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 Post subject: Phlegmatic editors need not apply
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:54 pm 
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Does incorrect grammar make you mad? If so, we
want you to be our next Copy Editor!


This is from journalismjobs.com. Don't all rush out and apply, however -- here's what they're offering in exchange for all that angst and anger:

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This position's pay is in the mid-20k range and is eligible for paid vacation, sick days, health and insurance plans, among other great benefits!

Due to a wealth of local journalism talent, only candidates within commuting distance of Waukesha, WI will be considered.


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 Post subject: Re: Phlegmatic editors need not apply
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:53 pm 
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longwords wrote:
Due to a wealth of local journalism talent ...


If this is true, why'd they even need to place the ad? There should be a host of Plan B's from last time around just waiting for a phone call.


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I would guess that the bulk of the "local talent" within commuting distance of Waukesha would be at my alma mater, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, which appears to be the parent of whatever this paper is.

Seeing as that a copy editor at the J-S makes one hell of a lot more than $20,000, I suppose they won't be mining that particular pool of talent.


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 Post subject: Re: Phlegmatic editors need not apply
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:44 am 
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Powderhorn wrote:
longwords wrote:
Due to a wealth of local journalism talent ...


If this is true, why'd they even need to place the ad? There should be a host of Plan B's from last time around just waiting for a phone call.


Sounds less like wealth of local talent and more like poverty of local employer.


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Bumfketeer wrote:
I would guess that the bulk of the "local talent" within commuting distance of Waukesha would be at my alma mater, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, which appears to be the parent of whatever this paper is.

Seeing as that a copy editor at the J-S makes one hell of a lot more than $20,000, I suppose they won't be mining that particular pool of talent.


Can we substitute "twice as hell" for "one hell of a lot more than"?


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