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  1. "Ad Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I gained lots of experience and learned a lot about the industry. The people were amazing to work with.

    Cons

    No way to get a promotion as there was no other role to go to. Started as part time and when got moved to full time, my pay didn't change.

    Advice to Management

    As a first job out of college, it would have been nice to know before I started that there was no room for growth!


  2. "Employee life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    Selective with talent, willing to give you a chance which is so needed in the news world. Rolled with changes that were handed down from corporate and kept the employees in the loop.

    Cons

    Not a lot of money to share, so updated gear and needs took time, but that could be a reflection of the industry more than anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to stick up for your team more and let our voices be heard at the corporate level. Push for us.

  3. "Pay is horrible!"

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    Former Employee - Master Control Operator
    Former Employee - Master Control Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits for full time employees, and three floating holidays. Vacation time given is satisfactory at best.

    Cons

    No pay raise, ever. Company does not listen to low poisoned staff, and management could use some serious training.


  4. "Great work environment with friendly, hard working co-workers. Great job for graduates pursing a media or sales career"

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    Current Employee - Promotions Tech in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Promotions Tech in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic place to network and meet people within the community.

    Cons

    Promotions are pretty rare. Working weekends is fairly common

    Advice to Management

    Promote within the company more. Most all jobs hires are from out of state. Seek out and encourage those that already work for your group to pursue these job opportunities before hiring out of state


  5. "Intern review"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Intern in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great team environment, everyone is very helpful and supportive, fosters learning and creativity

    Cons

    unpaid internship not full time


  6. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    Being in the music industry.

    Cons

    All of the good accounts are taken or spoken for. Fake promises on income.


  7. "Pros and Cons of Journal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership! Room to grow if you are willing to put in the time and effort. Small company feel with competitive, driven people who want to win. Fun work environment. Built VERY close relationships while I was there.

    Cons

    Too much change. "If it isn't broke, don't fix it" Change in policies, change in systems, change, change, change. As soon as you learn one thing, they change it. Going web based on EVERYTHING is not always a time saver.

  8. "They just don't care"

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    Former Employee - Master Control
    Former Employee - Master Control
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Okay benefits if your single, but that's about it.

    Cons

    The company makes promises it never keeps and does not care for the little people. My supervisor tried to get me an increase in pay and they threatened to fire him. Stay away from this company.

    Advice to Management

    You guys/gals need to start caring more about the little people. It's just sad what I saw my TV station go through when you guys were in ownership.


  9. "Journal Broadcast Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Senior leadership makes a point of seeking out input, and trying new things. Employees are encouraged to bring fresh ideas to the table. Stations generally occupy leadership position in markets served.

    Cons

    Growth across the company is rare: opportunities are seldom discussed. There is a still a lack of the agility needed to innovate digitally (but this seems to be the case with traditional media, trying to keep up while maintaining traditional news structure).


  10. "Fairly typical for TV"

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

    I have been working at Journal Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people in general. Equipment improving. May get better after sale to Scripps

    Cons

    Pay not great ut lots of hours


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