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    Overall, very satisfying and rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Managing Editor  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Reader full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fantastic coworkers, ability to stay well-informed on Chicago culture.

    Cons

    Challenging work load from time to time.

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    A great publication, and great coworkers.

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    Former Employee - Staff Writer  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Chicago Reader

    Pros

    This was the best job I've ever had. There was enormous freedom to write about whatever was interesting to me, however I wanted.

    Cons

    The problems of the Reader are the same across the news industry right now. I came in during a time of incredible, badly understood change. Shortly after I arrived, we faced an unwelcome buyout, layoffs, shrinkage, etc. I still think the paper does amazing work, but I really feel for former coworkers who're now doing the work of 2-3 people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hmm, not sure what to say here. It was an awesome work culture during my tenure, IMO, and in another decade I would have been happy to stay on much longer.

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