I worked for two years in the Creative Services/Promotions department for a local broadcast station. The station was great, I got to do a lot of exciting and unique projects in my time. I was hired in a newly created role, which was challenging in defining what it was and how it'd work for the department and station. I really enjoyed working with the community to sponsor or host events and showcasing our talent and content. Management was in transition during my time, but were always supportive and open to new ideas. The people at this specific station made it a great place to work and I was sad to leave, but had an exciting opportunity in New York City.
Quarterly Station-Wide Events, Meals; Flexible Schedule; Health Benefits
Proofreader (Former Employee) – Des Moines, Iowa – 24 March 2017
I was impressed with how well organized the freelance process was. I took a grammar exam and was given my first assignment shortly afterwards. I received the company's style book also in a very efficient way.
Copy Editor who lined up my work was very dependable.
Photo Editor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 28 February 2017
Meredith has a high aim to merge, buy, sell and acquire media. They are visibly gearing towards broadcast media and just starting to understand a digital environment. In the process, it would seem they are minimizing their print. Print has remained stagnant with decreasing budgets and staff. Their multi-cultural division is laughable and practically extinguished due to Meredith's disregard to the growing population. There are very few promotions and no incentives. Interestingly enough, each creative division has sensational talent. It is a good place to touch down, learn, and then move on quickly. Don't linger in hopes of merit.
I enjoyed learning the broadcast business with this team.
Account Manager - KFXO (Former Employee) – Bend, OR – 31 January 2017
Meredith was a great company to work for but in Bend, advancement was not really available. I left to go to work for NPG of Oregon, where I advanced from Local Account Manager, to Local Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and then to the position of Director of Sales.
Video Editor (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – 29 January 2017
I would come in and look at the rundowns for each newscast,using inews. I would work my rundown with a partner editor and we would edit packages, late breaking news, feel good stories. in a fast pace environment.
Senior Video Producer (Current Employee) – Des Moines, IA – 7 July 2016
Meredith is a enjoyable place to work. Management does a good job of letting you have a good work life balance. The positions I have worked in have been challenging and I have learned from my co-workers. Is great to work at a place where you job can be serious but you have fun while working.
Associate Image Producer (Current Employee) – Des Moines, IA – 8 February 2016
Great place to work for with fairly flexible hours. Friendly people and many different departments and room to grow and move around. The company also provides an in-house fitness center and a variety of classes throughout the day.
editor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 13 January 2016
I was surrounded by some great minds at this company and glad to have worked there when I did. The environment was a sea of beige, but we managed to look past that when creating content for monthly magazines. I will miss the views!
You're committing career suicide if you accept a job in Atlanta! Don't do it!!!
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – 25 December 2015
Top 10 Reasons
1. Low paying jobs in a Top 10 market 2. No advancement 3. No job security 4. Low morale 5. Mediocre management 6. No innovation, creativity -- Constant change every other year! 7. Discipline first, ask questions later. 8. No training or mentors 9. Young staff with no veterans 10. Constant revolving door (management, staff)
Freelance Video Editor (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – 14 December 2015
After working in the news industry for only a few months it doesn't take much for you to become jaded by news. I enjoyed working with my co-workers and everyone was very friendly even during crunch-time. The pay-rate was nice based upon the job requirements that were asked of myself. It is a solid starting-job to have if you are looking to take the next step career-wise.
sales (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 7 December 2015
Great brand roster that is evolving to meet the changing desires of the American female reader that the company serves so well. Great camaraderie among the employees. Top execs are very open and honest about the finances and the expectations.
Legal Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – 15 November 2015
Supportive management, encouraging personal growth and development. Department Head was the most interesting and talented person I've ever worked with, and was inspiring to whole Division. Family-oriented company with fantastic perks!
Assistant to the Publisher (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 8 November 2015
Worked with the Publishing Director/Publisher of several shelter magazine. As his assistant, I managed his calendar, travel, expenses and other administrative work, as necessary. I loved working with the PD as he was very knowledgeable, a forward-thinker, creative and caring. He allowed me the opportunity to work on several projects with the Marketing/Promotion department when I expressed interest. There was an atmosphere of camaraderie throughout the office and this was one of the first times I experienced in publishing in which the Editor and the Publisher got along and had great respect for each other. When the magazine was sold, I went with the Publisher to another publishing company.
creative; opportunity to work on different aspects of publishing