Dog Days of Summer? Not at OC Register, Where Full-Time Opportunities Abound

Want to pretend for a moment like the sub-prime mortgage loans meltdown, print newspaper downturn and jobless recovery never happened? Then have we got the Web page for you.

In the past two weeks, a dozen full-time Orange County Register job opportunities have been added to the Freedom Communications Inc. Careers page. This week alone, there are new listings for a sports senior copy editor, baseball writer, senior copy editor, copy editor and reporter. To go along with earlier mid-August postings for everything from a restaurant critic to a movie critic. That’s right; the OC Register is hiring, not firing, for the big screen beat:

Hollywood is just up the road. Some of our people have made it big there. But even if we’re not in the business, we love movies. We watch them. We read about them. And we talk about them. Your job will be to fuel that passion. We need someone with a long movie memory. Someone who can help subscribers understand why they should or shouldn’t care, and why they should or shouldn’t buy that ticket. You will need to have a strong voice along with a love of the form. And you must enjoy sitting in the dark and writing in the light.

Freedom CEO and Register publisher Aaron Kushner is wasting no time making good on the promises he articulated to the paper’s staff. Earlier this month, the paper hired Impremedia-LA Times vet Steve Bentz as senior director of majors/national & direct marketing and appointed Wanda Artus-Cooper vp of corporate sales.

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