Record-Journal

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Record-Journal Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
4 Reviews
4.8
4 Reviews

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Eliot C White
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  1.  

    It was challenging, exciting, and different ever day.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - News Reporter  in  Meriden, CT
    Former Employee - News Reporter in Meriden, CT

    I worked at Record-Journal part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Doing something new every day was challenging. Coming up with my own story ideas and following through was satisfying.

    Cons

    I was hired as a temporary reporter, so when the funding ended, so did my job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunity and Micromanagement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advertising Account Executive  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Advertising Account Executive in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Record-Journal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Anything networking related is priority. So much opportunity to learn, network and grow. Excellent central location for meetings and luncheons. Upper management knows when stress level is too high.

    Cons

    You're never really, "off". It's a 24/7 job with unrealistic goals to meet and awful company lunches. If money is your motivation, this might be the job for you. Also, high level of miscommunication from various departments not working together for deadlines. EVERY day is a deadline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I had a great experience with the Journal Record.

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    Former Employee - Photographer  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Photographer in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Record-Journal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the Editor-in-Chief is great, there is great camaraderie amongst employees

    Cons

    no cons that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    RJ a good place to work, but pitfalls like any other newspaper

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    Current Employee - Reporter  in  Meriden, CT
    Current Employee - Reporter in Meriden, CT

    I have been working at Record-Journal

    Pros

    It's a community newspaper where you will most definitely have an opportunity to learn the trade and become a better writer/reporter.

    Cons

    Too often, reporters are asked to turn out two stories a day, and it means that reporters will not be able to spend time working on more in-depth stories and making them better. The problem with this is while reporters do turn out enough copy to make the daily news operation continue to run, we're putting out more insignificant stories and not taking the necessary time to do more in-depth reporting. This isn't something that's specific at the Record-Journal now, but moreso the entire news industry as a whole. The RJ does allow for in-depth pieces to be written occasionally, but the daily news grind is really what takes precedence most often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow reporters more time to work on larger, more in-depth pieces.

    Recommends

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