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June 28th, 2006
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Telecommuting Part-Time Editorial Job
http://boston.craigslist.org/wri/176399658.html
The Annals of Improbable Research, a bimonthly science-humor magazine, seeks a part-time editorial assistant. This person will help do formatting, proofreading, and layout, and help manage editorial flow for the magazine, the website www.improbable.com, and for publications related to the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.

The position is for 10 hours a week. Pay is $20 an hour.

The ideal candidate is mature, detail- and deadline-oriented, reliable, and a good communicator. We use Word, InDesign, Photoshop, and WordPress blogging software, but no experience with these applications is necessary. Reliability, initiative, and organizational skills are our top priority. A sense of humor helps, too.

This would be an excellent job for a retiree, stay-at-home parent, or graduate student. The hours are flexible and most work can be done from home.

Please send resume and cover letter/e-mail to the e-mail address listed above. No calls, please.
It sounds like there would be at least a little going into the office, so probably not good for out-of-town folks.

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From:rosefox
Date:June 28th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
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Dear AIRheads:

A friend forwarded me your ad on Craigslist for an editorial assistant. I would crawl over miles of broken glass for this job, and then find a sociologist to do a study on people willing to crawl over miles of broken glass for employment opportunities, and then write up the study for AIR. I've been a huge fan of AIR and the Ig Nobels for a great many years and would dearly love to help you keep doing your wonderful work.

I'm a longtime freelance editor and journalist, currently serving as editorial assistant for Gastroenterology, the journal of the AGA. I can sling medical jargon and AMA style with the best of them, and big Latinate words don't faze me. I'm very familiar with Word, Photoshop, and WordPress, and picking up InDesign shouldn't be any trouble; I'm a quick study. My freelance work has helped me to hone my deadline-meeting and schedule-wrangling abilities to a fine, deadly edge. I live in New York, but travel to Boston... er, that is, to Cambridge isn't a problem: I have many friends there, and visit so often that the Chinatown bus drivers all know me by name.

My resume is attached, along with a letter of recommendation. I look forward to hearing that you've put away the broken glass, though I really am serious about the crawling.

Your loyal fan,
Rose Fox
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From:queue
Date:June 29th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
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Very cool. Good luck!
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From:rosefox
Date:July 7th, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)
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OMG OMG OMG they want to interview me OMG!

(120 applicants. 5 picked for interviews. Did I mention OMG!?)

If I get this gig, I will gladly buy you a drink and/or bake you a pan of brownies. *) Thank you so much for posting it!
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From:queue
Date:July 7th, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC)
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Wow. That is excellent. I post and/or send job things to people all the time, but it rarely turns out this well. It sounds like you're pretty much a perfect fit for them. When is the interview?
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From:rosefox
Date:July 7th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
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There's no set time; apparently I'm supposed to call and call until someone picks up the phone. *)
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