Gray Television

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A lot of responsibility; not a lot of compensation

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Former Employee - Master Control Operator in Charlottesville, VA
Former Employee - Master Control Operator in Charlottesville, VA

I worked at Gray Television

Pros

Room to gain experience for larger markets
A foot in the door for local television
Some benefits (health, dental)
Possible overtime

Cons

VERY low compensation - think fast food wages
Tons of responsibility
Repetitive tasks
Middle-management for the MCOs was overbearing and exhibited rampant favoritism
Little opportunity for advancement within the same market

Despite all of this, many of my co-workers really wanted to be there. All of these people had four-year degrees in film and/or television and were chomping at the bit to work for $8.65/hr. I guess everyone had grandiose plans to transfer to larger markets and eventually work for Turner or Fox, but it was certainly a soul-killing environment and not for me.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to recruit people who are interested in doing their jobs well and share in the mission of the company, you need to pay more.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Disappointing for those that dream of working in TV

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    Former Employee - Master Control Operator in Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Master Control Operator in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at Gray Television

    Pros

    When one actually does a good job, your peers and co-workers acknowledge it and are appreciative of the work being done.

    Cons

    Good work is ignored from supervisors and above, internal promotion is nearly impossible, long term growth does not exist as mid level employees are stagnant with no interest in self growth nor helping lower level employees to grow in other arenas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to the annual reviews from the people at the bottom more than the people in the middle. Honesty was given from "entry level" workers who have been at the location for 2+ years.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    don't work for gray television, if you have other options

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    Former Employee - Reporter
    Former Employee - Reporter

    I worked at Gray Television

    Pros

    if you really have no other options for a job in television news, then it is a good place to work.

    Cons

    very outdated equipment, terrible managment, terrible salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managment needs to research the changes and advances in technology in broadcasting within the last ten years. technology, equipment and even terminology is extremely outdated.

    Doesn't Recommend
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