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Beyond the expected

CityNews seeks an editor

By johnboy 1 March 2007 14

In my building the body corporate has installed bins next to the mail boxes so residents have somewhere to fling their audited copies of CityNews and the Chronicle.

But there still seems to be far more money in the business than, say, cutting edge online reporting.

Seek has an ad for a job as a CityNews editor/sub-editor/journo.

The editor will be an experienced self-starter with a sharp eye for news and features, and responsible for directing contributors and coaching a junior reporter.

A working knowledge of the local Canberra political and community scene is essential.

The position, located in the city centre, attracts a remuneration package of around $65k pa.

Of late, with the advertorial clearly marked, I had thought it was getting a bit better.

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simbo 7:54 pm 04 Mar 07

I know that you consider that their writing is often beyond shoddy and consists largely of the regurgitation of press releases (which I by and large agree with).

I also know that you’ve had the occasional burst of invective from Jorian Gardner (which, by the by, I have too).

Just that the line “they know my number, they can call me” sounds glib and bitchy and, indeed, mildly attitude-y – wheras I suspect the accurate line would be closer to “I wouldn’t work for that pack of arseholes under the threat of certain death”.

Samuel Gordon-Stewart 7:03 pm 04 Mar 07

Bonfire, and be forced to live with working for Canberra’s best freely distributed glossy advertorial nonsense device? I think I’ll pass.

johnboy 6:42 pm 04 Mar 07

Sadly Simbo we can’t go into all the details of our history with the folk at CityNews maybe if you knew what you were talking about you would understand our “attitude”.

simbo 6:39 pm 04 Mar 07

If Kerces is planning on buggering off down the coast to seek employment (as per the article on Illawarra residents seeking work here), has she thought about going for this one?

Or has she got the same “I don’t need to apply, they can approach me” attitude as JB?

Hasdrubahl 10:57 am 04 Mar 07

Sounds like, if you’re an MEAA member, CN probably wouldn’t take you anyway.

HA 11:41 pm 03 Mar 07

City News has a terrible reputation among the town’s journos for not paying. If you’re an MEAA member, don’t even waste your time. It’s a rip off.

terubo 2:45 pm 01 Mar 07

Don’t be shy,

johnboy 12:50 pm 01 Mar 07

They know where to find me if they want me.

LlamaFrog 12:42 pm 01 Mar 07

For $65k maybe Johnboy would be interested in applying?

assailant 12:03 pm 01 Mar 07

who left???

S4anta 11:05 am 01 Mar 07

crazychester. At least then you would want to read it.

bonfire 9:40 am 01 Mar 07

maybe time for sgs to step up…

Hasdrubahl 9:05 am 01 Mar 07

All relative. I’d say it’s not bad money for running that rag.

Ari 8:59 am 01 Mar 07

They’re not going to get anyone of quality by offering $65k.

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