I keep seeing CD postings for a lot of NY based media network companies like CNN, HBO, Showtime, Discovery, NBC Universal, Comcast, BBC, etc. What’s it like working there as a senior creative?

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didnt enjoy it. bad work, lots of politics. just a very weird culture to go into from advertising. with that said, if you get a staff job you will have a job for life. people get in and just do the bare minimum. pay was significantly higher than anything i ever got agency side.

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Like rainbows, lollipops, and sunshine.

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It really depends on which department. It can be a CD for marketing, editorial content, or branded content. It really changes the quality of work and how long the hours are depending on that. You’ll be dealing with company politics, lots of process, and the constant dread of media layoffs. I’ve worked at 3 media companies and I’ve made it through 6 rounds of layoffs, luckily. But it’s stressful just being in that unknown space.

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Unlikely you’ll get in the door if you don’t have any previous entertainment experience—it’s a very insider-y industry. And once inside, you’ll find too many layers and stakeholders to get anything meaningful approved. So slice your bread accordingly.

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This is because media is in a frenzy after everything this year. People left or are let go, and lots of changes and re-orgs. You'd be diving into the swamp but some people really thrive in that environment and can shape things up and turn it around! People who like to come in, clean up shop then exit might be best for these situations as they are now. But honestly you could give it a try and see if the team you'd be on is actually quite good. Could be worth it

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