Christian Schaeffer Must Go!

Doesn't that dude like anything?

WORK FOR RFT! Assistant Art Director Riverfront Times has an immediate opening for an Assistant Art Director. The Assistant Art Director will assist and support the Art Director in producing sophisticated and vibrant content for the print and online versions of the paper and, under the supervision of the art director, will design supplements and related collateral. Successful applicants will possess excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to juggle several projects on deadline and a firm command of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark Xpress, as well as page layout and editorial design experience. Knowledge of PDF and PostScript technology and Web production are a plus. This is a full-time position, with competitive salary and benefits. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, résumé and samples to: Tom Carlson, art director Riverfront Times 6358 Delmar Boulevard, Suite 200 St. Louis, MO 63130 tom.carlson@riverfronttimes.com No phone calls, please. Editorial Assistant Riverfront Times is looking for someone to keep our Editorial Department running smoothly. Candidates should possess excellent clerical, communications and writing skills and a knack for organizing and following through on complex projects. This position requires extensive knowledge of office systems (phone, fax, computer), including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel. The ability to work independently in a deadline-oriented environment is a must, database management experience a plus. 35 hours per week; competitive salary plus benefits. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to: Ellis Conklin, managing editor Riverfront Times 6358 Delmar Boulevard, Suite 200 St. Louis, MO 63130 ellis.conklin@riverfronttimes.com No phone calls, please.

Homespun
Tough Love Slap that dude! Slap that dude Christian Schaeffer! He is doing nothing to help the music community of St. Louis. Everything I've read from him comes across as not good enough. Send him to some other town so he can help destroy their music scene. What are his credentials? He can write a good sentence or has a degree? Just read any three pieces of his work; it's negative! The RFT, in my mind, is there to uplift and promote St. Louis as a whole. Schaeffer should be our advocate, not or enemy. His reviews in "Homespun" are well-written but do no good for the artists or the community. This guy does not fit. Seriously, transfer him to a political column in the Wall Street Journal so I will never have to read something from him again. I think I am speaking for the musicians of St. Louis: We do not need any more haters or critics! The St. Louis music and club scene needs its fans and patrons, and "Homespun" should support local music.
Don Engelmeyer Jr., St. Charles


STLog Shout Out Listen and ye shall hear: I was informed of
Randall Roberts' May 1 blog post, "R.I.P. Dr. Jockenstein," by KDHX (88.1 FM) executive director Beverly Hacker, and I must say that it was a very interesting life-piece that happened to so many people the same way!

On the B-side of things, I truly thank Roberts for the positive comments about our KDHX show The Remedy. It's funny — all he said was how it was. (Were you the fly on the wall?) His description of the Scene of the Crime (the show that airs after ours — no pun intended) was superb. Thank you for listening and being attentive to KDHX and The Remedy as we try to educate with hip-hop.
Ron "G.Wiz" Butts, St. Louis



Night & Day

Release Me Quirky and creative — that's us: A thank you from the St. Louis County Library to Paul Friswold and Alison Sieloff. They do great stuff with our news releases. I am a regular reader of RFT, so I see it all: the yoga classes, Paula Deen and now Walter Isaacson. In fact, I've been with the library a little over a year now, and you've been supportive of many of our programs the entire time.

I wish I could write the news releases in the same entertaining style as your "Night & Day" section. The writing is quirky and creative — I can't wait to read the treatment they give each item. Thanks again.
Gail Rucker, St. Louis County Library

 
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