reporter Job Reviews
Women who are reporters have an overall job satisfaction level of 3.4, 28.6% of them believe there is gender equality in their firms, and make an average salary range of $50k-$80k.
There are some women in high-ranking editorial positions but there should be more. The process for requesting a merit raise is daunting, but not insurmountable.
Dow Jones has amazing products like the Wall Street Journal, but the newsroom leadership is dominated by men. As a recent study by the union showed, it's difficult for women to get fair compensation.
It's tough to walk the line between aggressive reporter, advocate for your work and ideas, and likeable female colleague, and almost inevitable for you to get cast as a b**ch at different points in your tenure. DON'T let it discourage you, and build up as many positive moments of interaction, support, trust and care as you can with coworkers, bosses, anyone else in the company to help counterbalance the inevitable.
I have heard the parental benefits are wonderful, but I haven't explored that personally.
Know what you want and you can fight for it, but nothing will be handed to you.
There are women scattered throughout the company's hierarchy, but make no mistake: decisions, both editorial and business, are made by men. Men are on the cover of almost every edition of Forbes magazine; that patriarchal attitude permeates the culture.
A lot in flux all the time. Women are given opportunities, but recently two women higher-ups have been ousted.
I've worked here for 4 years and I do see a few women advancing in their careers but they clearly work twice as hard as the men in their same positions. I believe there are guidelines in place for fair treatment of women, so I don't think it's an issue of company policy. But day in day out, I feel there's an assumption made by the men in the company (especially white and older ones) that the women are there to assist them. For example, I've been asked to transcribe interviews for male reporters less experienced than me, do meeting minutes that male reporters were never asked to do and be the one to have difficult conversations with women colleagues. These aren't terrible tasks per se, but it goes to show how sexism remains prevalent in the workforce.
Worked at Politico for almost three years. It's a very difficult place to work for members of any gender and worse if you are a woman. I tell men not to work there and practically beg women to stay away.
The supervisor is rude and inconsiderate and the hours are long, but it's a good starting point for someone who wants to be an entertainment journalist.