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Assistant Editor Position for NSP

post #1 of 16
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I just happened to come across this:
http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Li...m?JobID=523705

I'm not sure of what their working environment is like, but from a writer's standpoint, they are awesome!

I found this comment pretty funny:

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We’re looking for someone with the wordsmithing flair of Ernest Hemingway, the editing prowess of Maxwell Perkins, the diplomacy of Eleanor Roosevelt, and the humility of Mother Theresa (and if you’ve taken a vow of poverty, that’s a plus). However, we’ll settle for a creative thinker with strong editing skills and a good eye for detail.
post #2 of 16
I guess I have no hope, I'm just a loud mouth punk who believes in everything I say and is always more than willing to argue things I have issues with

post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
LOL, you might just work out. More so than any publication, if you write something for TPS that the editors don't agree with, they will call you on it.


The good news is that in most cases, you don't have to do the dirty work. There are a bunch of review teams for proposed articles. When a writer submits work to an editor, it is forwarded to a review team, who in turn tears your work apart. They don't know who you are, and you won't know who they are, so you won't be making any enemies.

The editor forwards the comments to the writer, so the writer can't blame the messenger.

Seriously, Manus. You were thinking of moving to CO....
post #4 of 16
Should I apply?
post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisamarie
Seriously, Manus. You were thinking of moving to CO....
Actually, I am, I've signed a lease in Steamboat and I'll be going back to school full time as well as probably working in a shop or bar and instructing.

Last day at real job (where I spend my time typing away on here ) is July 29, should be on the road to the boat by on or before the 1st of August. Looks like CO is gettign another MA import.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
Should I apply?
Sure, why not?

Manus! AWESOME!!!! And don't worry, it's okay to be Red Sox fan out here!
post #7 of 16
Too bad we're stuck here!
post #8 of 16
Looks like a great job, but the pay would cover lift tickets only:
post #9 of 16

NSP Position

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Originally Posted by Mainiac
Looks like a great job, but the pay would cover lift tickets only:
All those guys in the main office get comp'd to every front range resort and truckloads of swag, so you'll be livin' large, Brah!

HB
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
I just took a look at my first draft for the first article I ever wrote for TPS. My goodness, it was awful! Perhaps the biggest challenge for a TPS editor is teaching potential writers who are extremely knowledgeable about a specific aspect of skiing how to actually write.

I see this quite often when I am asked to review a proposed fitness article for technical acuracy. I am always told to disregard any typos, sentence fragments, etc.

TPS edits more than any other print magazine I've ever worked on. In a way, this is a good thing. After writing a few things for TPS, I've learned a few of the pitfalls to avoid.

I can see where the job would become frustrating if an editor has to deal with a writer who wants to express their viewpoints, but without any thought to grammar and syntax.
post #11 of 16
TPS?

Is that like the "TPS reports" from the movie "Office Space"?

"...and I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to come in on Sunday, too. If you could do that for me, that would be great. Thanks."
post #12 of 16
TPS is The Professional Skier, the PSIA magazine, which is one of the products the editor in this position would be working on. The others are the National Ski Patrol magazine and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors magazine.

If I were 30 years younger, this position would interest me. I used to enjoy the part of my newspapering jobs that involved editing, layout and headline writing.
post #13 of 16
As one who spent many years on the TPS review board I can attest that the editors toil without a time clock for every penny they are paid, yet they are some of the most friendly and cheerful people I have met--I think the work atmosphere is a lot of fun and pretty laid back, to make up for being on one deadline or another pretty much all the time. The editorial staff works on all the print stuff -- the journals, the manuals, the great big bibles of emergency care...
post #14 of 16
Sounds pretty cut and dried. More along the lines of technical writing than Hemingwayesque creativity.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sluff Vertigo
Sounds pretty cut and dried. More along the lines of technical writing than Hemingwayesque creativity.
Actually, they take the cut and dry, and sometimes boring writng styles of their contributers, and give it a Hemingwayesque flair!

BTW, the reason they are looking is because Rebecca Ayers has decided to pursue full time motherhood!
post #16 of 16
If I wasn't so freakin busy doing my own Mother Theresa impression, I'd probably enjoy that - if the salary were considerably more.
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