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Dallas Morning News Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Dallas Morning News CEO & Publisher James M. Moroney III
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Pros
  • Great place to work with an award winning writing and photography staff (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits and good compensation (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There are so many products that it can be overwhelming but it ultimately a really powerful thing (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of leadership, at least on the Spanish Language Newspaper (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Digital marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. Amazing environment to work in.

    Cons

    Not really much, need better communication at times.


  2. "Stuffy at the top"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing collection of smart, talented people who all care deeply about journalism

    Cons

    Burdened as a struggling industry that took digital serious way too late.

  3. "Accelerated demise because of awful leadership"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Reporter in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic reporters, photographers, lower-level editors and designers who care deeply about people and journalism.

    Cons

    The opposite of their staff. Many senior editors have no empathy for their subordinates and demonstrate little real appreciation for journalism, failing to understand that spouting platitudes is not the same as doing.

    Advice to Management

    This is a news organization that has relentlessly cut good journalists while protecting a bloated management structure. The only chance for the DMN is that it is sold to a decent buyer, the publisher moves to his vineyard in California, the editor moves on and other senior editors who spend more time sulking in their offices than doing journalism get pushed out as well.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "1 Year at DMN"

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Digital Media Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful diverse team, fantastic management, interesting perks, great PTO.

    Cons

    Very process heavy, a lot of meetings, steady questioning on the stability of the paper and the industry as a whole. Saw a lot of people leave, products get killed off, new companies be purchased-

    Seemed like the company was doing everything they could do to shore up the brand by expanding and nothing seemed to be working.


  5. "Aggressive goals, aggressive pay, fun atmosphere!"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team work. Competitive comp plan. Support staff. Energetic sales team. Great home/work life balance. Upper mgmt sets challenging and attainable goals for the sales team.

    Cons

    Too many products in portfolio to sell. Sales is no longer goaled by product which helps decrease product pushing. Need a better new hire training program.

    Advice to Management

    The sales team morale has improved by leaps and bounds. This is a fun positive place to work. Continue to find ways to build a team atmosphere.


  6. "Lifestyles Editor"

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    Former Employee - Lifestyles Editor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Lifestyles Editor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and work atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, at least on the Spanish Language Newspaper

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, don't take a side with the managers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company and people"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Editor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the people that work at The Dallas Morning News newsroom. Most are people who love journalism and work hard.

    Cons

    The company is still working towards more modern technology and techniques.

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people, good hours, easy work

    Cons

    newspaper industry getting more difficult every day

    Advice to Management

    stay relevant with times


  9. "DMN Review for Sales and Marketing Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly good pay especially if you make it into the right sales position that has a really good compensation plan, because they are not all equal.

    Cons

    Compensation Plan is not equal among all sales reps, so a lot of reps doing the heavy lifting are getting paid the least. They spend all this money are ridiculous sales training and parties and quarterly reviews and miss the boat, when management needs to really spend some time with some of their reps and clients and find out what is really going on. Layoffs, Elimination of Products, No raises, Massive Communication Breakdown, it is a really nasty time to be employed there. They care very little about anything except padding the bottom line. Poor management across many departments. Employees often feel they must keep their mouths closed if they disagree about something for fear of being retaliated against. Also, employees and management are always looking out for themselves rather than having a team mentality. There's a continuous cycle of hiring freezes and layoffs. Talent is not recognized or developed.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the compensation plan structure and make equal among all sales reps. A lot of reps doing the heavy lifting are getting paid the least.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "DMNmedia Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked in the sales department of DMNmedia for over 2 years and prior to that I was with another Belo property for about 9 years. In both cases I was treated very fairly, compassionately and respectfully both professionally and personally. I recently left DMNmedia to change careers and work closer to home. That being said, while DMNmedia certainly has its challenges, they also has a a lot of things going for them. The Dallas Morning News is a solid, well known and trusted brand. That is their strength and also their weakness. The image of the Dallas Morning News suggests that they are only a newspaper when in reality they are emerging as so much more. They are developing into an all-inclusive media company with digital, social and mobile solutions, promotional items, event management and a superb creative team. And that is just the beginning. They must continue to print the one and only Dallas newspaper to keep the readers informed as there are still so many Dallas residents that rely heavily on the printed product. The rising cost of printing is tough to overcome but the DMN is taking methodical and logical steps to accomplish just that. Yes, the building needs to be updated. Yes, the company is experiencing some growing pains. And yes, they have had to lay off staff to stay as lean as possible in order to survive. But they are also able to reach 100% of the market due to the strides they have taken. And contrary to what some of these posts say, they do care about their employees.
    So, don’t lose faith in the most trusted brand in the market. And as for the person that made the comment about the expensive BMW? The driver earned it. Many, many times over.

    Cons

    Please read above for entire review.


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