Work for Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward, the Washington Post journalist and author, is looking for a new full-time assistant.That last one means the crotchety Bernstein need not apply. More here.
About the job.
As the successful candidate, you will act as Bob’s right hand man or woman. You will research, report, write and edit. You will also handle administrative matters--- transcribing interview tapes, helping him keep track of his calendar and requests, and running his small office.
You will work directly for Bob (i.e., not as an employee of The Washington Post or his publisher, Simon & Schuster) out of his home office in Washington, DC.
Primarily, you will work on whatever major project Bob undertakes next, be it another book, articles for The Washington Post, etc. Most of the time you will be working on several things at once, and sometimes these “secondary assignments” can take on a life of their own.
For example, my name is Bill Murphy Jr., and I was hired to work on the book that became the number one bestseller, State of Denial. However, about a month after I started working for Bob in 2005, Mark Felt came out as Deep Throat. That meant we pushed everything to the side, and worked 16 hour days getting Bob’s manuscript---The Secret Man---ready for print.
This is not a job to expect to have for your entire career. The normal model is “two years or one book,” whichever comes first. It is a great and perhaps unique opportunity to learn from an accomplished journalist and to contribute to in-depth reporting on the most timely topics.
Candidates should have:
* Reporting ability and experience * Writing ability and experience * Editing ability and experience * Maturity * Initiative * Trustworthiness * Ability to get along with people