It’s not as pitch-perfect as Matthew Doig’s legendary ‘help wanted’ ad for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, but this posting from my friends at the News Service of Florida is both hilarious and somewhat tragic:
“If you want a glamorous and sexy job that’s easy and pays a lot, well, good luck. If you want to spend a lot of time reading proposed legislation, sitting through committee meetings and late night floor sessions, filing multiple stories for decent but average pay in a town that’s not that close to a beach, and covering Florida Gov. Rick Scott – who doesn’t really want much coverage, you might be a good fit for us. We’re an online news service that covers the nuts and bolts of the legislative world – bills filed and debated, arguments over not just the high profile issues, but the obscure. We also cover the bureaucracy, and we do our share of campaign stories . We need a geeky type who likes understanding issues that make others cringe. Our audience includes a large number of discerning insiders who subscribe to have our stories delivered to them directly via email, as well as all the major newspapers in the state, plus a lot of TV and radio stations. We’re a growing, well-respected company that does serious journalism and values the trust of its readers. Interested? Contact David Royse: email@example.com. No phone calls please.”
Just makes you want to update your resume, doesn’t it.
H/t to Lilly Rockwell,