We've heard of sending a cover letter to the wrong company, but this is a new one.
An AP photographer and editor accidentally submitted a caption for this photo containing a chunk of her cover letter for a Buzzfeed photo-editor job.
The caption, which explained why the AP editor would make a perfect BuzzFeed editor, was sent to all of AP's clients nationwide, Gawker said Tuesday.
Here is the 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)
The editor realized her mistake not long after and sent a correction message stating, "CORRECTS TO REMOVE UNNEEDED INFORMATION," a source told Gawker.
It's a chilling reminder to use copy and paste with caution.