Thursday, August 9th, 2007

The worst job in new media


There was a time in my distant past when I was a Master Control Operator for several Canadian national broadcast networks. Despite the grandiose sounding title, it was thankless drudgework which consisted mostly of making sure “Caillou” kept broadcasting through the wee hours.

Youtube has done this sad situation one better by hiring people to sift through endless cat videos, confessionals and other meaningless drivel to find copyright-infringing material. I feel sorry for the people in those jobs, and predict a sharp uptick in the income of local psychologists after participants get a few months under their belt.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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