Dow Jones Local Media Group

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Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Excellent

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dow Jones Local Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Client relationships and sophisticated sales efforts provide excellent results. Strong salary and commission plus bonuses with strong performance. Great upward mobility opportunities

    Cons

    Can be very long sales cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Results matter. People really do still buy people even with complicated product suites.


  2. Circulation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Dow Jones Local Media Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, always changing, interesting people

    Cons

    Long hours with low pay, poor executive level support, dying industry


  3. Advertising Department = Disaster

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Hyannis, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Hyannis, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dow Jones Local Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good people work here, unfortunately a few bad apples in management spoil the bunch.

    Cons

    Management is delusional and is the soul cause of this company's downfall. This is a horrible place for a young professional to get their start in the business world. The department lacks vision and thus new employees here will find a place where it is impossible to grow professionally.

    Advice to Management

    Slice the ego in half, listen to the insights of your subordinates, value teamwork and equality.


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  5. Challenging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, NY

    Pros

    Good place to start in the world of print journalism.

    Cons

    Salary is low. Chance of advancing in the company low. Competency of mid-level and senior editors is low.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize hard work and talent. Respect the contract: when an employee gets a glowing report from a supervisor, and by contract, when the annual raise is to be between 3-6%, don't give only a 3% raise.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Largely unpleasant, mostly due to exectuive editor and publisher

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Middletown, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in Middletown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good writing experience, unionized, close to NYC

    Cons

    Managers are insecure, moody and explosive.

    Advice to Management

    Try medication.


  7. Cape Cod Times

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    Current Employee - Newsroom Manager in Hyannis, MA
    Current Employee - Newsroom Manager in Hyannis, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    A truly great group of people for coworkers makes hard work still pleasant. The Times is suffering as in industry in turmoil, and this will impact job stability. The company is evolving somewhat rapidly.

    Cons

    Do you really want to work at a newspaper? Oh, wait, it's a media company. There's always hope that the company will really get its head around competing digitally - and hope that corporate will help not hinder.

    Advice to Management

    Push hard. Push faster. Push back. Tell corporate to get their act together and deliver. How about better pay to go with the more work being handed out to everybody?


  8. Vast potential, limited results

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Willing to listen to any suggestions, although it may take months for anything to happen. Hire great professionals who are good at what they do. Extensive training.

    Cons

    Lack of corporate commitment or involvement. Corporate would rather have "yes" people who just follow the rules and don't try and rock the boat.



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