Friday, 11 May 2012

Best journalism job ad ever?

Stop me if you've seen this one before, but for some reason just served up this Mother Jones post from last year for a US job ad looking for committed journalists.

According to the ad the ideal candidate has:
Cursed out an editor, had spokespeople hang up on them in anger and threatened to resign at least once.
It also wants someone who doesn't fear taking on overambitious projects that can be "hellish and soul-sucking".
If you’re the type of sicko who likes holing up in a tiny, closed  office with reporters of questionable hygiene ...all for the glorious reward of having readers pick up the paper and glance at your potential prize-winning epic as they flip their way to the Jumble… well, if that sounds like journalism Heaven, then you’re our kind of sicko.
Nice to see a bit of honesty instead of all the usual buzzwords.

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