Monday, January 04, 2010

7417: Seeking Oxymorons (And Morons).

This actual craigslist ad appears to be seeking a schizophrenic. Candidates must operate as a copywriter and account executive. When the client requests revisions, the account executive persona will dutifully take dictation, but the copywriter persona will refuse to incorporate the changes.

Writer / Account Executive (St. Charles, IL)

Date: 2010-01-04, 12:20PM CST
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Small but growing business-to-business public relations and advertising agency seeks creative, experienced, high-energy person for position as a writer and account executive.

The ideal candidate will
- Delight in the clear and smart use of words
- Possess a sheaf of samples of clever and effective copywriting for advertising, social media, websites and direct mail
- Enjoy and be proficient at research, writing and editing
- Thrive in a hectic, fast-paced environment
- Be a quick study of anything and everything
- Abhor boredom so much that you will figure out what needs doing even when you have no assignment in hand
- Know your way around Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

In addition, we need you to possess
- Exceptional people skills
- An indefatigable work ethic
- A willingness to do a splendid job on tedious and routine assignments so that you can fully appreciate the opportunity to work on the really fun projects
- At least three years’ experience with an advertising or marketing communications agency

Extra points will be awarded to those who also have experience with
- Adobe PhotoShop
- InDesign or Quark

We provide
- Strong mentors who can help you hone your writing and client-relations skills
- Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
- Health insurance
- A flexible, family-friendly work environment

Interested? Submit cover letter, salary history, resume and three writing samples that sing.

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