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Help Wanted: Dedicated Sample Sale Reporter

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We're looking for a new sample sale reporter to liveblog lines and write in-depth sale reviews. Might that person be you? Take this handy quiz to find out.

1.) How do you feel about getting up at 6am to be first in line at a sale?
a.) It's what I was born to do!
b.) Why would anyone wait in line to buy discounted designer shoes when they could get cheaper ones at Payless?

2.) How comfortable are you in a crowded room full of demented, deal-hungry shoppers?
a.) I'm good at keeping my cool under pressure.
b.) One time at the Barneys Warehouse Sale, I stabbed a bitch for looking sideways at my Alaïas.

3.) Are you reliable and detail-oriented?
a.) Absolutely! Typos make me sad.
b.) What was the question? Sorry, I got distracted.

4.) Are you a good writer with a sense of humor?
a.) Indeed! Let me prove it to you in my cover letter.
b.) Not as such, but as my personal style blog amply demonstrates, I have very shiny hair.

If you answered all "A"s, then perhaps this is the job you've been looking for! Details: This is a freelance position. No prior experience in fashion or journalism is necessary, but rabid enthusiasm for sample sales is a must. To apply, please email with a paragraph or two explaining why you're the woman or man for the gig.