Reporter (Former Employee) – Westchster County, NY – December 12, 2016
Good place for young journalists to get their start. Like Patch, but without the AOL culture. You'll get good editing from seasoned journalists, which you often don't get at the legacy news orgs. But the economics of the business prevent really covering local news properly, which is the stated goal of the company. Still, good place to start out.
The Daily Voice hires young reporters lured by the promise of the web and being in the NYC metro area. What they get is a job with demands that preclude doing any real journalism. Much of what they write would be handled by editorial assistants or interns elsewhere, and when they do write, their stories are limited to word counts that make telling the story nearly impossible. Coverage areas are broad and do not allow for any real connection or understanding with the beat. This is the company where the owner sent an email to the staff after the CEO bolted, saying "The news is good" before firing more than half the staff.
It's a paycheck, and you can work at home and in coffee shops.
Everything else. Horrible culture, bad or no editing, weak leadership, lack of regard for human beings.