Our thanks to the job-trolling proprietor at Emcees Without Voices, who sent along this recent want ad:
…that Rolling Stone is looking for part-time unpaid interns to start ASAP in their New York offices for a publishing assignment. You must be available a minimum of 2 days and have an impressive design and photo sensibility, as well as an interest and familiarity with Rolling Stone and its history. A majority of your responsibility will be scanning in items for our upcoming retrospective publication celebrating the history of the magazine, but you may also be called on to do editorial research. We are looking for quick learners who take direction well and have an eye for detail and organization. Please send resumes and a note of interest to email@example.com
with the subject PUBLISHING INTERNSHIP.
Clearly, the design department at Rolling Stone wants its interns to actually have some sort of functioning history of the magazine–unlike the news-sections editors, who have no qualms about hiring self-obsessed yakaty-yaks who don’t even know how to properly pronounce Jann Wenner’s name. But the real surprise here is that the magazine is planning yet another “history of the magazine,” only a year after its self-sucking 1000th issue. Please, Jann–enough with the commemorations and celebrations! We understand that you want to sell those gatefolds, but do we really need to be reminded yet again about that time Cameron Crowe, Joe Walsh, and Linda Ronstadt almost had a three-way in a Topanga Canyon mud-bath?