10 February 2005
Previous experience discouraged
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.