The future looks bleak for traditional journalists.
The desire for digital information ready at a moment’s notice has played a role in the looming demise of the profession.
The study looks at four criteria when coming up with its overall ranking for jobs on the list: environment, income, outlook and stress.
Based on these criteria, newspaper reporter rated “very poor” in the “project growth” category, “very high” in relation to “stress” and “very poor” regarding “work environment.” At least the money is lousy: It has a low median salary of $38,840.
Those factors landed the once-exalted profession seven rungs below pest control worker.
Broadcaster also ranks low on the list, at No. 213. That’s the eighth-worst job, according to the report.
Here are the 10 worst jobs:
220. Taxi driver
218. Newspaper reporter
217. Retail salesperson
216. Enlisted military personnel
215. Corrections officer
214. Disc jockey
212. Advertising salesperson
211. Pest control worker
In contrast, here are the top 10 jobs:
1. Genetic counselor
3. University professor
4. Occupational therapist
6. Medical services manager
7. Data scientist
8. Information security analyst
9. Operations research analyst
See the full report here.
If you’re looking to use your communications and writing savvy in the digital landscape, The Wall Street Journal seeks a social media editor in New York City.
It summarizes the position:
The Social Media Editor will ensure that breaking news, features and scoops are delivered effectively across our various social channels, every hour of the day, while endeavoring to amplify these stories in novel ways. He or she will help define the WSJ’s social voice and sensibility, while coordinating coverage—from political news and disasters to market-moving reports and exclusives—across these channels. Candidates should be comfortable publishing to an audience of millions that includes both longtime readers and those encountering the Journal for the first time.
The Social Media Editor will work directly with senior coverage editors to craft social/off-platform plans for our journalism and shepherd stories from concept to final execution. He or she will work closely with mobile and homepage editors to create strong, clear and accurate language in social posts. The position requires a broad knowledge of social-media platforms. Night and weekend work may be required.
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