Gawker to pay bloggers based on page views they generate

Valleywag has a good couple of pieces about Gawker supreme Nick Denton’s decision to pay staff on his leading blogs according to how many page views their posts register.

Gawker writers will be paid a set monthly fee with additional payments:

According to Valleywag a memo sent to staff said:

“Each site will be assigned a pageview rate. At the end of the month, if the money you earn in pageviews exceeds your monthly base pay, you will be paid the extra money as a bonus.”

The scheme already runs on Wonkette, Gizmodo and Defamer. A salary of $2,000 per month on a page view rate of $5 would need to generate north of 400,000 page views each month to begin earning bonus.

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