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Getting the answers together

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An interview with J!'s editorial producer

http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2012/ ... -jeopardy/

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Pretty cool. :)

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People think that the material is harder for the teachers?

That's the funniest thing I've heard all week.
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ahirbhairav wrote:
OntarioQuizzer wrote:People think that the material is harder for the teachers?

That's the funniest thing I've heard all week.
That's exactly why I said pretty cool.
Really? Could you maybe make that connection for me. I'm just not seeing it.

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happybooker wrote:An interview with J!'s editorial producer

http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2012/ ... -jeopardy/
Very interesting article. Funny coincidence because the other day when I went to check out this board to see if there were any interesting posts; I had a random thought about Jeopardy (and a lot of other game shows) and wondered what the typical day is like being a writer for J! or WWTBAM, etc. Now I have an idea. Personally I'd rather be a writer for WWTBAM since I feel I would write better in that format, but I'm sure it's a impressive way to introduce yourself to new company as a J! writer (although I'm sure they don't like to advertise it too much because of S&P).

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Seems like they might have dumbed down the questions for the teachers. I'm finding it much easier to answer the questions during these programs.

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I think if I knew ahead of time that my chance of getting on the show as a contestant would be zero, I'd want to go for a writing job there. I used to produce practice questions for my high school's team, and J!'s style of ques-- err, I mean, ans-- err, clues seems like it would be a fun writing environment. Still trying to preserve my eligibility... :)
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zerobandwidth wrote:I think if I knew ahead of time that my chance of getting on the show as a contestant would be zero, I'd want to go for a writing job there. I used to produce practice questions for my high school's team, and J!'s style of ques-- err, I mean, ans-- err, clues seems like it would be a fun writing environment. Still trying to preserve my eligibility... :)
Your chances are better this way, anyway. One of my fellow hopefuls (who occasionally posts here) asked about getting to write clues on Jeopardy! and it's a job that nobody ever seems to want to leave, so openings are extremely rare.
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