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Daily Times Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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  1. "Reporter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter
    Current Employee - Reporter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Daily Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, autonomy to cover your beat without interference from management, family-like newsroom with supportive editors and co-workers, interesting work

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, layoffs have increased workload, technology is old and unreliable.


  2. "Editing reports and articles for the city page of the national//international English newspaper."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - City Editor in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - City Editor in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Daily Times full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    He is a refined person and has an intellectual bent of mind. He is aware of the latest happenings in the country and around the world and ensures that the daily newspaper carries the updated reports and analyses. He is generous and takes care of his employees.

    Cons

    There is nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    The management would be playing a better role if it appoints qualified English speaking staff and gives the salaries on time to all employees.

  3. "One of the biggest Media houses in Pakistan"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Daily Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge corporate Plc.
    Really good brand name
    Exceptional portfolio of 2 to channels and 2 newspapers
    One of the most respected newspapers
    1300+ employees
    Multi site

    Cons

    Suffering from losse
    Chairman Salman Taseer got assassinated

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building a strong marketing dept.


  4. "good"

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    Former Employee - Supplement Executive in Karāchi (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Supplement Executive in Karāchi (Pakistan)

    I worked at Daily Times full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it was interesting to work in news paper

    Cons

    people there was not dat much good


  5. "A good place to start, but not one to stick with"

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    Current Employee - Sub-Editor in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Sub-Editor in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The organisation on the whole is a great place to start off a career in journalism. People are encouraged to think things through and communicate with each other to learn as much as possible about the profession. There's also good camaraderie between people and everyone is willing to help out if required.

    Cons

    The management is too set in its ways and refuses to listen to any ideas that may result in the slightest improvement. After a little while, you can also reach the point where you have learnt all that you can and for anyone looking to have a vital career, this place can only be treated as a stepping stone. People are also very confused about what exactly they want from the newspaper, which kind of defeats the purpose of having it.

    Advice to Management

    Update the website: give it a more web2.0 spin, maybe set up a social networking channel. And most importantly, compile a singular editorial policy that MUST be followed by everyone. Get everyone onboard and ensure that the people who are not working adequately are cut loose.