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AP Editor Accidentally Includes BuzzFeed Cover Letter In Photo Caption

This Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 photo, shows the WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on an iPhone in New York. On Wednesday Facebook announced it is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof)
This Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 photo, shows the WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on an iPhone in New York. On Wednesday Facebook announced it is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof)

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.

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