The Washington Post team in Los Angeles is losing their bureau aide to
National Public Radio [actually KCRW, see below] and would like to hire another pretty quickly. If it's like most of these slots, you work hard and do some scut work, but you go to parties, build a rich file of contacts and it provides a great real-world journalism education. Far as I know, the WashPost correspondents here aren't lunatics. Well, maybe one of them.
To: NEWS - All Newsroom@WashPostMain
Subject: Job Posting
Los Angeles Bureau Aide
After more than two years of distinguished service, Sonya Geis, the bureau aide in Los Angeles is leaving for the more audiologically-satisfying pastures of NPR.
Sonya will be tough to replace, but we will try hard. The job entails some administrative work in the bureau. But, it also promises copious and varied amounts of reporting and writing experiences. The aide does lots of leg work for the National and Style writers meaning he/she may be handling an event involving pols, or celebs or gangstas. But, a talented reporter has many opportunities to get many of his/her own stories in the paper or to share bylines with people in the bureau. In the past year, Sonya had nearly 60 stories in the paper.
We are on the lookout for energetic, hard-working people with a nose for news, the skill to ferret it out, and the writing talent to make it come alive.
Please contact Susan Glasser, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Steve Holmes, Karl Vick, Peter Perl, or Kathy Tolbert by November 16th, if interested.
November 1, 2007
Phone extensions redacted, but if you can't find them you aren't right for the job. But um, guys, ya think the hiring committee is a little unwieldy? Yes, that's the same Steve Holmes who was here for Time Magazine in the 1980s and at the New York Times in the 1990s (and until about two years ago.)
* They probably all look the same to the Post, but Geis is not going to NPR but rather to KCRW. She will be working on Warren Olney's shows "Which Way, LA?" and "To the Point."