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Former Intern - Editorial Intern in New York, NY
Former Intern - Editorial Intern in New York, NY

I worked at Hearst Corporation as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

• Learned how to navigate through NYC, which is great skill to have. Once you know 1 city, you can easily navigate another
• Lots of free stuff from samples and photoshoots
• Got 1 byline in national magazine
• Got to attend photoshoots, which was fun!
• Last week of my internship I got to help in the fashion department and work in fashion closet.

Cons

• No pay and I worked 40 hours per week for entire summer
• Had to pay all travel expenses
• Interns got the less-desirable jobs like running around the city to pick up samples
• Was told I would get a few bylines throughout the summer but only got 1 and it was not an article—it was a sidebar
• Management says they want peoples’ ideas but they don’t. The magazine has such a set tone that they aren’t willing to try anything new or fun.
• They didn’t have enough work for me. Everytime I asked what I could do, my supervisor said she “had nothing right now”. I ended up sitting at my desk surfing the net most of the time. (If you don’t have enough work for me, don’t keep me during my summer working 40 hours per week. Cut me to 20 per week or something)
• Very clicky atmosphere. It was like high school all over again. Awful!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

• Pay interns at least minimum wage.
• give transportation vouchers. If interns are running your errands you should at least pay subway ware.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, best of the best

    Cons

    Petty sales team, stuffy environment

    Recommends
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    Former Employee - Production Assistant
    Former Employee - Production Assistant

    I worked at Hearst Corporation part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly and helpful and the job is always interesting. You are asked to wear many hats so you get to learn all the different things there are to do when working on producing a news cast.

    Cons

    Producers and Directors seem to generally dislike each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on teambuilding between production and the talent.

    Recommends
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