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Hiring decision: SE vs SR

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by North61, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. North61

    North61 Member

    Say a SE and a reporter from a paper apply for same job, any job at different paper

    Say the reporter has better clips (design and stories) than the SE- would the person hiring pick the SE over the reporter just based on the title?

    I'm not in this situation, but I can forsee it happening.
  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I've seen it go the other way. A sports editor and a reporter from a small paper that was going out of business were the top two candidates for a writing position at a larger paper.

    The reporter was simply better and turned out to be a very good hire. He's still there. Not sure what ever happened to the SE.
  3. BH33

    BH33 Member

    I was at a paper as a reporter and a fellow reporter and the sports editor both went after the same job at a better place (the SE writes as much as the reporter). Personally, I thought the SE was better, but the reporter got hired.
  4. Chad Conant

    Chad Conant Member

    I got the job I have now after applying for it knowing the SE where I was had applied as well.

    If the stuff is stronger, most people don't care about titles.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    This happened to me at my first daily gig — both the SE and ASE slots were open. A guy with a lot more experience than I moved over from the newsside and started as the SE and I was the ASE, and looking back, I'm glad it happened that way because I did learn a lot from him. After 3 months he reverted back to news and I became SE, and I think I was better for it.
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