News Of The World Former Hacks Offered Poorly Paid Roles As Stringers In Siberia
Rebekah Brooks has kept her promise that ex-News of the World staff will be offered new roles in News Corp – by proposing former senior journalists take up roles stringing abroad for barely over the minimum wage.
According to a blog by former News of the World gadgets editor Trevor Davies and people close to the situation, human resources at News International have offered journalists roles which pay barely more the minimum wage.
Davies wrote: “I was told it would be unlikely I would be offered a job with the same level of pay I am currently on - and that’s if I am offered a job at all … I am so angry … an innocent highly skilled NOTW worker.”
Another former senior sub editor told the Huffington Post UK they were offered a job abroad as a stringer for a wire service owned by News Corp.
The Guardian also reports one former journalist was offered a job in Siberia and in other News Corp businesses such as financial news wire Dow Jones.
They quoted a former News of the World journalist saying: "The idea that you would go from the News of the World to becoming an oil reporter for Dow Jones, a high end financial wire service, is laughable".