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Inconsistent Standards, Unreliable Support

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Current Employee - Writer
Current Employee - Writer

I have been working at Demand Media

Pros

Learned to write to numerous topics. Reliable and frequent pay. Some rate increases. In the early days, the editorial team was supportive and committed to quality content.

Cons

Total lack of transparency with contractors led to extreme disgruntlement. Failed to resolve ongoing editorial issues. Hired writers with only glancing blow writing experience and flooded the system with WAY too many writers. Followed a typical corporate business model of race to the bottom line and not care about quality and ethical practices. Repeatedly circulated disinformation to juggle IPO and other machinations at the expense of the contractors. Failed to moderate forums with anything resembling professionalism. Blue Gaia has had her say now.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Abandon all hope and the DMS ship if you refuse to opt for quality. You are a disappointment because you blew a chance to really be something of value in New Media.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Who is behind the curtain?

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    Current Employee - Writer
    Current Employee - Writer

    I have been working at Demand Media

    Pros

    Twice a week payments are reliable, no billing required.
    Article topics provided, no queries required.
    Good money source when titles are available.

    Cons

    Copy editing is random and inconsistent...and does not always follow guidelines.
    Writers have a scorecard determined by random and inconsistent copy editing. This scorecard affects the number and quality of articles available to the writer.
    Articles are odd and sparse. There is nothing much to write at Demand Media.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value writer's more on reader's feedback than copy editors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Reliable income for a little while

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    Former Employee - Writer
    Former Employee - Writer

    I worked at Demand Media

    Pros

    The pay is relatively good, especially once you develop a system and become more speedy and efficient. Most of the editors are helpful and polite.

    Cons

    Suddenly, the pool of available articles will dwindle to almost nothing, and hundreds of people will be competing for what little there is. Anyone who is relying on that money will be abruptly disappointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Warn writers when they won't have any work to do so that they can find other jobs.

    No opinion of CEO
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