CMT Pays You to Watch Dukes

2/28/2005 2:24 AM Eastern

Country Music Television is looking for the “authority on all things The Dukes of Hazzard.”

The network said it will hire a vice president for its “CMT Dukes of Hazzard Institute,” who will receive a six-figure income.

CMT is placing recruitment ads in national magazines and newspapers, conducting interviews at job fairs and posting online job on Web sites such as (, ( and (

The network said job responsibilities include: watching The Dukes of Hazzard every weeknight on CMT; knowing the words to the show’s theme song, “Good Ol’ Boys,” written and performed by Waylon Jennings; serving as CMT’s media expert for The Dukes of Hazzard; writing an online blog about the series for (; and appearing at special events such as “Dukesfest 2005” in Bristol, Tenn., June 4-5.

“Now that CMT is home to the original The Dukes of Hazzard series, it would be foolish to do business without a dedicated expert,” vice president of creative and marketing James Hitchcock said in a prepared statement.

“An executive search is being conducted to find that perfect person, someone who knows and loves The Dukes of Hazzard and is willing to dedicate a year of his or her life to becoming a Dukes of Hazzard aficionado; someone who was born to be the vice president of the CMT Dukes of Hazzard Institute,” he added.

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