Writer for LinkedIn loses $5,000 job over $50K salary in 2016

Copywriter job postings on LinkedIn for August 2016 showed a $50,000 salary and a “Senior Copywriter” title. 

However, the job listing said that the salary would be reduced to $5K if the company chose to hire a junior copywriter for $20,000. 

In the same posting, the LinkedIn job posting for “Senior Writer” stated that the position would be filled at a salary of $10,000 with a two-year term. 

A LinkedIn spokesperson told Quartz that this was a typo. 

The senior copywriter title is used to describe a copywriter who has been with the company for less than two years, while the junior copywriting title is for a copywriting role that has been vacant for more than two months. 

According to LinkedIn, the salary and position descriptions were corrected to reflect that the job was a junior job. 

“The senior and junior roles are the same,” the spokesperson said. 

Job posting for copywriter on LinkedIn August 2016 Source Financial Post