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Long proud History not so sure future

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

I have been working at Fairfax Media full-time (More than 5 years)

Neutral Outlook
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Terrific, talented staff. Everyone strives to produce a quality paper everyday. Their work quality is high and so are their ethics. Good pay and work conditions

Cons

Staff morale is at its lowest ebb due to the Upper Management who leave much to be desired. They are draining the company of its life blood and culling it of its most talented contributors. Many Upper Management are not newspaper people but accountants, who see the bottom line as the most important thing instead of the final product. Through their mismanagement they have put the company in the position it is currently in.

Advice to Management

Listen to your staff who love their work. They should have been the first people you listened to when things began to worsen due to your inability to read the trends and react to them in a creative and positive manner.

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  1. Eroded my enthusiasm for journalism

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    Former Employee - Reporter
    Former Employee - Reporter

    I worked at Fairfax Media full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well recognised company
    Nice offices
    Non-management staff had a good work ethic, talented and respectful.
    Pay was competitive

    Cons

    Focus on quantity over quality to the extreme
    Editorial bias from those at the top
    Focus on tabloid type stories to get more hits at the cost of more important news
    Felt there was little regard for reporters professional development - we were used to churn out as much copy as possible

    Advice to Management

    Consider employee's own career goals not just the bottom line.

  2. Really enjoyed the work and interacting with my colleauges.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairfax Media part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A forward moving company that embraces new technology.

    Cons

    Positions within the company are limited.

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