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Interesting opportunity for a skier in MA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ChrisMaza, May 2, 2011.

  1. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    There's got to be an error in this. No way they're offering $15,000 for a full-time position. Other than that, seems like it could be an interesting opportunity for the right kind of person.

    Company: FasterSkier.com
    Associate Editor for Premier Online Ski News
    Williamstown, Massachusetts
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Up to $15,000
    Ad Expires:
    May 24, 2011
    Job ID: 1249290
    Website: http://www.fasterskier.com


    FasterSkier.com, the leading North American website covering cross-country skiing and biathlon, is seeking an associate editor.

    The successful candidate will work full time both as a reporter and an editor—writing news stories and features on topics of interest to the ski community, and helping to direct the overall editorial content of the site, which will include overseeing the work of at least one other reporter.

    The job consists mainly of office work during the summer, but ample opportunities exist for travel during the winter—our previous associate editor covered events in Alaska, Germany, Estonia, and Norway over the last two seasons, on our dollar. He was also a credentialed journalist at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

    FasterSkier is not your typical sport-specific news website. We’re professional and independent, and we’re not looking for someone to write puffy profiles. While much of the work consists of daily reporting on events and individual athletes, there are plenty of opportunities to sink your teeth into bigger projects, and our reporters have completed a number of investigative pieces over the last year. If you can get excited about filing FOA requests, or the prospect of getting chewed out by the secretary general of the International Ski Federation during a Skype interview, this job is for you.

    You don’t need to be a former ski coach or elite athlete to apply, but any history you have with the sport will give you a big leg up. At the very least, a basic familiarity with endurance sports is required.

    The job consists mostly of writing for online publication, but opportunities also exist for work with multiple media—including photography, and the creation of audio podcasts and videos. Experience in those areas is a plus.

    Salary is commensurate with experience, though to be clear, you’re not going to get rich working for us. Options may exist for free housing in Williamstown, MA, beginning in the fall; you’ll also end up with plenty of free gear.

    The Associate Editor does not have to relocate as the job can be performed from anywhere within North America.

    As long as you’re willing to travel starting in November, you can take this job and work from home or an office anywhere in the country—all you’ll need is a phone, and an internet connection.

    For more information and an application, please send a letter of interest to info@fasterskier.com.
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Well, you're getting free gear out of it. ::)
  3. Hoos3725

    Hoos3725 Member

    There's no way $15,000 is above minimum wage in Massachusetts.
  4. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    Nope. It's a little over 7.20 if my math is correct, which I believe is under federal minimum wage too, isn't it?
  5. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    It's 7.25. So 7.25 X 40 hours X 52 weeks = 15,080. So no 15,000 wouldn't be legal and the ad says up to so ...
  6. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    Like I said when I posted, must be an error. Right?
  7. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Sort of. The ad says salary is based on experience. I'm assuming they had to list something and chose the lowest one because you don't want to chose one higher than what you could have actually gotten the guy to sign on for. They also probably didn't want to chose one in the middle because people would think that is definitely the range of pay and would either scare off people who think they couldn't get a job that pays that much yet or people who already make more.
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