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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Today I was asked to apply to the NewYorkerTimes



Yes, you read right. Not one but two of the most famous names in journalism and belles lettres read my DonWallaceFranceBlog on Tumblr and pinged me on Twitter. Not bad for a first post, not bad at all…

Only problem? The site isn’t either one of them. Quel domage. As Conrad Melville said, Oh, the chutzpah.

Herewith the site’s own requirements for an editor in chief and associate. I admit I was still intrigued about being invited to apply until I read this fine print:

Writers that aspire to become chief editors are expected to submit an average of one-and-a-half articles per day. In addition, a chief editor and his/her team must accumulate an average of 1 million page view each month. Though the task may appear difficult, those that aspire to this lofty goal will be taught and assisted by a Frackle member that has consistently accomplished this task. Writers, honored as Chief Editors, receive compensation above the industries standard.

But wait: I could still apply to be an associate editor…

associate editors are expected to submit an average of one-and-a-half articles per day. In addition, an associate editor and his/her team must accumulate an average of 500,000 page view each month. Though the task may appear difficult, those that aspire to this lofty goal will be taught and assisted by a Frackle member that has consistently accomplished this task. Writers, honored as Associate Editor, receive compensation above the industries standard.

Think I'll stick with DonWallaceFranceBlog and this one, for now.

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