The Village Voice Seeks EIC

 <EM>The Village Voice</EM> Seeks EICAre you an editor in chief in need of a publication? Well, The Village Voice is hiring.

The Voice needs to replace Tony Ortega, who jumped ship/got pushed out of the alt weekly last week and is now focusing on Scientology-related pursuits. The ad for the position (below) was posted today on JournalismJobs.com.

The Village Voice is looking for an experienced New York editor to lead and shape its weekly newspaper/daily website and to continue its legacy of award-winning journalism.

Ideal candidates will be passionate about local news and politics and adept at story generation and development, for both long-form narrative work and daily blogging. They will understand how the city’s arts and culture appeal to Voice readers. They must work exceptionally well with words and people.

The Village Voice offers competitive salaries and benefits. The interview process will include an editing test. Qualified applicants should send a resume and a substantive letter explaining why the Voice needs you now. Include recent clips, if you have them. Submit applications to NY-editor@villagevoice.com.

Not stated in the description: no more than one post on Scientology per week.

But if you are somebody who works “exceptionally well with words and people,” hurry up and start polishing those résumés. The posting expires on October 25.