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"A great job, until the paper was purchased by a large media conglomerate and heads began to roll."

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Current Employee - Design Editor in Loveland, CO
Current Employee - Design Editor in Loveland, CO
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Great colleagues, and a place where a good degree of autonomy existed in which to do one's job, as long as guidelines and deadlines were met with regularity.

Cons

Underpaid profession. Print journalism is not the place to get rich, or even live comfortably.

Advice to Management

Management in a difficult position since sale of company to new overlords. New operational policies made it hard to continue to turn out a product in which one could be proud. Advise to management would have been to give greater weight to employees' opinions; they truly cared about their work, but the working culture sometimes created the impression that voicing opinions was an exercise in futility.

Other Employee Reviews for MediaNews

  1. "It's a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro is you don't have to be that good to keep your job. You basically have to use a really bad word publicly to even get a notice.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Lack of opportunities. Managment doesn't care and it shows. People who try to do a good job are just put aside so not as to threaten anybody above them. Serious lack of leadership, wimpy in fact. There are maybe two people in charge who can make a decision to save their lives.
    When mistakes are made, so are excuses depending on who made the mistake. It's always "OK' or 'fine."

    Advice to Management

    It really seems like they don't care.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "If you have no experience, start here. Otherwise, move on."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vallejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vallejo, CA

    Pros

    It's a good place to get your foot in the door. But don't stay too long. Set a time limit for how long you'll be there. Build up your resume and look for the next step to advance your career. There are other opportunities out there. You just have to look and be open to jobs outside the newspaper industry.

    Cons

    Once you're in, there's no chance of moving up at the paper. Hours are long and the demands are high. Employee morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    They should do more to protect employees.

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