Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Kansas City Star looking for part-time sports clerk -- $7.25 an hour... updated: pay is less than it was 20 years ago

The Kansas City Star is hiring a part-time sports clerk.

The Kansas City Star Sports department has an opening for a part-time Sports Clerk. Hours for this position are generally in the evenings and include weekends.


The candidate must be reliable and knowledgeable about sports.

This individual must be accurate with names and numbers. Ability to work quickly and accurately is a must. Copy editing and layout skills are a plus.

Salary is $7.25 per hour.

$7.25 an hour? Wow, that's not much... anybody know the minimum wage in Missouri?

Click here for more info.

Update: this is crazy -- a reader says the pay is less than it was 20 years ago.


Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken, %7.25 IS minimum wage. But it's even more pathetic when you consider a starting clerking position was $8 an hour 20 years ago.

Anonymous said...

hehe, they're paying part time pressmen more than twice as much.

LOL McDonald's pays more than that to their illegal aliens.

Anonymous said...

6:42 is absolutely correct. I started at $7.62 in 1988 in Sacramento as a part-timer. Sad to see that the wage has gone DOWN after 20 years. Who would want to work at a newspaper anymore?

Anonymous said...

it's more than anyone reading this blog should be making

Anonymous said...

7:35 PM Except for you of course. Stupid troll.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the McClatchy sweatshop of the future today for "copy editing and layout skills."
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram was already paying 25% less than the Dallas Morning News before McClatchy bought the paper. After all the wage and benefit cuts, we're headed toward the bottom of the pay scale as well. That will attract dedicated workers just like McDonald's. Do you want fries with that paper?