It’s True: Pizza Hut Hiring a Twitter Intern

Unlike my previous “Seeking Re-Tweeter” April Fool’s joke post, this one is actually real! Pizza Hut is looking for a “Summer Twintern” (I would have called it Twittern).  Applications now being accepted. [via The New York Times]

COMPANY Pizza Hut Inc.

JOB TITLE Summer Twintern

JOB TITLE, TRANSLATED A summer intern who uses Twitter.

JOB CATEGORY Hot pizza/social media

SALARY Competitive (with other Twitterers).

JOB PURPOSE To attend advertising shoots, product meetings and other corporate events. “They’ll be our social media journalist, chronicling in 140 characters or less what’s going on at Pizza Hut,” said Bob Kraut, the vice president for marketing communications at the company. The Twintern must also play social-media defense, monitoring  Twitter for any mentions of the brand and alerting superiors whenever anything negative about the Hut is being said. (Applicants should study last week’s YouTube gross-out video posted by Domino’s employees, which was quickly passed around Twitter, to understand why.) The successful applicant will speak fluent OMG and LOL and correctly use the terms DM (direct message), RT (retweet) and # (hashtag).

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