I do not even know where to start. If you are looking for a job where you are constantly (and I mean constantly) on edge and on deadline, then I guess this job is for you. The job description and interview process lures young hopefuls, who are eager to jump start their careers in communications and public relations, but the entry level position (which I was told everyone-no matter your experience- has to start in) is anything but a breeding ground for professionals. IT IS A CALL CENTER. Being given the title of "Editor" means that you use a database system to make corrections in a press release and code for different things. You are not an editor at all. On the other hand, you are expected to field calls from angry customers, who are calling from all over the country. If you mess up, you are labeled with an ERROR. Nice, huh?
Everyone knows about your mistakes or "finds out" and your boss is mad at you. While there are some good managers there, mine was awful. Need to check your cell phone for something? Forget about it. Hope your loved ones don't have an emergency and need to reach you because that phone must stay in your desk drawer, out of sight out of mind. Until you go on your lunch break or leave the office. As an adult, this was an joke to me.
Trust me, I lasted there all of about 1 month. I am in my early 30's have a college degree in communications and this place was nothing short of a joke. I am now happily employed elsewhere in a place where adults treat each other like adults and where I am not just another rat in the rat race everyday when I come into work. I wasn't the only one. There was major turnover there in the few short weeks I was there from employees who just didn't need to put up with what goes on there.
I can't even express enough how miserable those few weeks at PR Newswire were for me. You can do much, much better and will be so much happier if you DON'T work here.