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Editor, Sentinel & Enterprise, Fitchburg, Mass.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by wicked, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Only reason I'm posting this is because of the discussion we've had about the previous fellow screwing with folk vis-a-vis job jerking around.


    Here are a few of the previous threads.


    Playthrough, feel free to move if you think this is inappropriately placed. It does seem job-related, though, given how others were saying "stay away!" based on horror stories involving the former editor.
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Well, an opening's an opening...here's the j-jobs details:

    The Sentinel & Enterprise, a seven-day, 17,000-circulation newspaper and website (sentinelandenterprise.com) serving North Central Massachusetts, seeks a dynamic editor to lead its talented and aggressive news staff. Candidate must have experience directing staff and free-lancers in producing high-quality, compelling community journalism for both print and online. Responsible for developing content for entire newspaper, writing community-focused editorials and evaluating resources to best meet the communities’ needs and interests. Newsroom management experience is a must, as are strong news judgment and writing and editing skills. Candidate is also expected to become an active member of the community. Candidates should send resume and clips that demonstrate achievement in community journalism to Publisher Tom Kirk, Sentinel & Enterprise, 808 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 or e-mail to, tkirk@mediaonene.com
  3. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    Does this mean Jeff McMenemy is on his way out? I really don't like badmouthing former employers, but if that's the case, then the Sentinel and Enterprise is all the better for it.
  4. Ice9

    Ice9 Active Member

    McEnemy's famous for posting peoples' jobs just to keep them on their toes...if somebody's pulling one on him now -- or better yet, if he's really getting let go -- then that is some sweet poetic justice.
  5. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    Posted mine a couple times. From what I've heard he had help in coming to the decision to leave. Has anyone checked out his profile on LinkedIn? I won't quote it here, but it's humorous for anyone who actually knows what people in North Central Mass. think of him...
  6. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    I've roomed with the dude, and have gotten to hear some stories from one of his predecessors, too.
    I won't trash him here, but let's just say there's nothing you can say here about him or anything he's ever done that would shock me (other than that's he lived as long as I have).
  7. Jonesy

    Jonesy New Member

    Here's some more background on his departure.


    I heard the new publisher basically made leaving look like a better option for Jeff.

    Worked for the guy for quite a while. A very challenging experience, and he actually liked me. (I think.)
  8. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    I'm glad I never had to work for this guy (or anyone like him). And I feel bad for everyone who did. But damn, this thread and the links have been amazing to read.
  9. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    Some further insight on the perception of McMenemy in Fitchburg and by his own writers. Hey, it's not my words. It's out there on the internet...

    http://progressivefitchburg.blogspot.com/2009/03/youre-invited-to-jeff-mcmenemys-pity.html (There are several other posts on this site re: the former editor)
    http://the-wrong-stuff.blogspot.com/2009/04/short-lesson-in-writing.html (Yes, the name of this blog really is "My own worst McMenemy. Jeff McMenemy is the worst editor-in-chief ever.")
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    If any of his reporters found another job while working in Fitchburg, I would hope they would have just quit without giving notice. When you pull crap like threatening jobs by placing ads, you don't deserve two weeks notice.
  11. Jonesy

    Jonesy New Member

    That did happen, sorta. At least a couple of times, when people landed jobs at competitors, Jeff just told them to take a hike the same day they told him.
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