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A nice story for the folks at SJ.com

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    All: Like any family, we have a lot of turmoil and angst here, but good things happen too, and I think this is one that has to be shared.

    We've known "Simon" since he was 15, so he kind of started out as some kind of SportsJournalists.com mascot/little brother. He was always respectful and deferential where appropriate, and he also always made it clear he was headed into this business. He went through school with that in mind, and he indeed wound up where he was aiming, starting at a small newspaper after he graduated.

    Well, today I'm happy to announce that he has moved on in that evolution. My company has hired Simon for a position, and he will start here in February.

    He won't be working for me, but he'll be working directly with me on some things -- call it a dotted line. And there's no doubt one factor in his getting this job was SportsJournalists.com.

    All the vets here should be proud of him. We've watched him grow into this, and presumably, there's a lot more to come.

  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Great news on so many levels! Congratulations, Simon.

    Thanks for sharing that, SF.
  3. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Congratulations, Simon! That's a great story.
  4. doodah

    doodah Guest

    You hired somebody because of how he posts on a message board?
  5. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    That's right, doodah! Very astute of you. You should post a lot, and then someday somebody will read your message board posts and hire you! That's exactly how the system works!
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    It means you have no hope.

    Congrats to Simon, and to SF.
  7. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    That IS a feel-good story. Simon is one good guy, and I think you all made one great hire.

    doodah: The thing is, you get a decent feel for people through interaction with them here. Then you might get together for some stringing projects and the like, or look over their work. It all builds up into the type of thing that happened here.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He wouldn't want to work for your unethical anonymous-source-using ass anyway.
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I moved from a 12K paper to what was a 190K paper based at least in part on relationships I had built on this site. Not because my posts were weighty (obviously) but because I got to know people, and when an opening came up, I was asked to apply. So it didn't get me the job, but it sure got my name known by some people at that paper.
  10. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    It might do us well to calmly explain to doodah why this DID work, like IJAG did, rather than smother him with snark.
  11. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    But it's funnier the other way.
  12. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Hey, that's why you're a moderator. ::)
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