We were tipped off to this Craigslist ad by anonymous:
I wonder who this is–Alexandra Jacobs lives in Silverlake.
Can we assume that the ‘la magazine’ is Jossip? Here’s the ad:
intern (edit/research) for la magazine writer (silver lake)
Reply to: email@example.com
Date: 2008-07-19, 8:26PM PDT
Intern (editorial/research) available with national magazine writer/author who holds contributing editorships and contract masthead positions. Please don’t apply if you’re not available to start in August, and please live in Los Angeles, own a laptop with access to broadband Internet, and have a means of transportation.
Applicants will likely be in an MFA program or at the end of their undergrad programs. Please sustain interest in: technology/gadgets, travel, food, culture (from mainstream film/TV to books, serious music to one-hit wonders), health (including recent medical news), style, nutrition, design, literary nonfiction, and essay/memoir. Tasks will introduce you to traditional magazine and newspaper research methods, fact-checking, copy-editing, writing in different tones, different journalistic forms, the writer’s marketplace, how to pitch, editor communiques, putting together book proposals, transcribing, interviewing prominent newsmakers (from the famous to obscure), etc.
The rest of the ad is after the jump but we’ll save you the suspense – there’s no pay. And for the record – we need an intern/slave too. Preferably one that can cook and make furniture.
UPDATE: It’s not Jacobs. She lives somewhere other than Silver Lake. Oh well…we still need an intern that can fact check and hang dry wall.