Journal Broadcast Group

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Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. Great work environment with friendly, hard working co-workers. Great job for graduates pursing a media or sales career

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Promotions Tech in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Promotions Tech in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Journal Broadcast Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic place to network and meet people within the community.

    Cons

    Promotions are pretty rare. Working weekends is fairly common

    Advice to Management

    Promote within the company more. Most all jobs hires are from out of state. Seek out and encourage those that already work for your group to pursue these job opportunities before hiring out of state


  2. Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    Being in the music industry.

    Cons

    All of the good accounts are taken or spoken for. Fake promises on income.


  3. Intern review

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    Current Employee - Intern in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Journal Broadcast Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great team environment, everyone is very helpful and supportive, fosters learning and creativity

    Cons

    unpaid internship not full time


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  5. Pros and Cons of Journal

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership! Room to grow if you are willing to put in the time and effort. Small company feel with competitive, driven people who want to win. Fun work environment. Built VERY close relationships while I was there.

    Cons

    Too much change. "If it isn't broke, don't fix it" Change in policies, change in systems, change, change, change. As soon as you learn one thing, they change it. Going web based on EVERYTHING is not always a time saver.


  6. They just don't care

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Master Control
    Former Employee - Master Control

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Okay benefits if your single, but that's about it.

    Cons

    The company makes promises it never keeps and does not care for the little people. My supervisor tried to get me an increase in pay and they threatened to fire him. Stay away from this company.

    Advice to Management

    You guys/gals need to start caring more about the little people. It's just sad what I saw my TV station go through when you guys were in ownership.


  7. Journal Broadcast Group

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior leadership makes a point of seeking out input, and trying new things. Employees are encouraged to bring fresh ideas to the table. Stations generally occupy leadership position in markets served.

    Cons

    Growth across the company is rare: opportunities are seldom discussed. There is a still a lack of the agility needed to innovate digitally (but this seems to be the case with traditional media, trying to keep up while maintaining traditional news structure).


  8. Fairly typical for TV

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Journal Broadcast Group full-time

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people in general. Equipment improving. May get better after sale to Scripps

    Cons

    Pay not great ut lots of hours


  9. Helpful (1)

    Disfunctional and Delusional

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Descent employees, generally care about the company and it's outcome.

    Cons

    Employees are fighting a losing battle. This company has no money. Budgets are so tight that your lucky if you can even get a cup of free coffee in the morning. Salaries are low, staff is over worked and under appreciated.
    The office has not been updated and still reaks of cigarette smoke from the 1970's. Current management staff is under qualified. Poor choices and unobtainable goals.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting corners, put your employees first.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Corporate cookie-cutting leaves some facilities behind. Generally behind the times overall.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The fact that there is a corporate structure does help in many areas regarding employment, but overall, this corporate is largely dysfunctional and overly bureaucratic.

    Cons

    The corporate structure is behind the times, technologically challenged in the modern age and full of bureaucratic nonsense. Local-level executives fear job security and tend to perpetuate bad policy issues rather than solve them.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better flow between corporate and local broadcasters as innovations seem out-dated before they finally arrive. Innovations and operations must be funded as well. Get a better sense of the local markets and the challenges associated with each particular market.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Very stressful at times.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Traffic Assistant in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Traffic Assistant in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flex-able schedule at times, free tickets occasionally.

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism by management toward certain departments and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to actually balance pay scales and compensation for duties performed.



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