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Washington, DC
1 to 50 employees
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    "A fascinating field but ICFJ has not yet defined what it or its employees can contribute to this space"

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    I worked at International Center for Journalists full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a smallish organization in a very interesting industry that is open about improving its operations. Just by nature of the individuals and topics you will work on, you will learn a tremendous amount about media development. The work is, as I said, interesting, and it is possible to maintain a work-life balance working at ICFJ.

    Cons

    I moved to DC for this job and I left early to move away from DC so both the timing and my decision to leave have external influences. I think many people are seduced by the idea of working in media development or a media-related outfit, given the ubiquity of digital media "innovations" on a daily basis. But working on an interesting topic and supporting people who are doing that work directly are two very different things. I have not been in DC long enough to say certainly, but I feel the experience at ICFJ represents partly the work culture in DC and partly to an organization that isn't clear what value it adds to its participants. As a result, there is a lot of meetings, data-entry tasks, admin work, but not a sense employees are using their full skill set or empowered to take on significant projects.

    Advice to Management

    - Big picture management goals could be stronger, inspiring team members and creating a clear focus on daily tasks
    - Communication style, in meetings and team functions, could be improved. Office atmosphere is not very inviting to team communication.
    - Less emphasis on processes and admin work, and more on valuable additions, projects, and activities that make use of staff strengths

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    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at International Center for Journalists.

    Interview

    Very straight forward. I applied online and followed up in an e-mail to HR. The team I applied for requested an interview with me. I opted to commute to their office instead of Skypin'. This showed them that I was serious about working at the company. Having international experience - be it through school, work, or your heritage - helps!

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