Pros: smart people willing to help you learn, relatively laid back environment, great for self-starters who don't require a lot of training
Cons: disorganized technology department, lack of communication from upper management, lots of projects that seem to be low-priority to stakeholders
Tribune Company is really in a state of transition. The company came out of bankruptcy last year, is the process of splitting the publishing and broadcasting sectors, and meanwhile, is trying to find the best ways to deliver news in a world where print is steadily declining, and no one seems to really have the key strategy to monetizing online content.
Working in the Digital group, there's lots of coordination between the various groups in Publishing (marketing, advertising, editorial to name a few) and technology teams to deliver online products that support the websites of our 8 major newspapers. Product teams work to analyze the challenges within Publishing and devise ways to improve content delivery using metrics and revenue reports as main drivers.
Overall, the company has some great, smart people at all levels. It's an interesting time to be in the media/publishing industry in general because of how technology continues to change the way we consume news. The past year has been challenging, especially in Digital/Technology with leadership changes and layoffs. Management seems to do the best they can to relay strategy from the top down, but there has continued to be a lack of clear direction, or perhaps the belief that those not in management positions simply don't need to know. Additionally, there are struggles with folks who still have an old, print mindset and don't quite understand technology and digital consumer behaviors, which causes confusion when working on a project where they are the main stakeholders. However despite those kinds of difficulty, I think the company – more... can really only go up from here. – less