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Young Broadcasting Overview

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New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
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Company - Private
Media
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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New Young Broadcasting Holding Co. (formerly known as Young Broadcasting) is a television broadcaster that owns 10 TV stations throughout the country. Five of its stations are affiliated with Walt Disney's ABC network and serve small and midsized markets. Three ... Read more

Young Broadcasting Reviews

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  • "Young Broadcasting (now merged w/Media General) about on-par with rest of industry."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Young Broadcasting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    With the fairly recent merger with Media General, the overall group equals about 70 stations. There is some strength in numbers, but the corporate management strikes me as being more reactive.

    Cons

    Because of the Young/Media General merger which will be followed around the first of the year by that group merging with LIN Broadcasting, the outlook is questionable. Salaries are roughly average for the market. Promotions within the station are few and far between (Exception: News PAs often get promoted to show producers, then move on after 1 or 2 years.)

    Advice to Management

    Come to a decision re: creating a working plan for the future, or continue doing things "on the cheap."

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Young Broadcasting (Albany, NY) in June 2011.

    Interview

    I was contacted for three phone interviews (with various managers at the station) and one in-person interview. The Administrative Assistant set-up the phone interview dates and times, and the news director called me two days earlier than planned. After talking with the news director and conducting the phone interview, we agreed that I would call him two days later and talk more ... I called, left a message, and he never returned my call. Other phone interviews went as scheduled, and were very productive and professional.

    After my in-person interview (that I felt went very well), I was told that I would be contacted "within 48 hours" ... as of this writing it has been five months, and I have not been contacted at all. The job was re-posted at least three more times, and to my knowledge, still hasn't been filled. I attempted to contact the Administrative Assistant by e-mail and phone a number of times, only to have my e-mails go unanswered and phone calls not returned.

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