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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented staff, cut short and underpaid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Athens Banner-Herald part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are good people at this newspaper who do their job well.

    Cons

    Morris Communications has repeatedly slashed the staff to the bone. Loss of resources and desperate attempts to keep readers has led to journalism becoming less and less of a focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives at Morris Communications should share the burden of cuts when they happen. Find a way to reward the talented employees that you do have, and ... this is going to fall on deaf ears if it even reaches them, so I'll just end here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    not a really great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA

    I worked at Athens Banner-Herald full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    downtown location of the building

    Cons

    management with no experience and vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider working alonside your employees and walking a week in their shoes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Hands On Learning

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Athens Banner-Herald

    Pros

    freedom to choose own articles.

    Cons

    lack of oversight. publication underfunded.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional and unethical company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, GA

    I worked at Athens Banner-Herald full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's in a really cool town with a lot of interesting people.

    Cons

    The management is horrible! The treat their staff with very little respect. The people in management aren't actually the most qualified to be there. It is more-or-less a popularity contest with the Publisher. If you do and say what he wants to hear, he likes you at the time. Otherwise, you might want to look into something else.
    The atmosphere is drab and dull. Everyone complains and is very unprofessional.
    Forget about having any creative say so.
    The treat the entry level and interns like slaves and their justification is that "they should feel lucky to work here with us."
    The pay is absolutely insulting.
    They have a terrible reputation in the town and with the University and it shows with their reducing circulation and sales.
    If you have a question about something, you have to literally hound your superior to get it answered or resolved...unless it's taking money out of her pocket of course.
    The overall culture of the company is unethical and embarrassing. All journalism ethics are thrown out of the window because management doesn't know them and honestly doesn't care. The VP of one division has no clue about what her department actually does or how it should be operating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking advantage of people and realize you're not best in the business. One day all of your methods will come to bite you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A decent internship experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Advertising Intern in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Advertising Intern in Athens, GA

    I worked at Athens Banner-Herald

    Pros

    Nobody made me get their coffee for them.

    Cons

    Wasn't as creative as I would have liked.

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