I worked there a long time ago, before journalism and alt-weeklies hit a crisis. It was a great place full of serious journalists who uncovered major stories and covered the arts better than any other outlet.
Paper route is fun, but working in the office was... stressful.
Paper Courier (Current Employee) – Wausau, WI – June 29, 2017
Currently, I very much enjoy my paper route. It's a nice way to spend some time outside in the morning. And business owners I deliver to are very happy when I bring the paper each Thursday!
Working in the office was a different story...The boss made it a bit difficult to work on my own. She was constantly hovering over me and checking my email while I was out with clients. I felt very disrespected and untrusted.
City Pages has a great work environment with ins to the music and art scene of Minneapolis. You get paid depending on how good you are and how hard you work. If you want to make $50k as a salesrep, you will. If you want to turn that into a $20k bonus from year 1 to 2.......it is possible.