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Temporary Sports Desk Editor, Seattle Times

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Death, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Death

    Death Member

    The Seattle Times Company, the largest newspaper in Washington, seeks a temporary Desk Editor to join one of the best sports desks in the country. Daily newspaper experience is required. Must be a skilled wordsmith with good sports knowledge and the ability to write clever headlines and work under deadline pressure. Must be flexible to work nights and weekends.

    Send resume and one-page cover letter by Aug. 1 to: dshelton@seattletimes.com or to:

    Don Shelton, Assistant Sports Editor
    The Seattle Times
    P.O. Box 70
    Seattle, WA 98109
  2. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I like Don Shelton. but I don't know how to feel about Death posting job openings.
  3. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

  4. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    That was my thought, too.
  5. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    At least it's honest. Probably wouldn't be a terrible idea for other job opening to slap that disclaimer on the front.
  6. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Well, the listing failed to answer the obvious questions: How long and what happens after?
  7. dargan

    dargan Active Member

    Considering who posted it, I guess you take the job, work a while ... and then, my friend, you die.
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    i'd get relocation money and then tell 'em to shove temporary up their asses.
  9. Glen Rosales

    Glen Rosales Member

    I thought everything in this biz these days is considered temporary...Personally, I'm day to day.
  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Dan Patrick.
  11. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure I've seen them advertise temps in past years; I knew a guy who temped for them on news-side in the 1980s. I'm astonished that they wouldn't just be forced to work shorthanded nowadays.
  12. probably easy for them to dump full-timers than dump the temps who may not be guild members, may make less than the rest of the desk and have far less job security.
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