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Newsweek is an American weekly news magazine founded in 1933. Newsweek was a widely distributed newsweekly through the 20th century, with many notable editors-in-chief throughout the years. Newsweek was acquired by The Washington Post Company in 1961, under whose ownership it remained until 2010. Between 2008 and 2012, Newsweek experienced financial difficulties, leading to the cessation of print publication and a transition to all-digital format at the end of 2012. The print edition then relaunched in March 2014 under different ownership.


A formeer intern details the day-to-day and shares a creepy fact, saying, "It [Newsweek] is not real journalism. They basically ask you to take other stories and reword them and make them your own, with little emphasis on original reporting. The 4-5 story a day requirement really affects the reporting and research you can do, it also makes for a really stressful work environment.

I was hired as a general news fellow, but after a week they assigned myself and the other fellows beats without even consulting with us about our interests first. Everyone got beats completely unrelated to their interests, and the editors assigned to us also had no experience covering the beats we were given. It was all a mess and way too stressful for the minimum wage you are paid. Also they are owned by a religious cult called "The Community," look it up."

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Finance Administrator (Former Employee) says

"No transparency within the company and not timely into transactional payments if any at all. CFO not friendly but very misleading and never paid the suppliers and contractors in time."

Senior reporter (Former Employee) says

"There were empathetic, talented editors when I worked there. Not all of them, but enough of them. Separately, I would give newsroom editors credit for effort under trying circumstances. Many are just trying to do the best they can while preserving their managerial-level salaries and benefits like anyone else would. Cons: Too many to list here."

Reporter (Current Employee) says

"Definitely a very bad place to work. Pay is low, traffic goals are impossible to make. It's a glorified low-rent click farm masquerading as a news organization. Management is amateur, catty, petty and clueless. Don't work here unless you have to. Cons: Everything"

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (Former Employee) says

"If you are passionate about the content you are producing, days will be long. The company is going through many changes so there is little job security."

Reporter (Former Employee) says

"The day-to-day job at Newsweek is engaging and past-paced. The colleagues you meet at the job are all amazing and talented people but the management of the company is extremely dysfunctional at every level from CEO to the team manager/editor. They also lay off people without notice as a common practice. Cons: Minimum Wage, Poor Management"

Executive Assistant to CEO & COO (Current Employee) says

"NMG is a challenging environment that provides little comfort in one's position. There's a lack in leadership that trickles down through every department. Cons: Poor Management, Lack of structure"

Digital Trends Reporter (Former Employee) says

"Use this organisation to build up a portfolio and attempt to find better one. Lots of odd management behaviour who clearly dont know how to run a news organisation. Cons: Churning out copy"

Former Employee - Writer says

"I worked at Newsweek full-time Cons: Upper management is toxic and ruins any chance that you'll feel fulfilled."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Newsweek full-time for less than a year Cons: Poor management, unreasonable expectations, poor pay, delusional perceptions of the brand and a laser-like focus on eliminating people when those unreasonable expectations are not met. They used to be a cult, they are not much better now."

Former Employee - Senior Editor says

"I worked at Newsweek full-time for more than a year Cons: Management is untrustworthy, company is barely holding on"

Current Employee - Editorial says

"I have been working at Newsweek full-time Cons: Terrible upper management that does not care about what employees think or feel"

Former Employee - Writer says

"I worked at Newsweek full-time for more than a year Cons: -very poor management -unrealistic quotas / expectations"

Former Employee - Writing says

"I worked at Newsweek full-time for less than a year Cons: Management and leadership are truly terrible."

Former Employee - Reporter says

"I worked at Newsweek full-time for less than a year Cons: Work environment, editorial standards, compensation"

Former Intern - Fellow says

"I worked at Newsweek for less than a year Cons: Pretty much everything else. It is not real journalism. They basically ask you to take other stories and reword them and make them your own, with little emphasis on original reporting. The 4-5 story a day requirement really affects the reporting and research you can do, it also makes for a really stressful work environment. I was hired as a general news fellow, but after a week they assigned myself and the other fellows beats without even consulting with us about our interests first. Everyone got beats completely unrelated to their interests, and the editors assigned to us also had no experience covering the beats we were given. It was all a mess and way too stressful for the minimum wage you are paid. Also they are owned by a religious cult called "The Community," look it up."

Former Employee - Writer/Editor says

"I worked at Newsweek full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Terrible communication No room for growth Zero editorial integrity Bad pay Bad benefits Hires you for one thing, makes you do another weeks later"

Former Employee - Content Marketing Editor says

"I worked at Newsweek full-time for less than a year Cons: Newsweek Amplify is in the business of hiring writers and editors from South-East Asian countries and Africa at less than a third of the standard price to publish sponsored articles for their affiliates on the Newsweek platform which is also syndicated to Apple news. It is the most unprofessional setting for a freelance writer looking to work remotely with shady "editors" and "content managers" who refuse to even go by their real names. The entire operation is essentially run from the Philippines by unqualified "managers" with no valid credentials hiring and firing writers at a pace which can leave you dizzy. Every freelance writer enticed by the Newsweek tag should stay away, staggeringly unqualified management combined with "editors" who have no inkling of the writing process awaits them."

Keith Peniuk says

"I order the outdoor golf Mats 2.5 months ago. They claim the order was shipped and delivered. They cannot Send me a proof of signature, they provided a tracking number of 200606131457675 That doesn’t exist. Claims Canada post delivered this item. Told me to check with my neighbours. I have called Canada post. There has never been a delivery and that tracking number isn’t correct. If you want to give your money away go ahead and order. These people are criminals and scammers. My rating is a zero."

Dennis says

"An order was placed for 2 "outdoor golf games", from Daily Best. After a month, they said my order shipped, from China. I received 2 foam "golf balls" which smelled like moth balls. Several attempts made to correct the order, they then produced a order for, not submitted by me. I sent a copy of my order, stating specifically an order for 2 golf game sets. The order was never corrected. This transaction was definitely "fraudulent" but would be fruitless since they are based in China. Please save your money & buy "American" made. D. Murphy"

Dave says

"Left wing propaganda"

Aurelien Boubennec says

"They describe themselves as "Independent. Intelligent. Influential." while they have been accused of biased reporting. It's not (yet) a fake news site but the coverage is often angled to prove a point. Some might like it but it's definitely not for me."

Nance Crosby says

"I bought an items for @$200 and realized before it was delivered I had made a mistake and it wasn't what I thought it was. I immediately contacted customer service and was told somewhere in the fine print it says certain items are not returnable because the price is so low. The VERY SAME item I discovered is for sale for $90 less at multiple retailers and online. If I could give a negative star rating I would. Plus I will NEVER EVER use them again and will stop reading their site as well."

Anders Kristian says

"As far left as you can come, information is extremely opinion based and not fact based. Extreme left site Dont trust what you see there!"

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