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December 18, 2012

Controversial Dalkey intern advert was ‘tongue-in-cheek’

Filed under: Publishers — Tags: , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 7:58 am

dalkey_logo | By Joshua Farrington

An advert for a publishing internship that told candidates they must be available at all times and have no personal commitments has been described as “tongue-in-cheek” by the person who wrote it.

The job advert for positions at the Dalkey Archive Press in its expanding London office went viral online as people passed on the lengthy lists of requests for the perfect candidate, who must: “not have any other commitments (personal or professional) that will interfere with their work at the Press (family obligations, writing, involvement with other organizations, degrees to be finished, holidays to be taken, weddings to attend in Rio, etc).”

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