Digital First Media

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Helpful (2)

Always asking for more, always giving less

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Copy Editor/Paginator in Lowell, MA
Current Employee - Copy Editor/Paginator in Lowell, MA

I have been working at Digital First Media full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Fast-paced, dynamic environment. You can't help but be knowledgable about what is going on in the city and broader community. Editing staff has many decades of experience, while writers are youthful, energetic. Work is largely independent and can at times be creative.

Cons

You are always asked to do more in the same amount of time and for the same pay. You don't get a lot of recognition when things go right, but definitely know when they go wrong. Not much room to move up, since most of staff is veteran and will probably retire in those positions.

Advice to Management

Don't keep telling us how great the company is doing at increasing readership and keeping costs down and generating ad revenue and then say raises aren't possible.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Digital media without a clue to market themselves

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    Current Employee - Digital Sales Specialist in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Specialist in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at Digital First Media full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent tools/products and certain amount of autonomy

    Cons

    Abysmal marketing support that's very frustrating

  2. Helpful (1)

    Don't make this mistake and move on quickly

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Digital First Media full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best colleagues I have ever known. A lot of dedicated hard working people that have no clue why the stay for continued abuse.

    Cons

    Terrible corporate structure that continuously interferes with local operations. Significant business changes are not well planned and executed haphazardly. The things that will harm the operation you will be forced to do and the things that will help the operation will take you a year to get corporate approval.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your key people in the field because they actually know what they are doing. Quit putting people in charge of functional areas that they have no experience managing.

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