A number of Actual Reporters read these pages, so I figure they’ll nod and go “Yep” when they see this ad posted by the Illinois Valley News of Cave Junction, Oregon:
How bad do you want to be a reporter? Bad enough to work nights and weekends? The poor glutton for punishment that’s chosen will cover city and county government. Sports and general interest feature stories.
In exchange for your long hours and tireless efforts you will be rewarded with low pay and marginal health insurance. Please send resume, and 3 writing samples to [email address redacted]. This is a full time salaried position located in the beautiful northwest.
I suspect the next thing they’ll say is what I said: “There’s an Illinois Valley in Oregon?” (Answer: Yes.)