THAT job better pay well…

job postings

I previously mentioned the job postings I’ve been getting from this new source, called “Daybook.”

I’ve been enjoying getting them, because for once, I’m being sent jobs that would actually interest me if I were in the market. For some reason, the fact that I was a journalist who oversaw the coverage of politics and public policy for decades didn’t cause me to get postings like these. But apparently my having handled communications for James Smith was the previously missing ingredient.

Up to now, I’ve just gotten jobs having something to do with writing and editing. But the thing is, I was always more interested in what we were writing about than I was in the activity of writing. And this particular algorithm seems to get that.

So I look over these eblasts with interest — even when they’re jobs I’d run screaming from, like the “Political Mobilization Manager” for JUUL. Yikes. I hope that one pays well, for whoever takes it on. But there’s no question it would be interesting:

As a mobilization manager, reporting into the senior manager of campaigns, you will be responsible for establishing relationships with JUUL users and activating their voice to assist in accomplishing the company’s mission: to improve the lives of the world’s one billion smokers by eliminating cigarettes.

Responsibilities include:

Building and executing and in-market OTG (on-the-ground) strategy designed to convert JUUL consumers and community members into advocates for the brand

Working cross-functionally with various teams across the organization, including Digital Public Affairs, Communications, State & Local Affairs and Federal Affairs to identify opportunities for OTG advocacy efforts and growing the advocacy base

Meeting regularly with community members to keep them informed on key policy issues in their municipalities and to advise on both OTG and digital advocacy opportunities

I was also, of course, intrigued by the position of Director of Early State Communications for Andrew Yang.

That would be a pretty cool job… if it were for Joe…

5 thoughts on “THAT job better pay well…

  1. Brad Warthen Post author

    OK, this cracked me up…

    I read further to see if there was any mention of salary, given what I had said, and if it was there, I didn’t see it.

    But under “perks and benefits” was this:

    Boundless snacks and drinks

    I kid you not.

    Oh, well, then never mind! You don’t even have to pay me!

    Another point of interest, from the list of qualifications they’re looking for:

    Adaptability, innovative thinking, and ability to deal with ambiguity are a must

    Yeah, I’ll bet…

    1. Doug Ross

      Yes, that was a major mistake that could have dire (even more dire?) consequences for the paper. Angering the loyal gamecock fans is not a good business strategy. Admitting your headlines are written by some nameless person in Charlotte is not a good sign either.

      Maybe they’d bring you back as editor, Brad? Might be a position open soon.

  2. Bob Amundson

    Ready for another campaign grind? Send Joe your resume – they’d find a senior position for you. Traveling the US, working 24-7.

  3. Brad Warthen Post author

    This job sounds interesting:


    I wonder what that entails. Calling the White House to ask whether it’s OK yet to hire Colin Kaepernick? Or maybe lobbying Congress to head off inquiries into brain damage?

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