Ok, here’s my entry for worst job description ever.
It’s on JournalismJobs.com and the position is “LONG HOURS LOW PAY.” If that doesn’t immediately spark your interest, check out the job description:
How bad do you want to be a reporter? Bad enough to work nights and weekends? The poor glutton for punishment that’s chosen will cover city and county government. Sports and general interest feature stories.
In exchange for your long hours and tireless efforts you will be rewarded with low pay and marginal health insurance. Please send resume, and 3 writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org This is a full time salaried position located in beautiful northwest.
Well, thank goodness for that last sentence, telling me the job/den of hell is located in the “beautiful northwest.”
Is this a serious job description? I hope not. If it is, the employer is one cynical person who really shouldn’t be in journalism anymore. Most/all reporting jobs require working nights and weekends, covering city and country governments, sports and general interest feature stories.
Anyone else have wonderfully bad job descriptions they’ve seen?