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A company in decline ... retrenching and holding fast to outdated business models

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Former Employee - Online Editor in Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Online Editor in Tampa, FL

I worked at Media General full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Compensation is competitive in the market

Cons

Playing a losing game in today's media marketplace

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is more to news delivery than the paper that lands in the driveway and the news you put on TV based on your schedule ... get with the times

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't go down with a sinking ship

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Media General full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Product at one time was great. Nice people to work with. could have been a lifelong career.

    Cons

    Management has no clue about changing times, the paper is not what it use to be.. They sit there and say we are the trib and advertisers need us. This company for years has been reactives as opposed to proactive. Through mismanagement from the top all the way down to the local sales managers has given the St. Pete Times the opportunity to take over the Tampa Bay market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for new jobs because It's too late. This company will be shut down and the building and land will be sold. You handed over the market to the Times, hope you enjoye!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Brief but fun!

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Media General as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked briefly at a Media General station that was piloting hyperlocal social media. At the time, it was a very exciting and dynamic environment. There were a lot of talented and bright people that were very dedicated to this innovative project.

    Cons

    Media General corporate seemed very disconnected from individual properties (stations/papers) and thus seemed out of touch with what was and wasn't working with each one. Very strict IT policies on what can be installed makes it difficult to set up an effective web development enviroment.

    No opinion of CEO
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