As you may have heard, b5media has a new pay structure in the works, soon to be implemented. Since we aim to cover network news, following are some links if you’d like to learn more…
Tech Crunch posted all the new pay structure stats from a personal email sent out to b5 staff. Is it right to post emails like this – maybe not; in fact, I’d be kind of pissy if someone snagged my emails and posted them on the web. However, on the flip side, if you’ve thought about joining (applying for work) at b5, it’s best to have all the facts. Also, it’s a business, and business news breaking out into the world is hardly unheard of. If you’re interested read: Big Blogger Pay Cuts At b5Media
Here’s the Blog Herald coverage of the issue: B5media Revamps Pay Model, Bloggers Lose Money
Jeremy Wright responded at his own blog: Initial (3am) Response to TechCrunch
I work at b5, and honestly have no concrete comment yet. I’m still considering my own options; trying to work out the math and pay per time spent part of this new structure. That said, I’m sure I’ll be back with some thoughts soon. What I do know is that one of my favorite blogs won’t be worth writing for anymore. Meaning, I’d have to put in too much time for too little pay, which blows, seeing as how I adore this blog. On the upside, that’s not how it’ll be across the board.
Do you work at b5? Do you have an initial take on the the pay structure?