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Updated October 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Creative and fun working environment where you'd be surrounded by talented and smart co-workers (in 4 reviews)

  • It was a great place to work and the people are great to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No raises, no bonuses, management is clueless (in 7 reviews)

  • Just like the 11pm news, the feel good stories get little attention, and as the data shows - no one wants to read them anyway (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NY Daily News full-time

    Pros

    There is opportunity for growth

    Cons

    It's understaffed in some departments

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff


  2. "Consumer marketing coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at NY Daily News full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and nice office layout.

    Cons

    Limited seating in the cafeteria for employees.

  3. "Great Summer Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sports Intern
    Former Employee - Sports Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at NY Daily News (More than a year)

    Pros

    As an intern in the sports department I was able to to gain valuable experience in terms of pitching and writing stories from the office as well as going out into the field and covering live sporting events (Yankees, Mets, Red Bull, etc.) and media ops.

    Cons

    Compensation wasn't great compared to other internships available, unfortunately.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part of working at the DN is getting the opportunity to break a big story.

    There’s also a solid video team and excellent photographers. They make stories so much better.

    Cons

    The Daily News is a historic paper that is has been in flux for the past several years. Like many big print publications, the DN has struggled to keep pace on the web. The print edition and web site are very different. The web is largely made up of aggregated news. The print paper has a strong New York focus.

    There are almost no women in leadership positions. That’s been a glaring flaw at the paper for years but especially pronounced in recent times. It is also really hard to move up – or even laterally.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more women. Talk to reporters. Fix the website. Figure out a way to better focus on what the site does well. Spend less time trying to assign blame when things go wrong. Instead, try to find ways to prevent problems in the future.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sadly dying"

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

    I worked at NY Daily News full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The newspaper has a lot of influence in city politics so your stories matter.

    Cons

    It's a very cut-throat environment. Jobs aren't posted online, or even internally so everyone in the office has the opportunity to apply. External applicants are found through word of mouth. Hiring and promotions are given out to friends or in return for loyalty to the bosses. As a result, there are a lot of mediocre people, even in key positions. It used to be a much better place but it's been run into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  6. "Video Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NY Daily News full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, many skilled journalist around, company is willing to try new things, above average vacation package

    Cons

    No 401k match, constant reshuffling of departments, online presence is still not what it should be, general feeling is that no one is sure how long this ship will remain above water


  7. "NYDN"

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

    Pros

    Not many Pros Not many Pros

    Cons

    No raises, no bonuses, management is clueless. Content is horrible!!!

  8. "A lot of departmental disconnect"

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

    I worked at NY Daily News full-time

    Pros

    Some good people and idea creators among various departments

    Cons

    Lack of communication on various levels
    Different departments don't always work together for the end goal


  9. "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Big name if you're in journalism

    Cons

    Weird building, 0 raises, on the decline, large firing period twice since my employment.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away"

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    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None...the location is nice and the building is pretty cool but other than that, nothing.

    Cons

    No raises, no bonuses, no mobility. I was lied to in my interview (most likely to get me to accept the job) but they do not offer raises or bonuses. The sales team is a mess, there is very little guidance in management. They are in an incredible amount of debt. They need to stop paying people who are not very good at their positions high amounts of money, and pay the people that work hard and understand their work more money.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of firing people to get out of your amount debt, stop paying people who are not very good at their positions high amounts of money, and pay the people that work hard and understand their work more money.


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