GateHouse Media

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Very Stressful and weak product.

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Current Employee - Multimedia Sales Executive
Current Employee - Multimedia Sales Executive

I have been working at GateHouse Media full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Not bad base pay and good hours.

Cons

The company is behind the times and trying to play catch up with products in a dying print industry and a below average digital products that I don't feel proud of in a very competitive digital age. The company is too big in an industry that demands attention to detail and aggressive competitive approach. I hate the feeling that I am fearing to get fired every day. It is hard to turn dust into gold.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The company needs more effective oversight when it comes to their smaller properties and a more competitive digital products when it comes to price AND QUALITY.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Venture capitalism journalism at its worst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GateHouse Media full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented, devoted employees among those still standing

    Cons

    Self-serving upper management at corporate level only cares about slashing spending and payroll, not about the journalistic quality of its newspapers. Ongoing staff reductions have cost the company many of its most valued newsroom leaders and experienced reporters,leaving overworked editors and a wave of inexperienced newbie reporters to pick up the slack on the cheap. Pessimism pervades the staffs of both the dailies and weeklies as a result of the continued downsizing while Gatehouse's recent declaration of bankruptcy perhaps being the final death rattle for the newspaper chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell what remains of the chain to a buyer who actually has an online map on how to navigate the new landscape of the newsroom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Pay is not commensurate with work level

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    Current Employee - Multimedia Sales Executive in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Multimedia Sales Executive in Holland, MI

    I have been working at GateHouse Media full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good people with good values

    Cons

    poor pay that is too weighted on commissions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher base salary, less dependence on commissions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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