Associated Press photo editor Karly Domb Sadof obviously wanted her cover letter applying for a photo editing job at BuzzFeed to stand out among the rest. She certainly accomplished that goal… just not in the way she was likely hoping to.
The photographer and editor reportedly accidentally posted part of her cover letter for the BuzzFeed job as an AP image caption:
Lauren Sherrick of Davenport, Iowa, helps paint a compass on the Mason City, Iowa, Municipal Airport ramp on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Instead of starting this cover letter by listing the top ten reasons why I am the perfect candidate to be Buzzfeed’s photo essay editor, or creating a quiz about what type of job applicant, I, Karly Domb Sadof, am (because I imagine you have just finished reading half a dozen cover letters in those formats) I will say I am applying for Buzzfeed’s photo essay editor position because I want to do to photojournalism what the Quiz and “listicle” have done to Lifestyle journalism. (AP Photo/The Globe Gazette, Arian Schuessler)
A source reportedly told Gawker that Sadof seemingly caught the error quickly and a corrected photo and caption were sent out to AP’s clients across the country. The overline included reads: “CORRECTS TO REMOVE UNNEEDED INFORMATION.”
Here’s the image the caption was originally paired with: