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Fifth-worst job: Newspaper reporter?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    That's what careercast.com says:


    It ranks below maid, dishwasher and waiter/waitress, among others.

    Broadcaster isn't much better.

    Depressing (albeit from one source) take on our business.

    Are they right?
  2. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Hell no - newspaper reporter should be first.

    I'll have to look at the Harris Poll to see who is fucking up our ranking....
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Sure am glad I'm an editor on days like this. Top-10 job, right?
  4. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    Easily. I mean, we're responsible for all the reporters with crappy jobs, and we get paid marginally better. What more could you want?
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Firefighter was 185th. What surprised me, a bit, was that based on their hiring outlook criteria, there's some professions that are much, much worse when it comes to getting a job.
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Naively, obviously, I STILL think this is a great business, but must be living in the past.
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I love my job (almost) every day, but I don't love the business.
  8. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    It's become an interesting way to inform and stay informed, but the buisness is no longer a mid-professional, sustainable career.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    It's kind of skewed because it gets a high "stress" ranking, though.

    The people who go into deadline reporting kind of thrive on that, no?
  10. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    Newspaper reporter is a great job. But it's a terrible way to make a living anymore. The paper here in the town I live in (as opposed to the one where I work, 20 miles up the road) is now staffed almost entirely by recent college graduates. My guess is that two people on the entire staff are older than 25. Cheapest newsroom around and the product reflects that. And you can bet that most of that staff will move on within the year and be replaced with even cheaper talent.
  11. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Yes, if money weren't a factor at all, we'd be up in the 150s.
  12. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I've been a dishwasher. That job sucks, too. A lot less stressful, but, the pay is way worse.
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