As I sit here writing this, I’m less than 48 hours from an enormous life change. At noon on Saturday, I will jump on a Washington D.C. BoltBus en route to New York City. Around 4:30 PM, I will roll into the city and begin my next career adventure. On Monday, December 3, I will start at Mashable, where I will focus on social media strategy primarily for the company’s Tech and Business properties.
For those who know me well enough, you know how logical of a move this is for me. Ever since I was in college (I graduated from Ohio University in 2010), I have been a huge fan of Mashable. I am amazed by its growth in such a short time, and it is such an exciting opportunity to be able to contribute to further growth of the company.
For the past two years, I have lived in the District, working as a producer, reporter, and social media guy for U.S. News & World Report. Looking back two years, I think about the memories I have about joining U.S. News. I had previously come off an internship with The TODAY Show and the greatest summer of my life, AKA the MTV Twitter Jockey competition.
A couple weeks ago, I shared my thoughts about a recent speech I gave at the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism‘s first annual “Alumni Bootcamp” at Ohio University. Called “Branding Yourself: The 201 Version,” I gave alumni of the journalism school advice on how to build their brand using on-line and off-line tactics.
Now, thanks to Dr. Robert Stewart, the director of the j-school, there is a podcast available for those interested in hearing my thoughts. Give it a listen, follow along with my slides, and let me know if you have any questions afterwards. I’m always happy to speak to those that are truly interested in building their brand. Also, if you have any feedback–how I can improve my presentation–that would be very beneficial. I’m always looking to improve my own brand!