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Bay Area News Group Overview

San Jose, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1851
Company - Private
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Bay Area News Group is the largest media outlet in the bay area. We have unique access to the Bay Area's highly-engaged, affluent audience in print, mobile, desktop across our many premium owned and operated websites as well as social channels which all leverage ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is simple: connect advertisers to the audiences and data they need while producing relevant, engaging and accurate content across various platforms to grow that audience.

Bay Area News Group Reviews

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
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    I worked at Bay Area News Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

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Bay Area News Group Interviews

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    Inside Sales Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Bay Area News Group (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Fairly basic-- do you know this? Do you know that? What would your manager say about you now? Describe a time where you had a difficult customer, what did you do? Describe this, describe that. They're just following a script, no training has actually been given to the hiring manager on how to interpret your response. Basically they're just looking for someone they like, and yes, they hire on looks, if you know someone, and if they've been told to hire you. There'll be a role play on how to pitch products, so study up on current promotions before you go. Dazzle them with words like DMA and market share and you're in.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

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    Bay Area News Group Sizzle 2016

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  • 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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    We've evolved into a dynamic digital agency and can expertly assemble our products to meet your needs.

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