Metroland Media Group

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Metroland Media Group – Why Work For Us?

We are a Dynamic Media Company delivering vital business and community information to millions of readers across Ontario each week. With 114 newspapers, countless advertising venues, numerous distribution networks, and the Internet and web publishing, no target is unreachable. Over the years, Metroland has received hundreds of local, provincial, national and international awards. 
 
Metroland, Ontario's largest and most successful community newspaper publisher, provides local news and advertising media/info in Canada's heartland. We currently publish 114 community newspapers with a total of 143 editions that are concentrated in southern Ontario and located around Toronto.

As of October 2013, the combined distribution of the community newspapers published by Metroland is approximately 5.02 million copies per week.

Metroland also publishes a number of specialty products which focus on a particular market segment. The Shopping News, regional editions of The Business Times, and regional City magazines are all published by Metroland. The company produces and manages many consumer shows including the Toronto Golf & Travel Show, the National Bridal Show, the Forever Young Lifestyle Show and the City Parent Family Show.

Metroland prints most of its own newspapers on company-owned presses housed in seven different printing locations. Metroland is also a large commercial printer for other publications.

Metroland is one of the most sophisticated distributors of flyers and circulars in Canada. Flyers are distributed to households in advertiser-defined areas, primarily using Metroland's newspapers. Flyers are also delivered in bags and hung on apartment doors in communities with a high concentration of apartment buildings.

Metroland's flyer distribution volumes continue to grow to over 2.2 billion pieces. Distribution volumes have grown every year for 20 consecutive years.  Online, www.save.ca has shown huge traffic growth.
 
Click here to access extensive Metroland market readership information from the Metroland 2010 Kubas Readership Study.   Metroland's online network includes Wheels.ca, GoldBook.ca (local business directory), GottaRent.com, LifeNews.ca, and HomeFinder.ca. Metroland has 30 community and daily newspaper websites from Niagara region to Ottawa and north to Parry Sound.

Metroland Media Group Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation.

Torstar Corporation is a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Its businesses include the Star Media Group led by the Toronto Star, Canada's largest daily newspaper, and digital properties including thestar.com, toronto.com, Workopolis.com and Olive Canada Network; Metroland Media Group, publishers of community and daily newspapers in Ontario.

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    I have been working at Metroland Media Group

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    young fun group of workers
    Great benefits
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    Has great potential to be better in the future
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    Salary is low
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Metroland Media Group Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Metroland Media Group in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    A very technical "pop quiz" phone interview, which I was told I did incredibly well on. I immediately got a call for two back to back in-person interviews the next day. I went to both interviews, and I got the feeling they went very well (both went well over the allotted time). Both were technical, but not as intensive and straight-forward as the phone conversation.
    After the interviews, I sent an e-mail to each interviewer thanking them for their time. I heard back in an e-mail a week later, that they appreciated me coming in and that they were working out the details with HR beforehand and that I would be hearing from them shortly.
    I never heard from them again.

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Additional Info

Website www.metroland.com
Headquarters Mississauga, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

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