When our managing editor delivered my formal job offer two years ago, there were two stipulations:
- That I did my work well and on time (obviously); and
- That I dress up for the Trueline Halloween party, because “We’ve had 100% participation two years running and I’ll be darned if we allow anyone to jeopardize that streak.” (I’m paraphrasing.)
On a picturesque autumn evening, eight of Trueline’s best and brightest piled into a black SUV, bound for Augusta. Their mission: to represent our fair company at the 2019 Best Places to Work (BPTW) Gala.
And represent they did.
For the fourth year in a row, Trueline was one of 100 Maine-based companies to make the list. The results are based on anonymous surveys submitted by employees, covering everything from work culture to management to office accommodations to whether or not the company hosts an annual all-staff rafting trip (oh, we do).
There are three certainties in life: Death, taxes and Trueline being named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine.
It’s better to give than to receive—a sentiment shared by the Trueline workforce and especially on display this time of year.
For this should be the most wonderful time of the year for everyone. Unfortunately too many households are struggling to meet basic needs, much less holiday cheer for the youngsters.
Four media executives share advice on hiring and employee retention in today’s cut-throat job market
In media, there are lots of question marks: What’s the next big platform? Should we go fully digital, and stop printing our publication entirely? Is programmatic advertising right for us? One thing’s for certain: No one will get ahead by following the rules, perhaps especially when it comes to hiring.
Update: Vanguard received Honorable mention in the B2B Full Issue category. Congrats to the team for all your hard work and making Vanguard an award-winning magazine year after year!
How high up on the ladder are we as one of the top 75 places to work in Maine? We’re not sure. We’ll find out later this year.
For now, we’re ecstatic that we made the list of Best Places to Work in Maine for the third year running.
Got talent? You’ll need it to be successful in today’s publishing world, but finding it and knowing it can be a challenge.
Anyone interested in the topic can attend a roundtable discussion this fall. Led by our CEO, Haj Carr, and two other publishing executives, “Building A Publishing Dream Team,” is among many events being held at The Folio: Show, a two-day media event and awards ceremony at the Hilton Midtown in New York City.
Fa la la la! The holidays are here, and thanks to the efforts of one of our talented writers, Neil Cote, TrueLine Publishing is doing its part to make the lives of 25 Portland, Maine-area kids a little brighter this December.
The TrueLine Publishing team made a great showing at the 2017 Best Places to Work in ME award ceremony with nearly a dozen team members in tow.