Producer (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – April 7, 2017
First of all, Nexstar bought Media General. So, look into them. But they are cheap and don't care about the news product. They took station cell phones away, took a week of vacation away, the benefits are worse and now most employees are hourly so there is bullying to not work overtime and take a lunch break while still being expected to work the same amount of hours. Maybe not the worst in the business, maybe it is, but there are certainly better companies.
opportunies for those with little experience
don't care about news, cheap, quality is poor, small market mentality across the board
Graphic Artist (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – January 23, 2017
I learned that you can have fun at work, and still get things done. No matter what your level of skill set, you always have room to improve and learn new ways of doing things. Management was wonderfull, I really loved my boss and my lead artists as well as my coworkers. It was nice working in a place where i was surrounded by other artsy people. The group is tight knit, but they accepted me in with open arms. The hardest part i would say is making sure I create what the producers are looking for, or even something better than what they wanted. I think the most enjoyable part of this job was that I was always able to look at tutorials on different ways to treat text and the actual artwork that would go on air.
free coffees and tea, free sodas, access to vending machines, weekly fellowship meetings, weekly meetings with constructive critisizim
Productive if the right set of people were working
Network Technician (Former Employee) – Alexandria, Virginia – September 30, 2015
10 hour work days, all weather conditions 4 days working three days off. Only real negative is the on call and the amount of people they had to cover an area, after a 10 to 11 hour day you really don't want to be called in at 2:00 am for an outage. Other than that it was a nice experience.
COPY EDITOR (Former Employee) – Virginia – August 26, 2015
Media General owned a chain of newspapers throughout Virginia, and I worked at four locations -- Waynesboro (2004-2006), Woodbridge (2006-2010), Lynchburg (2010-2012) and Charlottesville (2012-2013). The first move I made on my own, as I wanted to be closer to my family in the Washington area. The move to Lynchburg came as part of a reorganization into a statewide copy desk headquartered there, and it was further reorganized and subdivided in 2012, thus the move to Charlottesville. In 2012, the chain was sold to Berkshire Hathaway's World Media.
I edited news, features, editorial and sports pages for a variety of newspapers.Management was generally supportive, and the co-workers cooperative. I enjoyed designing pages, editing copy and writing headlines.
Graphic Artist (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – July 6, 2015
When I first got hired it was a great place to work for. It was all about the community and the betterment of said community. The people were great to work with and it was a fun environment. When I was laid off 6 years later they reduced the artist team to about 5 people and sent all the jobs overseas.
Online Retail Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) – Opelika, AL – March 11, 2015
I had a great team that I provided support to as online retail sales coordinator of their southeast region. A typical day consisted of working with our creative team to accommodate our customers with their online advertising. I kept track of sales of our different offices, and stayed on top of people's deadlines. I was also able to be a part of a creative online production that featured local news and sports. The most enjoyable part of my job had to be the creative freedom I had. My employers were always open to new ideas to bring an audience and consumers to our news sites.
healthcare, great management
very stagnant at times, a lot of time in front of a computer and not much interaction at times
Typical day would involved checking emails, the main phone line voice mails, making soft (30 days or less) collection calls, applying payments to accounts, if needed generated bills to be mailed or hand delivered by the sales representative. Supervisor mostly kept to themselves. Co-workers were always helpful. Tampa Tribune were sponsors to a lot of events in the Tampa area, so tickets were always available to the employees.
Fast paced, customer oriented, fun, relaxed environment
Receptionist (Former Employee) – New Port Richey, FL – September 2, 2014
A typical day required timely arrival for opening, answering phones, routing calls, delivering mail, greeting customers, filing, accounts receivable, data entry, typing, computer searches, Word. Management was polite, equal opportunities were given as my abilities grew and was promoted. The hardest part was gossipy parts of internal employees. Enjoyable parts were the holiday events and lunches along with the intermingling with those employees you don't see often.
Social gossip, misrepresentations of others, perhaps mistrust.