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There's no better newspaper to work at in these times.

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Current Employee - Staff Editor in New York, NY
Current Employee - Staff Editor in New York, NY

I have been working at New York Times

Pros

Great paper. Not afraid to spend money to cover a story. Great journalists. Very creative people, for the most part. A generally convivial atmosphere and spirit of teamwork. Everyone generally takes great pride in tthe paper.

Cons

A few bad apples, but that's true anywhere. An increasingly heavy emphasis on the digital side, which I realize is necessary to keep the paper economically viable but which also puts much more pressure on staff editors and, I'm sure, reporters, with no increase in salary and, in fact, a decrease these last few years in the number of employees. Often, not as much time for copy editors to work on a story as was once the case, partly because of so many extra tasks related to the Web site.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure that the young digital staff you are hiring are more skilled in editing, to take some of the burden off editors trying to put out the traditional print editions.

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    A great place to learn but not to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tuscaloosa, AL

    I have been working at New York Times

    Pros

    Good sales training from corporate office. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Didn't make enough money compared to similar positions in other cities.

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    Better communication with employees and recognition for meeting goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Can be a great place to work, depending on which group you're in.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times

    Pros

    some groups (e.g. digital) are great at encouraging developers to try new things in our spare time (e.g. prototypes of new technologies). It's not an "enterprise-y" culture, i.e. we're free to use open source tools like mongodb, memcache, etc.

    Cons

    Some groups (e.g. corporate IT) are stuck in 1985. It can be incredibly frustrating dealing with some "Application Specialist" whose primary job skill is restarting a Lotus Notes server.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things digital-focused, but don't jump on any trendy bandwagons. You don't need twitter accounts.

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