An influencer posted a job ad for an assistant, and it looks like absolute hell
You have to wake them up with a coffee every morning
A job advert for the role of an influencer’s assistant has taken over Twitter this weekend for how ridiculous it is. The ad, which is for an unnamed influencer based in LA, features a list of insane demands for the small salary of $25 an hour.
New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz shared the advert on her Twitter with some side eye emojis. The advert has now been taken down off Entertainment Careers where it was listed but that hasn’t stopped everyone ripping it to shreds.
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) July 31, 2020
The advert is for a “well known celebrity/influencer with 10+million followers seeking a well-organised/available/diligent personal assistant to join her team”.
It stresses you will only be part time until you are qualified to be a full time assistant. How much hard work can it be? Well apparently you’re going to have do everything under the sun for this “celeb”.
The advert says the ideal candidate will not only have to clean and cook but also be in communication with all other members of production for the influencer’s YouTube channel.
It said: “In this position you should feel comfortable planning/managing calendar actives, being on property around eight hours a day, cleaning, cooking, communicating with producer/videographer/editor/manager/all stylists/ cleaning services/ other celebrities/friends, researching and preparing for all preproduction, production and post production activities, handling all personal tasks for the YouTuber etc.”
They have to communicate with your friends??? Who needs an assistant to schedule chats with your mates? And if that wasn’t bad enough they expect you to wake them up with a coffee in the morning as if they’re actual royalty.
The ad also insists that you essentially have no feelings. It says: “You must keep all emotion/private life matters completely away from this world… You must be able to be the bad guy, remove emotion and bounce back instantly from any mistakes.”
Aside from having no emotions the influencer also expects you to have no life. Part of the advert states that you “You can not take photos, post to social media, or be/seen driven by fame…You must be willing to travel anywhere at any time.” Because clearly their future employer is totally not concerned by fame.
Oh and of course you must: “answer your phone/be on call 24/7.” Is this Miranda Priestly hiring?