Friday, June 02, 2006

We don't like journalists, but we'll hire them

Was a bit surprised to find this job posting on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board, a fine site that is the go-to site for Canadian journalism job openings. I found the position I'm currently on vacation from there, it's a great site.

There are lots of PR and marketing jobs there too. But still, given Harper's war with the media, not to mention the fact that we're all commie-loving Liberal propogandists, I was surprised that Harper would be looking to hire staffers from a journalism job board.

Maybe I should apply? I wonder who the Minister is...maybe it's Emerson, that would kick some serious ass! :)

P.S. All kidding aside, I think casting a wider net for political jobs is a great idea.

Correspondence Writer REF#: 7670
Ministerial Office, Government of Canada
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posted: June 1, 2006
Deadline: June 17, 2006
Salary: Not Stated


A busy Minister�s office requires a full-time writer in the Correspondence Unit.


Qualified applicants should possess:
  • Superior writing skills
  • Ability to express ideas clearly with special attention to accuracy in style and content
  • Ability to deduce key concerns and respond in a personal way
  • Eagerness to become familiar with the Minister�s personal style and preferences for communicating ideas and policies
  • Knowledge of political issues at the federal level, the parliamentary system and federal government operations
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a cooperative team
  • A university degree in a related field
  • Fluency in written French a definite asset

  • Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Qualified applicants should fax their resume with a cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to:

    Manager, Correspondence Unit
    Ottawa , ON
    Fax: (613) 957-5762

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