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$15-20K/year FT position

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Wander_mutt, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Wander_mutt

    Wander_mutt New Member

    Was browsing jobs and saw this listing offering $15-20K/year for a full time position. Yes, it's a small, "growing," paper, but from what I can tell is just outside of Indianapolis.

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Reporter / Paginator

    I started in the business about 15 years ago and this is about 35% less than what I was making at a paper much more out in the boonies. Not sure what the circulation is at this paper but, man, just seeing that low number was shocking!
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Do they pay for dog walking?
     
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  3. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Active Member

    There's another $15,000-$20,000 full-time job in Colorado currently being skewered on the Jobs board.
     
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I made a little less than that in my first newspaper job. Of course, that was in 1983.
     
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Noblesville is a crazy-fast growing suburb north of Indy. You'll burn a quarter of that salary on gas while sitting in traffic.
     
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  6. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    How the hell does anyone live off $1,250-$1,667 a month?
     
  7. Mauve_Avenger

    Mauve_Avenger Member

    Seriously, would $15,000 per year even be minimum wage? I just typed in $7.50 for 40 hours per week over 52 weeks and it was $15,600.
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The pay's not great, but it's better for your complexion than dunking fries.
     
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    You can't be a person with a college degree and think this is a good option. You just can't.
     
  10. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Not to reveal my exact salary, but I'm in the $25k to $30k range. Single, no kids, not a ton of debt, and the margin is razor thin on a month to month basis even for me. Unless you have zero debt, I have no clue how people make it work making $5,000 to $15,000 LESS than me.
     
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Go on food stamps.
     
  12. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    For what it's worth, I'm guessing the $15-20K range is a product of JJobs' system of dividing jobs into ranges at $5,000 increments. Probably when they came online, you had jobs in the $15K range (I was offered one in 2001), but I'd think by now it's mostly jobs in the high teens to 20K. Which is still godawful for a college degree-bearing position in 2015. Either they're looking for local kids who'll live at home or perhaps retired types looking for something to while away the time and make a little money on the side.
     
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