The Wall Street Journal is hiring a “mansions editor” (the listing technically reads “Editor, Mansion”) to oversee the publication’s coverage of high-end homes. This job sounds stupid, and I would love to be hired, thanks so much!
The job posting, which went up literally just as a staggering upwards redistribution scam was passed through Congress, involves overseeing “colorful features about people, places, society and culture as seen through the lens of homes.”
The full listing reads:
The Wall Street Journal is seeking an editor to oversee digital coverage and a weekly print section about high-end homes and the residential real-estate market. This person will lead a team of editors and reporters and must have several years experience writing and/or editing news and feature stories. The coverage combines complex finance (lawsuits, taxes, tangled transactions) and colorful features about people, places, society and culture as seen through the lens of homes.
Not to toot my own horn, but I happen to love looking at things through the lens of homes and think I may be the woman for the job, so no offense re: everything I just said above. Here are some things I know about mansions, just in case anyone at WSJ is interested in reaching out:
- Kelly Clarkson has a big dead bear mounted on the wall of her Tennessee mansion.
- Michael Jackson’s ghost lives in Mohamed Hadid’s Bel Air palace.
- Mariah Carey has shiny peach-colored walls, according to a 2001 episode of Cribs, and I think about this all the time?
- Ladies of London star Juli Montague, AKA the future Countess of Sandwich, has her hands full with Mapperton, the family’s 400-year-old estate!
- Mansions sometimes make people horny, like for example Elizabeth Bennet, when she saw Pemberley for the first time while touring Darbyshire with her aunt and uncle.
- If you sell enough teeth whiteners on Instagram after getting engaged on Bachelor in Paradise, you might be able to afford a very unattractive mansion in Kansas.
- A bunch of exhausted firefighters worked hard to keep Rupert Murdoch’s $30 million Bel Air estate from burning down in the California wildfires, whose impact was exacerbated by a climate phenomenon he’s instructed half of America to ignore.
- Most people don’t live in them.
Here’s my application video. My email can be found below!