Thursday, March 06, 2008

I need to read a book about Austin

Watching Reno 911! should probably convince me that Reno would be a horrible place to live, but whenever I become obsessed with a tv show, I always want to move to the city where it takes place (yes even imaginary ones).

Places I’ve wanted to move because of a movie/tv show/video game/book:
Silent Hill
Raccoon City
New Zealand
Las Vegas (IRL, I hate Las Vegas)


At 5:20 PM, Blogger Miserable Grad Student said...

I think Austin is one of the best places on Earth. But if you're interested, here's a ticket to Reno:

The Reno News & Review, an alternative weekly in Reno,
NV is seeking an arts editor. This is a great,creative position in a relaxed environment. I was arts editor here about a year ago before getting promoted,so I'm happy to answer any questions about it or Reno you may have.
Check us out at

Otherwise, see below, or follow this link to apply:

Kat Kerlin
BJ '00

Location: RENO, NV US
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Experienced
Education: Some college
Category: Editor
Salary: $25-30K Year

Position Summary:
RN&R Arts Editor needed to illuminate the Reno-Sparks
arts and entertainment scene

At the News & Review, our mission is to make a
difference in the community. The award-winning Reno
News & Review provides more than 80,000 readers in the
Reno-Sparks area with a lively mixture of news,
features, commentary, arts and a calendar of events.

Our work environment combines passion with
professionalism. Our goal: putting a great newspaper
on the streets every week. If you're looking to sink
your teeth into something real, consider the following

Job overview:
We are looking for someone with a strong interest in
the local arts community, who is able to write arts
and entertainment features and cover stories as well
as edit the stories of contributors. If you have
demonstrated writing skills and would like to work
with a team of passionate individuals who are
committed to producing a quality publication, this
could be the job for you.
Edit copy with an eye for content issues as well as
grammar and style
Take digital photographs for arts and entertainment as

Experience and requirements:
2 years experience writing for publication required
Familiarity with Microsoft Office required
Ability to use the Internet for research and
fact-checking required
Understanding of journalistic ethics required

Experience editing for publication and managing
freelancers and/or writing staff preferred
Bachelors degree in Art, English or Journalism
Knowledge of AP style preferred
Knowledge of QuarkXPress and/or InDesign preferred
Bilingual Spanish a plus

Enthusiasm for the arts
Solid and engaging writing style
The ability to self-motivate
Excellent time management skills and ability to work
within deadlines
Strong work ethic
Solid organizational skills
Good communication and interviewing skills

This is a full-time, exempt position, reporting to the
RN&R Editor, D. Brian Burghart. We offer a competitive
compensation (mid-high $20,000s DOQ) and a benefits
package that includes health, dental, vision, life
insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching
contributions, and a Paid-Time-Off (PTO) program.

How to apply:
Please apply online at and
send copies of three (3) work samples (PDF, MS Word,
or text documents) to

At 10:04 PM, Blogger Valerie Loveland said...

I was hoping to work at the Reno Sheriff's Department.

At 10:23 PM, Blogger Miserable Grad Student said...

If only I had an "in" at the Reno sheriff's dept... well, let's just say this, you'd have a little competition for the post of deputy.


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