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I have been working at NPR full-time (More than 3 years)
People here really believe in the mission to create a better informed public through solid unbiased journalism. They take tech seriously. Information is shared pretty freely, and leadership both shares a lot of information (our exact bottom line, etc.) and really wants feedback. They're very open to remote work and flexible time.
It feels like a smaller organization in some ways, which is both good and bad. It's bad in the sense that we're constantly aware of budgetary constraints. This might just be because they had had a few straight years of running a deficit right before I got here.
Advice to Management
Keep on being as open as you are. Stay committed to going where the data leads you. Be responsive to requests for clarity about job roles.
I applied online. I interviewed at NPR (Washington, DC) in April 2017.
Applied online, 5 weeksish later they told me I was a finalist and we arranged a time to video-chat; went smoothly and low-pressure; they did check references. Heard back a few days later. Overall, no huge pressure.
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