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Not a bad place to work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charleston, SC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

Pros

nice location
produced a good news product
great coworkers
new building in a great location
good communication from corp
pay was good

Cons

very aggressive with contracts
advertising dependent, leads to job cuts in lean times
very newspaper focused
requiers lots of paperwork for reporting

Advice to ManagementAdvice

i think management does a good job managing the company. The decline of newspaper circulation has really hurt the company.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Great Company & Management, but low wages.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    Company is still profitable.
    Has money to reinvest
    Depending on the division you work for there are lots of really smart and talented people working here.
    Great Management team.
    Lots of change

    Cons

    Declining business model
    Low compensation
    Very, very, very corporate. Think "Office Space".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring the good people, and start clearing out the dead wood in your local properties.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Only thing constant is change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copy Editor  in  Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Lynchburg, VA

    Pros

    Middle-management is supportive and helpful, benefits are good for entry-level work. Facility is clean and well-cared for, town where I work (Lynchburg, Va.) is safe. Newspaper editors have a good grasp of what is relevant to their communities, and care deeply about good work being done.

    Cons

    There is a sense that the higher-ups are scrambling to deal with the economy's effect on the biz. Plans for progress seem to be shifting. Makes you worry they'll decide next year that your job, what ever it may be, is too expensive, and chop it abruptly. Also, there is so much turnover! People who know what they're doing are leaving or being fired in droves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell us how you plan to pay for our jobs, in specifics. Too many meetings/memos are full of generalities, like "We will incorporate Twitter into our newsgathering" or "Online sales are the future" without any hard numbers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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