TV has happiest media workforce while newspaper staff are least happy

People working in television are the happiest, while those in newspapers are among the least happy on a daily basis, according to a survey by Encore.

The survey of 1,283 people working in the media, marketing and entertainment industry asked how many days in a typical week industry professionals are happy in their job.

The survey suggested that regardless of what sector people are in, most people are happy at work more days than not.

Those in TV were happy just under four days out of five – averaging 3.96 days. Next came those in radio, followed by people working in agencies.

Those working in media or marketing roles for government organisations were least happy, averaging 3.36 days, followed by newspapers, averaging 3.47 days per week.

Exactly 33% of those from the TV industry surveyed said they were happy in their job every day of the week, while another 40% said they were happy four days out of five.

Conversely, nearly 10% of people working in newspapers said they were either never happy or only happy one day a week.

A further 13% of newspaper staff said they were only happy two days a week.

This feature first appeared in the tablet edition of Encore. To download click on the links below.


  1. Val
    7 Feb 13
    2:24 pm

  2. Nothing about us working in digital? We’re all pretty happy too!

  3. Wayne
    7 Feb 13
    3:49 pm

  4. It would be interesting to see if these results mirrored the cocaine and free alcohol use of each segment of the industry (Ie… TV extremely high, government department extremely low….)?

  5. newspaper Guy
    7 Feb 13
    4:03 pm

  6. Bullshit

  7. Anthony
    7 Feb 13
    5:06 pm

  8. It’s not just the botox making them look happy is it?

  9. Easely
    7 Feb 13
    8:02 pm

  10. Now, find out something we don’t know! Waste of time and resources.