I saw another entry-level editorial job posted on Monster.com yesterday, so I applied for it. It's in Newton, and it's for some company that does lots of B2B publications and web sites and such. I noticed that one of their publications is Variety, but they do all sorts of industries. The division that this job is in is called "Modern Materials Handling", whatever that means. The neat aspects of the job include researching and writing news and short features. I really would like to get a broad base in all sorts of aspects of publishing, so that I can see all the options of what it is I really want to do, and so that I can do lots of different things.
I would still much rather work for O'Reilly, but I should be taking steps to find a job in case the one for O'Reilly doesn't pan out.
There seems to have been several entry-level editorial-type jobs I've seen recently. I wonder if this is just an anomalous spike, or if it is reflective of a trend of better employment opportunities.