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HELP WANTED: CREATIVE ASSISTANT

January 18, 2018

REVISION II: I have found someone for this role!! Thank you so much for your interests x

REVISION: After reading my 12:30am plea for help, I realized it did come off indulgent and entitled, and for that I apologize. I’m not really the best at communicating, hah, it tends to get me in trouble at times and I feel like I’m always doing damage control.

But, you’re right, if I call it a job, I should at least offer a living wage… and if I’m being completely honest… I am just grazing my comfortable living and truthfully don’t have the means to support another human financially – for now (‘cause I think with the right help, I could). If you couldn’t tell by now, I am very picky about the sponsors I take on and sometimes, would rather pull rent money from my savings than to take on a sponsorship that I don’t feel aligned with or a have connection towards. Perhaps rewording this as an internship would be a better case?

Now I consider myself to be a fair person and will always make sure everyone around me is comfortable and knows that I value and appreciate their time, I hope I haven’t shown anyone proof otherwise of my personality. I would much rather undersell a project and over deliver than to oversell and under deliver. I have some projects in the pipeline that aren’t set in stone yet, and if those pull through, then suddenly I will have a bigger budget to work with. I’m also always in contact with people who are looking for talent to hire and have often referred people I’ve worked with to them – you just never know where your journey will take you.

Ultimately yes, I am asking for you to take a risk on me, and it’s not for you, no hard feelings. However, what I don’t want, is for there to be any room for misjudgment on my character; which is why I wanted to write this follow up note in the spirit of transparency.


I am asking for help, officially. In evaluating what I want to invest my time into this year… I thought of many things: youtube, self-growth, relationships, creativity. There are so many facets of my life that have tremendous potential yet I keep coming back to this: a team.

Starting the YouTube channel was not only meant to share my life, but I wanted it to be a place to collaborate and foster talent. It’s fun for me. But I also know I haven’t even touched the peak of what I’m capable of. My dreams are becoming far too large for my own two hands and with many of you extending a helping hand, asking this community made the most sense. However, I don’t have much money to offer but hope to properly compensate you with beauty goodies, mentorship, and sending you off in the right direction.

While this may seem gratuitous for just a YouTube channel, I am hoping to take on a few projects outside of That’s Chic. With the right person to bounce off of, we can really make magic ✨✨ But I need someone willing to grow with me, and who knows where that can lead!?

Offering

– Mentorship to whatever you are working on
– Help build social contacts where it fits
– A $500 monthly stipend – first 3 months, can discuss more after
– Ten (10) products a month
– A platform to collaborate on

Requirements

– Savvy, sexy, smart
– Needs no handholding
– Creative!
– In LA proper with a car *is a requirement, no budging on this*
– Part-time, with me 2-3 days a week and possibly more
– Hustler who doesn’t need direction
– Fast paced thinker
– Understand that I don’t know how to ask for help so I need someone proactive

Role

– Pick up/drop off dry cleaning, returns, samples
– Depop (can pay commission on sales)
– Attend some events
– Project-based to help with videos or photography
– Rough cuts/editing video files
– Building out decks
– Research
– Organizing and maintaining a schedule/workflow

Please email me: raych@thatschic.net why you’d be my perfect assistant. Don’t need resumes, but maybe some visuals that encompass who you are.

Title your email: CREATIVE ASSISTANT: <YOUR NAME>. I will not read it otherwise (cause then I know you don’t take instructions well heh). Keep your email professional!

PS, this is a JOB. I am not looking for someone to ‘help’ me, I am looking for someone to put in the work. I work extremely fast-paced and am not as laissez-faire as my videos may paint me as.

20 comments

  1. From the femme to the fabulous, I hope that this message receives you well. I am looking for an experience to call my own, but I understand that doesn’t begin until you know what it takes, and I know what it takes to be an assistant that will work for you. I am smart, savvy, and perfect for this role because I know what it takes to be a professional. For reasons being that I am LA-based, in need of some experience, and totally in my mid-life twenties crisis, I am your girl! From my vast social networking experience to scheduling, it almost seems too perfect…but as I have said before, I am looking for some experience and would love to be your assistant!

  2. This proposition is dripping in self-aggrandizement and ..well.. you don’t do anything important :/

  3. Seems fair to me. My first job full time job out of college was an internship at a media agency that paid $300 a week. I was living well under the poverty line in Miami where the cost of living is outrageous, but I knew I needed to hustle if I wanted to gain valueable experience.

  4. whyyyyy no remote working?! but really, if you’re looking for someone digitally, i’m your girl. in the seattle area, though. 🙂

  5. Hey Ya Girl, Plain Jane ~

    Sexy is an attitude. Powerful, savvy, and smart is sexy. Confidence in how in tune we are with our mind and body is sexy. We’re all sexy. Let’s embrace it, come on, nothing wrong with asking for that.

  6. Raych! I think this is a wonderful opportunity you are presenting for any young-driven-creative. I will pass this along to my LA hustlers! It brings me so much joy for you to see this brand you built (and yourself) growing in such big ways. I’m in NYC otherwise I’d be there with all my helping hands. Love the brand, love you, can’t wait to see the empire you build- and if you ever need anything in NYC reach out! xx Jensen

  7. GiRL! Wish you were in the SATX area, but this is literal work/creative mentorship goals! Good luck on finding someone that suits your needs, but also helps build your goals to its full potential! <3

  8. Sure, i’m a bit put off by the initial post. But at the same time inspired to work harder? I’m currently still in college and the requirements for the position have only molded guidelines for me to reach/practice in order to be indispensable in the future. Fuck “sexy,” though.

  9. also if you work 2 days a week with rachel… 8 hour days… 500 dollars a month… it works out to more than 60 dollars a day which is more than minimum wage in the US.

  10. are these other comments kidding? this is GENEROUS as a starting offer. in Europe you’re seriously lucky if you get travel covered for an internship. also nowhere in this post does it say that the position is full time or that you couldn’t take on other work if flexible.

  11. I don’t think you’re asking to much! Anyone who truly follows you knows that your true personality shines through. They should also know that you are self made which means things will be different.Obviously this isn’t an actual job. What do people expect? Anyone who doesn’t see this opportunity as great really shouldn’t be taking their personal time to comment on your blog. Wishing you best of luck!

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