Slate to Play Harder on Aggregation
Slate magazine is one of the founding fathers of Web aggregation. Long before the term started getting passed around at publishing conferences and dissed in editorial meetings, Slate was producing "Today's Papers" along with magazine roundups and so on.
But the smart-aleck online publication isn't going to stand pat with its aggregational offerings. It's hiring (!) new aggregators.
According to an e-mail seeking applicants, the mag is "going to be increasing the pace and scope of our aggregation features. We want to hire two very energetic media omnivores who can write fast, read faster, and have a sense of humor. These would be contract positions with Slate."