As you can tell from the list, OK! magazine is currently not hiring. So please do not send me your CVs. I've been getting application letters recently and while I wish you the best of luck, I really have nothing to offer. But the other magazines need help and so do some of our websites so go go go!
The OK! staff is always happy! Is it because I'm wonderful? No. It's because they are!
Another thing I'd like to say is please do not tell me you want to work with me because you've been reading my blog and think I'm such a nice person and you'd love to work for a nice boss. First, I am not flattered because this blog just presents an aspect of me which I choose to show you. That means I try not to show the mean and nasty me! Second, how do you know I'm a nice boss anyway? You'd be surprised! An intern has called me "dragon lady" and even Daphne Osena Paez joked, "Miranda P, is that you?" But so no one gets surprised, let me offer you a peek into how I am as a manager.
Remember when I was looking for a fashion and beauty editor? I talked a bit about employment screening there. I will nitpick everything--from your cover letter to your resume and sample work. If I so much as find a spelling error, a grammatical mistake, an awkward adjective or a profusion of adverbs, your CV goes straight into the trash. No, I will not even think of meeting you. Why? This is a magazine--it's an industry based on the written word so if you do not know how to write then you have no place here (unless of course you're applying for a styling or art position!).
If the writing is okay, then I go ask for a little chat. I'm very businesslike when I'm working. And once you do get hired, I always tell my new staff, "You're here to work, not to make friends, not to have fun. It's called work for a reason. If in the course of your stay here you do have fun and you do find friends, then that is fantastic. But the bottom line is meet your deadlines and do a good job. If you can't do that, you can go." This unnerves people most of the time, especially since I have a teeny tiny voice and a big smile. I look so harmless!
I have a reputation for making people cry. I have been known to rip up drafts of articles I find stupid and ridiculous or lazily done. I am very difficult to please. I have raised my voice quite a number of times. I have a quick temper. I have very little patience. Now, can you imagine working with me day in and day out? Terrible, isn't it.
Except that... ooops, OK! isn't currently hiring!