When magazine publisher Hachette Filipacchi UK acquired Digital Spy in April, many wondered if the entertainment news website – set up by Neil Wilkes and James Welch in 2000 – would lose its quirky charm.
Well, the site now boasts ‘over 80 million monthly page impressions and a unique audience reach of 5.4 million (October 2008)’and is clearly a very big player.
But despite now being part of a corporate giant – Hachette Filipacchi UK is itself a subsidiary of global media organisation Lagardere Active – some things are still decidedly small-scale.
Digital Spy is currently advertising for Big Brother reporters to work eight-hour shifts during the four-week run of Channel 4’s reality TV show. The job ad warns: ‘Due to the nature of the series, the work rota comprises shifts around the clock, every day of the week.”
The pay? From £50 to £65 per full shift.
Don’t all rush at once.