Knoxville News Sentinel

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Knoxville News Sentinel Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Knoxville News Sentinel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience
    Loved the people
    Hands on

    Cons

    I didn't get to work in the exact area I wanted, but loved where I was put

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not bad at all.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Knoxville News Sentinel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people at the News Sentinel are fantastic. I will have friends for the rest of my life from there. Gives you a tremendous amount of experience in a short time there. I feel like I can do any sales job now. Great Benefits. HR is amazing.

    Cons

    ZERO opportunity to move up
    Micro-managers (some of them anyways)
    Work hard....make an ok salary
    Commission plan sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not let good people go. It might be the Manager and not the Sales Rep.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Friendly people. Lots of outside sales responsibilities including cold calls and doorknocking.

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    Current Employee - Digital Account Executive
    Current Employee - Digital Account Executive

    I have been working at Knoxville News Sentinel full-time

    Pros

    Good digital products, lots of excellent market research and resources.

    Cons

    The structure between digital and integrated reps has a lot of kinks to be worked out.

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    Nice midsize newspaper

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    Former Employee - Editorial in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Editorial in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Knoxville News Sentinel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great communication among departments. Open to creative thinking. Hard working staff -- most are great team players.

    Cons

    At times, felt understaffed, but what paper doesn't.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great city, great coworkers

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Knoxville News Sentinel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Seasoned senior management that encouraged ongoing training and wasn't adverse to taking risks.

    Cons

    Industry as a whole is having a rough time.

  7.  

    Once a great place to work; now shrinking markets and moving some jobs offshore is taking a toll on job satisfaction

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    Former Employee - Sales in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Knoxville News Sentinel

    Pros

    The benefits have always been great. Historically, KNS has been a great place for career opportunity and great money for the area. Many have worked there for 20 years or more.

    Cons

    The economy has hit this regional newspaper hard. Cost-cutting activities include lay-offs, outsourcing some jobs (some off-shore and some to outside contractors for less money). There is a whole different atmosphere of insecurity and distrust at KNS now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much focus has been on selling advertising. Management should refocus on creating a great newspaper (and web site) that people want or need to read. Do that and the circulation would go up, which would make selling the advertising less of a battle.

    Doesn't Recommend

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