Sometimes when I'm bored I like to search for jobs on monster in career tracks very different from my own. If I find a job listing that sounds interesting I sometimes invent a life that would go along with that path... just to see what would come up, I typed "Figure Skating" in the keyword field.
This listing came up, and it sounds like such a dream gig! Unfortunately it was posted in June so I'm sure that they have filled it.
FREELANCE ASSISTANT FIGURE SKATING RESEARCHER
Company: ABC Sports Location: New York, NY 10023
Status: Full Time, Temporary/Contract/Project Job Category: Arts, Entertainment, and Media
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
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ABC Sports seeks a freelance assistant researcher for the 2006-2007 figure skating season. Duties include assisting the head researcher with interviewing athletes, conducting research, compiling results, monitoring news, and writing research manuals; traveling to selected international competitions; providing information and answering questions for announcers and production staff; general proofreading and fact-checking.
Strong writing, research, and editing skills and solid sports knowledge required. Figure skating experience/knowledge and fluency in a foreign language (especially Russian, Japanese, or Chinese) a plus. International travel experience and knowledge of music are helpful. Journalism experience and/or television research experience preferred.
This is a freelance position and benefits are not provided. Pay is hourly and overtime-eligible.
Dates of employment
Work will begin in New York, NY offices in mid-September and end after the 2007 World Championships.