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Long hours, low pay in Southern Oregon

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by mythirdalt, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. mythirdalt

    mythirdalt Member

    Dream job here, with sports work included:

    Company: Illinois Valley News
    Southern, Oregon
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $20,000 to $25,000
    Ad Expires:
    November 5, 2010
    Job ID: 1204231

    How bad do you want to be a reporter? Bad enough to work nights and weekends? The poor glutton for punishment that's chosen will cover city and county government. Sports and general interest feature stories.
    In exchange for your long hours and tireless efforts you will be rewarded with low pay and marginal health insurance. Please send resume, and 3 writing samples to wonclive@yahoo.com This is a full time salaried position located in the beautiful northwest.

  2. Sports.Scribe

    Sports.Scribe New Member

    At least they're being honest.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Is this really an actual ad? Or is someone tweaking the words?

    Whatever, I worked in that area, although not at that particular paper. Rue the day I ever moved there.
  4. Sports.Scribe

    Sports.Scribe New Member

    The ad in the link has the same words.
  5. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    Good for them. Love the honesty. Wonder how the EIC/corporate parent would feel about the ad, though -- watch out. :)
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    They are much better off being honest than making it sound like the opportunity of a lifetime and have someone come in, find out the truth and start sending resumes out right after they arrive.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That is awesome.
  8. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    The only paper in Southern Oregon worth working at is the Medford Mail-Tribune...stay away from all others, far away. Especially one like this in a more isolated town.
  9. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they're being honest. But fuck the suits at that paper.
  10. LarryCathey

    LarryCathey Member

    Blow it out your ass, flex ... we're doing just fine at the GP Daily Courier, although yes, that's just because we're happy you're staying far, far away.

    No comment on the IV News, but the Illinois River has some of the finest swimming holes around.
  11. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    Any paper that covers Cavemen can't be that bad.
  12. lesboulez

    lesboulez Member

    i don't think it's cute, awesome or funny. it's sad. especially since they'll get 75 resumes.
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