Saturday, October 30, 2004

Layoffs and new jobs

When Dallas Morning News employees knew the time for layoffs was nigh, we breathlessly checked two sources for the latest news: Frontburner (the blog of D Magazine) and SAGA (the blog of the alt-weekly Dallas Observer's media writer).

In addition to the rumor-void they filled before the layoffs, the sites have become de facto job boards for the people who were laid off.

And, to my surprise, the job openings that piled up were mostly for copy editors. The Wisconsin State Journal was first. Then the Orange County Register. Then the Lawrence Journal-World in Kansas. Merrill Perlman wrote in about openings at the New York Times, as did someone from the Bakersfield Californian.

I'm not sure exactly what this says about the copy editing job market, but it can't be bad. Go get 'em, kids!


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