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Wanted: Research assistant to entrepreneur bookworm

Hi there,
My name’s Edward. I’m the co-founder of Course Concierge, the online course publishing house.
I’m after someone who daydreams about spending their day reading and investigating – on topics as varied as PR and the economic magic of 1960s Singapore.
I’m an extremely curious person, but, in the middle of taking on a second demanding role around running a company, do not at present have the time I’d like to pursue fascinations.
That’s where you come in.
This is a role that the right person can do on their own time. Complete flexibility in working hours – we work ‘asynchronously’ – just, whatever hours, you’re able to ensure things get done quickly.
I’ve ten missions lined up ready to go, and will batch-assign more week on week. It’s a slight peculiar mix. Predominant themes: American history and health/self-care/grooming – desiring someone for the role who doesn’t consider their own interests in strict boxes.
Some projects require finding things, others compiling concise reports and giving your opinion.
I’ve a habit of reaching out to high-profile businesspeople, and so digging up somebody’s email address will need to become second nature. Ditto watching historical documentaries – so tracking those down, no matter how obscure.
You need to be someone who won’t stop at scouting online, but will email production companies, authors and the like to exhaust all avenues for finding things.
I’ll occasionally be after a digest/summary of a ~400-page book in quick time too. (You must love reading.)
*Ongoing, I suspect the role will be about 20 hours a week. (Enough to make progress, but not so much I become a bottleneck.)
Pay will be set at a generous hourly rate.
And I’ve great relationships with all former assistants – happy to put any winning applicant in touch for reference. 
Research missions will have little to do with the company, but to discern fit, you can read more about us here: http://courseconcierge.com 
If you’d like to apply, please write to my executive assistant (victoria@courseconcierge.com) with a short letter noting why you think you’d be a fit. 
Please do not send a CV of any kind; I’m not interested in where, or even whether, you went to school – all that matters is that you can do it.
We won’t be able to get back to everyone, but for those who stand out, we will be in touch to book a phone interview.
If you haven’t heard back within two weeks of applying, please assume on this occasion you have not advanced to the next round. (Apologies, if inundated with applicants – we are only a small unit.)
Thank you for considering the position and reading until this point. If you’re on the fence about applying: please do.
Best of luck, and I look forward to hearing from you,
Edward

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