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copy editor/page designer: Reading, Pa.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dinosaur, May 20, 2010.

  1. dinosaur

    dinosaur New Member

    Word on the street says the Reading (Pa.) Eagle is looking for a full-time desk person.
  2. Keystone

    Keystone Member

    It's true. They have only two guys left, who will be taking vacation time in the summer. My guess is that they will be moving quickly on it.
  3. NegativeVertical

    NegativeVertical New Member

    I'm intrigued. Anyone know who they'd want you to send your stuff to?
  4. dinosaur

    dinosaur New Member

    Sports Editor is Terry Bickhart: tbickhart@readingeagle.com
  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Could they bring back any of the people they whacked last year?
  6. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Would you really want to come back, knowing if it happened again you're at the top of the list?
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Well, I hear it's been a solid place to work, and one where they haven't continually sliced people.

    Of course, the job market in Pennsylvania sucks, as it does anywhere.

    And a lot of good journalists are out of work in the area -- even more so than elsewhere. Lancaster merged two papers into one last summer, the Reading layoffs, etc.

    You have a good point, but if I'm still jobless 14 months later and want to put food on the table my principles may differ.
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The Eagle, prior to the layoffs, was a solid place to earn a living. You could do much worse than here on any gig. The pay isn't bad and the location isn't bad either.
  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I just looked back at the thread on the layoffs last year. Holy crap, they let people go without severance -- any severance!


    I'd feel a little less secure about going there, given that.
  10. dinosaur

    dinosaur New Member

    The no-severance layoffs came right after they installed a new, $30 million press that became an albatross. Still a solid staff that covers the hell out of preps and PSU football.
  11. Keystone

    Keystone Member

    Word on the street is that they're training someone internally to handle the copy editor/design duties. Perhaps they're looking for someone young 'n cheap for a writing slot. That's probably why the job hasn't been advertised yet.
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