Look: We don’t want to sit here and suggest that yesterday’s post about the outdated transcripts on Chris Matthews’ website spawned the Hardball crew into action…
…But it was hard not to wonder just where this Craigslist Job Posting–posted yesterday–came from:
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2005-12-28, 1:16PM EST
Established DC media company seeks an experienced editor to work with political transcripts. Must be fast, able to work under pressure with sometimes severe time constraints. Extensive familiarity with AP style required. Previous experience editing against audio, and excellent listening skills highly desirable, transcribing ability useful. Familiarity with Congress, other political figures (domestic and foreign), foreign policy, government acronyms very useful. Position also requires effective communication with people working from home and feeding audio to them.
* Job location is Washington, D.C.
* Compensation: $30-$35,000/year salary depending on experience; benefits available include life insurance and medical insurance, 401K.