Work for a Star
Imagine going to work each morning and seeing your favorite celebrity's name on the company organizational chart. There are plenty of well-known figures who have taken the leap into entrepreneurship, and while you may not necessarily have daily interactions with your star CEO, you could still get a job working for a company owned by a celeb. Here are 12 famous founders whose businesses are looking for employees right now.
If you're a parent, or know anything about being one, you might consider working for CafeMom, a New York City-based digital media company that offers support and advice on various parenting and motherhood topics. Actor Andrew Shue, known for his role on "Melrose Place," co-founded the blog as a way to show his appreciation and sympathy for moms after becoming a father. CafeMom's parent company currently has several openings at two of its properties, The Stir and Cafe Media. (via cafemedia.com)
Anyone with aspirations of working in television can apply to be an intern on one of today's most popular daytime talk shows. Details about the program are pretty vague, but evidently it's not hard to apply: You just need to provide your name, contact information and your "story" in 1,500 characters or less. (via EllenTV.com)
In 2011, the Golden Globe-nominated actress and mother of two co-founded The Honest Company, which offers affordable, nontoxic products for families with infants and young children. The Los Angeles-based company presently has openings in its marketing, merchandising, design and engineering departments, among others. (via LinkedIn)
Beats by Dr. Dre is the artist/producer's joint venture with Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine. The Apple-owned company, which produces a line of headphones and sound systems, is currently looking to fill a variety of engineering and design positions across the globe. (via jobs.apple.com)
It makes sense that an actor known for his "Saturday Night Live" sketches and off-the-wall comedies is one of the people behind comedy video site Funny Or Die. The web entertainment startup is currently hiring, but uses your browser history to determine if you are qualified for — and can view — an open position. (via FunnyOrDie.com)
The market for fitness gear and active wear is booming right now as consumers become increasingly interested in healthier lifestyles. Actress Kate Hudson got in on the action by co-founding Fabletics, a JustFab brand that offers personalized shopping recommendations for women's workout clothing and accessories. The company has numerous openings across all departments at its El Segundo, California, headquarters, as well as other U.S. and international offices. (via JustFab.com)
This former NSYNC heartthrob and current actor/musician has his hand in a few business endeavors. While Timberlake's best-known corporate property, MySpace, doesn't make its job listings readily available, there's bound to be plenty of room for hosts, servers and bartenders at Southern Hospitality, a New York City barbecue joint he co-created and opened in 2013. (via SouthernHospitalityBBQ.com)
"Posh Spice" certainly lived up to her name: The British singer and model has designed several lines of denim, sunglasses, fragrances, handbags and jewelry. The high-end fashion brand appears to always have its doors open to potential hires, noting on the website that all human resources inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Billionaire media mogul Turner owns CNN, Turner Entertainment and TNT, among other major entertainment and news networks. His companies have so many available positions that there's an entire website, turnerjobs.com, dedicated to helping you work for the Turner businesses.
Despite her prison stint more than a decade ago, Stewart's homemaking empire, Martha Stewart Living, has shown no signs of slowing down. The New York City-based company has several full-time openings in fields like editorial, marketing, textile design, audience development and merchandising. (via careers.mslo.com)
The Food Network star and grill master owns several restaurant chains with locations across the country, including Mesa Grill, Bar Americain and Bobby's Burger Palace. If you want a restaurant job with a little more prestige than server or line cook, apply for a chef or managerial position through the restaurants' parent company, Bold Food.
Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Arnold Schwarzenegger and more
Working at a resort or high class restaurant has its own perks, but being an employee at a famous location is even better. Planet Hollywood, founded by Keith Barish and Robert Earl, is backed by countless celebrities from Sylvester Stallone to Arnold Schwarzenegger. The chain posts job listings in several locations for various departments.(via planethollywoodintl.com)
Additional reporting by Nicole Fallon Taylor. All job postings are current at time of writing.
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