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New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
2005
Company - Private
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Thrillist is the essential resource for how to spend your time and money. With deep-cut local coverage in over 40 US cities, and national reporting on the stories that matter, we deliver fun at home and on the road. We cover all the stuff you love -- food, drink, travel, tech ... Read more

Thrillist Media Group Reviews

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Ben Lerer
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    "A Lot Of Young People With Weird Expectations"

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    I worked at Thrillist Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of room to grow and be aggressive about your growth. Speak up, come up with good ideas, send them to the right people and be smart about it and you can go far quickly.

    Cons

    Many very young and inexperienced people. The experienced people are often castoffs from bigger places and have some hilarious crippling professional problem. The unexperienced yet very senior people are remnants from a much smaller organization and while they've learned a lot by doing, don't have the operational or process training that comes from just working in bigger companies.

    That's why you see a lot of what I imagine are very young people complaining here about some silly things. If you want to melt into a giant organization and have your hand held through endless procedures and forms to get even basic things done, try working for a big publisher! If you can deal with a little nepotism (which still exists at bigger places) some mild incompetence (also still exists!) and the feeling that nobody knows what they're doing (equally true of every company ever!), you can thrive.

    If you've got vision, push that vision and you can probably see some of it tested. If you just want to complain that the snacks aren't good enough... I dunno man. Try a different profession. Publishing ain't tech.

    Advice to Management

    You guys should have accepted the editorial union right away. Can't walk that back now. Open up your wallet and hire experienced senior people that didn't like flee the country for 10 years to escape a parrot smuggling charge or whatever.

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Thrillist Media Group Interviews

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    Associate Writer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Thrillist Media Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    had a phone interview with someone from HR then went for an in-person with a senior editor and managing editor. both in-person interviewers seemed like they hadn't even looked at my resume, and appeared uninterested in talking to me

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Company Updates

  • It's been a HUGE day for us in the press! So excited for what's in store!! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIolF

    4 media companies including Thrillist and NowThis have merged - and Discovery just poured $100 million into it

    Discovery Communications is making a $100 million investment in an entity called "Group Nine Media," a new holding company that ties together media brands Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo, and Seeker (Discovery's digital network). Ben Lerer, Thrillist's CEO, will be the CEO of Group Nine.

  • Great example of the super exciting stuff we're doing at Thrillist, and how we're changing the game! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI362

    How Thrillist Studied The Impact Of Its Biggest Branded Viral Hit | AdExchanger

    When Thrillist's branded video of a fake grandpa weightlifting on Muscle Beach tallied more than 50 million Facebook views in 48 hours, it seemed to validate the pub's 2015 decision to expand its editorial and sponsored video operations. But Thrillist CoLab, the branded content arm of Thrillist, wanted to test if the viral hit actually...

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Thrillist Media Group Awards & Accolades

  • America's Most Promising Companies, Forbes, 2013
  • 5 Startups to Watch, Inc., 2013
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