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