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Offline bbb1978

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USA Today, for those who don't already know, has a bootload of Reporter and Editor jobs covering the NFL, NBA, MLB, fantasy, golf, blogs, etc.
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 07:30:56 PM »
Does it seem strange that on one page there is a thread about how the USA Today is cutting out everything, laying off people, consolidating stuff - and on this jobs board it is advertising something like 50 open jobs?
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 07:34:10 PM »
Dave Morgan indicated in a Q-and-A that after all was said and done, there would be a net increase in positions at USAT, so no, this does not seem strange at all.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 10:13:08 PM »

This Supreme Court reporter job they talk about on the second page - Is that basketball or tennis?  :)

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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 11:55:01 PM »

This Supreme Court reporter job they talk about on the second page - Is that basketball or tennis?  :)

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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2012, 09:49:19 PM »
applied for the baseball one Tuesday, so we'll see what happens.

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2012, 11:41:46 PM »
Anyone have any idea what something like this would pay? They ask for salary expectation, and it occurred to me I don't really know where "blog editor" would slot. Along the lines of a print reporter, or more like an editor? What about after USA Today's reorganization? I'm uneasy about the salary question on job applications anyway, but this time it's especially confounding.
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2012, 10:42:03 AM »
I put 45,000. I figured that's reasonable enough for a starting point without sounding high, but who knows if I'll even get a response. Most of my baseball experience is on a freelance basis, so that might not be good enough.

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2012, 06:34:31 AM »
If that position is based in McLean, $45K won't get you very far. Just saying.

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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2012, 07:09:19 AM »
I'm sure it won't, just like I'm sure I won't get a response.

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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2012, 09:09:08 AM »
If that position is based in McLean, $45K won't get you very far. Just saying.

Well, crap. Stuff is just too damn expensive then.

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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2012, 08:04:49 PM »
I'm sort of embarrassed to have to ask this, but I followed the link and went through the process of applying for one of the openings that I thought was the best fit for me. There are a few others I'd be interested in as well, but when I go to apply for those it already has my resume and cover letter preloaded and ready to go.

The cover letter was written specifically for that one job. So if I write a new one and upload it, will it be attached to every application I have submitted?  Anyone understand what I'm talking about?

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2012, 09:07:48 PM »
Who would actually want to live in McLean on $45k? What a waste.

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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2012, 07:37:53 AM »
Folks on the print side at USAT make much more than 45K. Will the reorg bring the online producer/editors' pay up? I doubt it, but you never know.

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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2012, 08:54:04 AM »
You couldn't live in McLean on $45K, but there are plenty of surrounding areas that are more affordable. I made about $50K when I worked in McLean, and I lived in Alexandria pretty comfortably.

Yeah but until the Silver Line is opened it's a hellish commute in traffic about two-thirds of the day. And the closest Silver Line stop will be about a mile away from USA Today's building.

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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2012, 11:32:21 AM »
How long before Silver Line is finished? I stayed out by Reston on a spring trip last year and it was a mess.
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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2012, 11:41:14 AM »
How long before Silver Line is finished? I stayed out by Reston on a spring trip last year and it was a mess.

Phase I to Reston should be done next year. I've heard Phase II past Dulles is scheduled to be done by 2018.

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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2012, 12:32:08 PM »
The cover letter was written specifically for that one job. So if I write a new one and upload it, will it be attached to every application I have submitted?  Anyone understand what I'm talking about?

If you click on the link for your old cover letter on the new application, it gives you an option to replace it with another. I'm assuming (and hoping) that means you can change it for each individual application. If that makes any sense.
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2012, 02:44:36 PM »
See I think that the jobs should be farmed out to people not just in Virginia. I would apply to the college football job in an instant if there was a chance they would let me stay where I am in the heart of Big 12 country and just use my home as a hub around the area and the country. I think it would be cheaper then getting someone to come to Virginia then send them out weekly to the ends of the landscape, but that's just me.
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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2012, 10:35:49 AM »
Was sort of thinking the same thing, though if these are really blog "editor" positions, they're going to want you close to the mothership, and you probably won't be doing that much traveling, anyway.
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« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2012, 11:10:33 AM »
How long before Silver Line is finished? I stayed out by Reston on a spring trip last year and it was a mess.

Phase I to Reston should be done next year. I've heard Phase II past Dulles is scheduled to be done by 2018.

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« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2012, 01:44:53 PM »
The cover letter was written specifically for that one job. So if I write a new one and upload it, will it be attached to every application I have submitted?  Anyone understand what I'm talking about?

If you click on the link for your old cover letter on the new application, it gives you an option to replace it with another. I'm assuming (and hoping) that means you can change it for each individual application. If that makes any sense.

Thanks for the reply. That's what I was hoping too, but I just didn't think it was clear. When I applied for the job I thought might be a good fit for me I included a line that basically said if they wanted to talk to me about the other jobs I would be happy to listen. I wonder if that is enough.

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« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2012, 11:46:45 PM »
Any idea if all of these jobs presume relocation?

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« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2012, 01:04:20 PM »
Folks on the print side at USAT make much more than 45K. Will the reorg bring the online producer/editors' pay up? I doubt it, but you never know.

Not all of them. And my guess is that they're going to keep the online producer/editors' pay down and save the dough for the big names.

That said, $45K isn't horrible for NoVa. (Even McLean itself has less expensive parts.) Unless you're the sole bread-winner in a family of four, in which case you'll be stretching yourself thin. If your spouse has a decent job, you're fine.

THAT said, if Morgan and Byrne aren't even based in Tysons, why would they demand it of anyone else?

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« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2012, 06:30:29 PM »
where are Morgan and Byrne based?