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Mt, Vernon, Ill. - Sports writer

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Stitch, May 7, 2008.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    From jjobs.com. Welfare city for anyone that takes this.

    Company: Register-News
    Seeking sports, news reporters
    Mt. Vernon, Illinois
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $15,000 to $20,000
    Ad Expires:
    June 11, 2008
    Job ID: 920613
    Website: http://www.register-news.com

    The Register-News in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, seeks qualified candidates for the positions of sports reporter and news reporter. We are a community newspaper in the truest sense of the phrase and are looking for a sports reporter who will provide coverage of all our schools in Jefferson County. We want someone who can provide coverage of sports well beyond the final scores, someone who will help us cover non-traditional sports as well as recreational sports.

    For our news staff, we seek someone who is not afraid to work nights and weekends covering local meetings and events as well as provide feature material.

    The Register-News has a lengthy history of helping entry-level reporters move on to larger markets. The newspaper has been aggressive with its online delivery of information and offers reporters the chance to gain valuable experience in this media as well.

    Mt. Vernon is located in the heart of hoops-crazy Southern Illinois, 70 miles east of St. Louis and roughly the same distance west of Evansville, Ind. Carbondale is a short drive down I-57, and Champaign is roughly two hours to the north.

    Send a resume and five clips to: Jeremy Hall, Register-News, 911 Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL, 62864. Or e-mail jeremy.hall@register-news.com
  2. 7.50 an hour? Sign me up.
  3. Paul Wilcoxen

    Paul Wilcoxen New Member

    I can tell you for a fact that the SE has nothing to do with the pay or the posting of the ad, or listing the pay. Better to be up front though, I guess.
  4. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    I've heard this is not a good place. As in people drunk in the workplace not good.
  5. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    I don't follow your logic. You make it sound like an amazing place to work.

    Anyway, although I agree it's a despicable wage, I think it's nice it's actually posted.
  6. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    You raise a good point. That was poorly worded. All I know is someone was trying to finish stuff on deadline while somebody else was hammered and not terribly productive (as opposed to the workplace being a kegger for everyone). So that does not add up to a good situation. However, I don't know if these person still exists at that paper, so the whole point could be moot.
  7. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    I had an idea what you meant, but for some reason your first sentence made me laugh.
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    you can make more flippin' burgers
  9. SECT

    SECT Guest

    This place is also losing its sports editor at the end of the month.
  10. I Like HD

    I Like HD Member

    Wow, that's the worst pay range I've ever seen on a job ad.
  11. Buckeye12

    Buckeye12 Member

    $15,000, does that qualify for food stamps?
    Send clips, of what, coupons from a baggie?
    That's hysterical. I can't imagine a college educated individual would be interested in something like this. I remember a W. Va. paper posting an ad like this two years ago, and it was rightly savaged, too.
    Shame on those folks. High School kids make more per hour than this.
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It's disgusting and the paper is a disgrace just for paying that little. Shame on the publisher, Bob Dennis, and Jeremy Hall for posting this.
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