MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

How the Other 1% Lives


A friend of mine unearthed this job posting on Craigslist:

Writer Needed For Support Community for Affluent Individuals

Special community for people who have earned a lot of money or been born into a wealthy family needs a blog ghostwriter. The focus of the community is providing psychological support for the problems money brings — family tensions, unfulfillable expectations, boredom, etc. To do this you must be intimately familiar with the problems faced by wealthy people. If you grew up wealthy or through some other means can write detailed blog posts on this topic, please get in touch.

The posts need to be highly personal, emotional and have a strong editorial voice. These are anything but generic lectures. We are looking for 3 posts per week and each post pays $30. If you’re interested, please send a cover letter telling us about your background and experience and why you would be a good writer for this. If a resume would be helpful please send that as well. Finally, please send a few suggested topics so we can see that you really can come up with specific topics which touch the hearts of people from affluent families. Thanks!

(hat tip: Ben Lukoff.)

I should assume this is a parody, right?

Filed under: fun

4 Responses - Comments are closed.

  1. Lisa Hirsch says:

    I wouldn’t be too sure of that.

  2. Thomas May says:

    If so, that puts this thing in a completely different light. But it makes it all the riper for parody…

    • Lisa Hirsch says:

      There’s…a lot of help out there for the suffering wealthy. Although, I must admit, Craig’s List seems like an odd place to be advertising for help.

  3. It is so close to reality that it’s impossible to know whether the ad is parody or not. The $30 per blog post is the real kicker. We want you to be from a wealthy background, but starving enough to accept $30 for a great piece of writing, three times a week.


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