Want to throw your cowboy hat into the ring to become the Vice President, CMT Dukes of Hazzard Institute? Well, slap on your "Daisy Dukes" -- or tight-fittin' jeans -- practice your Yeeee Hahhhh and apply for the ultimate dream job: getting paid $100,000* to watch The Dukes of Hazzard on CMT.

Vice President, CMT Dukes of Hazzard Institute
Location: Nationwide-


Job Type: Full Time Travel: Some
Experience: 1 year Education: High School
Actual Salary: $100,000 Per Year


Job Description:
Vice President, CMT Dukes of Hazzard Institute*

Get paid $100,000 for one year to watch television!

Job responsibilities include:

-- watch The Dukes of Hazzard weeknight on CMT
-- know the words to The Dukes of Hazzard theme song, Good Ol' Boys
-- write The Dukes of Hazzard Institute online blog for cmt.com
-- serve as expert on all things The Dukes of Hazzard
-- maybe take The General Lee for a spin now and then

*The position requires the execution of a one-year, $100,000 Independent Contractor agreement with GREAT!

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Press Release Announcing This Job Opening:

Vice President, CMT DUKES OF HAZZARD INSTITUTE, to Earn $100,000 for Watching THE DUKES OF HAZZARD on CMT

Ben "Cooter" Jones Leads CMT Good Ol' Boys & (Gals) Search Team

HAZZARD COUNTY (February 22, 2005) ­ Throw on your "Daisy Dukes" ­ or tight fittin¹ jeans ­ practice your Yeeee Hahhhh and apply for the ultimate dream job: getting paid $100,000 to watch THE DUKES OF HAZZARD on CMT and become the CMT DUKES OF HAZZARD INSTITUTE authority on all things THE DUKES OF HAZZARD.

CMT celebrates the return of one the most beloved pop culture hit series, of all time, THE DUKES OF HAZZARD. A six-figure income is being offered to a DUKES OF HAZZARD enthusiast to be the new Vice President, CMT DUKES OF HAZZARD INSTITUTE.*

"Now that CMT is home to the original THE DUKES OF HAZZARD series, it would be foolish to do business without a dedicated expert," said James Hitchcock, Vice President, Creative and Marketing, CMT. "An executive search is being conducted to find that perfect person, someone who knows and loves THE DUKES OF HAZZARD, and is willing to dedicate a year of his or her life to becoming a DUKES OF HAZZARD aficionado; someone who was born to be the Vice President of the CMT DUKES OF HAZZARD INSTITUTE."

The job responsibilities for the Vice President, THE DUKES OF HAZZARD INSTITUTE are:

-- watch THE DUKES OF HAZZARD every weeknight on CMT

-- know the words to THE DUKES OF HAZZARD theme song, Good Ol' Boys, written and performed on the series by the legendary Waylon Jennings

-- serve as media expert on THE DUKES OF HAZZARD for the CMT DUKES OF HAZZARD INSTITUTE: must be available for TV, radio and newspaper interviews to share his or her expertise and passion for THE DUKES OF HAZZARD on CMT

-- write THE DUKES OF HAZZARD INSTITUTE online blog for www.CMT.com

-- be passionate about THE DUKES OF HAZZARD on CMT

-- make appearances at special events such as Dukesfest 2005 in Bristol, TN (June 4-5, 2005)

Ben "Cooter" Jones, a favorite character on THE DUKES OF HAZZARD series leads the CMT Good Ol' Boys (& Gals) Executive Search Team.

"Talk about a dream job! Being Vice President of the CMT DUKES OF HAZZARD INSTITUTE even beats my old job of having the only tow truck in Hazzard County, where all they did was wreck cars," says Jones. Jones played the lovable yet crazy role of ³Cooter² ­ Bo and Luke Duke¹s side-kick ­ in the TV series.

The job requirements include:

-- Must be 18 or older and have a valid driver¹s license -- just in case a spin in the famous '69 Dodge Charger, The General Lee, comes up)

-- eligible for work in the United States

-- travel occasionally at CMT expense

The nationwide search includes recruitment ads in national magazines and newspapers, interviews at job fairs and online job postings at websites such as this one and www.CMTDukesInstitute.com.

Job applications are also being distributed at thousands of CMT Cross Country mobile marketing experiences across America.

"With 75 percent of all employees looking for new employment opportunities, it should be easy to find a qualified candidate to fill this six-figure dream job," says Andy Holeman, Director of Marketing, CMT quoting a survey released by the Society for Human Resource Management and CareerJournal.com in November 2004. According to the survey, employees want to leave their current positions for:

-- better compensation elsewhere ­ 43 percent

-- better career opportunities ­ 32 percent

-- dissatisfaction with opportunities at current job ­ 22 percent

Burnout accounts for 24 percent of why employees resign from their positions, according to the survey. "Burnout is hardly the fate for someone that gets paid a stress-free $100,000 to watch THE DUKES OF HAZZARD on CMT ­ from the comfort of their home," says Holeman. Five percent of Americans earn $100,000 or more according to the Employment Policy Foundation.

Questions candidates will be asked include:

-- If you, Bo, Luke and Daisy took off in The General Lee, what would happen next?

-- If Waylon Jennings had written your theme song, what would be the title and chorus?

-- Which character on THE DUKES OF HAZZARD do you most identify with and why?

CMT anticipates that the new Vice President, CMT DUKES OF HAZZARD INSTITUTE will be announced at the 5th annual Dukesfest at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN to be held Saturday, June 4rd and Sunday, June 5th. Event organizers expect 50,000 DUKES OF HAZZARD fans this year.

The Vice President, CMT DUKES OF HAZZARD INSTITUTE job application is available at: www.CMT.com and www.CMTDukesInstitute.com along with information about job requirements, responsibilities and how to apply. The position requires the execution of a one-year, $100,000 Independent Contractor agreement with GREAT!

The first episode of THE DUKES OF HAZZARD will begin at 9:00 PM, ET/PT on Friday, February 25th kicking off a weekend-long THE DUKES OF HAZZARD marathon of back-to-back episodes. On Monday, February 28th, THE DUKES OF HAZZARD begins its regular weeknight timeslots of 7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT (and repeats at 11:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT). The rip-roaring ride of THE DUKES OF HAZZARD showcases modern-day Robin Hoods ­ Bo, Luke and Daisy with their Uncle Jesse ­ fighting the corrupt political system of Hazzard County. The series ran for seven wild and successful years.

Ben "Cooter" Jones has had a career that spans over 200 films, television shows and theatrical productions as well as being elected to the United States Congress and serving two terms from the Fourth District of Georgia. Jones has kept up his political interests by appearing as a pundit on shows such as "Crossfire" and "Hardball" and continues to write columns for newspapers and magazines such as The Washington Post and USA Today. He and his wife, Alma Viator, are the proprietors of Cooter¹s Place ­ the unofficial DUKES OF HAZZARD museum and shop in Gatlinburg, TN and online at: www.cootersplace.com. Together, they also produce Dukesfest.

Concept development and execution of the Vice President, CMT DUKES OF HAZZARD INSTITUTE $100,000/Year Dream Job Search handled by GREAT!, the Atlanta-based promotion agency of record for CMT.

CMT, America's No.1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 77.1 million households in the United States. Go to country music's biggest web site at www.CMT.com.

*The position requires the execution of a one-year, $100,000 Independent Contractor agreement with GREAT!

Job Requirements:
The job requirements include:

-- Must be 18 or older and have a valid driver¹s license -- just in case a spin in the famous ¹69 Dodge Charger, The General Lee, comes up)

-- eligible for work in the United States

-- travel occasionally at CMT expense



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