‘Seeking investigative blogger’: The strangest journalism job ad you’ll see today


“Just saw this strange job posting here,” writes a Romenesko reader. “Outside of the Church of Scientology looking to hire investigative reporters a few years back, I don’t know that I’ve ever seen anything like this. What executive are they talking about? What’s the story?”

I’ve responded to the ad, hoping to find out. Anyone know?

Don’t want to squint? Here’s what the ad says:

Position: Seeking Investigative Blogger / Fact Checking
Blogger for Live National Story
Location: Anywhere, United States
Job Status: Freelance
Salary: Commission/Contract
Ad Expires: February 14, 2013
Job ID: 1461310


Excellent Opportunity to Deliver A Groundbreaking Headline Story –

We need someone to blog regarding negligent fact checking in mainstream media on a specific live national headline story involving relationships/romance and a business executive… a real Fatal Attraction story.

A freelance blogger that focuses on relationships and/or technology or journalist with a blog will be considered and invited into a data room to review documents and facts.

Blogger will be allowed to develop their own content supporting the client and report on the mishandling of reporting and juxtapose it with the factual evidence.

The blogger should have an excellent following or a high quality viewership.

This job is excellent for a blogger with a journalism background who is seeking a breaking story to add to their portfolio of work.

Compensation is negotiatiable [sic].

* “Excellent opportunity to delivery a groundbreaking headline story” (journalismjobs.com)