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MLive Media Group Overview

Grand Rapids, MI
501 to 1000 employees
2012
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
[TRUE] journalists. [TRUE] marketing partners.

A driving force in the digital economy, MLive Media Group is an audience-first venture encompassing content, sales and marketing professionals who preserve the strength of our newspaper heritage while pursuing ... Read more

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Top CEOs: 2015 (#24)

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MLive Media Group – Why Work For Us?


 
At MLive Media Group, we make each other better. We nurture relationships. We grow businesses by creating actual marketing solutions for our client partners, rather than just selling them products.
 
It's impossible to understand who we are until you become part of it. But with an insider’s view of MLive Media Group, you’d discover our people challenge everything. That can get uncomfortable for those who don’t understand that disrupting the norm and trying to break things is how innovation is earned. We expect ourselves and our peers to dominate in business, at a pace that drives us and our work.
MLive Media Group is part of Advance Local, a leading media group comprised of 12 local news and information websites that rank #1 among local media in their respective markets and more than 30 newspapers known for their award-winning journalism. Advance Local is part of Advance Publications, along with Condé Nast, Parade Media Group, Fairchild Fashion Group and American City Business Journals.

The Ann Arbor News is published Sundays and Thursdays and available for home delivery, at stores, on newsstands and as a digital edition.MMGGBrands-10x75ppt-20140228-02-02

The Bay City Times has been the local source for Bay City news since 1873. Published Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, The Bay City Times is available for home delivery and at stores and newsstands, and is also available as a digital edition.

The Flint Journal was named “Newspaper of the Year” by the Michigan Press Association in 2013. The Journal has been serving Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee counties 
since 1876 and is published Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The Journal is available as a digital edition, home delivery and at stores and newsstands.

The Grand Rapids Press is the largest of the MLive Media Group newspapers. The Grand Rapids Press has been a leading source for news and advertising for Kent, Ottawa and Allegan Counties for 120 years. The Press is home-delivered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. It is also printed and available as a digital edition and at stores and newsstands, seven days a week.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot has been covering local news and events in Jackson and its surrounding communities, as well as across Michigan since 1865. The Cit Pat is printed and available at stores and newsstands, as well as through adigital edition, seven days a week. It is home-delivered on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Kalamazoo Gazette was named “Newspaper of the Year” by the Michigan Press Association in 2013 and the oldest business in Kalamazoo, the Kalamazoo Gazette was founded in 1834. The Gazette is printed and available as a digital edition and at stores and newsstands seven days a week. It is home-delivered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

The Muskegon Chronicle has been providing news and advertising information to Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana and Ottawa counties for more than 150 years. The Muskegon Chronicle is printed and available at stores and newsstands, as well as through a digital edition, seven days a week. It is home-delivered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

The Saginaw News has been the local source for news and advertising in Saginaw, Bay and Midland counties since 1859. Published Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays,The Saginaw News is available in print for home delivery, at stores and newsstands, and also through a digital edition.

You’re a great fit for the job when…

You’re passionate about performance. You have a healthy addiction to the web, technology, media and everything digital. You have an entrepreneurial spirit, but you work well on a team. You only take on the best most important projects that you intend to finish. You move fast, you make decisions. You share and teach as much as you learn. You’re up for adventure – you start the race without knowing where the finish line is. You know how to control fear and doubt and you always ship your work.

If you are the kind of person that loves marketing and advertising deeply enough that you are seeking a career rather than a job, then you are the right fit for us.

Seek a career.  Find your next marketing or advertising chapter with us.

Become part of the group

Your job is where you will spend most of your life and most of those places could tell you that you have a chance to “make a difference” in the time you are there. What if we told you the same thing – but we meant it. What if we created a team focused on not doing the next thing for the customer, but the next right thing? Putting the customer in the center of our universe and creating surprise and delight for them at every turn. That customer could be a client, that customer could be a reader, that customer could be you – our next MLive team member.

This is our audacious goal; that all of our customers grow with us as we evolve and adapt in the digital age. We move quickly and think on our feet, we fail often and learn always because that’s how we create the next right thing to do.

If you are ready for the biggest challenge of your career that will reward you with more than just a salary, we want to talk to you.

It takes more than advertising to TRULY grow a company.  Are you one of the people that MLive Media Group needs?


We challenge everything.  At MLive Media Group, our people are empowered to disrupt norms and break technology in order to earn our innovations.  2.0 isn’t handed to us, we define and execute it.


At MLive Media Group, we make each other better.  We nurture relationships.  We grow businesses by creating actual marketing solutions for our client partners, rather than just selling them products.  Customers for Life is our mantra. We live by our promise to deliver at a level that’s exceptional, not expected.


  • EMBRACE CHANGE

Change is by nature uncomfortable, and completely necessary 100% of the time, therefore, we consider it comfortable and

take pride in unusual results.


  • PEOPLE ARE EVERYTHING

At MLive, you won’t be the smartest person in the room.  But all of us are made better because of the collective, not individual contributions.  We need disruptive people that strive to dominate the digital space.  Sound like you? We might just be your people.

  • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401(k) savings plan with company matching
  • Newspaper subscription discounts on MLive Media Group publications
  • Wireless discounts
  • Market specific intrinsic lifestyle discounts
  • Collaborative and open workplace
  • Special magazine subscription rates

Full details available upon employment offer.


MLive Media Group Reviews

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    Pros

    Industry leading technology from a marketing standpoint. I can only speak to the marketing and advertising side of things, but there are extremely smart people leveraging data in ways that are new to the industry, and creative some incredibly effective campaigns. The work-life balance is a plus, I rarely find myself working past business hours, and when I do, it's for my own betterment. This is a job where you get back what you put in - if you put in the effort and utilize the talented people around you, you'll be successful.

    Cons

    While the data-based technology at MLive is industry leading, the physical technology such as laptops and videoconferencing are outdated, and can sometimes slow down productivity.

    Advice to Management

    More face to face meetings with upper management on a one-on-one basis, so we can have more honest communication about our careers and sharing of ideas. Doing a better job of communicating job openings and opportunities to current employees would be ideal.

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MLive Media Group photo of: We are so proud of Dan and Lou Ann Gaydou for being honored at the Make a Wish ball. They are two amazing and special humans to this organization and to our community.
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MLive Media Group Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MLive Media Group.

    Interview

    I applied online for an internship then had one phone interview a couple weeks later. About a month after my phone interview, I was offered the position over the phone and I didn't have time to think about it - they needed an answer same-day.

    Interview Questions

    • They basically had me talk about myself and what I'd done. No hard questions at all, more just explaining my skills and how I used them in my current job. They asked me about my career aspirations, too.   Answer Question
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MLive Media Group Awards & Accolades

  • Best Enterprise Reporting (Division 1), "Jackson County's Recovery Court", Brienne Prusak, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Michigan AP Awards, 2014
  • Best Enterprise Reporting (Division 1), "Kids Raising Kids", Lisa Satayut, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Michigan AP Awards, 2014
  • Best Photo Story (Division 1), "Worrying About Brains in High-School Sports is Not Mollycoddling", Brad Flory Jackson Citizen Patriot, Michigan AP Awards, 2014
  • Best Photo Story (Division 1), "Shelby Maldonado's Journey Back", J. Scott Park, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Michigan AP Awards, 2014
  • Best Sports Enterprise (Division 2), "Parma Western High School Sophmore Healthy After Winning Battle Against Cancer", Rich McGowan, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Michigan AP Awards, 2014
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