Senior Editor | Durban, KwaZulu-Natal | 06 May 2014
Productive, fun to work at and full of positive energy.
I am an early bird and non-clock-watcher so I arrive earlier than my team and start off by reading newspapers and online news updates. I have learned to work in sync with other editors I have not seen face-to-face ever as the are operating countrywide from other provinces. I have also learnt to let staff make their mistakes sometimes so they learnt instead of panicking that they might err. The hardest part of the job is balancing work and private life: working long hours, leaving home at 7am and arrive 12hrs later to attend to kids homework and other issues on the home front. I really enjoy the satisfaction that comes with cracking a difficult story and watching the sales rocket sky-high or getting to meet a happy and satisfied reader/client.
ProsTaught me a lot about working with different people from different cultural backgrounds.
ConsLong hours, pressurized environment
Graphic Designer | Johannesburg, Gauteng | 25 Mar 2017
Great executive career-climbing company - lots of possible future growth! Very stable environment to work in and ensure future promotion and career growth!
Constant pressure and measurement of your performance. Your success was only measured on meeting targets and coming up with new ways to generate income through selling ads.
I learned to succeed above my own expectations, but after four years, I just couldn't take the 'judgement' anymore, my moral took a dip and I got very demoralised and demotivated.
Management was very fluctuating towards the sales team, one moment of approval, the next of disappointment and disapproval.
What kept me going was my co-workers, we were a fantastic sales team, worked very close together and complimented each other well.
I often think they were the reason I stuck it out for so long.
ProsTaking ownership, meeting with them, offering them business solutions.
ConsToo stressed environment
Agent | Cape Town, Western Cape | 23 Jan 2015
A day at work is very busy filled with fun here and there. I learned that two heads are better than one and three heads are better than two.Management is friendly formal and sometimes cool. The best about the team I worked with was the team spirit and how we functioned as one to fulfill a purpose and common goal. I must say the hardest part of the job was not knowing what was going on at any given time,communication between management and the employees were poor.
ProsHuge commision brackets
Application Specialist | Cape Town, Western Cape | 13 Jun 2013
High Pressure Ever Changing Environment
No two days are the same, what works today may be change tomorrow as new requirements come to light. You have to think on your feet and move quickly, time is relevant.
ProsMost people are a pleasure to work with
Conssome people are difficult to work with
Building Maintenance | Sandton, Gauteng | 07 Mar 2013
We as building maintenance facilities had to deliver a service to our customers in our building.They are the tennants,if they assistants we had to attend to their so call,needs.My co-workers is very helpfull and supportive.The hardest part of my job is when we had to move people around in our building,such as when everything had move from one floor to another,but for me, I'm use to that and I found it much enjoyable.
Prostea and lunch hour
Hardworking,Dedicated,Reliable | Cape Town, Western Cape | 29 Oct 2012
Love my working enviroment
My day starts at 8 in the morning,On the dialler whole day.Contacting clients regarding their subscriptions
Proswatch the photoshoots of the models thats on the magazine covers
Working for Media24 most certainly had it's challenges. I had the opportunity to work for Beeld Newspaper in 2006-2008 working on Features and supplements as well. The market then was extremely good in terms of advertising in Newspaper Print, but newspaper print took a turn in 2008 where circulation started dropping and daily readers turned to online news. I would have loved to do a course through Media 24 in online but the opportunity never came.
Beeld and Rapport being the only Afrikaans newspapers in Gauteng region started losing interest from their readers and public making it more difficult on a monthly basis to reach what was needed.
Especially if retrenchments are put in place, the uncertainty of having a job in a month or two started showing.
Media24 have well trained Managers and Line Managers that use a "hands-on" approach.
When working on projects your co-workers certainly have an impact when it comes to team players and most of my co-workers have a special connection to me as friendships tend to grow.
I would say the hardest part of the job was the time-frame we had to sell on a feature / supplement / project as we ran more than one project at a time and most often when in the early stages the feature weren't going according to plan, we had to cancel it and come up with a new, fresh idea, which can be challenging. Advertisers are much more educated when it comes to marketing and advertising and different avenues are being used to market their pro
ProsMovie tickets, prizes, free publications
Questions And Answers about Media24
How did you feel about telling people you worked at Media24?
Asked 05 Dec 2017
It's a good name to have on your CV because it's a big company in SA
Answered 11 Mar 2018
I always wants to work for a company that take me to higher levels and im out for success in my live
Answered 22 Jan 2018
What are the working hours at Media24?
Asked 05 Oct 2017
8am to 4pm
Answered 18 Jan 2019
24 hrs fits business name
Answered 12 Nov 2017
What is the interview process like at Media24?
Asked 18 Jan 2019
Not scary very relaxed but they are looking for highest performance
Answered 29 Jul 2020
They always seems to have a panel interview, which was great
Answered 02 May 2020
What questions did they ask during your interview at Media24?
Asked 05 Oct 2017
Tell us about yourself
why did you apply for this position
how will the company benefit from you
Answered 05 Dec 2017
General interview questions
Answered 05 Oct 2017
What is the work environment and culture like at Media24?
Asked 29 Jul 2020
Relaxed atmosphere.However you must just have a high tolerance attitude when it comes to colleagues