Sorry Audrey, I stole your joke for the title of my blog post. I know you’ll be mad about it for a second, but really I’m flattering you and promoting you as a comedic sarcastic genius. Everyone follow her on Twitter @auddawg she’s really hilarious, and generally mean to me.
Here’s her original tweet:
the fact dinosaurs once existed and now u can be like “im a social media editor”
— Auddawg (@auddawg) August 22, 2014
But back to the basis of this post: I’m now a web editor for Vox Magazine! That basically means I help upload, edit and produce content for the web site and social media, as well as helping with the iPad version of the magazine.
How cool. I already got to see a movie for free and write a review on it. It’s not published yet, but I will link to it later. We also are going to get iPads for the semester, so this is basically my dream class.
Ever since last year, when I worked for the Missourian after intending to work for Vox, I have been waiting for a chance to get into the Vox newsroom and it’s finally here. I’m also taking another class called Will Write For Food and Wine, and I get to write an article this week about La Siesta’s kitchen. PRAISE. I practically live there, so it really is fitting that I’m writing an article on them during my time here in Columbia.
It’s a bit strange being back in Columbia, Missouri after I spent the whole summer in NYC as an editorial intern for Swoon Reads, an imprint of Macmillan’s Children Publishing Group with some super great people, but a blog post about that is coming up later… so much happened there. I had a fantastic time getting to know NYC and the American’s side of the book publishing industry.
Working at Swoon really helped me for this web editor role. I spent all summer running a WordPress platformed site/uploading the blogs so our first assignment to upload a story to Vox didn’t take me too long. I can’t wait to see what new skills I learn at Vox. I’m hoping to work with the iPad edition and get some more experience managing social media accounts and writing blog content.
So all, I end with an apology. I’m sorry I’ve been so focused with my blogs for work that I have slacked writing here on my personal blog. I’m going to make a sincere effort to stay consistent with these this year.
Congratulations on the new gig! 🙂