Wednesday, January 31, 2007

This paper needs a desk chief - badly

From the ACES jobs board tonight from a "multiple award-winning West Texas daily" looking for a desk chief:

If you know who Richard Lederer is and think that "Eats Chutes & Leaves" is one of the best presents ever, then you might want to come work for us.

The book is "Eats, Shoots & Leaves," but, hey, what's a little spelling among friends on a copy-editor's board? Obviously, the spelling bee cup is one award this paper lacks. Whatever paper that is -- the ad doesn't say.


Update: FEV at Headsup: theblog tracks it down to the Odessa American, which is leading with the apt headline: "All Brains on Deck."

Update 2: The ad has reappeared, but this time with the paper's name and this opening line: On your third copy of "The Elements of Style?" Editing, good and good for you.

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At 1/31/07, 9:18 AM, Blogger Gary Karr said...

Doug -- Maybe the ad is a test?

At 1/31/07, 9:53 AM, Blogger Doug said...

OK, we'll give them the benefit of the doubt, being as I am in a good mood this morning.

Now, about this swampland I want to sell you ...


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