New year, new job.
I began 2016 in an exciting new role: PR Daily’s co-editor, working with Beki Winchel.
Since I stepped into this position, the temperature here in Chicago has dropped a staggering 40 degrees. Bad omen? I’d rather consider it a reason to start
heating up content for our readers.
I don’t mean literally hot content—to be submitted in steaming, smoking packages via mail. Instead, I’d like to publish articles that are as current and
interesting as possible.
First, some background.
On my mother’s encouraging, I attended my college newspaper’s informational meeting. I had little idea that years later I’d be a seasoned media
professional with experience in community news, niche publications and even radio.
I hail most recently from the airwaves of Chicago’s NPR affiliate, WBEZ, where I assisted in producing “The Morning Shift”—a daily talk show. From city
politics to health and science features, I developed a knack for pitching engaging content and providing our listeners with the best conversations their
donations could buy.
My move to a digital publishing platform like PR Daily seemed natural; my jump from producing content focused on straightforward news reports to
news stories aimed at PR professionals was based on my genuine interest in the business.
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I like what you PR pros are doing, and I’d like to help you as much as possible in the form of giving you the best and brightest content.
I see a lot of the aforementioned “hot content” coming from digital experts about online topics we should explore further.
In addition, we’ll keep providing plenty of guidance on writing and editing. As a journalist, I’ve learned you should never stop perfecting your linguistic
skills. The more you can improve your grammar and usage, the more you can improve yourself—and your ability to communicate.
That’s my spiel. If you’ve got good ideas, run them by me. Do so by typing firstname.lastname@example.org into your email’s “To”
I look forward to heating things up around here.