Time magazine seeks bitcoin and crypto-friendly finance chief
„The media industry is in a rapid state of evolution,“ the job posting reads.
In a job posting, Time Magazines is seeking a chief financial officer who is familiar with blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
According to the ad on LinkedIn, Time is looking for a chief financial officer with more than seven years‘ experience in senior roles and who is „knowledgeable 1K Daily Profit about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies“. The candidate will work at the magazine’s offices in New York City.
„The media industry is in a rapid state of evolution,“ the job posting reads. „TIME is looking for a chief financial officer who can help the company transform.“
The chief financial officer’s responsibilities will include examining economic trends and complying with local and global financial requirements. The candidate is expected to replace outgoing chief financial officer Christopher Gaydos, who has been with the magazine since 2018.
Time magazine is not the only employer using the popularity of the crypto space to attract new professionals
Amsterdam-based education technology company Growth Tribe has converted job postings for a digital designer and user interface instructor into a non-fungible token and listed them on the Rarible marketplace. Candidates can still bid on the token, but applications will only be accepted through the company’s website.
„Posting a job as an NFT from a ‚collectible‘ perspective doesn’t make sense at this point, but it makes perfect sense when it comes to attracting the attention of digital professionals,“ said David Arnoux, Growth Tribe’s chief strategist.
The magazine has also been more receptive to blockchain recently. Time announced on Monday it would auction three non-fungible digital artwork tokens inspired by its most iconic covers. Time creative director D. W. Pine, who designed one of the covers, described NFTs as a „crazy“ but „lucrative“ world.