Editorial assistant for a magazine or newspaper?

What's the best way to get an editorial assistant job for a magazine or newspaper? I'm a staff reporter for a major newspaper, so many would see this as a step down, and I'd probably would have to take a paycut. But I already know all the ins and outs of journalism, so I would be highly-qualified to assist the editors and writers with their needs. I want to go from the crazy 24-hour cycle of sports journalism to a 9-to-5 with weekends off. What's the best way to pursue such an opportunity?

Asked By: Henry T. - 7/27/2008
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Man, I've asked myself that same question every day for 10 years while I worked at a daily as a repoter. I decided six years ago to accept an editor's position at a weekly newspaper. My coworkers at the daily where I worked laughed at me for "stepping down." Now, six years later I earn much more than they do and I have... More
Answered By: Gravy maker - 7/27/2008
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