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MediaNews Vice Chairman and CEO Dean Singleton
Dean Singleton
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  1. Helpful (1)

    CHANGING WITH THE TIMES - MediaNews Group

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at MediaNews

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MediaNews Group is a newspaper company, however there is also an Interactive division. Unlike other newspaper companies, Dean Singleton and management are dedicated to keeping up with the times to invest in online news too. We are also privately owned by Dean, so our decisions don't come from shareholders. Instead, Dean makes all decisions. Leaves room for flexibility!

    Cons

    The newspaper industry is obviously declining, but with our Interactive division, we're working towards online-where most of us check our news now-a-days.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in touch with employees closer.

  2. Newspaper is dying - fast.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at MediaNews 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

    There are a few really good people. The Denver office is a very nice facility - but only until they are able to unload it.

    Cons

    Leadership is still trying to buck the downward spiral that is newspaper and failing. There is a policy of no performance reviews because a positive performance review might imply that a raise is due. There have been few if any raises for the last three years. They are still cutting expenses, i.e. labor costs at a tremendous rate. And, still no 401k match.

    Advice to Management

    Take a cue from Gannett and Tribune. Consolidate, centralize, and standardize your operations now rather than wait for everything to fall apart on it's own. Stop trying to make a content play in the digital space when the entire industry, especially the advertisers and marketing agencies, is moving toward analytics and operational efficiency.

  3. Helpful (1)

    learn quickly and move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at MediaNews

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

    Pros

    name recognition and good office location for Denver professionals

    Cons

    spotty technical execution of online ad serving customer service, overworked staff

    Advice to Management

    hire more qualified people and more resources to get the job done well, provide more opportunities for career growth

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