Walker Spaight (aka Mark Wallace) has just posted about an opening for Managing Editor of the Second Life Herald. A worthwhile opportunity for those with an interest in virtual worlds who want to begin understanding the future of journalism in these spaces. Oh, and the pay is lousy. What more could you ask for?
"The job description is much the same as it was a year ago: Basic idea is to average a story a day. Editor would be free to build a staff of freelance reporters (easier said than done). Starting pay is around US$100 a month, which would also have to cover pay to stringers you bring on board. Uri will continue in his role as Editor Emeritus, I will continue as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. The new hire would be the Managing Editor, responsible for most of the day-to-day operation of the Herald. If you can get the paper to generate more income, then we rethink your salary accordingly.
"We average around 1,000 unique IP hits per day, and several thousand page views. Despite the growth of SL media, the Herald remains the Grid's only real representative of a watchdog press. It's our job to get under the skin of those who run the world (or who would like to), and uncover the goings-on that don't get reported about elsewhere. This doesn't mean just sex and drama, but also interesting people, events and builds, new updates to the software, and, importantly, slapping a critical eye on all things Second Life and not being afraid to call it like we see it. That's our mandate; unfortunately, we haven't been fulfilling it all that well lately, and we could use a little help."