Friday, April 19, 2024

Anna Wintour’s Looking for a New Assistant, Job Description Includes No Sleep, No Life, Ability to Dry Clean at Home, Must Carry Eyeglass Cleaner


Actually on the Conde Nast careers site: four days ago they posted a job opening to be :Anna Wintour’s assistant.

It’s hard to imagine after watching “The Devil Wears Prada” that anyone wants this position. Listed requirements don’t mention no sleep, no life, ability to dry clean at home, and absorb abuse. Also must always have eyeglass cloth at the ready for the shades.

Salary is $60,000 to $80.000. Sounds low to live in Manhattan, but you’re living in the office so rent is free!

Also available at Conde Nast: Editor in chief of Bon Appetit and Epicurious. Salary is between $250,000 and $350,000. Every single predecessor has been guillotined at some point. Background: Fencing.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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