Wanted: Twitter Genius

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Terms like “expert” and “genius” are getting thrown around quite a bit lately when it comes to social media, but one job listing on craigslist demands a Twitter genius, TechCrunch pointed out.

The ad reads:

Twitter genius (Greenwich Village)

Killer, well-funded start-up e-commerce company, filled w/ a lot of young people and seasoned pros seeks an expert in social media marketing.

I need someone who tweets in their sleep and updates their fb status before calling their mom on Mother’s Day.

I don’t care if you’re just out of college or have 10 years experience as long as you know social media marketing backwards and forwards.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS JOB, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW EXACTLY. NO DEVIATIONS:

(i) Email me two tweets. The first should be about your experience. The second should by why you’re perfect for this job. If you exceed twitter’s allotted character count, you’re done.

(ii) Email me your Twitter name in link form (e.g. http://www.twitter.com/YOURNAME)

(iii) Tell me how many followers you have and how many people you follow.

(iv) Tell me who’s the best person you follow and why (in tweet form).

v) Tell me what’s the best way to get more followers (in tweet form).

(vi) Specific salary requirement.

IF YOU DO NOT SEND ALL OF THE ABOVE, EXACTLY AS I LAID IT OUT, I WILL NOT CONSIDER THE APPLICATION.

No consulting firms, please. Thanks.