OLD Media Moves

We all should be Realtors

September 11, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Alison Rogers writes briefly in “Diary of a Real Estate Rookie” about her time as a business journalist working for The Daily Deal and the New York Post covering real estate.

Diary of a real estate rookieRogers noted that she was making $99,000 a year at the Daily Deal, but then left to join the post to cover real estate, where two years later she was making $90,000 a year helping relaunch its real estate section.

“While I had gotten a $5,000 raise at my six-month mark, after that I found nothing but battlefield: We didn’t have enough advertisers, would I please stop pandering to advertisers; we didn’t have enough readers, would I please stop doing TV interviews to gain readers; we didn’t have interesting national content, would I please stop wasting my time talking to this Bob Vila person (the Aussies, of course, did not know who he was) becuase even though he offered to do columns for $400 a pop, I was just tying up the lawyers arguing over his contracts and not really doing my job, whatever that was.”

Later, she wrote about a job offer at Bloomberg.

“The nice people at Bloomberg offer me $150K, which had always been my ‘number’ at the Post, but it’s not enough now.”

Rogers is now a real estate agent, where she is apparently making much more, and writes a weekly column for Inman News.

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