Freelancer (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 1, 2017
Although most of the time everyone has a regular schedule, like any typical TV news environment, the schedule is often dictated by current events. There is also a certain level of tension surrounding any live TV situation but it's to be expected and you get used to it. Sometimes decisions from creative management don't make sense but everyone pulls together to meet the challenge and succeed.
Production Worker (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 17, 2017
Great people to work with at this position. It is a fast paced news environment but if you are detail oriented you can get the job done seamlessly. Team work is paramount to success in this job position.
Producer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 28, 2017
Work/life balance sucks and you are often stuck in horrible shifts until you are finally "remembered" and get a chance to move up. Expect to work all holidays and weekends, which is usual for a news network, but it was much much easier to get time off when working for other networks. Of course all the folks who have been there forever have no problem getting off whatever time they want. You're literally stuck in a basement with no windows and little chance to run outside and enjoy the day. The good news is, the job isn't going away anytime soon. Once you're in, you're in and if you stick with it, it seems to pay off in the end. Most everyone is fun to work with and it's pretty laid back. Most of the time if you just show up and do you work and mind your own business, you are pretty much left alone. They do encourage you to put in for new positions which open up in which you may move up the ladder, so keep in mind you have to go after them rather than thinking they will come to you.
It's the top news network in the world. Name and experience carries weight.
SYSTEM ANALYST (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 28, 2016
I learn a lot dealing with media and how to support the software use on a day to day bases also just met some really cool people. The hardest part of my day would be when everybody goes on they lunch break.
Web Producer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 5, 2016
I found this to be a stressful work place. I didn't feel valued by the organization. I'm sure your experience will differ depending on your department. I found it a valuable opportunity to understand how the real world of news works.
College Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 13, 2016
I found this internship interesting. Communication about the expectations of my duty was less than clear. Many workers in my department appeared to be slacking. Ideas about the overall direction or intention of the organization were not communicated downwards. It made it very difficult to pitch in. Overall, the internship felt like a formality. They had no intention of adding to their register and were capable of functioning without the superfluous college associate or many of their cushioned inveterate staff.
Associate Producer (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 8, 2016
There's no typical work day as a producer. As a journalist you are covering the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and politics. It's about breaking news, getting accurate information, and meeting deadline.