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Montgomery, AL
5001 to 10000 employees
Raycom
1997
Company - Private
Publishing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
It's possible that this company might be holding your community's newspaper. Community Newspaper Holdings (CNHI) owns more than 150 daily, weekly, and semi-weekly publications serving smaller markets in about 25 states. It has a large presence ... Read more

Community Newspaper Holdings Reviews

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    I have been working at Community Newspaper Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees at all levels are genuinely passionate about local news
    Extremely bright leaders
    Valuable experience in an ever-changing , challenging industry
    Editorial freedom at local levels
    Focus on the transition to paid content from ad-supported content
    Significant watchdog reporting

    Cons

    The recent merger with Raycom has been difficult as two companies with different cultures attempt to transition to each other's platforms and software without solid training from the knowledgeable side. There's room for improvement on communication between the companies and a need for employees on both sides to embrace a team mentality. It's still early in the merger, so I can only assume this will improve over time.

    Advice to Management

    It's disappointing to see so many negative reviews about management. Layoffs, for example, haven't occurred because leaders are vengeful or careless. They've occurred because 1.) ad money that previously paid the bills has declined as Facebook & Google dominate the market, 2.) the public isn't accustom to paying for local news & 3.) most of the public don't realize how crucial local news is for democracy.
    The feedback from some of the employees on here makes me think of feedback from customers who want ad-free, complimentary news. You can't produce quality news without money to pay staff, run the presses, etc., just like you can't sustain a business without producing revenue that offsets expenses. In the newspaper industry today, you adapt to changing times or get left behind. Thankfully, management continues to address difficult decisions head-on by adapting as necessary.

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Community Newspaper Holdings Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Community Newspaper Holdings.

    Interview

    It was pleasant. We had lunch, talked about the job. Got the job offer. Said, "Yes." They took me to dinner after we toured the town and the business. Overall, it was not a stressful interview.

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