Since becoming the Detroit Free Press' recruiter in 1990, my work and the journalism industry have changed in unexpected ways. The transformation is rapid. One benefit is that I now learn from and help other Gannett recruiters. NewsRecruiter.com is a hub site that helps keep everything organized. It tells you what I am up to, it links to my latest work and it is a test site for new projects. My best ideas have always come from you, so please write.
Want to Work at the Washington Post? Apply Now
It seems counterintuitive, but I maintain that now is a good time to apply the Washington Post.
The paper completed a hundred buyouts Friday. Given that buyouts are voluntary, it is impossible for them to have occurred in precisely the places the Post would have wanted them. In fact, people have already been repositioned internally to cover critical jobs.
Soon, a few more people who did not apply for buyouts will be leaving because they were shaken loose by the whole buyout process.
And then the Post will dip below its layoff target.
With some critical spots still uncovered and a payroll that dips below the new budget plan, expect to see some ads for jobs at the Washington Post soon.
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