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Grateful for the experience

Former Employee - Editorial Assistant
Former Employee - Editorial Assistant

Pros

opportunity to work on some of the largest stories; a strong union; mentorship by top rate journalists and connections that will last

Cons

long hours and thankless work many days; high pressure and little to no room for mistakes; top heavy management; management too willing to cut benefits

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can be a sweatshop

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Newsperson  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Newsperson in Washington, DC

    Pros

    If you've got ambition and are young, there are opportunities to be involved in coverage of the biggest stories of the day. AP Washington tends to promote young, inexperienced and less expensive reporters for top jobs covering national politics.

    Cons

    Some of the more knowledgeable, experienced, older reporters get put out to pasture, which is a real shame. It's exactly the opposite at some of the most respected news organizations in the country.

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    Value experience

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

    Abandon ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The noble mission of trying to inform the world with facts. Being able to witness history, large and small, every day. Good benefits.

    Cons

    The business model is toast. The long inexorable decline should be prompting massive change, but the current leadership makes only changes around the margins for finding new revenue. If you plan to work there, I suggest getting used to yearslong waits on making even the simplest decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in an entirely new CEO and senior management team from outside AP's traditional base. The current crew is clueless about what it takes to reinvent a business. Even with the best team on board, it would be hard to get people to pay for general news, which has become a commodity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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