So: The Dallas Observer is Looking for a New Music Editor...

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This news is already out there in some capacity, so no use prolonging its confirmation: Yes, the Observer is currently accepting applications for the position of music editor.

After almost four years of holding down the role, I've decided to step down from my position as the music editor to pursue other opportunities. My last day is Tuesday, November 1.

It's been an incredibly fun, rewarding and at-times wild ride, and it's provided me with memories and stories to last a lifetime. And no need to get misty-eyed just yet: I've still got another week and change on the books here, so there will be plenty of time for goodbyes, farewells and ruminations on what it all means.

In many ways, I very much envy the person who will succeed me in this job. That person is in for a life-changing experience. And, hey, maybe that person's you? Here's what the powers that be are seeking, per one job listing:
Dallas Observer has an immediate opening for a music editor who can oversee coverage of Dallas's diverse music scene. The ideal candidate has a strong writing voice, sharp line-editing skills, a wide range of musical interests, and a passion for the local music scene. Responsibilities include: overseeing DC9 at Night, our music blog; maintaining our strong presence in social media; and assigning, writing for, and editing the print music section.
If that's you, don't waste any time. Go ahead and apply. I never regretted it. Neither will you.

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43 comments
Cc
Cc

good fucking riddance you suck as a writer and you are not a lover of music.  

Terry Mathews
Terry Mathews

Best of luck. You will be missed. Met you a couple of times at events. Take care. And let us know on Facebook or something when you land at your next gig.

Lux Interior
Lux Interior

thank god. though i doubt VV will hire any better. 

Will Dowdy
Will Dowdy

give it to nic. hernandez or offer it to mwanz... those dudes matter!

Amy Ero
Amy Ero

That's just a shame. Best of luck to you, Pete. Wherever you're headed, they're getting a hard working guy who actually cares about doing a job well.

Jason
Jason

I hope the new editor will ban the use of "After the Jump", "Hit the Jump", and anything to do with a Jump...  

Marcbogdan
Marcbogdan

hunter hauk.... should get that job

Big Mac Tony
Big Mac Tony

This post is kind of like when you break your lease and you post some ads to try and fill your apartment before the landlord takes you to court

Big Mac Tony
Big Mac Tony

Are these sponsored comments to go with the sponsored DOMA votes?

Pursue other options? Hopefully out of town ones.

Jason
Jason

Hunter Hauk FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  He is the Yin to Pete's Yang.

Sarita
Sarita

Pete, you rock. Excellent, excellent work showing off Dallas's current scene while respecting our history an reminding us of it. Good luck!

phe_75034
phe_75034

Sorry to see you go, Pete. Nico Martini said it all very well in a previous comment, so I won't repeat. Best of luck in your future endeavors, and thank you for your excellent work here.

Seems like one of the most important qualifications for the Observer's Music Editor is to be able to accept the daily nut-kicking from the haters. Beyond that, I sure hope the Observer hires someone with the same sort of energy Pete brought to the assignment.

nffcnnr
nffcnnr

Good job and good luck!

nimbusthegreat
nimbusthegreat

gonna miss you.  you actually care about the music.

Darryl
Darryl

sad to see you go, Pete. you were, by far, the best out of the four editors I've worked with.

Nico Martini
Nico Martini

It takes two things to make a music scene great... high level talented musicians and advocacy. One of the biggest reasons there has been the resurgence in the Dallas is because we've finally had both. There's not another single entity more important to the recent success of  the local music scene than the Dallas Observer and there's no one more responsible for this than Pete. Thank you, man... you've changed the way things work around here. You've embraced Dallas and helped turn it in to something we can all be proud of. No matter where you end up, you'll always be appreciated here. What you've done has made a difference... there's not enough people in this world that can say that. Thank you for helping my hometown matter again. 

ChrisU
ChrisU

oh so you are joining Rick Perry's campaign staff!

No
No

what paper have you guys been reading.good riddance to bad rubbish

stephebecker
stephebecker

Pete - Good luck with the future endeavors. The music coverage has been top-notch since you've been running the show.

MattL1
MattL1

You did a tough job well, Pete.  Good luck.

NA
NA

hate to see you go Pete...

Ryan
Ryan

sad news

Valerie Baker
Valerie Baker

I would apply, but I'm working at GSD&M in Austin now.  You had a good run, Pete.  Good luck with your future endeavors. 

Dustin Blocker
Dustin Blocker

Dangit Pete! Going out on a high-note w/ the great DOMAs? Good luck.

Gavin Mulloy
Gavin Mulloy

Other opportunities = Playlister P solo album that drops 11.11.11 bitches

Barrykooda
Barrykooda

I like a thankless, can't please anybody, who do you think you are job as much as the next guy but I don't know if I have the stamina. Good luck with your next adventure Pete.

Darryl
Darryl

How about "keep reading with the anal retentive asshole named jason"?

Surrondedbyshortsidedidiots
Surrondedbyshortsidedidiots

When pete starts a band he can be given credit for helping the scene. refer to his first few articles in town. he chose to make enemies with people from the get go. so lets stop kissing this frat boys ass and pray they replace him with someone who actually knows about music..... or at least can write worth a shit

Ross Edman
Ross Edman

Agreed. Nico put it better then I ever could. Your hard work and diligence has helped everyone here. I hope whatever opportunities are coming your way that they will take you on another great journey. I hope whoever is your replacement can fill the shoes as well.

me
me

yea? you try it. ha.

Guest
Guest

Hunter Hawk if you actually want a journalist in the job. look at the quicks music coverage early on-through the mid period. hands down thousands of times better than petey

Nico Martini
Nico Martini

Guess he didn't like your band... sorry buddy.

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