Photo Editor Mistakenly Makes Job Plea Very Public
AP employee pasted note for cover letter into photo caption
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2014 1:35 PM CDT
This is the photo whose caption accidentally went out over the wires with a note that began, "Instead of starting this cover letter by listing the top ten reasons why I am the perfect candidate ..."   (AP Photo)

(Newser) Gawker has spotted a cringe-worthy gaffe by a photo editor at the Associated Press whose job search went inadvertently public. A photo caption that went out across the wires began in ordinary fashion, but had this tucked within it, in an apparent copy-and-paste debacle:

  • "Instead of starting this cover letter by listing the top ten reasons why I am the perfect candidate to be Buzzfeed's photo essay editor, or creating a quiz about what type of job applicant, I, Karly Domb Sadof, am (because I imagine you have just finished reading half a dozen cover letters in those formats) I will say I am applying for Buzzfeed's photo essay editor position because I want to do to photojournalism what the Quiz and 'listicle' have done to Lifestyle journalism."
AP quickly sent out a revised caption, sans "unneeded information." No word yet from the parties involved, but as Mediaite notes, "it's only a matter of time until BuzzFeed comes out with a list of the 10 Reasons This Puts Us In an Incredibly Awkward Position…"