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  1. "Account executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Temple, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Temple Daily Telegram full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, relaxed atmosphere if you just want a “day job” with no real stress.

    Cons

    Not so sure the newspaper can stay in business bc management does not seem focused on growth or interested in making decisions to bring the company in to the 21st century. Old farts in upper management are anchors to growth and creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Focus on growth. You’ve got some talent, on staff, whom you should listen to. Also, exhausting your new, passionate employees with no vacation for one-year is just bad for business. Allow employees with passion and creativity to steer the ship...the old way isn’t working. Your bad decisions are putting employees at risk of loosing jobs and the community at risk of loosing a valuable resource.

    Temple Daily Telegram2018-08-30
  2. "No VALUE in employees just a filled position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Temple Daily Telegram full-time

    Pros

    Nice People, clean environment, parking

    Cons

    Lost in the past, extremely low pay, no benefits, management not willing to change.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change of the world, or you won't survive

    Temple Daily Telegram2018-04-09
  3. "Graphic Editor"

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    Current Employee - Graphics Editor in Fort Hood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Temple Daily Telegram full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible time, convenient location, flexible with national guard or reserve trainings

    Cons

    Low salary, no promotion or future, one week mandatory off without payment

    Advice to Management

    The company does not say that in December it is mandatory to take vacations for a week without payment

    Temple Daily Telegram2017-12-01
  4. "Good for starters, bad for veterans"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Temple Daily Telegram full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is a small, family-owned paper, and all that comes with it. The plus side is there is plenty of room for advancement for ambitious reporters. Just don't hang on too long. The proximity to Austin, and even Houston and Dallas make it a terrific spot for someone wanting to get a diverse taste of Texas.

    Cons

    Low pay (all journalists). They aren't doing much to push the envelope. And the management is stuck in a bygone era. The entire paper -- even the buidling -- could use an update. Unfortunately, they aren't much for investing in the company or its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Update the publication from print to web. Also, diversify the delivery method of web products to drive more readers to the site and increase social media engagement.

    Temple Daily Telegram2016-05-31
  5. "beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Temple Daily Telegram

    Pros

    The community and the co-workers.

    Cons

    The pay and the management. (Run away as fast as you can.)

    Temple Daily Telegram2015-10-07
  6. "Job duties expand but your pay doesn't"

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    Former Employee - Editorial in Temple, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Temple Daily Telegram full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some coworkers were nice to work with. About it. I honestly can't think of any other pros.

    Cons

    After working here for several years, I never saw a pay raise. Not even a raise for the cost of living. People would leave and to save a buck they wouldn't be replaced, placing the burden of doing the vacant jobs duties on other employees but wouldn't compensate them for it. Management is subpar at best and at times has no clue what they are doing. The owner puts restrictions on things that can't go into the paper just...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.

    Temple Daily Telegram2015-07-29
  7. "Move on; nothing to see here"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Temple, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Temple Daily Telegram full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are unemployed, this job is a move upward. Reporters in editorial were helpful, supportive and team players, but many of the best ones have left for other jobs.

    Cons

    I am 52 years old, and this job was, by far, the worst job of several that I have held. Managing editor knowingly passes false information to both reporters as well as the public. Demoralizing workplace. Managing editor blames reporters for mistakes he has made during editing. He offers criticism to reporters not to improve their performances or the quality of the paper, but because he truly enjoys cutting down others....

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    Advice to Management

    Step down. Someone else needs to be in charge.

    Temple Daily Telegram2015-01-18
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect example of how newspapers fail"

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    Current Employee - Reporter in Temple, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Temple Daily Telegram full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There were people on the editorial staff who made the job enjoyable. Most of those people have left. The hours are somewhat flexible, meaning most people can work the 10-7 instead of 8-5. The office is located downtown near some bars and restaurants, which is nice.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible for pretty much everyone despite the fact that the paper uses a paywall online. Overtime is disallowed or restricted. Raises are not-existent and you will have to work most holidays. There is no opportunity to innovate because of a lack of resources and talent. The leadership seems to have no idea how the paper is going to remain profitable in the future.

    Temple Daily Telegram2014-08-01
  9. Helpful (5)

    "It's worse than you can imagine."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Temple Daily Telegram

    Pros

    Beyond a survival income I can think of none.

    Cons

    The TDT has little concern for producing a newspaper that informs its readers of significant community events or issues. It pays beginning journalist barely enough to survive on canned soup and crackers and its benefits package is totally inadequate and outdated Pay raises don't come close to matching inflation rates and generally simply are not available. If you want better working conditions or more compensation or...

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    Temple Daily Telegram2014-06-12
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