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January 19, 2004

Posting Job Title: Senior Editor

Posting Job Description: MAD Magazine seeks a Senior Editor for the Editorial department. Position identifies, solicits, and, develops freelance comedy writers. This includes but is not limited to attending events and reviewing newspapers, magazines, internet and other media outlets to recruit, train and develop potential comedy writers. Attends creative sessions and contributes story ideas. Edits and rewrites articles as needed. Performs other duties as assigned by Editor. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.


BA/BS degree in related field required or equivalent related work experience. Must have excellent humor writing skills. Must have superior contacts and ability to attract other comedy writers. Proven ability to maintain relationships with freelancers required. Must have high energy and an ability to work under tight deadlines. Copyediting and rewriting skills required. Familiarity with MAD Magazine strongly preferred. Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully with individuals at all levels, both on the telephone, in writing and in person. PC and Microsoft Word proficiency required. Requires an individual who is team-oriented. Ability to prioritize and maintain several projects at once required. Must have ability to travel locally on occasion. Experienced comedy writer required. Must be able to provide writing samples. Minimum 3-5 years related experience. Prior copyediting and proofreading experience required.

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  1. sid on January 19, 2004 at 6:12 pm

    When I saw this on BoingBoing I started drooling. Definitely a dream job … or so I think without knowing anything about what it’s like to work there. I wonder if “knowing lots of funny-ass people” can be substituted for “superior contacts.”