Monday, January 4, 2010

Video of What to Do When you Win the Lottery.

This You Tube video with Greg Stotelmyer of ABC36 in Lexington, Ky and Don McNay, author of Son of a Son of a Gambler: What To Do When You Win The Lottery gives a great 2 minute summery of how to handle a jackpot.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Jobs & Projects at RRP International

I am passing along information about positions at RRP International. Although I am an owner in the company, there is a rigidly defined selection process that cannot be short circuited.

Thus, sucking up to me will not help you and will probably hurt you. I do want to pass the information along and get some quality candidates.


RRP International, a media production and publishing company based in Central Kentucky, has an immediate need for people who can complete the following tasks or serve in the outlined positions within the organization.

The following projects will be done on a “project” basis.

You will be paid a flat amount, in three unequal installments. A small stipend to start, a payment in the middle and the bulk of the payment at completion. Payment amount will be a negotiated contract.

1. Website design. We are looking for someone who can design an “easy to read and easy to update” website that is user friendly. Please include links and examples of previous work if you are interested in this project.

2. Book editing and coordination. The ideal candidate (or candidates) will have excellent grammar skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience as a book editor or a copy editor for a newspaper or other publication. Also should have the skill set to work with the publisher in overall book design.

3. Someone who can transcribe dictation. A person who has worked in as “rewrite writer or editor” in a newsroom would be an ideal candidate.

It is not important for either of these candidates to live in Central Kentucky, or even in the United States. This work can be done remotely.

If you are interested in being considered for one of these projects, please send a resume with references and links to any previous work to: by January 15, 2010. We will contact you no later than January 16, 2010 if we are interested in working with you.

The following are skill sets we are looking for in candidates for a full or part time position. They should live in, or be willing to locate to, Central Kentucky. These skill sets be combined into one position or multiple, part time positions.

The pay level will be entry level or slightly above entry level.

Some of the tasks can be considered “work at home,” while others require “in office” or “in studio” work.

Tasks include:

1. Scheduling and coordinating guests on a radio show, scheduling and coordinating appearances for authors and media personalities.

2. Someone with excellent phone skills.

3. Someone with excellent office skills, especially written communications.

4. Someone who can edit and produce audio and video podcasts and is on the cutting edge of communications technology.

5. Someone who can maintain a constantly updated web site.

6. Someone who is willing to travel and coordinate speaking and media appearances.

7. Someone who is willing to do general tasks, such as going to the post office and purchasing supplies.

8. Bookkeeping and accounting skills are not necessary but could be helpful in the position or positions selected.

9. Someone with flexible scheduling and who is able to meet deadlines.

10. Someone with a proven record (please provide examples and references) of a strong work ethic, even if they are not in the media field.

11. Someone who works well under pressure.

Please send a resume and a cover letter noting which of the tasks are most suited to your particular skill set. If selected, you will be contacted no later than January 16, 2010. At that point, we will arrange a time for you to complete a series of skill tests, which will be done online. After the tests are evaluated, candidates will be chosen for a face to face interview.

Send the information to Deadline is January 15, 2010.