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Last updated on July 26th, 2017 at 12:18 pm
Job offer at Webdiary. Or is it? The wording is ambivalent; could Margo actually be inviting someone to pay $50,000 for the privilege of joining her happy team?
As Editor of Webdiary, I am offering a position as Webdiary journalist for one year for an all up payment of $50,000.
In return, you get the freedom to showcase the best you can do as a journalist, with support from Webdiary experts, researchers, designers and all sorts of other talented Webdiarists. In other words, you would be the director of your work from beginning to end, including choice of headline!
But you do have to pay for all your own bold tags.
UPDATE. Webdiary reader Solomon Wakeling is confused, and Margo isn’t helping much:
Solomon: The point is I’m struggling to understand whether you’re offering employment as a journalist, for $50,000, or whether you’re requesting payment of $50,000 in exchange for rights to a column. The first plan seems unecessary, since you have so many fans who would be volunteers, and the second plan sounds over-ambitious, unless you’ve got some really, really eager fans.
Margo: It’s an advertisement, Solomon. I’m offering full time work to a journalist for a year. I’ve already had an expression of interest from someone I’d be proud to appoint as Webdiary’s first professional citizen journalist, and we’ll talk further I’m sure. I’ll see what else comes in, OK?
UPDATE II. Margo clarifies:
When I said “In return” I assumed that journos who earned more than that would be interested in the opportunity. So, in return for a drop in pay, you get …
She can’t even write a job ad. Hot tip for this high-profile role: Antony Loewenstein.
UPDATE III. Ad now re-written:
As Editor of Webdiary, I am offering a position as Webdiary journalist for one year for an all up payment of $50,000 all-up payment to you of $50,000.