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Updated January 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Fast-paced, competitive atmosphere (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people who are really supportive and intelligent (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No interoffice career advancement opportunities, no raises, no bonuses, not even coffee (in 5 reviews)

  • Bit of a boys club and encountered a lot of sexism, talking down to women (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Big Name, Great People & A Lot Of Fun, But Sad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great place to work and the people are great to work with. You go to tons of events and meet a lot of public figures. It's also based in downtown Manhattan, near a lot of subways. Payment always on time.

    Cons

    Massive layoffs and buyouts. The owner, Mortimer Zuckerman, has no idea what he's doing. People are getting laid off left and right. The newsroom looks like a ghost town sometimes. Everybody is looking to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Make better financial decisions and stop taking reporters for granted. Before you know it, there won't be any reporters left to cover your stories.


  2. "Tough business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NY Daily News full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They appreciate people who have interesting things to say about a wide spectrum of what's happening in the world.
        It's a good place to understand why many of the things about print journalism are still valuable.

    Cons

    Like all of print journalism, it's struggling, so there's a constant sense of tension and cutbacks and "okay, what's next?"
        There's increasingly less respect for history and context. There's a sense of chasing attention-grabbing, but empty headlines.


  3. "NYDN"

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    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NY Daily News (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work in that you have the freedom to write from your heart and gut and do work that makes a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Annual layoffs + uncertain future = high anxiety.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to monetize digital product.


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  5. "Career Suicide"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NY Daily News full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to meet famous celebrities from time to time..

    Cons

    Everyone is miserable. no raises unless you are favored by the high ups or slept with someone. Nepotism runs rapid so badly. Too many people overly paid who do not do nothing there except browse the internet for shopping. Old school thinking is ruining the company. Do not go unless you want a career suicide


  6. "Change Is Often Difficult"

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    Current Employee - Digital in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NY Daily News full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A brand that you can be proud of. Talented people on the print and digital side. Great ideas are plentiful.

    Cons

    The world we live in is changing. If you are looking digital still a good career option but unfortunately journalism is fading....


  7. "A talented staff on a slippery slope"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

    I worked at NY Daily News full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The place is full of gifted reporters and editors who are smart and funny and doing important work. Many of them are overtaxed since the operation moved its focus from print to digital.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot of "good jobs" or "thank yous." There are a lot of in-office politics which means that the most-talented people aren't reaching the highest rungs on the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want this great brand to be about. Is it going to be about reporting and writing the news that's there? Or is it going to be about re-writing other organizations' work to chase down as many clicks as possible?


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    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NY Daily News full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location is decent--near subways and ferry. Cool and hip office but it probably won't be for much longer.

    Cons

    Cold office environment, as staff is dwindling by the month.
    They displace staff to other offices (out of state) on short notice and promise false hope of return.
    Management fails to provide workflow, set goals, and acknowledge accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your workers. Give them some credit.


  9. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You hit the ground running and get to report on big stories from the get-go.

    Cons

    -If you're on the web side, you have almost no editing. You publish articles straight to the web, and if they get edited for print, you don't get a backread.
    -It's a toxic environment where almost everyone is looking for another job or looking to get out.
    -It feels like a boys' club, and some of the higher editors are known to be in crappy moods almost constantly


  10. "Content Strategist and Digital Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Content Strategist and Digital Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Content Strategist and Digital Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NY Daily News full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to manage client accounts and implement content strategy, trust in my competencies and skills, regarded as an expert in my competency areas (content, SEO, search)

    Cons

    Operations is subsidiary to sales, tactical needs and pleasing short sighted client demands harms long term client goals

    Advice to Management

    Continue development of agency model and taking of functions in house and away from vendors, and keeping the course in current strategy aimed at client retention


  11. "Not your dream job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Print Operator in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Print Operator in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at NY Daily News full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You make your own schedule.

    Cons

    Incompetent management that plays favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Try to communicate better with your employees and not skimp off the top of people's pay.



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