Providence Journal

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Former Employee - Executive Director
Former Employee - Executive Director

I worked at Providence Journal

Pros

good people that care about journalism.
good opportunity in the market to deliver audience needs of advertisers

Cons

inable to proactively manage change. out of touch with value proposition in the market.
parent company kills any sense of initiative and new ideas

Advice to ManagementAdvice

fish or cut bait- dont pretend you want to change or get better if the only thing that will happen is what the parent company wants. dont have people go through the motions

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Amazing place to work. Nice area in Prov. near food, etc. Right off the highway. Great IT team. Really nice environment.

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    Former Contractor - IT Guy in Providence, RI
    Former Contractor - IT Guy in Providence, RI

    I worked at Providence Journal as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay (it's Providence, not Boston). IT director lets you do your job. No micromanaging there. Nice vibe, lots of mostly friendly and interesting people (reporters and photographers). The fact that the majority of employees have been there 20, 30, or more years speaks to what a great place this is to work.

    Cons

    The print industry is suffering and they've downsized significantly. Maybe if some deep-pocketed investor (hello, Mr. Buffet?) swoops in that'll change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OWNED BY GATEHOUSE MEDIA. See GATEHOUSE MEDIA

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    Current Employee - Multi Media Advertising Sales REp in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Multi Media Advertising Sales REp in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Providence Journal full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Go to GateHouse MEdia for the reviews and truth about what is happening currently at the providence journal newspaper

    Cons

    Great local institution was bought by GATEHOUSE MEDIA. Terrible transaction in September 2014 and is tragic to see a company taken to the chamber.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the paper to a reputable group who are locally based and are interested in the growth of the Rhode island economy

    Doesn't Recommend
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