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Working for Gannett is a journalist's dream...right after a Pulitizer

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Copy Editor/Designer in Monroe, LA
Current Employee - Copy Editor/Designer in Monroe, LA

I have been working at Gannett

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The opportunities for career growth are exceptional and I appreciate the freedom I have with moving around the United States at different Gannett publications. The benefits are great, the management at my newspaper is very comforting and accepting of societal differences (I moved 1100 miles to work here) and they have been nothing if not professional, helpful and courteous to me. They helped me find a place to live, direct me to local services and have been completely professional about it all. I feel happy to go to work and I work in a comfortable and non-threatening environment, which I absolutely love. I wish to spend my career with Gannett.

Cons

As with most journalism jobs, the hours can be long and the job doesn't pay a ton of money. In fact, I'm hourly, and even though I work at least 40 hours every week, I would be more comfortable in a salaried position. I wish I had more flexibility with my days on and off. I also wish that there had been more of an orientation when I began working, rather than just being thrown into the job 100 percent. I wish there wasn't so much emphasis on sports at my newspaper, but I think that is just the belly of the beast down south, and I can accept that.

Advice to Management

I would advise them to provide more training for new hires and for their human resources people to help with a long-distance transition more than they did for me. While I received much help, I am now stuck in a bad neighborhood apartment at the recommendation of an HR person who could've helped me avoid this situation.

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    Advertising in the newspaper industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Executive
    Former Employee - Advertising Executive

    I worked at Gannett

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gannett is a good place to work, as it is a very professional environment, yet laid back at the same time. As long as you do your job, and do it well, while maintaining rules and regulations, you succeed. You are paid for what you accomplish. If you do well, you make more money.

    Cons

    There's not a whole lot of regulation on hiring. Often times it is seen that the hired are those that are "friends" of the manager, and not those best suited for the job. This wouldn't normally be an issue, however it is a team environment and those hired are what comes between you and money. If they do a poor job, you don't make as much money. It is not Gannett's fault as a whole; however it reflects poorly.

    Advice to Management

    See above.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Hyperlocal is a killer...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I'd Rather Not Say. . in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - I'd Rather Not Say. . in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Gannett

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sense of family created in working environment gets me up in the morning. It's nice to work with people who value you as a person, not just an asset. One of best things (probably the best thing) is that being in a competitive market means management will let you try anything.

    Cons

    Too much micro-managing. Managers aren't too quick at recognizing good work or, worse, bad work. The wrong people tend to be the ones who get recognition and promotion. Our jaunt into hyperlocal news started great, but ended badly. While all the sidewalk-pounding was going on, the real news was left behind.

    Advice to Management

    Just listen. Follow up. Don't humor us. MEAN IT.


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