Pros: few layoffs, complimentary gym, great location
Cons: lack of leave, old-school mentality persists
I worked at the Times Free Press for four years, and the experience was really positive. The paper is strong financially, and the editors still believe in lots and lots of community coverage and good journalism.
One down side: The paper has a really conservative leave policy. You're only given 10 days of vacation leave each year for your first 5 years – more... of employment. That's a real bummer, but sometimes managers bend the rules if you ask in the right way.
Like all newspapers, raises and bonuses are hard to come by in the newsroom, though I'm sure the sales side is nicely compensated for making their goals.
Overall, this is a solid place to work. If you are inclined to work at a newspaper, don't overlook the chance to be a part of the Times Free Press. – less