GateHouse Media

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Former Employee - Reporter in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Reporter in Boston, MA

I worked at GateHouse Media full-time (less than an year)

Pros

A good starting point for journalism and entry into the business
Knowledgeable editors
Decent work-life balance
Variety of different stories to work on

Cons

Low pay
No raises
Even on weeks of loaded coverage, approved overtime requires moving of Heaven and Earth
The company is $1.2 billion in debt (which accounts for those first three cons)
Way behind the 21st-century technology curve in news reporting

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Approve raises for the lifeblood of your company, the hard-working reporters, photographers and editors who bust their asses every day and week to put out the publications that keep the business going. Instead of for the exalted senior management getting bonuses in the six figures on the backs of the little people's efforts.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Get some clips and get out

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Reporter in Boston, MA

    I worked at GateHouse Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good place for some hard news experience.

    Cons

    Poor pay and hard workload. Reporters write 4-8 stories weekly at a rate of $12.5/hour or $26k, about 2 nights each week covering town meetings until 10 p.m. Disillusioned editors who don't care about mentoring or improving your writing, but rather just putting out a paper and getting another day done with. No raises. If you're a college graduate interested in journalism, this company just might make you rethink your passions. Get some experience and get out before you're dragged too far down into the mud.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    INVEST in creating a better environment for employees. Let them feel they belong here, have a future at this company and that the company cares about them. None of this is being done right now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fun and creative in a great atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Photojournalist in Utica, NY
    Current Employee - Photojournalist in Utica, NY

    I have been working at GateHouse Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and management but there was no oppuetunities for growth,

    Cons

    not much growth in this business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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