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News Reporter - Marshall, MO

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by sgreenwell, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Posting because it's making the rounds on FB, for some obvious reasons...

    Company: Marshall MO Democrat-News
    Marshall, Missouri
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $15,000 to $20,000


    Marshall, Missouri is the perfect place to start your career in journalism.

    The Democrat-News (2,500 Mon-Fri, PM) is the perfect place to gain new skills and hone the craftsmanship you’ll need as you advance in this exciting field. Our town is the perfect size to give you access to city and county government sources, school and college administrators and other important contacts as you connect with the pipeline of Marshall.

    As a key player in our newsroom, you’ll have an active role in developing budgets, learning to tell a story in photos and interacting with our social media outlets. You’ll also pay your dues by covering stale city council meetings and water board sessions. You’ll document the annual Shriner’s parade and we guarantee you’ll step in livestock poop at the county fair. But, hey, if you want to be a journalist, you’ve got to have a tolerance for a certain amount of BS. Right?

    The Democrat-News is a member of Rust Communications, a wonderful family-owned newspaper chain based in Cape Girardeau, MO. We offer an entry-level salary and a complete benefits package including health and dental insurance and 401k.

    Marshall, Missouri is located within an easy drive of Kansas City or Columbia. We’re not far from popular outdoor recreation destinations like Lake of the Ozarks or the Katy Trail. We’re 15 minutes from Broadway-quality theatre in Arrow Rock and two doors down from the Jim the Wonder Dog museum. Oh, yeah, Mustang Sally’s gets some big name acts on a regular basis.

    If you’ve read this whole posting, it’s time to email your resume and clips to Rachel Knight, editor, The Marshall Democrat-News at rknight@marshallnews.com.
  2. FusilliJerry

    FusilliJerry Member

    The only thing that could possibly entice me more than that colossal salary is the prospect of stepping in poop on the job. I'm in!
  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Two doors down from the Jim the Wonder Dog museum? Sign me up!!
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    "As a key player in our newsroom, you’ll have an active role in developing budgets. . . as long as you understand that your own personal budget will be pretty much non-existent. Hope you like ramen noodles!"
  5. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Do they pay the mileage to get down to Gitmo?
  6. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    What a joke. Makes Wartburg seem like paradise.
  7. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    $15,000 a year comes out to about $288 per week - before taxes. Depending on whether the work week is 30 or 40 hours, the pay would range from $7.20 an hour to $9.60 an hour. Before taxes.
  8. TGO157

    TGO157 Active Member

    "You’ll also pay your dues by covering stale city council meetings and water board sessions."

    At least this isn't like those job ads asking reporters to find investigative Pulitzer submissions from every meeting.
  9. RonClements

    RonClements Active Member

    So, 40 hours a week would amount to below minimum wage. Nicely done, Marshall. Nicely done. Entry-level doesn't mean hire somebody so stupid to not figure out they're getting screwed.
  10. Sports Guy

    Sports Guy Member

    Seattle, Wash., city council approved minimum wage increase to $15 on Monday. ... effective April 1, 2015.
  11. RonClements

    RonClements Active Member

    That's not good.
  12. doctorx

    doctorx Member

    Quit being so negative, everyone! If you're really, really, really good and are willing to show a little gumption, you could pull down $20K!
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