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What other fields do our skills translate to?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JN7281994, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    What kind of job was it also?
    SpritedDebate, you need to give a little more detail please.
  2. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    higheredjobs.com (iirc)
    your state’s website for government jobs

    Years ago, I was offered a clerical position job in state government when I was in between newspaper jobs. (I’d quit my first job out of college because I hated it so much.) My score was high on the typing tests, etc. The pay was about equal with the next journalism job I took. Looking back, kinda wish I’d taken it. I’d already have more than 10 years in and probably been promoted at some point.
  3. Central-KY-Kid

    Central-KY-Kid Well-Known Member

    I get paid $4.15 more hourly in the role I'm currently at than I got as a sports writer (and did NOT get a raise the final 6 years at the paper). Plus, I made more than $4,000 last year freelancing.

    So, in the 2-1/2 years since I was fired, I've made way more money (and get 90 percent of all weekends off). My paper had already stopped 401K (which I now get) and I have great medical benefits (I've been a Type-I diabetic for 16 years).
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I was perusing LinkedIn and saw there's an opening for a copy editor at Grindr. Could be fun for someone.
  5. ChickenDinner

    ChickenDinner New Member

    journalists can aim higher than data entry. making more than you did as a reporter is a given, right, unless you settle for fast food?
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Given the chance to do it over again, I would be a ski bum and seasonal mountain guide and try to bang out a novel or presidential biography in my spare time.

    I do all right and I even enjoy my work some of the time, mostly when I'm writing.

    But desks suck.
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Data entry can also involve some analytical skills, too.

    I think journalists in general are good at life hacking. Every one of my jobs outside the business, I’ve always tried to figure out how to do it better and/or more efficiently.
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