In his Songfacts interview, Jeremy DePoyster said that a typical The Devil Wears Prada songs often starts with a melody written by guitarist Chris Rubey, while singer Mike Hranica
pens the lyrics. As far as naming the songs goes, however, it's an entirely collaborative process. It usually involves the band tossing around jokes and bantering until a name they like comes up.
In line with this, the band has said that they don't like to give their songs "serious names," and instead prefer to use jokes or goofy allusions. DePoyster explained
that "Assistant to the Regional Manager" is a reference to NBC sitcom The Office
. The title refers to the self-affixed position that character Dwight Schrute would often lords over his co-workers.