We have good news for you. You can have a cool career and make a good living. No need to choose between loving your job and paying your mortgage. The following profile, part of the BlackEnterprise.com Cool Jobs series, offers a peek into the nuts and bolts, perks and salaries behind enjoyable careers.
WHO: Joel Randell
WHAT: Research Editor at Maxim magazine
ANNUAL SALARY: $58,000-$62,000
THE GIG: A job at a popular print magazine is many a journalists’ dream, but add to that the beautiful women that regularly line the pages of Maxim magazine and you have something of an ideal situation. As the research editor, Randell makes sure that everything that’s printed is factually accurate and most importantly, not libelous.
THE PERKS: Besides a steady flow of models walking in and out of the office for casting calls, other perks include travel (Randell has gone to Las Vegas and Honduras so far this year) and the laid-back office atmosphere. “It’s a very modern workplace that’s not stuffy,: Randall says. “It’s like working in a graduate chapter fraternity house. We wear sneakers and jeans to work.”
THE WORKDAY: “Hulk Hogan stopped by the office one day. We made one of our interns arm wrestle him and Hulk nearly put him through the table!” Randall laughs.
THE ADVICE: For aspiring Maxim editors, Rutgers alum Randell advises young people to attend journalism school or at least major in English. Internships are also helpful, as some Maxim interns have gone on to land editorial spots at the magazine, Randall says.
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