The Boston Globe

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Fantastic Intern Experience

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

I worked at The Boston Globe as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Great people, lots of exposure to different jobs, flexibility, quality of life

Cons

They have some older filing methods that could be updated

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Update computer systems and work stations

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good newspaper in a dying breed

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    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Boston Globe part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved working with the usual suspects (grumpy, bright, well-read, etc) in a long-estabilished newsroom. Had a cafeteria that actually stayed open at night (!) when the copy desk worked.

    Cons

    Management (similar to management at other smaller newspapers) is hit or miss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone is a good editor or reporter, it doesn't mean that you know how manage a staff. Test out management skills before giving the big promotion, then give some up-to-date management training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Boston Globe Media is reinventing what media means in the 21st century

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Boston Globe full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    BGM has a plethora of new, exciting initiatives. If you're motivated to see a positive change in the "newspaper industry" you'll succeed easily in this fast-paced, supportive environment. From print publications to BostonGlobe.com to Radio BDC, it's impossible not to feel thrilled about the day ahead every morning you wake up.

    Cons

    There are many legacy newspaper hold-overs still hanging around. Apparently, waiting for something to awake them from their velvet coffins. You'll have to deal with these folks until the union finally gets the note (really, a union for people who work in sales??) and the newsroom realizes that they actually need to engage with readers if they want people to continue reading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency is paramount. We're adults and take the bad news (hey, we made it through 2008!) because there's a genuine feeling of optimism among the lower ranks. BGM is the ONLY media organization in New England that can deliver what we do, day in and day out, 24/7/365. And don't feel afraid to challenge your middle management tier. They'll surprise you with their resourcefulness, intelligence, and leadership capabilities.

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