Used to be great, now part of a failing industry
Department Manager (Current Employee) – Appleton, WI – 24 April 2019
Corporate leadership in the past ten years has reeled drunkenly from strategy to strategy trying to keep Gannett afloat. Layoffs seems to be the one common factor with every new initiative. Two years ago it was Newsroom of the Future with assurances that those cuts and forcing everyone to reapply for their jobs would achieve sustainable staffing levels for years to come. Enter January 2019 and another massive national layoff, this time noticeably crippling the news gathering process and limiting coverage across the board.
I would never suggest anyone to work for Gannett, especially a younger journo. All legacy media, I mean you too local TV stations, are experiencing the revenue restrictions and staffing reductions from the ongoing media fragmentation. TV stations are so far behind on building their online presence and developing online only content as compared to newspapers, that they've put themselves in the same leaky boat. Good luck to them. As for print and their online counterparts, local outlets are doomed, only bigger outlets and national organs will survive my lifetime.
Decent benefits, 401K etc. Very expensive insurance. Bad prescription plan, also very expensive.
Very expensive insurance. Bad prescription plan, also very expensive.