A Great Job Opportunity In TV

McSweeney’s posts a great—no really!—job opportunity for any aspiring media professional.

Local news channel looking for a dedicated multi-tasker to work in our news division. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a fast-paced news environment. Only serious candidates with experience should apply.


You should be exceptional, a well-organized self-starter with superior skills in ALL aspects of news production.


Ideal candidate will oversee our entire slate of daily news programming including, but not limited to, our seven-hour morning show, the Live at Noon broadcast and all eighteen evening newscasts.


Applicant will also be expected to manage all news breaks and all breaking news coverage, as well as the online site and the Accounts Payable department. …

This is a non-paying internship.

It goes on. We could just quote the whole thing, because it’s that good, or you could click through and read it.

Sadly, most real job listings these days don’t sound that much different.