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Sports Editor - Bowling Green, Ohio

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. RonClements

    RonClements Active Member

    Not to mention the job title here is sports editor.
     
  2. Blogtastic

    Blogtastic New Member

    I make almost $30K as the lone sports guy at a twice-a-week shop where we definitely do not cover a Division I beat.
     
  3. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    Shhh. You're blowing the curve.
     
  4. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    Not to derail this into talking about The Manhattan Mercury instead of the actual opening, but the sports editor and K-State beat writer at The Mercury are one and the same position. It didn't used to be that way, but ya know ... "do more with less!"
     
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  5. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    Already has. Not that that matters or anything.
     
  6. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    U right. That ship's done sailed.

    To get it turned around, we need someone to come on here who's familiar with the town and talk about their favorite bar or restaurant or somesuch, or how someone at this shop is "good people."
     
  7. Junkie

    Junkie Active Member

    Even in Bowling Green, Ohio, you can't live in $30k. You'd need a second job and since this looks like a one-man shop at a daily, not sure when time for that would arise. So glad to be out of this shit business.
     
  8. Junkie

    Junkie Active Member

    Like I said ...
     
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  9. studthug12

    studthug12 Active Member

    This should be added to the job description. You won't have any money for retirement, an apartment with more than one bedroom or hopes of ever owning a car with less than 150,000 miles, but it is possible to survive on the money we pay. Plus you're in the middle of all the MAC-tion!
     
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  10. Jesse Garon

    Jesse Garon New Member

    According to wikipedia for Bowling Green Ohio the median income for a household in the city was $30,599, and the median income for a family was $51,804. Males had a median income of $33,619 versus $25,364 for females.

    Low cost of living and other affordable locations nearby. Toledo to the north and Findlay to the south. Not a bad deal considering what other papers in the area are paying.
     
  11. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    Data I just saw says the median income is $33,562. Also has a poverty rate of almost 36%, which is almost three times the national average.

    But you're definitely missing the point.
     
  12. Junkie

    Junkie Active Member

    And if you remove the part of the population employed by the university, which is sizeable, those numbers get far worse. It's rural America for sure. I worked at a similar paper an hour to the east and made more than that 20 years ago, just as a writer. As an SE? That's pathetic. The drive-thru at the local McDonald's has a sign up saying $15/hour.
     
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