is looking for "bloggers and article authors who can contribute to our website by making lists." An ad for the job listed a few requirements, one of which I've bolded:
One must use proper English and if there is need for plagiarism, then so be it, but citation must be done in correct order. Lists such as "top 10 music tracks, top 10 movies, best tech gizmos for your money" are some examples. Lists with significance are of top priority.
- (Screenshot of original ad -- click to view bigger.)
That ad was created by a team member, Listicle.co CEO Taufiq Husain writes in an email to Poynter. He says he asked that person to get rid of the ad, which now appears without the plagiarism-is-OK sentence
. "I apologize for the wrongful view it shows towards the writing jobs we offer and we don’t condone plagiarizing nor endorse it," Husain writes. "Our system tends to store the links to every source a writer links to so we always have automatic credits given to other websites."