CAREERS: Where I Work - Scott Barton, National director of mediaand public relations, Playboy Entertainment Group

How long have you been in your job? Four years.

How long have you been in your job? Four years.

Describe your work space: My office has floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Hollywood Hills. I have a green marble slab desk, a console with TV monitors and videotape machines, a refrigerator, and a casual area for interviews and staff meetings.

Do you socialize with your colleagues? By definition this job is social. We all live in various parts of the Southland, so we don't spend much time together after work other than media events or parties that we host at the Playboy Mansion West.

How often do you see your boss? I report to several division heads and see them at least once a day.

Who is the smartest person you work with? Jim English, PEGI president. He has amazing knowledge of cable TV, production, marketing, and people. And Hugh Hefner. It's his idea, after all.

Who is the craziest person you work with? Frank Marchesini, my department manager. He's from Brooklyn and totally whacked.

How often are you still there when the cleaners come round? Most late nights are spent on the sets of our TV series Night Calls and Night Calls 411, which are both broadcast live at 8pm PT. But I'm here with the cleaning crew maybe three times a month.

What is the best thing about working there? Diversity. It's great to work in an environment that is so supportive of individuality and personal freedom. Plus, Playmate Promotions is right next door.

What is the worst thing about working there? Getting hit on by people who want to be invited to Hef's parties at The Mansion.

What's been your biggest mistake while working there? Assuming the press is as comfortable discussing sex as I am.

What's been your luckiest break while working there? Being the media liaison for Hef on two European trips. Say "Playboy

and "Hugh Hefner" in any language and the media goes berserk.

What is the biggest thing to hit your office in the past year? We're building our own broadcast center and moving our division to a new downtown HQ in an area that is experiencing a renaissance. And, it will be only 10 minutes from my house!

Sneak us a good piece of gossip from your office: I see naked people.

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