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They're baaaaaaaack...still bootstrappin'

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ChrisMaza, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    Um...serious question, having seen this publication...they have a sports section?
  2. Ice9

    Ice9 Active Member

    Gee golly, a real live letter of recommendation! Glad they cleared up.

    I'm disappointed they've done away with the parts of the ad that allude to bringing a sleeping bag and your own snacks, sending your stuff to "Village of Lenox, MA" and making up words like "stipendium" and shit.

    Just for fun, I emailed this guy the last time around and asked if the job is full-time with benefits, his response was "Yes and no. 30 hours a week, no bennies. If you are willing to sell ads and write, I offer a stipend. Other wise, I pay by the inch and for each pix." Draw your own conclusions.

    Either A) Dude was behind on his oil/electric bill, or B) dude was piss-shittin drunk
  3. Greg_Cameron

    Greg_Cameron New Member

    Imjustagirl: Honestly, as much as it was a 30 minute waste of my time. Probably the funniest interview I've ever experienced. Does it at all entice you to possibly apply if I were to tell you that George (the Beacon guy) looks like a totally destitute man's Wilford Brimley? He definitely does but he wasn't nearly as awesome.

    EmbassyRow: I think he wanted to start a sports section. Again, I think. No clue if that was what he really wanted to do or if he was simply pumping my tires.

    Ice9: Is it possible if I respond with C) Both?
  4. Ice9

    Ice9 Active Member

    Didn't think of that. Good call.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    That explains a lot. Doesn't diabeetus inhibit blood flow? He probably was just cold.
  6. Greg_Cameron

    Greg_Cameron New Member

    Well, now that you word it like that, I'm starting to feel a little bit bad for the guy. I meant that merely from appearances. I think HIPAA regulations might prohibit me from knowing the guy's health history.
  7. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    So THAT'S what happened to him.
  8. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Well-Known Member

    Quality website/blog the Beacon has ... Sigh.

  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Their ad reps are contract employees, they get unpaid vacation as a benefit ... but they get free advertising space and mentoring relationships as perks!

  10. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The job includes collections as well. Bring your crowbar.
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