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Dolphins writer, Palm Beach

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Idaho, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    I gotta think a little higher than that.
  2. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    If it's not at least $60K, you are living in a shoebox.
  3. TrojanHorse

    TrojanHorse Guest

    You can get $75K if you know what you're doing in the interview. Tell 'em you know Le Batard gets $250K for what he's doing, and wait for them to come down from that. Also, tell 'em that you wanna buy a house down there once you get settled, and ask them what it would take to get there. you can't get a good two-bedroom house in South Florida anymore for less than $400K.

    And of course they know that. You should also.
  4. A two-bedroom house for under $400,000. No problem at all. Friends of mine have bought brand-new houses for less than that.

    Playing the LeBatard card? Yes, that should be very effective.

    Come back when you get a clue.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The lead beat writer at the Post usually makes about $60K. This is for the backup job...

    $50K is more than reasonable for this position...
  6. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    How true. Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode when Costanza tries to estimate what they'll be paid for a pilot based on what Ted Danson makes.
  7. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    TrojanHorse wasn't serious.

    Was he?
  8. TrojanHorse

    TrojanHorse Guest

    well, of course i wasn't serious. point is, they'll pay anything they want if they want to hire you.

    ask for the moon. see how high they will go. opening salary offers are just opening offers. if you've been around a while, you can probably work them for a lot more.

    never accept the first offer. they're just fishing there.
  9. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I'd be VERY careful with that cavalier strategy.
  10. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I seriously doubt that. They can find someone equally good for what they want to pay. Most places, there will be a little flexibility but not much, not in the current job market.
  11. TrojanHorse

    TrojanHorse Guest

    Geez, you peeps are missing the point.

    they can always find someone other than you.

    if they want you, the bargaining is on your table. don't waste that chance.

    they will more than you think they are offering, and geez, would you peeps quit kneeling before the corporate newspaper gods?

    they need you, not that they will tell you that, but stand up sometime and fight for the salary, and the consideration, that you deserve.

    if they buy someone else, fine. another door opens for you........
  12. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    It ain't "kneeling" if you resist making a patently ridiculous offer right out of the blocks. You have to know the market.
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