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Moving Compensation

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by KevinmH9, May 20, 2008.

  1. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Hello, folks. I posted yesterday about having graduated recently from college and trying to get into the business. After mulling over several scenarios, I've decided that moving is the plausible alternative to sticking it out in New Hampshire. When and if you moved for a job, did your newspaper help compensate you to get you situated into your new area? Thanks.

  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Yes. All three times I've moved.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Yes, yes, no move needed, no, yes.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yes, yes, no (my option; they offered an extra $2,500 or pay for my move which was half that)
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I think Kevin's problem is that his location could scare off some papers from taking him into consideration. Some want candidates to interview in-person, but won't pay for it or will only bring finalists in from nearby.

    As for moving expenses, don't ask unless you get an offer. Same about salary. If a paper wants you bad enough or aren't cheapskates, they should throw in at least a $1,000.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Moved cross country once and it was paid in full, including gas, hotels and food to cover me driving plus a fully paid house-hunting trip.
    Last move was nearly cross country and same thing, fully paid, including gas, hotel and food.
  7. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    There might be some papers scared off, too.

    It's your job, man. Come on.
  8. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    Yes, yes and yes. But at that second "yes," a mid-sized paper, they'd stopped doing it by the time I left. Or, rather, started treating it as an advance on your first few paychecks.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Papers do pay, but for an entry level position, probably not, unless it's a larger paper.
  10. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

  11. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Every paper I've ever worked at paid, most up to $500, I believe.
  12. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I got $500 to move 2,500 miles. Didn't even cover my airfare in full. Started from scratch once I got there.
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