Monday, October 02, 2006

Will Write for Food...

I received this job posting from a friend of mine. It appears that some people really do believe that Superman exists and is looking for work...

Personally, though part of the position looks intriguing, the whole thing appears to be more a job description for an entire communications department than for a single person.

You decide...

XYZ Corp. is looking for an in-house Writer/Club Coordinator to fulfill the growing needs of our company.

This position will report to the Vice President, works hand-in-hand directly with the President and CEO and involves the following:

-Full time position in our corporate offices

-The applicant should have a degree in journalism, English or marketing and [specialized field] experience.

-Photography abilities and education background a plus.

-Relocation is required.

-Will be responsible for developing all content for our monthly subscription club and for writing articles, manuals and other printed materials.

-Responsible for spearheading content of our quarterly magazine and coordinating with in-house design staff to see issues meet quality, timeliness and innovation standards.

-Brainstorming new PR opportunities, membership benefits and written projects.

-Overseeing postings on member-only web site and coordinating chat sessions.

-Will work with in house designers to select photos and supporting graphics for projects.

-Follow up interviews with client base.

-The candidate we are looking for has a great writing style that is easy to follow, works well in a team, but can take a project and run with it. We are seeking an aggressive go-getter that is excited to be involved with XYZ Corp. on a day-to-day basis and can communicate that enthusiasm to our customers and help them better reach their goals.

- WOW us with what you can do! Why are you the best person on the planet for this job? What projects have you spearheaded in the past, are you a high producer that works well in a collaborative environment and likes a fast pace? Then we are interested in hearing from you!

-Salary commensurate with experience.

-401K with generous employer match

-Casual office environment - must like dogs

If they fill that position for less than $150,000 a year, they're coming out on top, I say.

Meanwhile, back in mid-America, the big News of the Day is that my writing studio is a reality. It's bought, paid for, and should be happily nestled in its new home on my property by the end of today. To say I can't wait is an understatement of epic proportions!