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Once great company fallen victim to downturn in journalism

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Former Employee - Editor
Former Employee - Editor

I worked at Associated Press full-time

Pros

Excellent journalism brand, great colleagues

Cons

Terrible upper management, good old boys network, atmosphere of doing more with less, expected to work long hours for free, women are mommy-tracked, veterans (good ones -- not disgruntled do-nothings) driven out for young people with little journalism decision-making background

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value your veteran editors and reporters, hire for important positions rather than letting them sit vacant and making others double their work

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Overall one of the best professional experiences, and yet when entire Senior management changed, so did the company.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC

    I worked at Associated Press full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Despite ups and downs financially, still the most trusted news organization in the world. It is the rarest of occasions to see a retraction.

    Cons

    While the broadcast division brought in the lion's share of the profits, heavy, heavy emphasis on print.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose sight of your customer base. Create new partnerships. Currently too top heavy with no revenue growth to show.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A good company that used to be great.

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    Former Employee - News Manager
    Former Employee - News Manager

    I worked at Associated Press full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Major, international news operation that provides an opportunity to cover news around the world.
    Still tops when it comes to reporting news, without slant or bias.
    There are opportunities to work across multiple platforms with some of the hardest workers, and best journalists, in the industry.
    There are opportunities to work worldwide.
    Benefits are good, but not as good as they once were.

    Cons

    Fewer and fewer people are asked to do more and more.
    It's an organization run by newspaper folks, for newspaper folks, and still doesn't really get broadcast or the Internet.
    Staff moral is low.
    Goals are unclear. Leadership is unfocused, (except for watching the bottom line).
    Pay level is less than that in other major news operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff is working tons of overtime, and burning out, to make up for unfilled positions. Penny-wise, pound-foolish.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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