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1 day ago

Manager Social Marketing – new

USA Today Mc Lean, VA

This manager will oversee the creation of strategic content for USA TODAY to grow fan base and consumer engagement. They will manage committed… USA Today


4 days ago

Director of Content Partnerships

USA Today Mc Lean, VA

• Develop and sell Gannett content to non-Gannett organizations. Identify unique value proposition for each of the potential markets by including USA… USA Today


12 days ago

Editor, USA TODAY College

USA Today Mc Lean, VA

• Manage the Collegiate Correspondent Program by directly overseeing 17-20 writers each semester. This includes promoting the program, running the… USA Today


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    Current Employee - Copy Editor in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Copy Editor in McLean, VA

    I have been working at USA Today full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I get to work on a product that gets a positive response from consumers. Most people working on the print product are very experienced and experts in their roles. They take pride in the quality of their work.

    Cons

    There seems to be very little thought to the long-term future of the brand. USA Today's reputation was built by it's print product, but the newspaper business is on the decline. Job cuts in print production seem to be based on factors other than quality of work and productivity, with many good workers making average salaries laid off in favor of retaining longtime employees doing minimal work while pulling down six figures. The newspaper staff is still highly skilled but USA Today is losing it's focus as a national paper and content is suffering greatly. The digital staff is mostly young, inexperienced and operating with few guidelines as to copy quality or good taste. Stories mostly go online without any editing process, resulting in many grammar, style and factual errors. Content seems to be based on what's trending on Twitter, which means usatoday.com is lacking in original content and breaking news. USA Today is a follower rather than a leader at this point.

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    Understand the contributions of your employees, especially in regard to payscale. When staffing cuts are made, base them on professional merit rather than longevity with the company. Demand the same level of quality from the digital staff as you do the print staff; an error on the website is every bit as bad as one in the newspaper. To the CEO: Don't flat out lie to your employees - were journalists who don't fall for BS.

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