the collaboration.

Related: More On Ben Silverman’s New Project