I have been working at The Sacramento Bee (More than a year)
The people. They're smart, talented and show up every day to do great work and great journalism.
McClatchy has been systematically making cuts — to the staff, the paper itself and so on — for years. This is true at many publications, but it often seems that an order will come down from on high and catch even upper management at the Bee off guard.
Advice to Management
In a time where 'alternative facts' are becoming increasingly mainstream, journalism and journalists are more important than ever. Invest in them.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Sacramento Bee.
Job announcement was a perfect fit.
Sent in an Application.
HR called and asked one irrelevant question.
I countered with a more relevant question.
They hung up.
As this wasn't really a "newspaper" job, but a technical support job, I can understand why their HR function would have had problems with it. But times have changed and these support positions are becoming more and more critical to a paper's survival. This interview was some time ago, but I have not as yet heard anything to indicate the organization has changed.
I wish them good luck, I really like a good newspaper and they seem to be drifting more and more in other directions.
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