Fairfax Denies Posting Job Position Combining Editorial And Sales

Fairfax Denies Posting Job Position Combining Editorial And Sales

Fairfax Media’s job post for a ‘sales representative & journalist’ in Wagga Wagga has come under some criticism.

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The job post, which has since been taken down, was advertising for a person who could  deliver “quality news journalism content” as well as “deliver advertising revenue across a portfolio of products from both print to digital”.

Offending job title:


Kate­lin McInerney, acting director- media for the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, told a News Corp publication: “(This type of job description) has been in circulation since the beginning of March.

Which really brings into doubt Fairfax’s argument that the position had been a mistake.  A Fairfax spokesperson told the Guardian Australia that the offending job post was a mistake: “This position at a small weekly paper in regional NSW has been mistakenly advertised as a combined role. It should have been two part-time roles, one for sales, another for editorial. It is not our intention to have one person performing both functions.”

Twitter response:

Woah,Fairfax,did you notice the line? Yeah, you crossed it, it’s way back there! http://t.co/z0h2CSJX51 ht @yodaberg pic.twitter.com/hmccAGj0tI— Dave Earley (@earleyedition) June 3, 2015Astonishing job ad for a “Sales Representative and Journalist”. And yes… it’s a major Aussie media grp https://t.co/X38P7rJWZi — Isabelle Oderberg (@yodaberg) June 3, 2015