FROM deep within the bowels of the Parkville Asylum comes word of yet another publicly supported mouthpiece for approved leftoid thought – although that was not the chief reason the Billabong’s informant passed along the ad now running on Seek.com.au. But first, here’s the ad:
EDITORLocation: ParkvilleCentre for Advanced Journalism – Graduate SchoolFaculty of ArtsSalary: $99,827 - $103,862 p.a. plus 9% superannuationThis new fixed term position will be located in the Centre for Advanced Journalism in the Faculty of Arts. You will act as the editor of the planned online publication - The Citizen - to be launched in the second part of 2012. You will also assist in the Master of Journalism by providing training and industry experience.Close date: 15 July 2012Position Description & Selection Criteria0029455_revised_v2.pdf
Moved by compassion for those about to be shown the door at The Age, the Asylum insider wonders: “Margaret Simons will be the lead hand doing the selecting. Which one her mates from Spencer Street or Swinburne or the feminist vegetable collective has first dibs on this job?”
Let us wait and see, shall we? In the meantime, for those whose applications prove unsuccessful – perhaps because they lack an adequate background in abetting lame hoaxes on conservative magazines – it is worth bearing in mind that the Parkville Asylum has a long-established and formal protocol which obliges the selection panel to explain its reasoning. And if that does not satisfy you can always bring legal action.