NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The job market can feel pretty dismal at times, but there are always great positions out there if you look hard enough. To prove it, MainStreet is launching a new weekly series where we round up some of the coolest job openings every week.
Manager of Music Content Classification for Getty
If you’re a music lover, this could be the job for you. The music content classification manager is responsible for helping Getty, a media licensing organization, parse through its vast collection of music to determine which songs should be licensed to various publications, television programs and advertisements. The position is based in New York and requires five years of relevant experience, solid computer skills and a college-level education preferably in music or music business.
Citizen Journalist for The Huffington Post
OK, so this is less of a job than a contest, but who knows, if you play your cards right it could lead to a real position in the future. The Huffington Post is looking for two dozen “citizen journalists” to cover the Republican presidential convention in Tampa, Fla., from Aug. 27 to Aug. 30 and the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., from Sep. 3 to Sep. 6. To apply, candidates must submit a video explaining why they’re the right person for the position. Those who are selected get complimentary airfare and lodging during the conventions and, more importantly, a chance to file reports for one of the most popular news websites in the world.
Administrative Assistant at Google
It seems that every year, Google ranks as the best or one of the best places to work in the U.S., thanks to its generous salaries and great office perks. If you’ve dreamed about working at this company, here’s your chance. Google recently expanded its presence in New York and is now trying to fill dozens of positions ranging from software engineers to patent lawyers. If you don’t have much background in technology, you might still be able to get your foot in the door by applying as an administrative assistant in Google’s Creative Labs division. Google is looking for a candidate who is a good communicator and has prior experience coordinating projects.
AppleCare At-Home Advisor
Google isn’t the only tech company looking to bring more employees on board. Apple has several openings for at-home advisors who address questions by phone from customers who are having trouble using their products. It’s kind of like working at the genius bar, except you get to do this job from home. There are positions available in many cities including Milwaukee, Detroit and Houston.
Staff at The Hard Rock Café
Florida’s economy was hit particularly hard by the recession, but one recent announcement from the Hard Rock Café should provide a little bit of hope. The popular chain is expanding its Seminole Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa and is planning to hire more than 400 new employees to staff it. There are openings for human resources professionals, chefs, spa attendants and cocktail servers, among many others.
Online Organizer for the Rainforest Action Network
If you’re looking to get a new job that helps the world, you might consider working as an online organizer for the Rainforest Action Network, which works to prevent corporations from destroying forests and the communities who live in them. The online organizer is responsible for coming up with ways to use social media, blogs and email campaigns to get the group’s message out. This job is based in San Francisco.
Seth Fiegerman is a staff reporter for MainStreet. You can reach him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @sfiegerman.