I had an interview this morning, for a reporter position at the Paxton Daily Record. Perhaps it’s an answer to my complaints about reading the news and getting depressed or outraged. Basically, if I were to take the job, I would split the writing responsibilities for the whole paper down the middle with the editor, who also happens to be a recent U of I grad. She graduated in December with a Journalism degree. Does a Paxton newspaper really count as journalism? I don’t know. Nonetheless, if I were to take the job, I feel like I could really provide some creative spark and have some fun with it. The actual demands of the job would be relatively modest in that old one-stoplight town.
And on the other end of the spectrum, my interview in LA is coming up in just another week. Who knows what to expect?
Regardless, I’m looking forward to moving on, whether that means to human interest stories about the Bingo games at the Parish Hall or fast times and loose women (okay, fast times anyway) in the City of Angels. The deciding factor will ultimately end up being which of the two is more financially viable. These student loans aren’t going to pay themselves off, you know!