Media General

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Lots of opportunities as news employee. Lots of micromanaging

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Current Employee - Photojournalist
Current Employee - Photojournalist

I have been working at Media General full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

I always had a fair amount of freedom. Do your job and you won't get bothered much. 3 weeks vacation after 3 years, 4 weeks after 10 years. You usually have what you need to work with, not much more. Pretty good benefits and PTO policy.

Cons

Lots of changes at the corporate level, not sure if good or bad at this point. Small raises. Typical news media company. Lots of decisions being made by people who may not understand them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Corporate restructuring currently going on - so not sure how that will change things. Make more of an effort to retain good employees.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good products terrible senior management

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    Former Employee - Broadcast and Interactive Sales Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Broadcast and Interactive Sales Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at Media General full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked mostly on broadcast television and online side in sales as both an AE then management and they have valuable advertising products. They also value their clients and focus on service is good at the local level

    Cons

    Still a newspaper, old school mindset to doing business that has been dead for at least 15 years. Too much old guard in decision making roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in identifying and developing your local and general sales managers. As these people go so go your sales revenue. Additionally break down the walls between on air, creative, engineering and sales, crazy how little we were allowed to collaborate inter department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lake Norman of Catawba, NC

    I worked at Media General full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Good pay. Very good management. Loved working there. Wish I was still working there.

    Cons

    In sales the down side is always missing goals. But, the goals were pretty fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy with management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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