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Updated 16 Oct 2019

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IB Times CEO Etienne Uzac  (no image)
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54 Ratings
Pros
  • "In the last year, IBTimes has ramped up its editorial coverage, and shown a real commitment to quality reporting(in 9 reviews)

  • "Good place to start your career in online media, you get to learn a lot(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "few more editors could be added(in 19 reviews)

  • "Reporters/Editors don't want to take risks because they are scared of EIC(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Ambitious environment with lots of great talent"

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    Writer/Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IB Times

    Pros

    -In the last year, IBTimes has ramped up its editorial coverage, and shown a real commitment to quality reporting -As a writer, opportunities to travel and work on lengthy, data-driven features -A desire to build a truly global news site and attract attention, win awards, etc. -PR director is awesome at getting writers on TV/Radio -Smart editors under strong leadership

    Cons

    -Site could use a serious refresh

    IB Times2015-08-23
  2. "Content farm"

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    Former Employee - Writer 

    I worked at IB Times full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Became friends with co-workers, and some editors were legit

    Cons

    Content farm, low pay, IBTimes doesn't actually care about real journalism

    IB Times2019-10-17
  3. "Glad to be Gone"

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    Former Employee - Editor 

    I worked at IB Times full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can earn extra money with bonus structure and it was a good place to start

    Cons

    So many it’s hard to say

    IB Times2019-09-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A Challenging Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at IB Times full-time

    Pros

    - Access to great editors - Ability to own a beat and carve out some good stories - Talented journalists who were there with you through all the challenges

    Cons

    - Traffic incentives hurt morale - Uncertainty surrounding company and financial stability led to a lot of distrust - Low starting salaries

    IB Times2018-04-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Editorial Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IB Times full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No pros at this time.

    Cons

    Very bad staff management. Delayed salary payments. No professional growth

    IB Times2018-04-26
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Run Forest Run"

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     in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IB Times for more than a year

    Pros

    There were none at all.

    Cons

    Everything you read here is true.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy your prison sentence

    IB Times2018-04-10
  7. "Terrible Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Reporter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IB Times full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to working at the International Business Times, unless you want a wartime-like camaraderie between you and your colleagues.

    Cons

    Low morale. Unrealistic traffic goal expectations. Bad management. Everyone scared for their job. Pressure to write downright misleading articles, if they can even be called articles. I got out as soon as I could.

    IB Times2018-03-06
  8. "Content Farm"

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    Reporter in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IB Times for more than a year

    Pros

    Experience. Independence. Some employees allowed to work remotely.

    Cons

    Unqualified editors. Low salary (dishonest incentive structure). Low editorial standards.

    Advice to Management

    Hire bona fide journalists as editors.

    IB Times2017-10-17
  9. "This Place Is A Hot Mess"

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    Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IB Times for more than a year

    Pros

    A few great editors/writers who really care.

    Cons

    Valued page views over content

    Advice to Management

    Up your game

    IB Times2017-10-30
  10. "good for clickbait writers; bad for actual writers."

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    Former Employee - Reporter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IB Times full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good experience writing for the web, they pay writers. If you get the hang of publishing posts that garners clicks, there's a decent bonus structure.

    Cons

    Churning out content can be exhausting, and publishing clickbait articles for web hits doesn't necessarily look good in one's portfolio. If you value the quality of your writing, it's draining and embarrassing to have your name on content you know isn't very good. Insecure employment, no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    find a better business model than just clickbait for ad revenue?

    IB Times2017-09-26
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