All those hours you spend on Twitter and Facebook could land you a job with President Barack Obama.
The Democratic National Committee is looking for a social networks manager to keep the president’s pages on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace up to date. Mia Cambronero is the president’s current ghost tweeter, but she’s stepping down soon. Since she’s leaving what just may be the sweetest job ever invented for Facebook junkies, she announced that the DNC is “looking for someone who is available to start immediately.”
But before you start beefing up your page, consider the qualifications: Slackers need not apply. The job application clearly states that the DNC needs someone who is “ready to work hard” because this won’t be your regular 9-5 gig.
And while social network site users frequently utilize numbers, symbols and deliberate misspellings in their messages, you better have a firm handle on your grammar skills. The foremost qualifications are “excellent writing and editing skills with strong attention to detail.” It’s also important for you to be able to get your facts straight under pressure because there may not be time to correct yourself later.
Work is hard to come by in this economy, so if you think you have what it takes to be the president’s online voice, then fill out an application ASAP.
— Sonya Eskridge