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Former Editor Francis "Frank" Scandale, who was fired on Halloween, is up to his old tricks as he attempts to find a new job.
Scandale, 54, of Glen Rock, has updated his LinkedIn profile -- complete with corporate jargon, typos and at least one misspelling.
He tells potential employers he was "decorated in major markets," refers to the "9/11 era" and "Columbine era," and discusses his "vision for relevant, objective coverage of the world's events" and his "core journalistic and managerial competencies."
News gathering comes out "new gathering," and he misspells crystallized.
Look at this atrocious sentence:
"Behind my vision for relevant, objective coverage of the world's events amid the evolution of the new gathering and delivery processes itself are core journalistic and managerial competencies."
He crows about his bi-monthly columns, but doesn't say they haven't run for years or that they were poorly written and filled with cliches.
Of course, he doesn't mention his lackluster personality, uninspiring leadership, flawed news judgment, obsession with running sports on Page 1, the precipitous drop in both local news and circulation during his 10-plus years as editor or that he was fired by Publisher Stephen A. Borg.
Nor does discuss how he turned his back on older newsroom employees, especially members of the hard-working news copy desk.
Here are excerpts from LinkedIn:
Frank Scandale's Summary
Senior news executive with 30+ years multi-platform editorial leadership. As a Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, my tenure at two prominent daily print/digital breaking news operations is proven and decorated in major markets, among them New York/Northern New Jersey during the 9/11 era, and Denver, Colorado, during the Columbine era. Behind my vision for relevant, objective coverage of the world's events amid the evolution of the new gathering and delivery processes itself are core journalistic and managerial competencies. As challenges arise, news professionals must be educated, motivated and inspired from their leadership in order to reach and build audiences. My skill set is uniquely positioned to accomplish exactly that, with an eye on the big picture and the ability to balance corporate directives with the mission of an authentic news gathering operations.
My experience traveling throughout the world has crystalized the need for conveying information beyond the geographic borders a company may have. With professional and personal contacts throughout Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia and the United States, I understand the potential reach organizations must embrace as they attempt to extend their reach.
As the evidence mounted that digital was the future, I retooled the newsroom into a resource pool to feed the demands of the digital group - photographers make daily videos, photo galleries (proven traffic driver)and contribute to the blogs. Graphic artists create interactive maps to bring in more users with relevant information about their world. First to employ Twitter in the newsroom to set the example needed to reach multiple potential users.
We began blogging high-profile trials, broke news first online and set up regular webinars to establish digital-first thinking throughout the newsroom.
Traffic has doubled to our website - www.northjersey.com - under my command to 2010 from 2009.
Scandale also discusses his previous jobs at The Denver Post, the now-defunct Elizabeth (N.J.) Daily Journal and Reuters. Here is a link to his profile: