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Bay Area News Group Overview

San Jose, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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.

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    Current Employee - Staff Writer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Writer in San Jose, CA
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    I have been working at Bay Area News Group (More than a year)


    This position provides good experience for an entry-level journalist


    Did not receive any pay raise or bonus in 2 years

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Bay Area News Group Interviews

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    Inside Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    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.

    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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    Bay Area News Group Sizzle 2016

    Uploaded by bayareanewsgroup on 2015-09-22.

  • 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 -

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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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