Posts Tagged ‘copywriting jobs’

Cocktease Jobs

August 12, 2010

The ultimate cocktease job.

Cocktease jobs.

Have you ever come across one?

You know, a job posting that looks great and promising, but then has some kind of catch?

I did.

Came across a posting for copywriter job for BLT & Associates.

The job: writing taglines for “every genre” of film, TV, cable, home entertainment etc.

YES!!!

You know what tagline writers do, right?

They’re the people who think up such “brilliant” movie advertising slogans as, “They’re here,” “Who you gonna call?,” and “Houston, we have a problem.”

Boy, tough job…………………………………….

Requirements:

– Smart, funny and creative writer with a love of movies.

YES!!!

– Thrive in a fast paced and challenging environment.

YES!!!

– MUST HAVE 2+ years of movie ad copy writing experience
or you will not be considered!!!

WHAT???

That eliminates 997 people out of 1,000 applicants.

Don’t TEASE us like that.

Don’t post an amazing job, then include an impossible requirement!

My cats can write better taglines than most of these bozos!

You know what I’m gonna do?

I’m still gonna apply for the job, and tell them I have 2+ years experience anyway.

Then, when they make an offer, this is what I’m going to tell them:

“I’ll think about it. However, you MUST tell me at least 2 people who have even heard of BLT & Associates or you will not be considered!!!”

And why the hell would you name your company after a sandwich?

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Willblogforlols is written for entertainment purposes only. Tagline for my upcoming movie about being laid off: “Mr. Write has been wronged.”

Andrew Wisot is a freelance writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and an US Weekly Fashion Cop who’s “between jobs.” Andrew will blog for LOLs until he’s employed again or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. 

Email: andrew@willblogforlols.com

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Wanna write for Madonna & Britney?

August 5, 2010

Make them say, "Oh God"...in a different way.

You know who’s looking for a copywriter out of all places?

Kabbalah.

That’s right, The Kabbalah Centre in LA needs a copywriter to join their marketing team.

So it got me wondering…

* Could a Jehovah’s Witness manage to land a job writing for Kabbalah?

* Are the red strings included?

* Would I really be writing for “truly knowledgable” followers like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Britney Spears?

* Can I belong to a different temple or would I need to be sucked in to Kabbalah all together?

* Would I really have to attend Madonna’s next movie premiere?

* Would my salary be paid in fake money, since they’re a fake religion?

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Willblogforlols is written for entertainment purposes only. All readers are invited to my circumcision this Saturday.

Andrew Wisot is a freelance writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and an US Weekly Fashion Cop who’s “between jobs.” Andrew will blog for LOLs until he’s employed again or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.    

Email: andrew@willblogforlols.com

Too Much For Too Little?

April 22, 2010

I came across this ad yesterday on Craigslist.

It’s a Copywriter job and I found the ad interesting on a number of levels.

First off…the ad was posted in Los Angeles. Yet, the job’s actually in CHICAGO.

When you read the fine print tho, they say you can work remotely from any area…if you’re God the right candidate.

To apply, they want some past writing samples.

Yeah, sure.

But – here’s where things get interesting…

They also want a sample of one of their products.

Yeah, sure.

However, there are guidelines to doing a write up. And they’re very particular with what they want. Very, very, very, very particular.

And I’m not just talking about a few guidelines here. There are MULTIPLE PAGES of guidelines and style guides that they want you to NAIL on your submission.

The good news is they also want humor writing for their ads. The bad news is…it’s the kind of humor that only nerds in chess clubs would understand.

Definitely not LOL.

On top of all this, the pay is low….the salary’s in the low 30K range.

Too much for too little?

Think I’ll pretend I didn’t see the ad and go take a nap.

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Andrew Wisot is a freelance writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and an US Weekly Fashion Cop who’s “between jobs.” Andrew will blog for LOLs until he’s employed again or 50,000 miles, whichever one comes first.

Email: andrew@willblogforlols.com