Daily Journal (California)

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Huge setback in my journalism career

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Staff Writer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Staff Writer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Daily Journal (California) full-time (less than an year)

Pros

-Intelligent writers that are probably overqualified for their positions.

-A steady paycheck.

-"Interesting" introduction into the world of legal community if a newbie.

-Being able to have job experience at a daily publication is a rare opportunity these days.

Cons

-Former San Francisco editor who was removed and transferred to LA office was verbally abusive and laid off several employees in the three months that I was there.

-Writers are encouraged to out-scoop the competition, unless the story you are working on involves a firm that is cozy with management or senior editors. In that case, you could lose your job.

-SF office used "Barracuda" web filter to limit internet usage, so many news sources were inaccessible at work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Do not allow editors to verbally abuse or belittle writers.

-Do not expect writers to break stories if you are chastising them for writing about people you are chummy with.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but bad corporate management

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    Former Employee - Writer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Writer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Daily Journal (California) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a good place for a young journalist to learn the business and learn to write with precision and accuracy. It provides a good stepping stone for a journalism career.

    Cons

    Some of the editors can be overbearing and unreasonable. The publisher is a tightwad and is always looking for ways to cut costs without regard to the quality of his publications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Editors need to teach a team approach rather than managing by terror. The publisher is set in his ways and needs to retire.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I did not enjoy working here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daily Journal (California)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and unpleasant management

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