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What is Journatic? Telecommute listings here.

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

  1. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    If I had to guess, I'd say you're over-qualified. From what I've heard about these guys, if you're even marginally competent, you're way out of their league.
  2. belton

    belton New Member

    Hoping this post will bump thread to the top. If this doesn't do it, would appreciate it if someone did given they're now in the news. Journatic is run by POS's in concert with Tribune's POS's who want to pay people a third of what a lot of laid-off people were making.

    Here's money graf with link to now-infamous story they are paying their reporters and editors $50 - four times the hourly Journatic rate - not to talk to reporters.

    The Chicago Reader's Michael Miner today published a story on the Journatic-Tribune deal, noting that Journatic executive editor Peter Behle sent employees a notice a month ago that said, in part, “Reporters will be sniffing around — and they are not authorized to talk with anyone about Journatic under any circumstances. Better yet, if you receive a reporter inquiry and tell us about it (without responding), we'll pay you a $50 bonus."


    These guys obviously have something to hide. A couple of weeks ago on journalismjobs.com, the word 'Journatic' was scrubbed from their journalismjobs.com ads, just a generic email address "helloapply@gmail.com" Now it looks like their ads have disappeared completely from the site

    If you want to know more about these creeps google "Journatic what is your favourite" Yes, use the English spelling.
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    More info, but not good info at all for writers.

    Working for these guys seems like you would be typing box scores all day long.

  4. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Anyone wanna start a pool on when they get hit with their first libel/slander suit because of their "newsgathering" practices?

    Anyone? Buehler? :)
  5. belton

    belton New Member

    I suspect this goes beyond box scores. Would not be surprised if Journatic picks up the desk work the much heralded Chicago "Mod Squad" is f-ing up in Baltimore, Hartford, Allentown, Newport News and elsewhere.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I have a feeling "news gathering" is trolling real estate listings, police reports, school news items, basically you will just be retyping or relinking info for "readers" to have.
  7. Raiders

    Raiders Guest

    On the bright side, it shouldn't be hard to get some quotes from Heywood Jablome into their stories.
  8. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Or Ben Dover.
  9. belton

    belton New Member

    Now genius Journatic founder Brian Timpone is running his mouth about how being based in community is "not beneficial"
    He hasn't yet explained the low salaries for editors/writers which are less than half of those who lost jobs in Baltimore, Allentown, Hartford, Newport News and elsewhere. Want to engage him on the topic? He's on Google-plus
  10. Copy_That

    Copy_That New Member

    Nice try...

    Want to engage him on the topic? He's on Google-plus

    Thanks for the link. Nice of Curt Mercadante to post the only positive spin on Journatic.

    He somehow fails to mention he's a buddy of Journatic COO Eddie Weinhaus. Not so nice. He is also one of Timpone's few (sixteen) followers on Google + as well. Somewhat biased?

    Then there's his "Congrats to my friend, Brian Timpone" comment: https://plus.google.com/113821822520544209300/posts

    Not that I take a PR hack's word for much anyway...
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Yes, because changing the thread title makes sense.
  12. sportsfan22

    sportsfan22 New Member

    Looks like they're tired of journalismjobs.com. They are now advertising these jobs on craigslist. I wish someone would tell them copy editor is two words.
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