Former WaPo Magazine Turns to Tumblr for Editor

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I thought it was funny when the Associated Press turned to Craigslist to find its new D.C. Bureau Chief. Well, social media knows no bounds when it comes to the job search, which is why Newsweek (under new management since being sold by the Post Co. earlier this year) has upped the game by going to another 2.0 outlet – Tumblr – to find its new editor. From the post on the always entertaining Newsweek tumblr:


Do *you* have what it takes to be the next editor of NEWSWEEK?

The official (unofficial) NWK Tumblr search has begun. We are not f—king with you.

Send us your resumes, pies, LOLcats, booze—and don’t forget to include a special thanks to K. Ryan Jones, the genius behind the official (unofficial) Newsweek editor search video, brought you by NWK Tumblr.

Hey. They are not f–king with you. Get on it.

Dave Levy is a PR guy by day, a media researcher on the side and a self-proclaimed geek. He blogs often about how traditional media adapts – or tries to adapt – to the growing digital media world at State of the Fourth Estate. You can follow Dave on Twitter for various updates about everything from sports from his previous home in Boston to eccentric and obscure pop culture references. Read why Dave loves D.C.

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