Media General

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sinking ship

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Former Employee - Account Executive
Former Employee - Account Executive

Pros

The best reason to work at Media General is meeting fellow coworkers who mistakingly took the same position you did thinking they might set the world on fire. The job also comes with a certain amount of freedom.

Cons

Laughable pay, always on call (blackberry,) TV and newspaper media are dying - Media General too late to notice. Management arbitrarily hire from outside. No respect for older employees. Little vacation time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit making up ridiculous positions to find friends a job. Realize TV and newspaper are the past.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Media General

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    Circulation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Circulation Manager
    Current Employee - Circulation Manager

    Pros

    Helping people in customer service. Good company benefits.

    Cons

    Working early morning hours at any day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more positions so that the job is not so stressful.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top leadership places no value on newsrooms

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interactive Content Manager
    Former Employee - Interactive Content Manager

    Pros

    - good people / coworkers
    - good experience in the field
    - ability to transfer to other properties within the chain

    Cons

    - economy causes leadership to place low value on journalists and content
    - rampant misogyny
    - constantly changing goals prevent solid foundation for action

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting content won't win back readers or investors. You need to find a way to reach those you aren't reaching rather than self-mutilating the company to try to survive with a dying audience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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