AJC Hiring A Washington Correspondent

Bye bye Bob Kemper of Political Insider. We hardly knew ya. But your many bosses aren’t wasting any time closing the door behind you. Ouch. That infamous AJC door’s kinda hard and cruel we hear.

Your job is online here now. Dig that laughably old-school “work your beat” verbage, man. Absolutely no tech knowledge whatsoever a hiring plus! All that quaint highbrow hire-babble when all they need to ask of an appropriate candidate for this particular job is, “How many times a day do you call the Peach Pundit tip line?”

19 comments

  1. Rogue109 says:

    Wow! And to think you could have just e-mailed him your missive directly and spared us the boredom and pointless exercise in blogging that this post represents!

  2. jamiro says:

    AJC the limousine liberal’s Southern Connection. AKA Atlanta Juniorleague Clicque. Maybe they won’t go bankrupt because they publish comics on Sunday. Oh, should not have said Sunday, a PC word.

    Like really, who cares. No one reads this thing anyway.

    Do the advertisers not get it? There are not readers.

  3. SpaceyG says:

    If you took your grubby little fingers off your teeny tiny body parts for just a sec, Rogue, you’d find that you could use ’em to scroll down Peach Pundit and find something utterly fascinating.

  4. If I apply do you think “blogging at Peach Pundit” would work instead of “degree in journalism?” I wish that Prof. and UGA would hurry up and give me an official blogger card.

  5. SpaceyG says:

    You’re going to have to go through Suzanna Capelouto at Georgia Public Broadcasting (heard many mornings for 15-seconds on Atlanta’s WABE yapping about, typically, goings-ons at the Bubba Dome) to get that card, Buzz. Capelouto’s a Ministry of One, hell bent that us citizen bloggers be “credentialled” by someone (public radio maybe) before we dare put finger to keys about even what we ate for breakfast this morning. (Coffee, juice, bran flakes and bananna for me. So there!)

    Forget thinking you’re “allowed” as a citizen to comment and opine and even write knowledably about politics, because as you can tell by that job description (or if you’ve ever heard Capelouto publically denouce bloggers, as I have on more than one occasion) only “real” journalists are allowed to play in that sandbox.

  6. juliobarrios says:

    Spacey-

    You ought to apply. You’ve got the objective style of journalism the AJC looks for in a writer.

  7. Rogue109 says:

    If you took your grubby little fingers off your teeny tiny body parts for just a sec, Rogue, you’d find that you could use ‘em to scroll down Peach Pundit and find something utterly fascinating.

    Yes, I do: those posts that you have nothing to do with. And it’s good to know that you still can’t help but keep the “SpaceyG Charm Offensive” in full swing with your comments above! It’s impressive that you can’t make a single post without also making personal attacks. As always, you are quite the progressive!

  8. CobbGOPer says:

    “Forget thinking you’re “allowed” as a citizen to comment and opine and even write knowledably about politics, because as you can tell by that job description (or if you’ve ever heard Capelouto publically denouce bloggers, as I have on more than one occasion) only “real” journalists are allowed to play in that sandbox.”

    I did read that job description, and by God I agree with Spacey! I have heard Capelouto snicker at citizen bloggers before. It’s just media turfwar BS. If the citizens start reporting the news too, then how does MSM exert any influence? Must scare the crap out of them.

  9. You should apply for the gig, Grayson.

    A friend of mine who works at the AJC tells me they’re looking to replace Bob with a sexually frustrated, middle-aged female blogger who can’t mention a man without making reference to his penis in a run-on sentence a long run-on sentence the kind of sentences that you write Grayson long ones.

    A solid grasp of verbage, nounage and adjectivage is a must.

    If that doesn’t work out, they’re also planning a spin-off of Woman-To-Woman, where you can compete with a 9 year-old boy to see who can make the most pee-pee jokes about the important issues of the day.

  10. boyreporter says:

    Let the record show that one Andisheh Nouraee was the first to use the term “pee-pee” in this thread. It will go down hill from here.

    BTW, A.N. and others: Leave Gracey alone! Stop picking on a girl, you weenies (oops, I told you it would happen).

  11. EAVDad says:

    Personally, I think “working a beat” is more important than ever for a journalist because there are so many “citizen bloggers” that think that every brain fart they have passes for news. (And before you cough up your “Bananna” Spacey, that’s not an “anti-blog” knock — it’s an “anti-lazy-shit-who-does-nothing-but-postulate-but-wants-to-be-called-a-journalist-when-really-they-are-just-a-do-nothing-hack-with-no-job-and-a-high-speed-connection” knock).

  12. Romegaguy says:

    AJC should replace Kemper with someone else that nobody reads what they write. My votes are for Spacey and Konop…

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