Thursday, August 23, 2007
It is my opinion that most recruiters do not know how valuable (in $$$) the multimedia skill set is worth in other industries. (Or they don't want to admit it.)
Journalism is my passion...and producing multimedia packages (similar to this at the WaPo) is something that I truly love doing. But what incentive do I have to take my skill set to a newspaper? I live very close to Silicon Valley, the tech hub in California. Working for Yahoo or Google is sounding pretty good right about now.
Papers will pay you this, entry level, if you are lucky:
And this is what I can get at companies like Yahoo or Google, entry level:
These salaries are based on salaries reported in my zip code. So why am I in journalism again?
I know, I know. Because it's what I love to do. But...damn. Seems as though whether or not you have these skills won't get you paid more at a newspaper. Am I wrong?
Please, someone tell me I'm wrong!continue...