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From the Inhofe press blog:

CBS News Seeks ‘Hip’ Environmental Reporter, No ‘Knowledge of Enviro Beat’ Necessary

The low bar set by CBS News for their reporting may have reached new depths. CBS News is seeking a reporter for its ‘eco beat’ who does not need any “knowledge of the enviro beat,” but must be “funny, irreverent and hip, oozing enthusiasm and creative energy,” according to a new job posting on JournalismJobs.com. The potential CBS News employee must also be “vibrant” and bring “a dash of humor to our coverage.” Potential employees of CBS News are told that “responsibilities include reporting and hosting two to three news packages per week, plus daily writing for our blog,” according to the ad which expires on December 12. (LINK)

Update: From a reader:

Now, Jonah, be fair.  The actual ad notes that “a deep interest in the environment and sustainability issues will serve you well” and that “ knowledge of the enviro beat is a big plus, but not a requirement” for what seems to be, basically, an anchor-plus-some-reporting position.  It seems basically written to attract good reporters who have a side-interest in enviro issues, as opposed to, say, people who are SUPER into enviro issues but have no appreciable reporting skills. 

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