The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

10 February 2005

Previous experience discouraged

Found at Gawker:

From the Mediabistro job listings:

FOX News Channel, a fast-paced 24-hour television news operation in New York City, is seeking a Fact Writer for its information center.

Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.

I'm guessing that what they're looking for is someone to hack together the "FOX Facts" that crawl under the usual panoply of talking heads, in which case the most salient qualification would be the ability to say damned near nothing in very few words.

Which, alas, lets me out. ("Very few words" is not my most effective mode.) Not that I have any compelling reason to go to New York.

Besides that, I mean.

Posted at 2:36 PM to Dyssynergy

hmmm ... could be a job for "The Obfuscator" ... no wait, I couldn't possibly conjugate the word "liberal" into enough negative permutations ... drat I must continue to lurk on blogs ...

Posted by: Ron at 3:40 PM on 10 February 2005

That sounds like a fun job, but to live comfortably in New York, they'd have to pay about what, $150 large? I'll bet the salary's somewhere between 1/10 and 1/5 of that.

Posted by: Dan at 10:09 PM on 10 February 2005

What -- they've never heard of teleworking?

Posted by: McGehee at 11:07 AM on 11 February 2005