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Poll: What's your job?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by ondeadline, Feb 13, 2007.


What's your job?

  1. Writer

  2. Copy editor

  3. Designer

  4. Copy editor/designer

  5. Photographer

    0 vote(s)
  6. Assistant sports editor

  7. Sports editor

  8. Agate clerk

  9. TV reporter

  10. Public relations

  11. Sports information

    0 vote(s)
  12. Web site producer

  13. Columnist

  14. Publisher

    0 vote(s)
  15. Editor (doesn't fit any of the above)

  16. Writer/copy editor/designer

  17. Blogger

    0 vote(s)
  18. Writer/photographer/designer/copy editor

  19. Reporter/photographer

  20. Non-journalism job

  21. Freelance writer

  22. Radio reporter

  1. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    That's why I wanted "blogger" included... I was curious to see if anybody's making a living doing it-- or if anybody considers himself a "blogger" above what he actually does for a living.

    I don't know... maybe the Deadspin guys are doing it fulltime ??
  2. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    It's a tough one for me here. Yes I'm the sports editor at a really small shop, so I used that, but in the course of a week, I'm also a reporter, photographer, copy editor for other parts of the paper, designer etc, etc.
  3. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised that nobody voting on the poll is in sports information. I know there's at least one blogger who posts on this board, at least I would assume thebiglead would consider himself/herself a blogger.
  4. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    I'd like to announce that radio reporter is now an option.
  5. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    I have a non-journalism job which pays my mortgage, but I also consider myself a freelance writer as a second job.
  6. Kable

    Kable Member

    I have a non-journalism job because I haven't landed a journalism job right out of college. I do office work right now, and that pays the bills. I do update my sports blog once or twice a week, but I do that on the side. I also work as a camera person for the local minor league baseball team, but that pays little unless you work an entire homestand, then you could make a decent amount. I also referee, so I technically have three jobs, just two of them are seasonal.

    I still want to write sports, but no dice so far. I've thought about just keeping a regular job for a few years, yet still write on the side.
  7. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    As much as I hate to admit it and be the butt of jokes, that was LOL! I really left myself open for that one.
  8. should be further broken down by market size (community newspaper, 50,000-under, mid-major, metro, big big boys). not to put anybody down, but if you're looking for the info ...
  9. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I'm a website editor, so picked "Editor (doesn't fit any of the above)"
  10. 33 writers out of 139 voters isn't really an exorbitant number of writers
  11. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I voted editor (a recent promotion). That's my best guess for where I stand, although you might get a better read by just lumping "news-side" folks together in a category.

  12. statrat

    statrat Member

    I move that that the "Writer/photographer/designer/copy editor" option (which I am) be changed to "Sports reporter? I'm the f---ing sports section!"
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