Wednesday, January 16, 2008

T-S looking for copy editor for W-B/Hazleton

The Standard-Speaker is looking for a copy editor. Send applications to Larry Holeva in at the CV in Wilkes-Barre.

17 comments:

Eponymous Anonymous said...

Interesting how Holeva has taken over in Hazleton. He's basically come in and castrated the Speaker's management structure, demoting people left and right and essentially leaving the top newsroom supervisors as little more than well-paid errand boys. How must they feel now seeing that Holeva holds the keys to hiring and firing?

Anonymous said...

Fuck you Larry!!

Anonymous said...

How was it working before he got there? Great newsroom putting out top notch journalism? Newspaper turning a profit because it's a "must read" in the community?

If so, then he's screwing up. If not, then maybe folks should give him a chance.

Anonymous said...

GENE PADDEN!

Anonymous said...

Anybody notice the correction the TL had to run today because Rory Sweeney totally FUBARed the Tudor Book Store story. Not only did they have to run a rather lengthy correction, but they had to run a corrected and longer version of the story itself today with an editor's note on top. It looked like he wrote the first story purely off a press release without contacting anybody -- and it must have been after a day of drinking because he totally got almost eVErything wrong. So wrong, in fact, the store had to move up it's going out of business sale to accomodate disappointed/irate customers. What probably happened is Sweeney was probably so overwhelmed, he didnt evn have time to flush any errors/inconsistencies from the press release. So he probably pulled a heidi ruckno and wrote it right off the release. Oh well. Sucks to be Rory.

Anonymous said...

GENE PADDEN!

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Leader is the one in need of a copy editor, not the Voice. Then again, when a reporter gives you a story that's wrong from the word "go" there's not much you can do as a copy editor. I mean, it's not your job to assume the WHOLE story is wrong. How are you supposed to know. Tho youd think the desk might've double checked the release. And another pertinent question. If Rory finds a story about a bookstore closing overwhelming, what's he doing in this business?

Anonymous said...

Don't pour all of the blame on copy editors. Every other editor has a stake in this too. Shame on the dude for submitting a completely flawed story.

Editing is great. Fact checking and working hard is better. Every person in the newsroom has duties to make the entire thing work.

If one guy mails it in or takes the day off everyone else's job just got harder.

Lot's of people were wrong here, but the reporter is the cream of the crop.

Next time he should hand in the press release with his story and give everyone else a fighting chance to succeed.

Anonymous said...

1:21 is spot on. "If not" is the answer.
It seems that competent people who care about the product are now in charge in the S-S newsroom. And they're probably thrilled that Holeva holds the keys to hiring and firing.

Anonymous said...

8:27...

I think you're wrong.

The competent people are getting screwed in the process. They're also the ones leaving.

Anonymous said...

Hey SS people, don't feel left out. Hola did the same at the CV when he was talked into taking the ME job - got rid of competent people who did their jobs and praised and surrounded himself with lackies. Just wait until the invasion of Missouri male interns.....

eponymous anonymous said...

There's some truth to both sides in the SS debate.
Some of the moves Holeva has enacted make sense. Getting guys like Mark Katchur more involved with the decision-making process, integrating the Sunday staff with the daily operation and getting rid of the asinine dayshift-nightshift divide are all natural and long-overdue moves.
Pushing a good guy like Ron Kollar out the door in place of a half-witted hot-headed horse's ass like Jeff Drumheller is flat-out dumb.

Regardless, the S-S has been in need of an enema for a long time but Holeva's going to make some mistakes. My initial post was more trying to take the temperature of the newsroom than anything else.

Anonymous said...

"Hey SS people, don't feel left out. Hola did the same at the CV when he was talked into taking the ME job - got rid of competent people who did their jobs and praised and surrounded himself with lackies."

As an outsider, all I can see is that the CV is a shitload better than it was before TS took it over.

At the time, the TL was a genuinely good newspaper and the CV was a rag, good for drying off the asses of local government officials once the CV removed its lips. Now the TL is a rag, and the CV seems to be headed in the direction of becoming a decent newspaper.

Unfortunately, the new CV is not yet as good as the old TL.

Anonymous said...

6:54...

These absurd statement like the one you just made are not only tiring but also not based in fact. It's up to you whether you like Larry or not but the fact is, he's embraced plenty of long-time employees at the Voice who want to do good work. Not all would admit it, but Conmy, Leo, Kevin, Skrapits are all long-timers who have gotten their due at some point for some very good or improved work.

As for the Missouri intern joke, give me a break. There's one Mizzou grad in the whole place right now. Last summer there wasn't a single Mizzou intern, and the year before that, there was only one. He's brought in three local college kids to do internships during the school year, and all but one totally flopped. Get over it already.

Anonymous said...

Wanted: Young male interns for the CV. Yummy!!!!

Tonto said...

Holeva is trying to make chicken salad out of chicken shit. It's tough. It's the same thing at the Voice, which has slightly improved under his watch. He has to get rid of those old guard retards who come from the no-integrity culture established by Ney, Gittens and Golias, if wants things to get better.

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