Congrats, newspaper reporters, you’ve finally made it. In one way, at least. CareerCast.com’s annual extremely scientific list of Worst Jobs has ranked newspaper journalist as the Worst Job of 2015.
“Readership has steadily moved from print publications, whether they be newspapers or magazines, in favor of online outlets,” explained the site. “The resulting decline in advertising revenue has left newspapers—and thus, newspaper reporters—feeling the pinch.”
Out of 200 jobs analyzed by CareerCast, newspaper reporter landed with a thud at 200. Jobs that are ranked higher include firefighter (192), corrections officer (194) and enlisted military personnel (198).
That’s right, jobs which require employees to walk into fire, hang out with criminals and go to foreign countries and kill people for no real reason, respectively, are all better than being a newspaper reporter. Sounds about right.