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Picket Fence Media , Entry Level Journalist, Dana Point, California

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by johann, May 19, 2011.

  1. johann

    johann Guest

    Some sports, some salary:


    Company: Picket Fence Media
    Position: Entry Level Journalist Sought
    Location: Dana Point, California
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $25,000 to $30,000
    Ad Expires: June 23, 2011
    Job ID: 1251426


    Expanding group of community newspapers is looking for an energetic reporter-in-training to join staff of experienced journalists. We’re looking for someone who will be tasked with working across platforms for four of our publications, as well as our websites.

    The position is entry level, requiring you to compile sports reports, lists, weave together news releases and announcements and comb through the sheriff’s blotter. That’s a lot of work every week, but we also want you to take on some well reported and written stories, too, and probably pick up a little copyediting on deadline days.

    It won’t be an easy job, but you’ll be rewarded with great experience, strong editing and a stable of clips you can be proud of.

    We’ve budgeted $30,000 a year for the position, along with full health, dental and vision benefits and paid vacation.

    If interested, please email jvolzke@thecapistranodispatch.com; put “Entry Level Reporter” in the subject line and respond with a resume and writing samples. We expect to make a decision within a month, and can’t promise that we’ll respond to everybody.

  2. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    They don't get caught watching the paint dry at this place.
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Dana Point is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Also one of the most beautiful.

    $30,000 a year will only work if you have about 6 roommates. There is nowhere within 30 miles of Dana Point that's affordable.
  4. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Well, $30,000 is more than you see advertised for most journalism jobs on this board.

    You are right, though, in that that salary will not work anywhere in or around Dana Point.

    Bet that's why they're looking for a "reporter-in-training," i.e. someone who still lives with the parents....
  5. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    There are several young teachers I know who work in Dana Point or San Juan Capistrano and live down in Oceanside, which is probably the most affordable coastal town in Southern California (though it's not THAT affordable).

    But even Oceanside is hard to do for 30K, especially if you're commuting 40 miles each way with gas prices as absurd as they are.

    In short, yes, you have to live at home with your parents, or with 6 roommates in a 2 bedroom.
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