This will most likely be my final news post here, at least for a long, long while. I am stepping down from the pedestal of News Editor, and passing on the torch after a good run. Being the last survivor of the original news monkeys hired, I’d like to take a small recap on my experience here, and give some pointers for any of you folks thinking of taking up the job.
When I first applied for the job, I immediately regretted it. My schedule mushroomed into a time-munching monster, and I fervently hoped that I wouldn’t get a call back from my application. Of course, we all know I did get a response, but did I back down? Did I go back on my word? No; I am not that kind of guy. I accepted and violently made room for ZU on my schedule. I said I was available, and by gosh I was going to make sure I was. This is the kind of spirit that you’ll need to be a News Editor.
Not long after being slung on the team, I realized just how hard it was to keep a steady supply of news coming in. It’s rather easy to look for it, but when you need it, news hides in the darkest of corners. Worse yet, the audience I had was a hard one to please, so I had to specialize greatly on only certain news, and therefore cutting off valuable filler news. To be a News Manager, you have to be very resourceful.
Finally, after learning the ropes, one by one the other news monkeys slowly vanished into oblivion. Eventually, I was alone with the job of bringing news to the plate. Did I snap under the pressure? Did I even consider leaving? Of course not, and you should know that by now. Yes I went dry for a while, several times, but I never left. This is the kind of dedication you need to be a News Editor.
It’s not an easy job, and for the most part it’s quite thankless, but some one has to do it. It’s a big responsibility, and not to be taken lightly. But I can say since I’ve joined on, I’ve become more committed, more dedicated and more responsible thanks to my experience here. I want the person who takes my seat to do an even better job than I did, so think of that before you apply.
We are looking for someone at least 16 to take over, and well versed in the English language; someone preferably with experience in writing, and someone very responsible. You can apply right on this page, and when you do so, please include your full name, age, and a short paragraph (50-100 words) saying why you feel you are right for the job. I wish you all good luck, and Godspeed.