Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Driving = Proven Writing Ability

Ok, I thought the guy who wanted to explore his ghost writers sexuality was creepy. I can only imagine what this poster has in mind. Must be 18 years of age? Must have good written skills as well as driving skills? I've had a lot of editors ask me for appropriate clips, but never whether I had proof of insurance and a good driving record.

"We are looking for aspiring female journalists for article submissions for a website. This is a good opportunity for new journalists to have articles published and shown to the world. You must be atleast 18 years of age. Have a valid drivers licence as well as valid car insurance. Good written skills as well as driving skills are required. Our website is female focused thus all of our journalists MUST be female. Simply send a short email detailing any writing or journalistic skills you have to the email address listed at the top of the page. All inquiries will recieve as prompt a reply as possible with further details. This is a very good opportunity to display journalistic skill and add to your resume and or portfolio."
Compensation: based on skill level.

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who replied to this ad!


Blogger Irreverent Freelancer said...

Is the compensation based on your writing skills or your driving skills? Oh boy, another real winner.

8:38 AM CDT  
Blogger Lori said...

Yea, this one takes the prize! I wonder; are we to drive whilst writing or write whilst driving?

Any job ad that includes "a good opportunity for new journalists" really means "What? You want more than just the privilege of working your ass off for us?"

I have to chuckle at how they've learned to spin things.

2:38 PM CDT  

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