BREAKING NEWS: We Quit
So the transit authority has a fancy new blog calledWrite on METRO
. You might've heard about it. Or maybe you're more familiar with Laurence Simon's (much better looking)parody site
Anyway, we here at HouStoned are a nosy bunch, so we sent a message to METRO a couple of weeks ago to find out just how much its "communications Web log specialist" was pulling in. We're old friends, so we were a little surprised when the transit authority made us file the request under the Texas Public Information Act.
Gridiron Glory: The Best of Pro Football HOF -- 10AM-3PM
TicketsThu., Mar. 30, 10:00am
Gridiron Glory: The Best of Pro Football HOF -- 3PM-8PM
TicketsThu., Mar. 30, 3:00pm
Gridiron Glory: The Best of Pro Football HOF -- 10AM-6PM
TicketsSun., Apr. 2, 10:00am
Rice Owls Men's Baseball vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Men's Baseball
TicketsFri., Apr. 7, 6:30pm
Ten days later — wait for it, wait for it — we got the goods.
METRO's blogger makes $76,622 a year. Yep, that's right: Seventy-six thousand, six hundred and twenty two dollars a year. One more time, for the English-impaired: Setenta seis mil, seiscientos veinte dos d�lares.
-- Plans, prepares and disseminates information regarding the organization through blog-based communication network.
-- Manages the research and development of content for publication of product, services and public information.
-- Writes, edits, proofreads, and copyedits material being presented to the public via the blog-based communication network.
-- Works in conjunction with IT to develop and maintain standards for the blog-based communication network.
As you can see, publishing Write on METRO is no ordinary job. You gotta, like, talk to people, and, like, write and edit and all kinds of stuff. It's totally worth $76,622 of your tax dollars. — Keith Plocek
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Houston, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.