Tennessean publisher Leslie Giallombardo is down to a pair of finalists for the open editor position, both of whom are longtime Gannettoids. Idaho Statesman editor Carolyn Washburn and Detroit News managing editor E.J. Mitchell both have interviewed at 1100 Broadway and are believed to be on Giallombardo's short list. If you were angling for the job, but didn't make the cut, here are a few explanations:
♦ You're Tim Chavez's fact checker.
♦ You have no idea what "sophisticated layering" means
♦ You think the phrase "focus group" is an oxymoron.
♦ You believe Dan Rather was framed.
♦ You think a story can convey important information without resorting to BIG TYPE.
♦ Your name rhymes with Truce Hobie.
♦ You were born in Tennessee.
♦ You once edited a story that angered people.
♦ Your current gig is editing a publication called All the Rage.
♦ You're not an outspoken member of your local Chamber of Commerce.
♦ You can't say "editorial focus groups" without rolling your eyes and making air quotes.
♦ You have trouble meeting pie-chart quotas.
♦ You would hesitate about putting a Titans training photo above the fold.
♦ You live in Nashville.
♦ You have no plans to move to Williamson County.