Our first reaction? Guess you've heard of clip art photos!
Here's the text of the site:
- We are going to launch a FREE daily newspaper here in Los Angeles. We will also be developing a companion website. The initial circulation will be between 200,000 and 350,000 daily M-F, no Saturday edition and a 500,000 circulation Sunday edition which will be available nationally.
- It will be distributed free of charge throughout the Los Angeles market through alliances with key retailers and vendor box distribution.
- Additionally you'll be able to subcribe to it and receive home delivery for about $50 a year.
We are looking for writers, web developers, photographers, editors (who can write), designers and seasoned sales professionals. If you have experience here in LA we know who you are, if you do not but are looking to break in, fine.
We've secured office space in the heart of the city.
- When we launch, our staff will likely number between 75 and 100.
Right now we are seeking people with ideas who are willing to share them in strict confidence. We have our own ideas, we aren't looking to steal yours but if we are on the same page perhaps a partnership was meant to be. Impress us, you may be considered for what will likely be the most coveted media jobs in the country.
LA Observed says that one of the writers leaving the LA Times responded to the new paper's Craigslist ad and asked "who are you?" She got back this reply:
- "Who are you?"
"TFD Management team."
"Right now we are the asking the questions - you are the 1500th respondent ..."