Well hereâ€™s an unusual job requirement: A Craigslist call for a â€œLady Video Game Streamerâ€ asks for applicants who are OK with wearing bikinis on camera.
â€œThe ideal candidate will have experience working with computers and social networking websites,â€ reads the advertisement, which was posted earlier this week on Craigslistâ€™s job listings for the DC area.
And hereâ€™s the kicker, which says a lot about what people think brings in the bucks on game streaming sites like Twitch these days: â€œVideo game experience is preferred, but not required. As the majority of our audience is males 18-35, streamers should also be comfortable wearing a bikini top.â€
The job offers $30,000 a year and promises annual performance raises. I reached out to the Craigslist poster on a dummy e-mail just to make sure this was a real advertisement, and the poster responded with a friendly message introducing himself and asking if Iâ€™d be down for a quick Skype interview. Needless to say, I donâ€™t think I look good enough in a bikini top.
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