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…"

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Photo Editor Mistakenly Makes Job Plea Very Public is...
81%
5%
5%
2%
2%
5%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 9 comments
WillRogers
May 22, 2014 9:59 PM CDT
Ho-hum, such an enlightening bit of news.
$103359148
May 21, 2014 3:57 PM CDT
journalism = oxymoron.
pg13
May 21, 2014 1:42 PM CDT
"in an apparent copy-and-paste debacle" And that, journalism majors, is why you should never disable advice from Clippy.