Pros: work from home
Cons: too much work, too much irrelevant paperwork/busy work
A typical day consisted of sitting at my home office desk from 8 a.m. - midnight every day. I was hired as the editor of nine magazines which were also my responsibility to launch in nine separate communities. I was responsible for all content (apart from ads). I was given no travel budget and no support staff. It was my job to find every article to fill 9 magazines with 48 pages of editorial content every month. I would either have to find people to write it for free or I would have to rewrite flyers, emails, press releases or just read websites and write articles in my own words. Because I wasn't given ample time to do the job of really reporting, the content was mediocre at best. It was exacerbated by the fact that my boss, though a clever wordsmith, was young and did not have any experience managing people, nor did she have experience doing my job. Little, if any, technical support was given. Training at the company's headquarters was excellent, but it was all down hill from there. No surprise the company filed for bankruptcy a few days after they "fired" me for not completing my work. Most of the other people who worked there who held the same title only had four to five magazines. My title was "Publications Manager," but what I really did was everything that is required of an entire newsroom staff, including photography and photo editing.