Knoxville News Sentinel

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  1.  

    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 for 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.

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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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    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 for 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.

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    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.

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