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What is the salary of a full time journalist in your local market?

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by Artashes, Oct 30, 2017.

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    We are considering hiring a full-time news writer / journalist for our tech publication, however given the budget constraints, we can afford North American-based professionals for a limited volume of work so far.

    That made us wonder what are the average full-time salaries in your local market (think at least 3-4 years experience, respectable business/technology magazine or an online media organization, traditional 8-hour work day)? What salary level is considered very desirable? The one that would attract great talent with experience?
    Artashes, Oct 30, 2017 IP
  2. jr777

    jr777 Greenhorn

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    I used to know a girl who worked for the Daily Oklahoman. She probably made about thirty-five thousand a year starting out. I would have to think someone working for a tech mag would make much, much more. Are you thinking like Popular Mechanics or something?
    jr777, Oct 30, 2017 IP
  3. Artashes

    Artashes Well-Known Member

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    @jr777 Much appreciate the response. That's somewhat in line with the local newspaper friend I had working in the west coast.
    I'd imagine The Verge being the better example with Wired mag being more of a feature level.
    Artashes, Nov 4, 2017 IP