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Making Dallas Even Better Seeks Online Managing Editor

We’re hiring. Here are the details:

A website is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. seeks a managing editor not only adept at keeping our shark in motion, but also capable of helping to steer the beast in new directions. Our average site traffic has nearly doubled just in the past year, and with that great success comes the great responsibility of keeping fed the insatiable appetite of our readers for a continuous rotation of ever-changing content. The responsibilities of this position involve management of two of our most important annual contests: the Best of Big D and the 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas. Regular tasks also include planning, editing, and publishing articles and galleries to the travel, fashion, nightlife, legal, and health channels of our website. The perfect candidate will boast top-notch organizational skills, have an eye for what makes a great online story, know how to craft great headlines, obsess over minor details without losing sight of the forest for the trees, hit every deadline, possess a great sense of visual style, and love reading and writing about life in Dallas. Previous experience working for a magazine, newspaper, or online publication preferred. Send cover letter and resume to

  • Wylie H Dallas

    I’m down.

  • BradfordPearson

    I vote for this option.

  • Brett Moore


  • JSSS

    But then you would have to reveal your true identity to D so that they could make sure they could legally hire you. And once Rogers knows, everyone will know!

  • Jason Heid

    Unfortunately, fictitious people may not apply. That was an oversight in the job listing. Apologies.

  • RAB

    He or she should also be able to spot and correct split infinitives.

  • Tim Rogers

    Easy, chief. I, too, was once in the “never split an infinitive” camp. There are times when it is perfectly acceptable to do so. The foremost (and local) authority:

    That said, here’s a better construction (with my apologies, Jason):

    A website is like a shark. If it doesn’t constantly move forward, it dies.

  • Jason Heid


    While I enjoy your pedantry as much as most FrontBurnervians, that text is an allusion to a movie quote familiar to the more culturally literate. As such, it is most appropriate to maintain the sentence’s original construction.

    Besides which, there’s nothing wrong with splitting an infinitive.

  • zaccrain

    Great sell job on working here.

  • RAB

    Truth be told, I was never in the “never split an infinitive camp.” I prefer split infinitives, because that’s how we actually talk.

    Wordsmithing Jason’s lede, how about “D’s website is like a shark — that’s been jumped.”?

  • Jim Schutze

    Do you want photo of me in my boxers?

  • RAB

    I don’t know if this make me “culturally literate,” but Mr. Heid’s allusion was to Annie Hall. Here it is: “A relationship, I think, is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.”

    So D’s website is apparently a dead shark. As Zac said, great sell job.

  • Nancy Nichols

    Movie quote? Did someone mention a movie quote? I’m gonna kick you till you’re dead.

  • John O’Neill

    I think you can partially thank Robert Willonsky for your traffic increase. When he ran Unfair Park, there was no reason for me to come over here. Now I’m here almost every day. I doubt I’m the only one.

  • Jack Jett

    Your answer may be right next door. Joe Tone is probably the absolute best in Dallas in whatever it is you are looking for. His work at Unfair Park has been phenomenal. Seems like a marriage made in Heaven. He has quadrupled the advertising income at Village Voice to the tune of 387 billion dollars last year, I think. I could be off a bit but I know it is a ton of money.