Monday 19 March 2018

'Experience with fake tan and knowledge of Sweden's national security situation' - could you be a Trump Betting Manager?

Do you know Melania from Ivanka?

Speakers Lunch Capitol Hill Washington. US president Donald Trump delivers his speech. Picture; Gerry Mooney
Speakers Lunch Capitol Hill Washington. US president Donald Trump delivers his speech. Picture; Gerry Mooney Newsdesk Newsdesk

Think you know you know all there is to know about US President Donald Trump, and have experience with fake tan? Then this could be the job for you.

Paddy Power Betfair has launched a recruitment drive for a 'Head of Trump Betting' manager.

The bookmakers is advertising the position on their careers portal and it is based in Dublin.

According to the advertisement the role purpose is listed as making "American politics great again".

"Following the huge demand on the back of the 2016 US Presidential Elections, we are looking for a Head of Trump Betting to manage our newly launched ‘hub’ of specials around the President," the tongue-in-cheek ad reads.

"With more than 100 special bets online, the successful candidate will monitor and manage existing Trump markets while devising new specials to launch. They will also need to build a wall around the hub to ensure foreign bets don’t get in."

The betting company, synonymous with outrageous publicity stunts has listed one of the elements of the role as "sending round the most bats**t Trump quotes for the whole company to laugh at".

Under accountabilities the need to keep a good eye on the President's movements is paramount:

"Consistency in keeping up with Trump’s press conferences, statements, tweets and general idiocy. It requires a hardy soul to be able to watch more than ten minutes of the President in action without wanting to punch oneself in the face."

Like with any job there is a list of preferred competencies, including the ability to detect fake news.

"Substantial experience with fake tan is preferable.

"Have one of the greatest job interviews of all time and come across very well, thank you.

"Be more liberal towards exclamation marks and capital letters than minorities.

"Awareness of national security situation in Sweden beneficial.

"Better understanding of global politics than Donald Trump. Which won’t exclude many.

The "ideal candidate would have a good knowledge of which one’s Melania and which one’s Ivanka" according to the company.

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