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Just another desker

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by annoyed, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. annoyed

    annoyed Member

    POKES posted this on the job board. Thought it might make a good discussion here. Anybody else run into this situation? Personally I've seen inside-page design and head agate monkey jobs shamelessly overhyped. Anyone been promised a supervisory role only to have it turn out to be a run-of-the-mill copy editor position?
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Why hell yes. The thing is, as long as it's a "supervisory position," they can put you on salary, and work you 168 hours a week if they want to. And they will want to.
  3. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Even at big shops, roles and positions can be fluid based on a given day or situation. If an adjustment seems somewhat permanent, whether it was sought or not, you need to have that formalized to protect you.
  4. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    I will say this _ when I see jobs posted that are writing/desk positions, I wonder just how much is writing, and how much is desk.
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