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"RJ a good place to work, but pitfalls like any other newspaper"

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Current Employee - Reporter in Meriden, CT
Current Employee - Reporter in Meriden, CT
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Pros

It's a community newspaper where you will most definitely have an opportunity to learn the trade and become a better writer/reporter.

Cons

Too often, reporters are asked to turn out two stories a day, and it means that reporters will not be able to spend time working on more in-depth stories and making them better. The problem with this is while reporters do turn out enough copy to make the daily news operation continue to run, we're putting out more insignificant stories and not taking the necessary time to do more in-depth reporting. This isn't something that's specific at the Record-Journal now, but moreso the entire news industry as a whole. The RJ does allow for in-depth pieces to be written occasionally, but the daily news grind is really what takes precedence most often.

Advice to Management

Allow reporters more time to work on larger, more in-depth pieces.

Other Employee Reviews for Record-Journal

  1. "Delivery driver"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Record-Journal as a contractor

    Pros

    They pay well. Friendly office staff. Gives you the ability to work alone. Its not a high pressure job. The hours allow you to still have other employment. Depending on the route you can make excellent tips. Especially around the holidays.

    Cons

    Very early hours. No has reimbursement. 7 day a week job.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to hire floaters, people who can alternate routes so you can schedule 1 day off a week for regular employees. Pay a little extra for the deliveries made on certain holidays like Christmas or Easter.


  2. "A Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Record-Journal as an intern

    Pros

    Great for learning and getting hands-on experience. Great for developing independence.

    Cons

    Lack of direction. Often times left wondering what they wanted me to do or how to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront and clear with expectations of interns and their responsibilities.

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