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I worked at Bay Area News Group full-time (More than a year)
Base salary for Account Execs are good. Compensation is good. Very up to date with the tools they provide you to prospect and create presentations. Lots of templates. Coworkers were great. Learned a lot about digital ads and SEM/SEO. Great brand recognition and support group.
Management is very impatient. They have soooo many products and services to offer and they expect you to learn and come up with solutions for clients immediately. They micro manage. Lots of politics involved. Company was transitioning from paper to digital so lots of new services were introduced. Training was thorough but they mix up the roles in the training so you learn a lot of things you tend to not use after.
I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Bay Area News Group (San Jose, CA).
Apply online, but mostly by recommendation. If you know someone it's easier to get in. You'll be screened by HR first and then usually directly to the hiring manager. Sometimes they'll have you interview with peers also, depending on who happens to be running the show at the time. Also, be very aware that they pay women about 25% less than men in management. If you point out the discrepancy, they will either promote the men or threaten to fire you.
We have a rich history in the newspaper industry but we've come a long way since! Did you know we were the first paper to have a web presence in the mid 90's? Our entire organization has shifted to a model with high growth in online journalism and advertising. Take a peek at our advanced online, mobile and digital advertising solutions - http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIKCZ
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