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"Noble Mission, challenging economic environment, outlook grim"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Associated Press full-time

Pros

Great company with storied history that plays an important role in a free press and improving public discourse. Ability to move around to bureaus around the world, develop expertise in many different areas of journalism.

Cons

Challenging economic trends in journalism have substantially eroded the size of the staff, and increased workloads, hurting the ability to produce quality, issues-oriented journalism. Bit by bit, the news report seeks to appeal to lowest common denominator.

Advice to Management

Management can often be tone-deaf to the realities AP journalists face in terms of inadequate staffing, resources and growing workload.

Other Employee Reviews for Associated Press

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Once great company fallen victim to downturn in journalism"

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    Former Employee - Editor
    Former Employee - Editor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated Press full-time

    Pros

    Excellent journalism brand, great colleagues

    Cons

    Terrible upper management, good old boys network, atmosphere of doing more with less, expected to work long hours for free, women are mommy-tracked, veterans (good ones -- not disgruntled do-nothings) driven out for young people with little journalism decision-making background

    Advice to Management

    Value your veteran editors and reporters, hire for important positions rather than letting them sit vacant and making others double their work


  2. "A good company that used to be great."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - News Manager
    Former Employee - News Manager
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated Press full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Major, international news operation that provides an opportunity to cover news around the world.
    Still tops when it comes to reporting news, without slant or bias.
    There are opportunities to work across multiple platforms with some of the hardest workers, and best journalists, in the industry.
    There are opportunities to work worldwide.
    Benefits are good, but not as good as they once were.

    Cons

    Fewer and fewer people are asked to do more and more.
    It's an organization run by newspaper folks, for newspaper folks, and still doesn't really get broadcast or the Internet.
    Staff moral is low.
    Goals are unclear. Leadership is unfocused, (except for watching the bottom line).
    Pay level is less than that in other major news operations.

    Advice to Management

    Staff is working tons of overtime, and burning out, to make up for unfilled positions. Penny-wise, pound-foolish.


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