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What's the dream job now?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by alanpagerules, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. alanpagerules

    alanpagerules Member

    For years my goal was to become a columnist, but it's almost as if that job is fading into the past.

    So I'm curious what everyone thinks ...

    Sports Illustrated?
    Be the next co-host on PTI?

    What's the brass ring now?
    What's it going to be tomorrow?
  2. JeffRoper

    JeffRoper Guest

    Lottery winner
  3. alanpagerules

    alanpagerules Member

    (BTW, I do fully realize for a lot of people in the industry just having a job is the goal. I really hate what's happened in the business, but to me that only adds to the confusion about where things are heading)
  4. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

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    ...what, you want a real one?

    Um, I would like to own my own bar.
    In the world of newspapers though...a 9-5 sports editing job would be cool.
    I don't mind writing, but it's not a part of my dream anymore. It was maybe 3 years ago, now I just want to make sure a good product comes out. If that means I write, then I'll write. If not, so be it.
  5. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    I just wanna dance.
  6. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Still chasing it.




    As long as I'm in the business, this will be the "endgame" for me. Perhaps it is a phantom but it does keep me working hard at my craft and trying to stay engaged in the industry.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

  8. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Foreign service. Waiting on security clearance now.
  9. Walter Burns

    Walter Burns Member

    This question bothers me, because I'm at the proverbial crossroads.
    I interviewed for a sports editor job at a bigger paper. Preps are still a main focus, but there's college and pro coverage as well. I'd be writing, designing pages and managing.
    I also interviewed for a content position at a trade magazine. I'd go home at 5 and never have to worry about working nights, weekends or holidays again — and I think that would give me the freedom to tackle the projects I <b>WANT</b> to do.
    I'm a little nervous I'd get offered the sports editor job before the content job. But if I got offered the content job first, I'd take it in a heartbeat and never look back.
    And I'm appalled that I've come to that point in my career. I used to be a true believer.
  10. tonysoprano

    tonysoprano Member

    Still to write books. Hasn't changed. But it wouldn't be sports. I'd do some history, politics, fiction.
  11. PirateSports

    PirateSports Member

    In newspapers, I think I have a pretty nice gig. I work at a family-owned paper with an engaged publisher that listens to us and takes our advice fairly often. For me the "Dream Job" was to have a major college beat, probably ACC, but that's totally changed because of the climate in the industry. I'd rather have a stable job for a good company and still have time to be a good husband and father.
  12. podunk press

    podunk press Active Member

    Anything out of the industry, please. I'm not picky.
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