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Designer/copy editor, Santa Barbara, CA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The Santa Barbara News-Press is seeking a creative, self-motivated, detail-oriented designer, copy editor and writer for its award winning Sports section. Ideal candidates will have superior design skills, solid copy-editing skills, a keen awareness of deadlines and experience on a daily sports desk. Duties will include designing sports pages, writing, reporting, editing local and wire copy, distribution of content over multi-platforms and handling agate. The News-Press uses DTI's PageSpeed 4.2 and InDesign-based PageSpeed 5.5. This is a full-time position, schedule and hours will vary. If interested, please send your resume and design clips to the Santa Barbara News-Press,P.O. Box 1359,Santa Barbara, CA. 93102-1359 Attn: Human Resources or e-mail to apodaca@newspress.com.
  2. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    Is it safe to get in the water in Santa Barbara yet?
  3. Runnin Rebel

    Runnin Rebel Member

    Who cares about the water, is it still safe to use PageSpeed? Painful, painful program.
  4. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I'm still somewhat close to the situation, or close to people who are closer. Stay far, far away.
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Wow, McCaw sounds like a character based on that Wikipedia article.

    I, too, worked for a very hands-on owner at a former stop. He didn't necessarily want to control the content, but there were times when he stepped in and demanded something done a certain way that was ethically questionable at best, and largely influenced by his personal agenda within the community. It was irritating and wrong.

    If Wendy is 100 times worse, which it sounds like she is, I wouldn't go anywhere near this job. You're basically organizing her toy box, and you have to check your own news judgment at the door. That's not easy to do if you're proud of the product you help create.
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    It's worse than that. The search function turns up 11 old threads about the ongoing train wreck that is Wendy McCaw and the Santa Barbara News-Press on the Journalism Topics forum and according to this, some things are same as they ever was.
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    OK, the place is fucked up. But it's a job. You get in there, earn a pay check and move on.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That's the spirit...
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Sure, Drip, since everybody's moving on to bigger and better things so easily nowadays.
  11. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    Then don't be surprised that -- if you get the job -- when you get there to start work, you suddenly discover it's not a full-time job with benefits, but considered a temporary job with full-time hours and NO benefits ... a good number of the SBNP's staff is supposedly made up of a lot of people working under those conditions ...
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    WTF is that about?
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