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Southern Va. mystery SE posting

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Apr 17, 2007.

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  1. Gotta love these ....

    any guesses?

    Sports Editor
    Location: Southern Virginia Daily, Virginia
    Job Status: Not Specified
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: May 22, 2007
    Job ID: 278585

    Sports Editor needed for Southern Virginia a.m. Successful applicant will be able to paginate pages with Quark, cover preps and racing, write columns, organize staff and coverage, and understand the importance of local sports to our paper and community. Send resume and clips to southernva04@yahoo.com; email (.txt ) only files

    When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.
  2. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Hey Martinsville, long time no hear.
  3. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    Seriously, any idea how many times this job has been open in the last five years? It's got to be some kind of record.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    He was out on a date with Roswell.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Martinsville would have been my guess.
  6. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    It's definitely Martinsville. They've advertised their SE job like this several times, plus they're the only daily newspaper I know of that accepts job applications via a free Yahoo account.

    It doesn't need to be said, but I'll say it: Stay Away.
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I know to stay away, and I wouldn't want to work in Martinsville anyway, but what are the horror stories?
  8. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    From what I heard, the ME is a beast to work for. I've never heard any actual "horror" stories, but the job does open up three times a year for a reason, I suppose.
  9. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Well-Known Member

    Roswell does the same thing, IIRC.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Things to do in Martinsville:

    1) Karaoke bar.

    2) Bowling alley.

    I believe that covers it.
  11. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    3) Contemplate what in the hell you did wrong in your life to deserve that much of an asskicking from karma.
  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Seriously. That last answer intrigues me. Please, someone either post or PM me some details. My curiosity is piqued.
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