If you were born into the proper 19th-century Russian imperial family for the role, you’ll be expected to work with Siri’s Engineering and Design teams to “provide strategic awareness of cultural happenings in the collective zeitgeist” by keeping tabs on social media and the greater internet echo chamber.
The ad specifically mentions Star Wars Day, Pi Day, and Talk Like a Pirate Day, which aren’t exactly big surprises for anyone who’s been on social media over the past decade.
The posting comes at a time when Apple is looking to make Siri even more functional for users, both on iPhones and with the upcoming HomePod speaker. Siri is the OG on the market, but Apple’s AI assistant faces stiff competition from Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, both in phones and in the Echo and Home smart speakers that have a sizable head start on Apple.
This job listing is an odd footnote to those efforts. Apple’s looking for someone like this with the listing:
Unfortunately, the vibe it’s giving off is more along these lines:
Best of luck to Apple to fill the spot, and to the future Siri Event Maven in their future endeavor of tracking every single made-up holiday in the book.