I'm not job hunting, but I got the silly idea the other day to create a my perfect job ad. I'm not talking about the job ad your career counselor has you write so you can figure out what keywords to click on Monster.com. I'm talking about the fantastical job ad that would make you gasp out loud because could this actually be a job? was I stalked and secretly monitored so this job would be just for me?
No, it can't actually be a job because this is total fantasy, but I had such a good time coming up with it that I'm totally okay with that. And I have all these other ideas now for other perfect job ads (because you can obviously have more than one perfect fantastical job).
So here it is: my very perfect magical sunshine job ad from my very perfect magical sunshine made-up company.
Director of Communications and Audience Engagement
The Director of Communications and Audience Engagement will work closely with the CEO to create, curate, and market an expansive collection of film clips (full episodes and movies as well as short clips) focused on bringing light escapist pleasure to the (mostly female) masses. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of 80s and 90s television, including shows like Murder She Wrote and Cheers; a deep understanding of a variety of romantic comedies; and a love for WWC (watching while crafting).
The Director of Communications and Audience Engagement is primarily a teleworking position. However, the Director will be expected to attend certain office functions, such as Little House on the Prairie marathon watch parties, company writing retreats, the annual knit-a-long, volunteer work days, and the holiday dessert potluck and cream puff eating competition.
- Screen television shows and movies for inclusion in the film database
- Draft compelling copy describing clip highlights as well as suitability for WWC (watching while crafting)
- Develop material for and run weekly podcast with interviews of actors, writers, crafters, and highly engaged fans
- Serve as editor of the quarterly Cheesy FanFic Review, showcasing the best fanfiction about 80s and 90s television shows, primarily Matlock and Murder She Wrote-style mysteries
- Monitor virtual watch-and-craft-a-thons, using social media to drive interest and showcase examples of exceptional WWC skills
- Maintain a personal writing practice and seek publication outside Fletch, preferably on topics of interest to a similar demographic
Desired Skills and Qualifications
- Multiple degrees in a variety of (perhaps unrelated) fields, indicating a zest for life and learning
- Expertise in marathon-ing television shows while crafting
- Experience writing about television shows and movies from a fangirl perspective
- Experience with social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest
- Ability to craft a compelling story
- Passion for our mission: personal joy through cheesy television and crafting
- Ability to quickly and effectively answer the questions, "Which Golden Girl are you?" "Which Designing Woman are you?" "What is your favorite Meg Ryan film?" "Who is your favorite romantic comedy lead?" "Sheriff Tupper or Sheriff Metzger?" etc
- Kind and thoughtful communication with colleagues, audience members, and guests
I would so kill this interview.
Please please tell me what your very perfect magical sunshine job description would be! It's super fun, and I want to know!