newsroom Job Reviews

Women who work in newsroom departments have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.3, 0% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $50k-$80k.

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bluejay Dow Jones
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January 1970

Day-to-day experience are largely dependent on your direct manager. Benefits are pretty good. Keeping an eye out on the results of the investigation into the disparities in pay for women and minorities. Upward mobility is very much an issue also.

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3.0
$80k-$100k
$0-$10k
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girlwhowrites Dow Jones
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January 1970

Everything varies greatly depending on location and department. Some managers are more flexible than others, and some departments actually have female managers, although on the news side, the higher up you go, the fewer women in management you'll see. It also depends on your role. If you're a reporter overseas, you'll be expected to be available on-demand at all hours (because everything revolves around the New York time zone and editors have little respect for your personal life and the fact that you have one and it's in a different time zone). That's understandable when it's breaking news, but they won't make any attempts to edit your stories early even when they're features; they will put it all off until they day before the story runs and make you stay up until 3 a.m. to answer questions that could have been addresses weeks ago during reasonable hours. The recent union study obviously shows that men are paid better for doing the same work. Pay and benefits vary widely at the company, unforutnately, and there is no standard package. It just depends what you're able to negotiate at the time you come in (best bet is to take a job here in the fall, as the budget restarts July 1, and so there's never any money until the new budget year). There are a lot of opportunities to move about in the company, which is one of the good things about working here, and depending on your role, a lot of it can usually be done remotely, at least in theory. But moving up into a management position is more difficult and it doesn't seem that women make it very often. (For example, every single bureau chief in the Asia Pacific region is a white male.)

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$80k-$100k
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Reporterette Dow Jones
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January 1970

I have heard the parental benefits are wonderful, but I haven't explored that personally.

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4.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
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Maybe. I don't know whether the pay challenges I've faced are limit
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