Posts Tagged ‘freelance copywriting’

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

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