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Sports Agate- Las Vegas, NV

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    From jjobs.com

    Company: Las Vegas Review-Journal
    Sports Agate
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: $30,000 to $35,000
    Ad Expires:
    March 18, 2014
    Job ID: 1563740
    Website: http://www.reviewjournal.com


    Sports agate is key to readers in this 24-hour betting town. We're looking for a team player to produce our sports agate package, including the TV/radio listings and betting odds for our daily and Sunday newspapers. Must be extremely detail oriented and well organized. Should have a strong sports background and experience with publishing programs, including InDesign and NewsEngin. Ability to tackle minor editing and reporting tasks a plus. Hours are 4 p.m. to midnight, five days a week including weekends. Contact Mark Whittington, deputy editor for sports and features, at mwhittington@reviewjournal.com.
  2. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    Working tiny type nights AND weekends. Dreamy.
  3. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    I'm assuming that salary doesn't go far at all in Vegas.

    But, I'm floored that a paper would pay that much for a full-time agate person. We have a full-time agate person but he doesn't make nearly that (I don't think)
  4. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    Dishwashers Union (a real thing) makes that much money. Yeah, a person would have to commute from Pahrump or live at the Y. Then again, they probably still have the $1.99 Prime Rib at Boomtown on the south side
  5. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Starve to death in Vegas or go for the desolate isolation of Guymon. Hmmmm.
  6. NHMafia

    NHMafia Member

    Any chance to move up here? I would think if you're young laying out agate for a year or so wouldn't be too bad if you had a good chance at something better.
  7. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    30-35K in Vegas today is livable. Great? No. Livable yes.
    Outside of the Strip and Downtown, prices around Vegas are fairly reasonable, if not cheap for certain items. That's especially true these days of apartment rent or even buying a house (which I wouldn't recommend on 35K, but still). Vegas is one of those places that people have been moving away from the last 5 years, so if you look, you can find good deals on living. I have a friend who works for TSA who was looking at transferring there last year. He found a 3/2 condo for rent for under 600 a month.
    Plus, if you have a hankering for a drink after work, instead of the local bar, you can just go find a slot machine at a casino and wait for the free booze.
    You aren't going to live like a king on 30-35K in Vegas (but in our industry, you aren't going to live like a king anywhere), but if you avoid gambling your money away, you can live fine there.
  8. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Damn, that's excellent. I know Vegas was hit hard by the sub-prime housing crisis a few years back and a lot of stuff went into foreclosure.
  9. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Yep, in Vegas and anywhere. But they'll get a flood of applicants. Who wouldn't want to live in Las Vegas?
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    This has been filled. They re-hired one of the copy desk guys they laid off about a month ago to fill the agate job.
  11. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I usually curse a bit at companies that post positions and then hire internally.

    Not in this case. At least someone got a job back. :)
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