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Struggling to position itself for the future of journalism

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Current Employee - Editor
Current Employee - Editor

I have been working at Associated Press full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Smart journalists, exciting news to cover in innovative ways, emphasis on standards, accuracy and speed

Cons

Takes forever to get anything done because of all the layers and internal politics; tied down by legacy customers who are struggling financially; poor management and leadership that has left the newsroom rudderless

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leave and let new blood in

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A good time, but time to move on.

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    Current Employee - Video Producer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Video Producer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Associated Press full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global reach, brand name awareness

    Cons

    Few career internal career change opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much of a top down management style

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    If you're ambitious and not a journalist, photographer, or tech, look elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Associated Press full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -prestigious; world's best, most ethical news org
    -most people are very intelligent, decent, kind human beings
    -great training for news staff, techs
    -technology behind, but improving
    -always interesting, constant change, fast-paced; never dull or boring
    -great managers; flexible, human
    -great team camaraderie
    -great company values
    -good work environment, culture, depending on your location
    -great communicating with the world

    Cons

    -not so good communications within the company
    -non-guild benefits are poor, uncompetitive; cost to employees continually increases
    -no career path, advancement opportunities; no job security for non-journalists
    -pay is unreasonable - way below the market average; make sure you hire-in at the rate you want because that is where it will stay
    -once in, your skills, experience, contributions and accomplishments will have zero impact on your pay, yet you will be expected to continue producing at a higher and higher level
    -very intense, keenly stressful work environment
    -expect to do the work of 2 to 5 people with no extra pay or recognition - negatively impacts work-life balance
    -for outstanding work/results, you will get pretty words and no rewards
    -workloads steadily increase to the point of being ridiculous (almost all job areas); heavy burnout

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing all your best people because of unreasonable wages, overwork, lack of job security and opportunity. Some of us still love the company; please make it worthwhile for us to stay and continue to contribute to a great organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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