I was once a part-time copy editor at a Gannett paper. You can’t believe the interviewing process — I felt like I was applying for a job at the State Department. Anyway, I got hired — at $10 an hour.
I didn’t stay long; the commute home on I-95 was agonizing (35 minutes in, up to two hours home). When I quit, the editor who hired me acted as if I were throwing away gold coins. “You could have a career here,” he said.