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ISO detail-obsessed, hyper-organized weirdo. Must love crafting.

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Do you keep a grocery list?

Do you alphabetize your spices (and/or record collection)?

Do you measure your baking ingredients by weight?

Then you’re just the kind of freak we’re looking for.

The news applications team at Chicago Tribune is in search of a detail-obsessed, hyper-organized weirdo to run our projects. Project management is a hard job. You will put stickers on things. You will sort index cards. You will make the boss choose, and not take “both” as an answer.

We believe in freedom through tyranny. Agile software development is an exercise in embracing constraints to draw power from chaos. You will cut features with extreme prejudice.

If you’ve got project-management experience, that’s delightful. If not, let’s talk anyway — we will teach you the way.

Benefits include a never-ending supply of markers, yarn and pushpins. Also, if it wasn’t obvious, we like food but none of us have a binge eating disorder like this fat cat.

Anyway, please apply. Send evidence of your obsessions to

It’ll be fun.

Written by Brian Boyer

January 27, 2012 at 9:24 am

Posted in Jobs

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  1. And… applied.

    Kim Kozub (@kimberlykozub)

    January 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm

  2. […] Curiously, employers are also starting to get innovative in their search to match job to profile.  The Chicago Tribune recently made headlines — a skill they have down pat — with a quirky job advertisement for a project manager. The only thing missing from the list of supplies for the lucky hyper-organized weirdo they seek is a spork. Apply your weirdness by checking here. […]

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