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Sports Editor Opening - Ann Arbor.........AGAIN!!!!

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Riddick, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Theories? On this board. No way.
  2. Thinking Man

    Thinking Man Member

    It's most likely a cost-savings move. They've been doing this kind of stuff for several years now ... people leave and they either don't fill it or wait several months. It's all to save money. An SE isn't as critical for the day-to-day stuff there anyhow ... the ASE handles that, and the staff is very good. They don't need a task-master SE.
  3. I am told that the staff there was informed sometime this week that they just haven't found the right candidate yet. Two turned them down after offered, another before an offer.

    Five months, two offers, still not the right candidate...
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Well, I have interviewed there for SE job in the past ... they are verrrrry particular have a verrrrry specific vision of how they want to do things. It's not unreasonable, it's just their thing.
  5. Crimson Tide

    Crimson Tide Member

    At least they're looking and not just holding it open to save a buck.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Welllllll, that's what they SAY. ::)

    But, SE at the AAN is an important enough position, I'd suspect they do have plans to fill it eventually.

    But, if they get through a whole football season successfully, I'd also guess they'd give whomever is the "acting" SE the gig, even if only in title.
  7. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Well-Known Member

    Which one says more -- that they are looking and can't find anyone, or are just holding it open to save $$$ -- and what does that say exactly?

  8. Crimson Tide

    Crimson Tide Member

    After a few days away, it really doesn't matter which is the situation because it's a shit situation either way.
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    could be a damned good situation. but from what i understand ... where there is smoke there is fire.
  10. cityemployee

    cityemployee New Member

    the job post sounds like they're the NY Times ... it's a 53K daily ... someone with "several" years of management experience and is a go-getter is going to be in a management position at a much bigger daily ... they need someone that is hungry to be in management and take this position, with their energy, to another level, unless of course, they are looking for a 'yes" man or woman who is just looking to collect a paycheck ... and speaking of paycheck the word is they have low-balled the salary offers to their early candidates thus far ... the section hasn't won any APSE awards since '03 and maybe this search is the root of the reason why ... this job is not going to be filled until '07 unless miracle happens ... the expectations of what they want and what they can get are unrealistic.
  11. scalper

    scalper Member

    Bump. This one's been awful quiet. Surely, they're bringing the next round of candidates in by now or very soon.
  12. Mmmmmmmm

    Mmmmmmmm New Member

    This is such a cluster. Were all of the previous candidates bad? Or do they not know what the hell they want to do or where they want to go.
    What a joke.
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