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"Local offices are treading water while corporate can't accept industry's future"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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Current Employee - Editor in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Editor in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at GateHouse Media full-time (More than a year)

Pros

There are lots of opportunities for a self-motivated journalist to gain new experiences and grow a portfolio
Relatively flexible hours, decent benefits
Good support locally, some experienced professionals to learn from
Co-workers are dedicated, hardworking and loyal (until they get burned out)

Cons

Pay is below industry standards, especially for location
Lots of turnover, low morale
Directives from national corporate are tone-deaf to regional consumers, workload of staff
Equipment and technology embarrassingly inadequate, outdated

Advice to Management

If employees don't see an opportunity to advance, high turnover will continue endlessly.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked and underpaid"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in North Boston, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in North Boston, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GateHouse Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Day to day you work with dedicated people who are committed to community journalism; supportive managing editors; somewhat flexible hours

    Cons

    Trying to do more with less has lead to trying to get one editor to do the work of three, plus handle all reporting and keeping the websites up to date, it's an impossible task that leads to stressed, unhappy employees and an inferior product; flexible hours really means you never stop working, so work life balance is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees instead of burning through them and expecting them to just be happy to still have a job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "What a mess"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ad Ops in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Ad Ops in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GateHouse Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and very low stress. Very easy 9 to 5 type of job.

    Cons

    This company is poorly managed. The management team in the couple departments I worked in were lacking greatly.

    Advice to Management

    Hire smarter people with better management skills.

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