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  1. "Talented people, hungry for good stories"

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    Current Freelancer - Contributing Writer in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Contributing Writer in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Salon Media Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart editors, reasonably quick response to pitches, smooth editing process.

    Cons

    Pay rates, as is the case throughout the industry right now, could be higher.


  2. "Lack of Vision & Resources"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Salon Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very open work environment where everyone is invited to contribute. Great coworkers and work/life balance.

    Cons

    There aren't any resources to actually execute/implement the ideas that are shared. Because of the low resources, the company is often falling way behind in playing catch-up with its competitors.


  3. "Senior editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Editor
    Former Employee - Senior Editor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Salon Media Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked there a lot earlier and it was an awesome community of inspiring people. I think anyone would go back to that crazy place if they could.

    Cons

    At times it was a burn out and for some it was too small but most people loved the combination of smart coworkers and a sense of working towards something worthwhile.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Remember that people need inspiration not just paychecks.


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    "Hollow support for the American worker: they pay their writers nothing."

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    Former Contractor - Freelance Journalist
    Former Contractor - Freelance Journalist

    I worked at Salon Media Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People will see your work on Salon. They may assume you have been reasonably compensated for the time you've put in.

    Cons

    For all the articles they run about the outrage of unpaid internships, they pay an awful lot of writers a $100-honorarium per article for work that may require hours of research and reporting. While they tag articles "workers rights," they're screwing their own workers by demanding we work for next to nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers with money, rather than with the promise of "visibility."


  6. "Great company, great people, great people."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Salon Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is exceptionally intelligent and friendly. Zero workplace politics. An exuberance of freedom and flexibility. And overall a company you can be proud to say you work for.

    Cons

    While the health benefits are very comprehensive, the salary compensation is kind of on the low end. And there isn't really a lot of opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. People really appreciate when you're not breathing down their neck and trust that they will deliver quality work on time with just the right amount of direction.