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Sports page designer, The Washington Times

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by John Taylor, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    You could get a place within a half hour or so of there on that salary, I'm sure. Might not be very good, but since the Times is located just a few miles inside the beltway on one of the biggest arteries into the district, you could. Think outside of Annapolis. Just saying, it COULD be done.
  2. JME

    JME Member

    Not even slightly comfortably, however.
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    If you get a roommate somewhere you should be fine.
  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Headbutt's right. If you get a roommate -- nothing shame in that, especially if you're under 35 and not married -- then you can get by. Everyone wants to live by themselves in a grand palatial estate, and that ain't happening for most of us in the biz. Let's have some realistic expectations.

    The other option is to move far out into northern Virginia/southern Maryland and live by yourself in a double-wide. I'll take the roommate deal (provided there's no psychosis there, like in Single White Female) any day.
  5. Read this and then ask yourself if you really want to work at this place:

  6. not surprising... :-\
  7. estreetfan75

    estreetfan75 Member

    Didn't see one mention of the sports department in 'The Nation' article. Anybody else?
  8. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    I didn't, but my experience has shown that ineptitude and all-around shenanigans at the highest levels has its way of trickling down and infecting the rest of the newsroom. It would take one hell of an immediate boss to keep that river of shit from flowing onto the desks of his/her subordinates. Although, I really would like to work for a 100,000 circulation paper in a major metro area, so the temptation to apply is still there.
  9. wheels89

    wheels89 Active Member

    No mention of sports in the article from what I saw, plus I've had dealings with Hartsell or Taylor, who seem to be pretty solid editors. Plus, what makes the political leanings of this paper any different than the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, which also tilts very hard right, yet most of you would've given your right nut to get the Steelers beat.
    As long as the publisher or top two editors don't come in and start booking Redskins or Nationals coverage, who gives a shit?
    Now lets get back to the thread at hand -- the design opening.
  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Wheels, there is a point to be said for higher-ups polluting the environment with their garbage.

    I'll also agree with you on Taylor, though. Good guy in my limited dealings with him.
  11. wheels89

    wheels89 Active Member

    Wicked, The higher-ups can pollute the area, but also if your a sports writer at that paper, or most metros from that matter, your in the office maybe once or twice a month, and that is to hand in your expense reports. The adept managers do their best to shield their staffs from that crap. If you work in news though, your fucked on that end.
    However, as far as I know, the Times sports staff is somewhat diverse, so it goes against the grain of what the rest of the paper is, which deserves some sort of applause, even if it's a golf clap.
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    If it is a good job, that Nation article should have no bearing on anything. Sports is sports.

    But what's this about "think about Annapolis"? You want to circle around the Baltimore beltway BEFORE you go up to the Washington beltway??
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