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The San Francisco Chronicle Reviews

20 Reviews
20 Reviews
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Frank J. Vega
3 Ratings

    Failing Newspaper industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Design  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Design in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at The San Francisco Chronicle full-time for more than 10 years


    Being on the cusp of breaking news. Staff diversity. Job security, up to a point. Located downtown. Monthly pizza days.


    Poor leadership. Manager with no background, experience and little knowledge of employee job duties or skill levels. Favors attractive women over more qualified staff. Union shop with no teeth. Mandatory overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and fairness. Keep staff in the loop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

The San Francisco Chronicle Interviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014
Updated Apr 1, 2014

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    Copy Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at The San Francisco Chronicle.

    Interview Details

    Interviews filled a full workday. I talked with HR reps, the copy desk chief, the executive editor and more. I sat in on the afternoon newsroom meeting where editors determine what will go on the front page. I applied and got no response, but then I met a higher-up at an industry event and that person moved my application forward, so networking is important. As a copy editor, I also had to pass an editing and headline-writing test. Do your homework.

    Interview Questions
    • I suppose the editing/headline test was the most difficult part, especially the portions where I needed to write headlines about a story to fit a particular space. Pay attention to detail!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I named a high number, the other person named one slightly lower, and we compromised in the middle. I raised my minimum salary given the cost of living in the Bay Area. Don't underestimate that cost!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
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