Every day was a new worst day
Editorial (Former Employee) – Upstate, NY – August 23, 2018
They have a formula where, after they buy a newspaper, they fire three people, put the job descriptions in a blender and create two positions to cover the workload. Then rinse and repeat until they find two inexperienced people to do the work of 10 and do it for the lowest possible wage. And not only are you one of them, you'll have to work with them.
Corporate then brags about they were able to reduce labor costs by some astronomical percent.
Even without layoffs, turn-over is incredible. When I worked there, less than 25% of the staff had been there over a year. When I left, about half the editorial positions were vacant.
Upper management doesn't want your input, even if it's your specialty, and frankly, will resent you for mentioning it. Middle management will not have your back.
You'll be asked to "Take initiative" and develop new ideas, but you will also be micro-managed on anything you do, no matter how mundane.
Any improvements you make will be ignored. Any mistakes you make, usually because you can't read minds, will be amplified. Sometimes, you will have to take the blame when sycophants make the mistakes.
Benefits are spotty. They pay for half your insurance.
Pay was barely livable, and the position, to do well, required at least 3-5 years proficiency in about five completely unrelated fields.
Work from home sometimes