Duh, I dunno know boss
It would be a lovely position, but as evidenced above I can't match the dynamism and tongue-in-cheek sophistication of The Reg.
I are prety gud at prof-reddin and fax checkin tho.
The Register is expanding in the States: we're seeking a full-time US Production Editor to work in our San Francisco bureau in California. The successful applicant will work alongside our US editor and four reporters to prepare news, opinion and feature articles on the world of science and technology for our vast and …
•Sharpen up sentences to The Register’s punchy style.
•Write headlines, sub-headlines and picture captions to Register style.
Is it "The Register" or just "Register"? Is consistency a requirement?
strives to be accurate, informative and entertaining.
Millions follow our world-beating coverage of ray guns, atom smashers, killer robots, selected celebrities, zeppelins, space oddities, and garden-shed engineering breakthroughs
Is the variable use of the Oxford comma a requirement?
"...It is essential you have the ability to: Proofread quickly but carefully to catch typos, spelling mistakes..."
When do I start?
Actually, cancel that. I've just seen the picture of the location at the top of the article. No way am I moving to bloody Newcastle!
Peter picked a peck of pickles, feck the puck of poppers peepers pint...
The rain in Spain explains the pain plainly part...
OK wait... I can do thish...
Colourless green ideas sleep furiously! RESULT!!!
At least I can English, so I got that going for me, which is nice *8)
Also, it'd give y'all an expense-able reason to be somewhere not snowing in January
Not noticed any snow in Silicon Valley this winter. It did manage to rain a bit today though. If you want snow, you nip up to Tahoe for a bit.
(Note that San Francisco itself is colder than further round the Bay, and has a lot more rain.)
"Proofread quickly but carefully to catch typos, spelling mistakes, tautologies, mixed metaphors, and similar errors.
Sharpen up sentences to The Register’s punchy style.
Write headlines, sub-headlines and picture captions to Register style."
The first will often preclude the second and third requirements. Perhaps you missed out "inadvertent" in that one.
My copy is the one in double spacing, with an insertion symbol in the left (wider) margin etc etc ...
You must be able to come into the office, yes. In some circumstances, we work from home, but most of the time we're in the office if we're not at conferences, etc.
Why? Because it is vastly more convenient and productive to discuss ideas and bounce around headlines, puns, contacts, background info, and so on, if the team is all physically present. Although we have a staff IM system, actual face time is much, much preferred at The Register.
Our office is quite all right. We don't have a whisky bar or a pool table, but we're in a nice part of The City: Maiden Lane.
Well, actually from this website your LOADING DOCK is on Maiden Lane, you're actually on Geary... which ain't bad; lots of decent bar and restaurant options within striking distance between Union Square on one side and the Financial District on the other (Irish Bank!). Puts you within a half block of an entrance to Muni and Monty BART, so no need to live in The City, you can come in from such garden spots as Colma, Fremont, Dublin and Antioch.
I should apply, as my first job out of Cal was as a janitor for a building on the other side of Geary (49), so I not only know how to get there, I have experience dealing with trash (read into that what you will).
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