D.E. Shaws wins my prize for employer actively seeking “slashes.” No need to be in the closet about your other life when the classified ad is titled “Day Job Seeks Artist.”
Here’s the ad:
Day Job Seeks Artists Posted Mar 23
D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., New York, NY
The D. E. Shaw group, a global investment and technology development firm, seeks a meticulous, intelligent, and extremely skilled MS Office power-user to help update and format a wide range of paper and online documents using preexisting templates. The successful candidate will be a capable project organizer with an obsessive concern for detail. Master instructor-level knowledge of Office, including in-depth fluency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint formatting functions, is a prerequisite. Proofreading skills are a strong plus. Basic knowledge of HTML and/or Quark is a plus, but if the successful candidate lacks knowledge in those areas, we will train him or her. No financial-industry experience required. The firm offers full benefits and a friendly, jeans-and-sneakers working environment. “Other agenda” candidates welcome. Please send resume and cover letter including standardized test scores, broken down when applicable, to Gawker-DPS@career.deshaw.com.
Members of the D. E. Shaw group do not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.