Friday, February 23, 2007

Will Work for Cruise Tickets...

My old friend Mike Mouland at Key Porter once told me the book publishing industry in this country is a hobby, not a business. Seems the mag trade is a volunteer enterprise, too. This e-mail comes from a friend who would never, on the most boring day in Hell, volunteer to work for these guys:

From: "Western Standard"
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 10:03:47
Subject: Volunteer at the Western Standard!

Dear Western Standard reader,

Have you ever thought of volunteering for the Western Standard? Now's the time to do it!

We've got a bustling little office in Calgary, and we're looking for a few volunteer helpers in every department. Whether you're a young person looking to build your resume or whether you're retired and looking to stay active, we could be the place for you.

We're looking to fill part-time positions, including:

* Assistant to the publisher – help with special projects, ranging from investor relations to organizing our Publisher's Circle events
* Office assistant – help keep our office ship-shape, from dealing with couriers to filling orders for Western Standard merchandise and other odd jobs
* Ads assistant – keep the Western Standard financially strong by helping write and edit our advertising features on subjects from real estate to resource investing. And help with the scheduling and production of our exciting radio shows!
* Assistant bookkeeper – help us keep track of our accounts, and even help out with gift subscriptions!

All volunteers would work right in our Calgary office, with our energetic young team. It's a fun place to work – and you'll help us make a difference!

Please submit resumes to:

I hope you'll consider joining our team as a volunteer!

Yours truly,

Ezra Levant
Publisher and Editor

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