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Prepare to work 55-plus-hour weeks for 30-hour week pay.

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Former Employee - Assistant News Director in Wichita, KS
Former Employee - Assistant News Director in Wichita, KS

I worked at Media General

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

You can't find journalism work elsewhere.

Cons

Downturn in the Florida economy.

Advice to Management

Dump the Balanced Scorecard initiative and other "busy"paperwork that suppresses all employees' true initiative and creativity.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Listen to your employees. They are the only people in the company that really know what is going on.

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    Former Employee - Circulation Manager
    Former Employee - Circulation Manager

    I worked at Media General

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They really did have a lot of employees that cared about the newspaper.

    Cons

    They did not want to hear any of your ideas. They had hired people to give you the ideas that they wanted you to do. Managers had way to much to do that wasn't constructive. We spent to much time hiring and training people than trying to keep good peolple by paying them more. It was hard enough trying to keep the customers at one paper happy so the management thought it would be better to let us manage other papers close by and not compensate for all the extra work. Media General needs to go back to the basics and bring back the local news and try to keep good employees by paying them more.

    Advice to Management

    The way you are runn ing this company compared to other media companies is why you are struggling in all your divisions.


  2. Challenges are Met With Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Media General

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities as it expands business and begins making progress in the internet sector. Excellent networking opportunities and experience/growth available with the support of a professional working environment. The organization and different divisions within the company allow plenty of ways to migrate into other related careers. Certainly a great place for a variety of experiences.

    Cons

    Publishing and newsprint is a difficult market to be in. There is opportunities for the publishing division to be innovative, but they are resistant. Publishing is definitely not dead, but new ideas seem to be. Decentralized management, giving individual papers/locations relative autonomy makes it difficult to be effective in a support or management role.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in new ideas and begin centralizing the management. Have all divisions share a vision and purpose and push this, along with initiative from the top down. We can then minimize investment in resources, share and adopt best practices across the board and spend less time working on individual obstacles and focus on growing the business.


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