Take breakfast meeting with writers, assign ideas generated by others, hound writers for manuscripts, have lunch, hound writers for manuscripts, have drinks and dinner. Repeat as necessary.
$$: $16,000--$450,000, depending. The lower you are paid, the less bullshit your job is; conversely, the more you make, the more access you have to the highest, rocket-grade bullshit imaginable.
The upside: Meet Oprah.
The downside: You are seated with James Frey and Nan Talese at the PEN dinner.
The dark side: Must eat at Elaine's.