More Helped Needed As We Prepare For ANN 10.0
Aero-News will announce a number of new staffers joining our
organization. That doesn't mean we've ended our call for still
more people with a unique blend of creativity, dedication, a love
for all-things aviation, and a touch of sheer lunacy (grin) to join
our ranks, however.
In fact, as we ramp up to what, for now, we'll only refer to as
ANN 10.0... we will need several people, in both full-and-part-time
capacities, who have strong writing and editing
skills. If you also have experience in producing audio-visual
media...we're DEFINITELY interested in talking
As journalists and pilots, we have to tell you there is no
better marriage of vocation and avocation than working as a member
of the aviation media. Seriously. The late musician Harry Chapin
once told ANN's Pete Combs that his biggest fear was that someday,
someone would walk up to him and say, "Harry, the jig is up. It's
time to get a real job."
Now that we do what we love, we can understand. The truth is, if
you love your work, it's hardly like working at all -- at least
that's Jim's pitch, and he's sticking to it.
Truth is, though... this job is A LOT more fun than it is
"work," and that's what working at ANN is all about. Now the time
has come to add (yet another) soul to our growing family.
If you're looking for an entry point into the growing field of
REAL TIME aviation reporting, this might just be the job for you --
as an Associate Editor for ANN!
It's a part-time gig... needing
several hours each day, for a few days per week, on a
flexible schedule. You can work from anywhere, as long as you have
a good high-speed internet connection and the appropriate tools to
pursue the day's stories.
Don't get us wrong -- it's a busy job. It also requires a solid
work ethic, tremendous ingenuity, a keen insight into the aviation
world, a great imagination and a TRUE communicator... someone who
also GETS just how important ANN is becoming to the aviation world,
and can be counted on to help us grow our services and abilities so
that we can do EVEN MORE than we do already.
But most of all, we need a TEAM player. ANN has never been about
one person -- it's been about an amazing team of people with great
goals and (truly) amazing skills doing extraordinary things for the
It also bears mentioning the Associate Editor position has
been the gateway to bigger and better (read, full-time) things for
several members of the ANN staff. Most recently, Managing Editor
Rob Finfrock began as an Associate Editor (then called Weekend
Editor) in August 2005, right after Oshkosh.
If you think you have what it takes, get in touch with us. The
qualified respondent needs the following:
SOLID aviation/aerospace writing and
- SOLID photographic/graphic web smarts;
- Basic web skills (light HTML know-how and some grasp of
photo-editing) and E-Mail skills;
- A strong work/journalism ethic (we're not kidding around here)
and an ability to meet and adhere to tight deadlines;
- RELIABLE full-time access to a fairly speedy Internet
connection (DSL, ADSL, T1, T3, Pipeline to the Almighty,
- Computer with the ability to keep up with a number of graphic
chores and editorial efforts;
- And the ability to work with a very strange crew of ANN
Since this job is computer based, it does not matter where you
live and we are, of course, unconcerned about your workspace so
long as the job gets done (and the less info we have about someone
working in pink shorts and fuzzy bunny slippers, the better).
Please send your resume, an intro letter, and contact
information to ANN right away... as this position is ready and
waiting for the right person, right now.
And that's all you have to do! We'll be in touch!