Irony = Detailed-oriented

In today’s Actual Craiglist Gig, the ad seems fine, but two little words send it into the slush pile:

Come work for one of the most-visited portals on the web! We are looking for an experienced copy editor to support network channels, home page and the 24/7 News operation.

Responsibilities include checking headlines for accuracy and quality, finding errors in content, performing site audits and collaborating with writers and editors.

Candidates must have:
* strong copy editing background
* newsroom experience
* a passion for quality
* familiarity with AP style
* Available to work onsite 9am-6pm Monday-Friday

The successful candidate is an enterprising, detailed-oriented, self-motivated individual who is able to work in a fast-paced, technology-driven environment and prioritize multiple tasks.

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One Response to Irony = Detailed-oriented

  1. sf says:

    I remember having read this post before, but I guess I had forgotten to Like it. Cuz it sure had impacted me, in that, I now REALLY pay attention to spellings and wordings in the Craigslist ads, ever since having read this post! Funny!

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