Fluent Applications Wanted
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on February 21, 2008
This post is for H, who starting tomorrow will be actively engaged in whipping Press TV’s muhajababes into camera-ready shape.
Press TV, which I have written about before, is the English-language 24-hour news channel sponsored by the government of Iran. Several of its shows broadcast from Beirut, and from what I have seen of the channel, its actually pretty good.
Its intended to compete with Al Jazeera English, and to focus more on the Middle East. Al Jazeera English focuses on the whole world, which sounds lovely until you turn it on hoping for an update on events close to home, and find yourself stuck in the midst of an extended feature on life in New Guinea.
Anyway. Press TV is on the air and still growing, judging by the advertisement I read in today’s paper:
H has been wondering just how fluent Press TV’s Beiruti tele-casters are. Judging from this advertisement, I would say: hopefully more fluent than their recruiters.
Applicants are the humans who will be hired for the job (and, one hopes, their language skills). Applications are the forms they submit as part of the hiring process: CV, resume, application form.
I edit CVs and resumes in my spare time, for friends and family – and I can tell you that a CV can make many promises on which it cannot deliver.
So, Press TV: have a care when hiring. Don’t take those applications’ claims to “excellent English skills” at face value!