Overall I had quite a bit of freedom when it came to covering stories the way I wanted, though I realize that's not always the case. Really it depends on who your immediate manager is.
Personally, my peers and my supervisors were great mentors, and I picked up a lot of valuable experience while I was there. The company is very driven by its values, and I appreciated how there were plenty of opportunities to develop leadership skills.
Pay was low, but that's just the local news business. Benefits were great.
The station was understaffed, however, and workers were stretched thin. They really should hire more people to make work-life balance easier and to give everyone more time to focus on putting out quality stories.
Leadership training, nice coworkers, great food options in the breakroom, creative freedom
Some managers are more controlling over what stories you cover, understaffed, low pay