I worked at M. Shanken Communications full-time
Fun content if you're into the "gourmet lifestyle" business - wine, whiskey, cigars. The new offices are nice. The people are generally pretty easygoing and good at what they do. Office hours are generally limited to 9-5 (for WS, at least). There are lots of opportunities to take on new responsibilities. FREE WINE.
Management in some departments can be bulky and/or ineffective. Wages aren't the highest for the magazine publishing industry, but the positive trade-off is that, for the most part, you're not worried about layoffs every few months. (RIP, Food Arts.)
Advice to Management
Don't just listen to employees when they are dissatisfied - help them do something to change the situation, especially as it pertains to dealing with coworkers.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at M. Shanken Communications (New York, NY) in January 2011.
The process took 2 weeks. Pretty smooth and easy. Requiter got in touch, scheduled an interview with a hiring manager and then with a department director. Received an offer with 2 days post final interview.
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