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 Post subject: Greatness in Two Years or Less
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:07 pm 
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Are you a great copy editor? The Dallas Morning News wants you. We have openings on our news copy desk and are looking for someone who loves words, writes excellent headlines and cutlines, knows style, grammar and usage well, and can spot and fix holes in stories. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives under deadline pressure and likes a collaborative work environment. Two years of copy editing experience at a professional daily newspaper is preferred, but we'll consider less-experienced candidates who've had copy editing internships at major metropolitan papers. (ACES Jobs)

*** I have to wonder why the Dallas Morning News wouldn't like to have more-experienced candidates. ***


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:40 pm 
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And what if your experience is at an amateur daily newspaper?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:50 pm 
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Vanderhoof Viking wrote:
And what if your experience is at an amateur daily newspaper?


Uh, then you end up stuck at said amateur paper. Ahem.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatness in Two Years or Less
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:06 pm 
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Phillip Blanchard wrote:
Are you a great copy editor? The Dallas Morning News wants you. We have openings on our news copy desk and are looking for someone who loves words, writes excellent headlines and cutlines, knows style, grammar and usage well, and can spot and fix holes in stories. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives under deadline pressure and likes a collaborative work environment. Two years of copy editing experience at a professional daily newspaper is preferred, but we'll consider less-experienced candidates who've had copy editing internships at major metropolitan papers. (ACES Jobs)

*** I have to wonder why the Dallas Morning News wouldn't like to have more-experienced candidates. ***


Follow the money.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:49 am 
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Please send a cover letter,
a resume and work samples to Ed Sargent, Universal Desk chief


Is that a context clue? I thought real papers didn't do that.


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Remember when the DMN aspired to copy candidates who had more than an internship as experience?


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 Post subject: Why not just look for a "breathing, warm body?"
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:45 pm 
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Why not just look for a "breathing, warm body?"


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:45 pm 
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Ah, yes. The "can you fog a mirror" test. I've worked with some of those.


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