Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Greatest Job Listing Ever

Via FishbowlDC comes this fantastic entry on Craigslist, of "a dynamic, entrepreneurial for-profit college in Northwest DC is looking for an experienced copy writer and desktop publisher to lead aspects of both internal and external written communications." The applicant will apparently be spending most of their time writing letters to students who have withdrawn from their studies, encouraging them to come back, not give up, get off the pipe/pole/road to ruin, etc.

Required: "BA or BS Degree in Journalism, Communications, English or other Liberal Arts degrees....The candidate should be fluent in desktop publishing and should be familiar with technical and non-technical writing standards, style manuals and proofreaders' marks."

But here's the best part:

The twist: while you are writing copy you will also fill the role of security guard, working 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. We will buy your uniform. You won’t carry a gun. Applicants must be able to pass a drug screen as well as a criminal background check. The security guard spends most of the shift seated at the reception desk, and there will be very minimal security duties. Practically the entire shift you will be able to focus on writing copy – you’ll just happen to be wearing a uniform.
Uhm...just...wow. I'm surprised that they promise that there will be no gunplay involved! But then, that pot just can't get any sweeter, can it?

[Proficiency in MS Office (especially Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook) also required.]

4 comments:

Global Chameleon said...

You have got to be kidding...that is either the set-up for a new action movie ("copywriter by day/protecting the world from danger by night") or ...just very, very sad

Missy said...

Ha, I totally saw this!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Have things gotten so bad in the journalism field that it has come to this? I'm wondering who will fill it.

Rusty said...

It's not AU. There's this really small college in Tenleytown called Potomac College.

http://www.potomac.edu/