There's a tradition among journalists of doing everything possible to discourage aspiring journalists from entering the field. One paper took it a step further with this ad for a reporter that only focuses on the worst parts of the job.

The Oregon-based Illinois Valley News posted this ad on

How bad do you want to be a reporter? Bad enough to work nights and weekends? The poor glutton for punishment that's chosen will cover city and county government. Sports and general interest feature stories.

In exchange for your long hours and tireless efforts you will be rewarded with low pay and marginal health insurance. Please send resume, and 3 writing samples to This is a full time salaried position located in the beautiful northwest.

The saddest thing? They'll probably get 1,500 responses.

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