The Shmooze

JTA's Response to Marina Shifrin's Viral Video

By Anne Cohen

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Last week, Marina Shifrin won the Internet’s love by quitting her job via Youtube video.

The 25-year-old previously worked at Next Media Animation, a Taiwanese animation company. The video shows her dancing to Kanye West’s “Gone,” describing why she has decided to wave goodbye to her job.

Shifrin announced that she was returning to the U.S. to look for new opportunities. So the Jewish Telegraphic Agency made her the following offer:

“Want to work with interesting colleagues from around the world? Dance a lot? Eat caramel candies? And work in your pajamas? Marina Shifrin – Come work for JTA,” the video touts.

Highlights of working at a Jewish news organization apparently include smoking a fake looking joint while stationed in a country “with liberal drug laws,” and much, much shaking of hips.

Could it be a little inappropriate?

In any case, it seems JTA may have to look elsewhere. Queen Latifah was so impressed by Shifrin’s creativity that she offered her a job working on “The Queen Latifah Showsite” website. Better luck next time!

What do you think about the video? Let us know in the comments.


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