The rise of the Internet and a deep economic recession have surely taken their toll on the newspaper industry. CareerCast has given us another reminder of just how bad things are in the industry with its new rankings of the best and worst jobs in the nation.
Newspaper reporters are now ranked as the fifth worst job, with broadcasters rounding out the top 10. CareerCast says this is the first time that two different media jobs made it onto their Worst Jobs list in the same year:
As the digital world continues to take over and provide on-demand information, the need for print newspapers and daily newscasts is diminishing. To be sure, both jobs once seemed glamorous, but on-the-job stress, declining job opportunities and income levels are what landed them on our Worst Jobs list.
Both newspapers and broadcasters have reduced their staffing levels dramatically since 2008, when the recession took hold. And there are no signs of that trend reversing as the technology, especially the Internet, has made news easier to obtain in formats other than printed newspapers or television or radio broadcasts.
Interestingly enough, Lumberjack was listed as the worst job. We all know what newspapers are printed on, which might explain why that would be the case.