Work for a Star
Are you thinking about making a career change in 2015? Why not make your star-studded dreams come true and work for a celebrity? Actors, musicians and other famous figures often invest their money in entrepreneurial ventures, and plenty of celeb-owned businesses have job openings right now. Here are 10 stars whose companies are currently hiring.
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 several openings in its CRM/marketing, merchandising/design and product departments at the El Segundo, California, headquarters. (via <a href="http://www.justfab.com/careers.htm">JustFab.com</a>)
This former NSYNC heartthrob and current actor/musician has his hand in a few business endeavors. While Timberlake's best-known corporate property, MySpace, isn't currently hiring, 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 <a href="http://www.southernhospitalitybbq.com/careers">SouthernHospitalityBBQ.com</a>)
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 FunnyOrDie.com. The Web startup has a few full-time positions available right now, including a mobile engineer, a Rails engineer and a growth hacker. (via <a href="http://www.funnyordie.com/about/jobs">FunnyOrDie.com</a>)
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 has two openings for product category managers in personal care and in supplements and remedies. (via <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/vsearch/j?page_num=1&locationType=Y&f_C=2419103&trk=careers_promo_module_see_jobs">LinkedIn</a>) <strong><a href="http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5469-jessica-alba-the-honest-company-video.html">[Jessica Alba on Her Startup, The Honest Company]</a></strong>
"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 <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>.
Despite her prison stint 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 <a href="https://careers.mslo.com/Pages/CurrentOpenings.aspx">careers.mslo.com</a>)
Beats by Dr. Dre is the artist/producer's joint venture with Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine. The company, which produces a line of headphones and sound systems, is currently looking for an executive marketing assistant at its Los Angeles headquarters. (via <a href="http://tbe.taleo.net/CH01/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=BEATSBYDRE&cws=1">tbe.taleo.net</a>)
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. Former intern Julie Kogura shared her experience on <a href="http://www.lmu.edu/Page85236.aspx">Loyola Marymount University's</a> website for anyone interested in learning more about the program. (via <a href="http://www.ellentv.com/be-on-the-show/16/">EllenTV.com</a>)
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, <a href="http://turnerjobs.com/#/careers/job-search" target="_blank">turnerjobs.com</a>, dedicated to helping you work for the Turner businesses.
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, <a href="http://boldfood.net">Bold Food</a>.
<em>Originally published on Jun. 4, 2013. Updated Jan. 2015. All job postings are current at time of writing.</em>