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Updated Apr 2, 2014

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good intentions but struggling in a challenging industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a great place to gain experience in the newspaper industry. There is plenty of freedom for creative thinking and opportunity for personal growth if one takes the initiative.

    ConsNewspapers are in a difficult position. Business is tough, consequently cuts are being made in places that have hurt the product. No clear direction, vision or leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to pay attention to details and what is going on within the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Production

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosyou get to part of making tv magic

    Conspays awful. they wont pay for over time. management is disapointing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease appreciate your employees and thank them for what they do.. cause without us you won't be making 6 to 7 figure salary.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Start, but that's it

    Master Control Operator (Former Employee) Saint Joseph, MO

    ProsNice people
    Cable and Paper discount

    ConsBad, Bad, Pay
    Poor Benefits
    Very little senior mgmt. involvement. If you have a bad superior, good luck getting around them.
    No promotional opportunity

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe involved, pay your people fair wages.

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    The company does not communicate to its employees in a constructive manner.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Grand Junction, Mesa, CO

    ProsThe company offers a good benefits package and competitive PTO plan. It also invests in equipment that is comparable to other similar-sized stations.

    ConsThe company is now downsizing its stations in the pursuit of more profit and at the expense of growth in the marketplace and retaining talented employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to really evaluate whether some general managers should be leading their respective stations, and stop protecting those who are incompetent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Absolutely Terrible

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsDecent Benefits, Great Co-workers. Reasonable perks.

    ConsTerrible Management. They just always seem to turn their heads to whats really happening.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what your employees are saying about their jobs and how they are being managed. Check in on field operations once in a while. People have broken their backs for this company and they just don't seem to care.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overworked and underpaid, typical of newspaper jobs.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Saint Joseph, MO

    ProsPay is OK as far as newspapers go - not great but livable. The people who work at the paper are a lot of fun, which is a definite perk to the job.

    ConsAlmost impossible to get time off, requiring you to schedule all vacation days up to a year in advance. The pay is not good and the opportunities for advancement are very bad.

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    Work at the St. Joseph News-Press for only a couple of years for the experience, then move on.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Saint Joseph, MO

    ProsThe people that work at the St. Joseph News-Press are easily the best reasons to work at the paper. The type of work involved with producing a newspaper as well as many other publications on a daily basis is very demanding and for the most part challenging. I believe that most people look for a positively challenging line of work. Another good reason to work for the St. Joseph News-Press is the great experience you get by working here for a few years.

    ConsThe first downside would be the pay, of course. St. Joseph might not be a prospering town and I'm sure that many other residents of St. Joseph are not satisfied with their pay either, but it seems to be an overwhelming dissatisfaction amongst the employees at the News-Press. There are few management positions and it seems that's the only way to earn a decent salary at the News-Press.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen there is a strong push for employees to have initiative and come up with creative and useful ideas - the ideas should actually be heard and utilized. So many good ideas are completely wasted on the News-Press. Listen to employees and the newspaper might actually see some improvement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    The most corporate style company that says they are a family business that cares about people that I've encountered

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInvest in TV news product

    ConsMicromanaged to the hilt by corporate manager and Pres.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the people at the stations make decisions based on their market

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    A very poorly structured media company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey have free fruit.

    If you are a reporter and want to go after a story, any story, you really have the opportunity to do so. They do allow freedom on that level.

    ConsMid level management really does nothing. Some managers only hold their spot because they are "company men" (true quote), not because they have any specific skills at their job.

    No real push to create quality content or try new things. Editors have long since given up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house. There are a few good managers, but so many are just phoning it in. There is a disconnect between editorial and upper-management about the workplace environment (which is poor).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Associate Project Manager

    Associate Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsNice people to work with with a low stress environment

    ConsLow salary with too many employees.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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