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what is the average entry-level salary at a MediaNews Group position?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by medianews group questions, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Please don't say low ... what should I expect for a sportswriting gig with MediaNews while designing two days a week, too?
  2. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Figure out what would be a living wage in your part of the country.

    Then throw out any thought of an initial pay hike due to experience or education.

    Finally, take $10,000/year off.

    Have a number yet?

    It's two thirds of that.

    In all seriousness . . . they're good places to get experience and clips. As the best and most experienced people are either laid off or seek greener pastures, it really is an opportunity for youngsters to step in before the cycle begins anew.
  3. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    These days, I'd be just as aware of the exit-level salary as entry-level ...
  4. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Unless they're radically different from other media outlets (and they might be), figure $18.7k ($9/hr) to $25k ($12/hr).
  5. Maybe times have changed, but my first job was at a 70,000 circulation MediaNews daily in the late 1980s, and it paid $250 a week -- only $25 more than my previous summer's internship. And this was in an area with a high cost of living. Use them for experience, then move on. I did. Eventually went for the big bucks and cushy, low-stress environment of the JRC.
  6. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Seems somewhere between $20,000-24,000 might be the range, again depending on location and other factors.

    My entry-level job back in the 80s was in the teens, but, then again, gas was 80 cents per gallon and I had a really nice apartment for $250 per month. A dollar just ain't what it used to be.
  7. What do you mean? Based on those economic indicators, entry-level jobs at $50,000-$70,000 seems about right.
  8. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    He said a sportswriting gig, not an accountant's gig.
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Go to indeed.com, or glassdoor.com they have salary searches. It may help.
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    So the guy signs up last night, asks a money question this morning, signs out without waiting for any answers?

  11. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    He didn't just ask a money question. He asked a specific money question, about a particular company.

    He's probably considering some job within said company, or is trying to decide whether he should do so.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Then he might have wanted to stick around and be part of the discussion.
    He posted at 6:02 a.m. and was last active at 6:03 a.m.
    Why ask and run?
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