U.S. Seeks President; Apply Online


Talk about a political ticket: Showtime Networks Inc. and executive producer R.J. Cutler have elected employment site Yahoo! HotJobs (hotjobs.yahoo.com) as their promotional partner to find one-dozen contestants for upcoming reality series American Candidate.

Through April 9, U.S. citizens 18 and older can apply to become a candidate for president of the United States by logging onto the site, which will also direct them to the official series site (www.americancandidate.com).

The premium network is supporting the process by running on-air promos this month and next, with the spots pointing viewers to the Web site. For its part, Yahoo! HotJobs is creating online promotions, including placements on the HotJobs and Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com) home pages.

American Candidate, featuring 10-one-hour installments, will bow this summer.