Daily Journal (California)

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Cost-cutting editor fostered an environment of negativity

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Former Employee - Legal Writer in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Legal Writer in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Daily Journal (California) full-time (More than a year)

Pros

My job was essentially over by the print deadline so the rest of the day was surfing the web or reading books.

Cons

There were some very nice folks and some extremely petty nasty folks. Unfortunately, the petty nasty folks were the ones in charge.

Other Employee Reviews for Daily Journal (California)

  1. Helpful (1)

    Huge setback in my journalism career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Writer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Writer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Daily Journal (California) full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    -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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    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
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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