Craigslist a-hole of the week: you choose

Not sure which of these is more insulting.

“Come intern with us!” has a kind of jet-set ’60s ring to it, and uses one of the classic Craigslist asshole memes — the impressive, big-money client list. Mysteriously, they just can’t afford to pay someone to “freshen up our look,” so they’re looking for “a new batch of interns.” I’m sure you’d get into the right spirit every day as you bring the creative director his coffee. BTW, how many of the “old batch of interns” got jobs with your firm?

“Incredible Opportunity” is just kind of pathetic and lame, as if someone said — well, let’s place an ad and see if anyone is stupid enough to answer.

Graphic Design Internship with Established New York City Entertainment


Date: 2010-02-14, 11:40AM EST
Reply to: job-zb6yk-1600336236@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Are you interested in pursuing a career in the graphic design, but don’t have experience? Don’t know where to turn to gain real industry experience to build your portfolio?Come intern with us!

It is a great way to introduce your improve and showcase your skills network while gaining crucial experience to further your career.

We are a rapidly expanding entertainment group with office and studio space in Chelsea, Flatiron, and Tribeca that works with well-known clients and brands, like Kanye West, Mos Def, SummerStage, John Legend, Ciara, Chanel Iman, Damon Dash, MTV, BET, Heineken, Bacardi, Miramax, and America’s Next Top Model.

Currently, we are looking for a new batch of interns to help us freshen up our company’s graphics.

You must be reliable, motivated, out-going, and detail oriented with the ability to be a team player or a self-starter. Computer skills and people skills are a must. This is a non-paid internship with the option for college credit, but for the right person could turn into a great paying part-time freelance gig.

If interested please email us All of the following:
• Full Name
• Email Address
• Phone Number
• Best time to contact you
• Your weekly availability
• A brief introduction to you, what you’re currently involved with, like school… personal projects, and what will you bring to us
• Links to your MySpace & Facebook accounts giving us additional insight into you
• Links to any websites with your work.

Please note… emails missing information will not be received. So, if you don’t have a link or an example of your work communicate this, don’t assume we know.

Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you!

  • This is an internship job
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 1600336236

Intern to Creative Director (Greenwich Village)


Date: 2010-02-14, 12:25PM EST
Reply to: amelia@urbanzen.com [Errors when replying to ads?]

 

Incredible opportunity to work with a creative director and get some hands-on training in a diverse range of fields. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, detail oriented, proactive, graceful under pressure, a team player, and willing to take on a variety of responsibilities, including admin and calendar work, in order to help the executive and the creative department in a fast-paced environment.

A background in not-for-profit, as well as an interest in well-being issues, children issues, yoga, graphic design, and/or art and photography, is helpful. We are looking for someone who is excited about learning, can rise to challenges, and has a great attitude.

When applying for the internship, please indicate “Intern to Creative Director” in the subject line, and include a cover letter and resume.

Requirements
– highly organized
– efficient
– able to multitask
– team player and terrific people skills
– strong writing and research skills
– great phone manners
– comfortable with Quark or Indesign
– comfortable with Photoshop
– tech savvy

  • Compensation: unpaid
  • This is at a non-profit organization.
  • This is an internship job
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 1600393735

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