Apparently, some of us are in fact hirable

Bee Shaffer and Anna Wintour

The impeccably dressed mother and daughter.

Bee Shaffer, fellow ’09 Columbia grad and daughter of Vogue Editor Anna Wintour, is officially employed.

Gawker reports that she is the new assistant to Ricky Van Veen, the young millionaire founder and editor in chief of College Humor. She will be helping him with his new venture at Barry Diller’s IAC, where Veen will serve as chief executive of Notional, a CollegeHumor spinoff production company with web and TV programming for all demographics, including girls.

And before snickering abounds, she reportedly went through the interview process with no preferential treatment. “She’s not afraid to do bitch work,” a source tells Guest of a Guest. This is not surprising: I’ve heard similar praise from friends who had classes with her.

Bee, Alma Mater would be proud. Maybe you’ll be around to help the less successful of us for an informational interview sometime?

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One thought on “Apparently, some of us are in fact hirable

  1. Surprisingly, this report on Bee is the only positive one I’ve seen. Most of the others have been–what, the only job Anna Wintour’s daughter could get was College Humor? I’m surprised you didn’t go that route, considering it IS Anna Wintour’s daughter and you could have done the whole–Look, Anna Wintour’s daughter couldn’t even get a high-rank editorial position, she has to do the grunt work just like everyone else, that’s how bad the economy is.

    Yet, it gives me a nice fuzzy feeling. Sweet, the head honchos and their children are modest enough to work among the “little people.”

    As you can see, I’m quite confused as the rest of us about whether Bee’s stint at College Humor is a good or a bad thing.

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