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WJLA-TV Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
6 Reviews
3.0
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Life changing experience and foot in door of news industry

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Arlington, VA

    I worked at WJLA-TV full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people are open and very cut throat. Teaches you how to grow tough skin and still be able to work well with others whom annoy you.

    Cons

    Not much room to advance. Production assistants are offered training days but it's slim and few times that they promote from with in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice at first...

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at WJLA-TV full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Casual environment. Opportunity to grow if you reach out to the correct people.

    Cons

    Hours can be a bit challenging. Some supervisors are inconsiderate and unresponsive to the needs of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to be on one accord. Be more appreciative of staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Rosslyn, VA

    I worked at WJLA-TV full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun and exciting with chances to learn from others.

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits for this freelance position

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Solid Experience

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    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Rosslyn, VA
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Rosslyn, VA

    I worked at WJLA-TV as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Fun HR department
    Enthusiastic news team

    Cons

    Sales was somewhat pressing and repetitive
    Salespeople seemed overwhelmed at many times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan internship experience for sales people better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to intern and pick up reporting experience

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    Former Employee - Intern-Reporter in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Intern-Reporter in Arlington, VA

    I worked at WJLA-TV

    Pros

    The people are all intelligent, driven and committed to their jobs and the station. They worked to improve my reporting and showed me how to do reporting from the ground up.

    Cons

    The hours can be tough but that's the nature of the business. Unless you try to find opportunities in the station to work with people you will spend a lot of time at the assignment desk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep using the internship program to inspire new students to do reporting. Your reporters and anchors are great mentors for interns and being out in the field is the best way to learn.

    Recommends
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WJLA-TV

    Pros

    Allows you exposure to all areas of TV production: marketing, advertising, on-air. digital

    Cons

    Senior Management did not have employees best interest at heart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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