People Are Outraged Over This Job Posting Because of What it Says on the Bottom

large-1

One Canadian company’s job posting is going viral because of the last line of its job description.

The posting, put up by Toronto-based web design company Vestra Inet, is for a “Content Writer/SEO specialist” who would mostly write content for clients and make blog posts. The required skills listed include:

  • Writing talent; excellent grammar and spelling expected
  • Computer knowledge
  • Knowledge of social media (Google+, Facebook, Twitter)
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • Superior organizational abilities
  • Ability to work independently and in coordination with a team
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Russian is a plus

The last line of the ad, however, makes note that “female candidates are preferred” since the position requires “filling in the responsibilities of a receptionist.”

screen-shot-2015-11-23-at-2-40-41-pm

A Russian-accented woman who works at the company told Jezebel that a woman was indeed hired for the job. The feminist website theorizes that since the company seems to be mostly Russian, based on its preference for applicants who speak Russian and the representative’s Russian accent, it may have wanted to stick to the more traditional gender role expectations of the country.

h/t: Observer

Support our Journalism with a Contribution

Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way. Thank you for everyone’s support. We love you all and can’t appreciate you guys enough.

NextShark is a leading source covering Asian American News and Asian News including business, culture, entertainment, politics, tech and lifestyle.

For advertising and inquiries: info@nextshark.com