Assistant Editor Wanted
What do you really think of the magazine you hold in your hands? Do you ever find yourself spouting such eponymous phrases as 'I could write a better review than that!' or 'What a load of garbage - the guy obviously knows nothing about MIDI protocol!!' Do you know what 'eponymous' means? And can you still spell 'Mississippi' correctly having spent eighteen non-stop hours in front of a computer screen rushing to finish the world's first ever review of a Canadian resynthesizer that has blown your mind and is about to do the same to thousands of unsuspecting magazine readers, provided you can finish typing the final 1400 words of your review in ten seconds flat, to give yourself sufficient time to E-mail the finished article to the typesetting house and have a bromide run out before they close for the night?! You can???? Great! Then it sounds like you're exactly the sort of man (or woman) we are looking for.
Being an astute person of intellect with a keen eye for detail, of course, you will have already deduced from the above headline that Sound On Sound is in search of an Assistant Editor to join the existing staff on a full-time basis.
Naturally, you will be more than familiar with every single hi-tech musical instrument (past, present and future!) on the market, will be capable of reciting the MIDI implementation chart of a Kurzweil 250 backwards in your sleep (which you'll have to do without from time to time), and know what causes those silly little bombs to appear on the screen display of an Atari ST at 3.30 in the morning and, more importantly, how to make them disappear!
You may well find yourself writing for other publications as well as for SOS and will thus need to know the difference between an '00' gauge Hornby train set and a '0.013' gauge B-string. And in order to test and review studio equipment, it will be essential that you know about banana plugs and why your mouse won't work when it's plugged into the nearest wall socket!
If you can answer 'yes' to all - well, at least most-of the points above, and would crawl a thousand miles on your hands and knees over white hot DX RAM cartridges to join the highly respected editorial ranks of Britain's No.1 hi-tech music/recording magazine here in not-so-sunny St. Ives, Cambridgeshire - then write and tell me all about yourself, your qualifications and experience, and state why you feel you are the best person for the job (in 2000 words or less, typed and double-spaced on A4 sheets!).
Editorial by Ian Gilby
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