If you ever wanted to be a music journalist, here are some handy tips. Basically, don’t expect to be breaking the bank for a while. Via Hypebot:

Despite what I just said, you had better not be expecting to be rolling in cash as soon as you get a paid writing gig; many of the jobs are freelance and fairly low paid and the average wage for a staff writer on even the most reputable magazines will start at around £18K. Many music journalists supplement their income by doing better-paid writing gigs like copywriting and technological journalism; failing that, get a job in a bar and write during the day. However, don’t be too disheartened; as long as you can reconcile yourself with being a little strapped for cash, the prestige, fantastic experiences and free perks far outweigh being able to buy new jeans every weekend.

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