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The Asbury Park Press is a daily newspaper in Monmouth and Ocean counties of New Jersey and has the third largest circulation in the state. Its investigative staff, led by editor Paul D'Ambrosio, has been awarded numerous national honors in journalism, including the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, two the Associated Press Managing Editors' Award for Public Service, The National Headliner Award for Public Service and two National Headliner Awards for Best Series (large papers). The Press' investigative team was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. The newspaper was also the home to editorial cartoonist Steve Breen when he won the Pulitzer Prize in that category in 1998.

A humiliated reader reviewed in an interview that "I loved the work and would do it again in a heartbeat, but the management at the APP and Gannett was horrible and oppressive. The final straw was when we all had to reapply for our jobs and many good people were let go in the interest of propping up company stock. The more the business collapsed, the more ridiculous the mandates became. Management was ageist, and anyone making a decent salary became a target. The work was incredibly fulfilling, but it became harder and harder to do relevant work with more and more mandates concerning site clicks and crafting an online persona. It wasn't about giving people relevant information anymore. Very sad what happened there. Still many talented people at the paper, but a lot fewer than there used to be."

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Editor (Former Employee) says

"I loved the work and would do it again in a heartbeat, but the management at the APP and Gannett was horrible and oppressive. The final straw was when we all had to reapply for our jobs and many good people were let go in the interest of propping up company stock. The more the business collapsed, the more ridiculous the mandates became. Management was ageist, and anyone making a decent salary became a target. The work was incredibly fulfilling, but it became harder and harder to do relevant work with more and more mandates concerning site clicks and crafting an online persona. It wasn't about giving people relevant information anymore. Very sad what happened there. Still many talented people at the paper, but a lot fewer than there used to be."

Journalist/Reporter (Former Employee) says

"Look someplace else for a job- They have been steadily laying off workers for over 10 years. They hire inexperienced people for low pay and get rid of senior staff. They give you 12 hours of work and only pay you for 7.5 hours-no overtime! They will probably be out of business soon. Cons: Low Pay-No job security"

Pressman (Former Employee) says

"Laid-off due to closing of plant, was not offered another position. Only given weeks notice when the closing occurred. I worked for the Press for 30 years, and was just let go."

Designer (Former Employee) says

"Very unstable climate. Morale is very low due to the nature of the industry. You never knew if, or when you would be laid off. Management plays favorites and not everyone is treated fairly. Cons: Industry is deteriorating and they are always cutting costs and people."

Staff Writer (Former Employee) says

"The Asbury Park Press gave me an opportunity to begin my journalism career and learn my trade. But in the end the compensation was not worth the time and effort required to do the job."

Advertising Sales Support Coordinator (Former Employee) says

"Have not worked for company since 2003. I have heard the company has changed alot in the past few years so cannot give a recommendation on how it is currently."

Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) says

"Worked as data entry clerk in the advertisement department. Typed from copy all forms of advertisements, want ads, obituaries, personals, etc. Worked against printing deadlines."

Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) says

"The company moved to rockaway NJ you work for harder for less pay. Had trouble understanding most of my co-worker. Didn’t make you feel appreciate and only good thing is that you had work/life balance Cons: Pay was poor"

laborer (Former Employee) says

"the job was fun as far as the workers. the workers made the job ok but it was how it was ran that was the issue.so I jut found something with a better enviroment Cons: badly ran"

Legal Secretary (Former Employee) says

"Not enough pay for workload and commute. Great work atmosphere and company morale. Training and explanation of job duties not clear and outlined. Not much room for advancement."

Recruitment Processor (Former Employee) says

"Productive and a lot of sense of humor from the workers. I did not like the management. The hardest part is not having the team to agree on a topic. Most enjoyable is working with productive team. Cons: manager, no breaks."

Client Strategy Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) says

"I spent a good amount of time here and enjoyed most of it. Peaceful office to get work done. Mature atmosphere with a lack of youth culture. overall it was ok. Cons: hardly any career growth possibilities"

Consultant/Systems Analyst (Former Employee) says

"Great place to work. I traveled to New Jersey looking forward to the beginning of the week. Amazing opportunity, where I contributed to the modification of Business Objects"

Pressroom Manager (Former Employee) says

"Newspaper production is decreasing daily. Online version is focus for their future. Printing Facility was consolidated to another facility eliminating 213 jobs."

Junior Staff Accountant (Former Employee) says

"This is the same office location for the Gannett review. I worked in the Asbury Park Press location for the entire 10 plus years I was there. Learning the ins and outs of the newspaper business was the most interesting part of my time at Gannett/Asbury Park Press."

Staff Writer and Bureau Chief (Former Employee) says

"The nature of this business, print and online journalism, is a fast-changing career field. The parent company, Gannett, works hard to keep profits up and its workforce at a minimum."

Former Employee - Reporter says

"I worked at Asbury Park Press full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Managers don't communicate and pile on responsibilities to content creators, who are already MMJs working on pageview goals, online strategy and more. History of inappropriate conduct."

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"I worked at Asbury Park Press Cons: oh wait, the above were the pros!"

Former Employee - Management says

"I worked at Asbury Park Press full-time for more than 10 years Cons: layoffs, furloughs, high paid execs"

Former Employee - Reporter says

"I worked at Asbury Park Press full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Layoffs are nearly an annual guarantee as Gannett, the public company that owns APP, seems like it couldn't care less about its newspapers. The company seems focused on developing its broadcast and digital assets in an effort to please shareholders, so its executives constantly demand more from their print newsrooms while constantly trimming their staffs and resources. That reality has crippled APP and put its best days behind it, so it no longer boasts the workforce needed to achieve the great journalism that it's executed in the past. It also means little money to go around, so hard work often goes unnoticed as few people gets raises and those who do don't get very much at all."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Asbury Park Press full-time for more than a year Cons: -Not enough support -Too many lay-offs -Salary"

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"I have been working at Asbury Park Press Cons: commission structure, lay offs, high turnaround, better opportunities out there available for people with experience"

Current Employee - Advertising Sales says

"I have been working at Asbury Park Press full-time for more than a year Cons: poor management. dying business, internal competition between sales force, constantly stepping on toes"

Former Employee - Designer says

"I worked at Asbury Park Press part-time for more than 10 years Cons: It was not a good feeling always wondering if you were going to get laid off. Newspapers are a dying industry and quality is not their objective."

Current Employee - Sales Associate says

"I have been working at Asbury Park Press full-time for less than a year Cons: make it high the salary"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Asbury Park Press full-time Cons: Not the place it used to be"

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