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Report card on “reporting”

Every job has its ups and downs. Even if you get to play with elephants as a zookeeper, at some point you have to clean the cage.

Last week we showed that job posts for copy editors are 25% more likely to fill quickly when they contain the phrase “technical writing.”

Know what phrase performs the worst?

It turns out that writer job posts that include the word “reporting” have a 1 in 5 chance of filling more slowly than the industry average. And it’s not just that journalism is a tough gig, either. Many other job types show the same effect. “Reporting” negatively impacts time-to-fill for doctors and recruiters as well.

Sorry, analytics friends!

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