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I rarely listen to NPR, but I always do right after certain major developments. Like Trump’s election, Roe v Wade being overturned, etc. So fun to hear the liberals whine like babies. No, the world isn’t going to end.

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  1. 4.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Great experience, rewarding work

    Feb 24, 2020 - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Rewarding and challenging work, exciting and dynamic workplace, diverse &; inclusive for its industry, Tiny Desk Concerts and other perks

    Cons

    Division between newsroom / other business divisions, difficult to advance or become full-time, some tension between old school journalism and younger writers

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Contractor, more than 1 year

    Dedicated newsroom staff and nice perks

    Jun 21, 2020 - Production Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Mission-driven, staff stay because they are dedicated to good journalism and public service; workplace is friendly and chill ( check out Mugs of NPR on Tumblr); DC HQ affords tiny desk concerts; union is strong and helpful.

    Cons

    Staff and audience can be more diverse; management can do more to make staffers feel more valued; the shows and desks can use better communication and collaboration.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Contractor, more than 1 year

    Wish There Were More Full-Time Positions

    Feb 20, 2020 - Social Media Producer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - A thoughtful, dynamic workplace full of whip-smart people who know their stuff - Lots of employee perks (Tiny Desk concerts, free books from arts dept., etc.) - High journalistic standards - Brand recognition makes it easier to land future journalism jobs

    Cons

    - Quite a bit of temporary positions without many opportunities for full-time work - Fast-paced, can be high-stress

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  5. 4.0
    Current Contractor

    Rigorous but supportive work environment. Moving up through bureaucracy takes tactical strategy.

    Mar 17, 2013 - Anonymous Contractor 
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    Pros

    Sense of teamwork in various departments. High quality journalism, Intellectual intrigue. Free books and access to Tiny Desk concerts. Being likable as a person is important.

    Cons

    Hiring freeze. Very few entry level jobs except temporary assignments which can be unpredictable and are in a gray area in terms of rights protection.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    A mission-driven organization with the most thoughtful, curious people I've ever worked with.

    Nov 8, 2013 - Reporter in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Employees get a lot of freedom and flexibility in our work lives. As a reporter, this is a 'reporter-driven' shop where your ideas can get a hearing. The newsroom values respect and kindness, so there's little of the competitive or back-stabby culture that can be common at national news organizations. The new building fosters a lot of collaboration and moments of random delight — taking a spin class overlooking the U.S. Capitol, catching a national act like Macklemore or The National give an intimate Tiny Desk Concert on the 4th floor or grabbing a coffee with a good friend on the outdoor terrace.

    Cons

    The HR software is hopelessly outdated and frustrating. Because it's an organization that grew quickly, there's a lack of cohesion among the various departments and units sometimes. Leaders are individually strong, but haven't been clear in communicating the organization's core objectives and how each department can align themselves toward similar goals. Adherence to certain processes under-utilizes some talent and doesn't force quick change.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Current Freelancer, less than 1 year

    Poor Management

    Nov 14, 2019 - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Tiny Desk Concerts, high profile guests, new, beautiful facilities

    Cons

    High Stress, Bullying, Apathy of Management

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    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to do journalism. Supportive colleagues and strong union.

    Jul 25, 2019 - News Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Colleagues care about quality journalism and maintains a high standard. Workplace is chill and fun. Tiny Desk Concerts make people happy. A strong union protects workers' rights.

    Cons

    Temporary employment can be precarious.

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Music Intern

    Jun 18, 2016 - Reporter 
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    Pros

    It was a great experience. Really loved it. So fun. Would definitely recommend. The tiny desk concerts, opportunity to work with great editors, and chance to produce your own pieces were great.

    Cons

    No real cons that I can see. Really enjoyed the experience and it definitely helped my career. Interns are given real work and treated with the same respect as staff.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Great people / rewarding mission

    Sep 18, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good healthcare options Tiny Desk Concerts / free books Lively conversations with great minds A high level of civility and shared purpose New challenges every day and new projects Innovative digital team Everyone here leads with curiousity

    Cons

    Retirement match doesn't vest for 2 years. Tension between executive vision and expectations of the network can make progress slow on some initiatives Not much in the way of coaching / executive track - you kind of have to find your own way here. A bit of a culture of politeness, which can make it hard to know what to do better. I think I'm fairly good at taking feedback, but it was seldom, if ever, offered. In retrospect, there are many situations I could have handled better, but I had to figure that out on my own.

    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

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    Oct 7, 2022 - News Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Co-workers, Tiny Desk Concerts, Professional Development

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, stressful deadlines

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