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Hearst Overview

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New York, NY
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Motion Picture Production & Distribution
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 34 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union ... Read more

Hearst Reviews

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Steven R. Swartz
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  • "WXII 12 / Hearst Television"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Winston-Salem, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time (Less than a year)


    - Provides the proper tools and training to be succesful
    - Competitive in the DMA


    - Working in the broadcast industry can be damaging to one's personal life and relationships. You have to love what you are doing or it will always be uphill.

    Advice to Management

    For the most the management at WXII 12 are great and easy to deal with.

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Hearst Photos

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Hearst Interviews



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    Advertising Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hearst (San Francisco, CA).


    Spoke with the recruiter on the phone first for about 30 minutes. She was very warm and we spoke casually about my resume and about what the position would entail. I was super excited about the role at this point. Then came the in-person interview with the hiring manager. He was way too serious in my opinion. No sense of humor and we couldn’t connect. He asked me multiplication questions during the interview which was bizarre. He asked mainly negatively aiming questions like ‘what is your biggest flaw’ and ‘what was your worst miscommunication at work’. The worst part was the job sounded so old fashioned and rigid EVERY morning there is a team meeting in the SF office despite this job requiring travel around the entire Bay Area daily. To me this is highly inefficient. I also feel that the interview didn’t allow me to show my selling ability. I think we both left knowing this was not the right fit for either of us. I recommend this job for a more old-school salesmen, not for someone looking for the flexibility and innovative way of working that the tech companies in the Silicon Valley provide.

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Company Updates

  • Reintroducing Metropolitan Home Magazine

    Reintroducing Metropolitan Home Magazine

    Metropolitan Home is returning to newsstands this month with a unique look at home design for Gen X and millennial city dwellers with modern style. Editor-in-Chief and Hearst Design Group Editorial Director Newell Turner shares more about the relaunch and what readers can expect from the first issue.

  • Rick McFarland, vice president/chief data scientist, explained what business Hearst is in: “Hearst is actually a massive data creation company.”

    Lessons shared on Big Data Media Tour from Hearst, Bloomberg, ProPublica

    On day two of the Big Data Media Tour, 34 participants spent time with experts from three Manhattan media companies, discussing the revenue, legal, and public good facets of the subject. Big Data for Media Week, a joint venture of World Newsmedia Network (WNMN) and INMA, continued Wednesday with the final day of the Big Data Study Tour.

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