Friday, March 30, 2007

Porn stars of the newsroom!

This ad for a managing editor just crossed the transom:

The successful candidate will have leadership, organizational and management skills in dealing with XX staff members and an active readership. The managing editor will share editorial writing duties.

Let me make sure I have this straight: First I pair up some XX staffers with some active readers, then I view with concern and point with alarm at the sewer bond rate increase referendum ballot plan push?

The managing editor is someone with attention to detail, and will be able to coach younger staff members and to inspire. The ability to plan and manage the department’s budget is a plus. Layout/pagination skills are required.

And then I paginate the food section while coaching younger staffers (PG-13, I'm guessing) and inspiring? And paying attention to detail? You guys want a lot for your ... what was the salary again?

Please tell us about yourself in a cover letter, a resume, salary history and salary expectations.

Actually, it sounds a lot like the last time HEADSUP-L was a managing editor. As in: Whatever you're paying, my expectation is that schoolteachers will be laughing at my check.

1 Comments:

Blogger Strayhorn said...

Sweet merciful blood-stained gods. Just reading that caused me to have some very painful flashbacks.

Today's journalism war story - K.N. quitting as managing ed to wait tables, at which she made more money.s

10:02 AM, April 02, 2007  

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