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These are the best big media companies to work for, as rated by employees


I write about M&A, deals, IPOs, private equity, asset management, media and a few other areas for City A.M. I also write news features and am always interested in interviewing and profiling high-profile business figures. I previously worked for Press Gazette and Mail Online.

I write about M&A, deals, IPOs, private equity, asset management, media and a few other areas for City A.M. I also write news features and am always interested in interviewing and profiling high-profile business figures. I previously worked for Press Gazette and Mail Online.

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Channel 4 and Immediate Media, home of the Radio Times, Top Gear and Horrible Histories magazines, have been named as the best big media employers in the UK.

Online jobs and workplace reviews platform Glassdoor has compiled a list of the large media companies rated best by their own employees.

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Beneath Channel 4 and Immediate, both of which were rated 4.4 out of five, comes regional publisher Archant (4.3), the publisher of the Economist (4.2) and book publisher Penguin Random House.

Employer Rating Chief exec approval Number of reviews
Channel 4 4.4 93% 25
Immediate Media 4.4 100% 24
Archant 4.3 90% 36
Economist Group 4.2 54% 88
Penguin Random House 4.2 89% 170
Ink 3.8 71% 86
BBC 3.7 81% 387
ITV 3.7 86% 71
Trinity Mirror 3.7 80% 65
Financial Times 3.6 83% 129
Guardian News and Media 3.6 46% 50
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Magazine publisher Ink (3.8) comes next, ahead of the BBC, ITV and Daily Mirror publisher Trinity Mirror (all 3.7), and then the Financial Times and Guardian News and Media, which are tied for 10th place.

Glassdoor focused on UK reviews of magazine, news and broadcast media companies.

Companies outside of the top 11 include Sky (3.4), Daily Mail publisher DMGT (3.5), Sun and Times publisher News UK (2.9) and Richard Desmond's Northern and Shell (2.6).

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