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What is Journatic? Telecommute listings here.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Raiders, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Raiders

    Raiders Guest

    Ever heard of Journatic? Better or worse than Demand Studios?
    These listings on JournalismJobs.com offer low-to-middling pay ($12/hr), but you can work from home.

    Copy editors:
    http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1302906

    Writers:
    http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1302950

    Maybe this is where CNN will get its stories next. :eek:
     
  2. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Does Journatic even have a website?
     
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I think this sums up how legit of a job this is. The fine print is it pays $12/hr, but it's broken down in $4 stories that take 20 minutes to write. If you really want to write, there is always Bleacher Report.

     
  4. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Copy editor, of course, being two words.

    Fail.
     
  5. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

    This is a company that is based in Chicago and St. Louis.
    It mainly creates pages for newspapers, including real estate advertorials.
     
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Can I write the story on the Amish heater that saves thousands of dollars?
     
  7. sportsfan22

    sportsfan22 New Member

    This is a group from the same people that run BlockShopper. I think they started this Journatic stuff because BlockShopper is getting pounded with complaints about printing people's personal information. What they do is take public records and print them. Perfectly legal, but ethics wise, not a good sell for public relations.

    They also do real estate Sunday sections for newspapers looking for cheap help.

    I did a Skype interview for one of these positions last year, and didn't get the job. At that point, most of their page designers were in the Philippines. They only would have a handful of people in the US who would proof the work from the outsourced jobs.

    You can google "Blockshopper" and "BlockShopper complaints" to get a better idea of who they are.

    My view is this, if you need work, I'd take the job. But don't expect a smooth ride. My guess is the turnover there is tremendous. After I interviewed, the same job was posted a month later.
     
  8. sportsfan22

    sportsfan22 New Member

    They had one for Journatic a few weeks ago because I googled it after seeing some of these jobs and wanted to see if they were Blockshopper. Now, I can't find the site?

     
  9. Copy_That

    Copy_That New Member

    Lots of problems with people getting paid what they should, when they should. Avoid.
     
  10. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    I applied about a month ago and never got so much as a "kiss my ass" from Journatic.
     
  11. sports scrub

    sports scrub Member

    http://journatic.com/
     
  12. sportsfan22

    sportsfan22 New Member

    Did you forget to tell them your favorite movie character?

    Seriously, not worth your time likely.

     
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