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EducationNC, a nonprofit newsroom, prioritizes its employees' mental health by offering a range of support programs, including paid breaks and leave for physical or mental wellness. The organization also provides paid sabbaticals every seven years.
"I've never seen an organization successfully prioritize people, their employees, the way that EducationNC does," he says.
These mental health policies played a crucial role in retaining staff members at EducationNC, with one employee stating that there is "a lot of intention behind [these policies]." The supportive environment fostered by these measures has helped combat burnout within the media industry.
The burnout crisis within media outlets has been extensively documented, with young workers struggling to balance work and personal life.