Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Want to work with THE Bob Woodward?

Working with the great Bob Woodward of the Watergate fame is not exactly a walk in the park.

From Poynter:

Here's your chance to work for Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward's looking for a new full-time assistant to act as his "right hand man or woman." His ad on a journalism jobs site -- written by current assistant Bill Murphy Jr. -- says: "You will research, report, write and edit. You will also handle administrative matters -- transcribing interview tapes, helping him keep track of his calendar and requests, and running his small office" out of his Washington, DC home.

"Primarily, you will work on whatever major project Bob undertakes next, be it another book, articles for The Washington Post, etc. Most of the time you will be working on several things at once, and sometimes these 'secondary assignments' can take on a life of their own."

The ad continues:

"This is not a job to expect to have for your entire career. The normal model is 'two years or one book,' whichever comes first. It is a great and perhaps unique opportunity to learn from an accomplished journalist and to contribute to in-depth reporting on the most timely topics.

"These are meant as guidelines, and we offer them in part to encourage you to self-select a bit. To be blunt, we are probably NOT looking for someone 24-25 years old, two or three years out of college, looking to move on from his or her first job. Ideally, candidates should have five to eight years experience in journalism, books, or in-depth research and writing."

Read more here. Photo above shows Woodward with Carl Bernstein (left). Together with Bernstein, Woodward became famous with their reporting of the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of then US President Richard Nixon.

1 comment:

little light said...

pwedeng mag-apply na tagawalis ng opisina nya? di naman siguro kelangan ng eight years experience in journalism yun ano?

 
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