I never expected events to unfurl the way they did after I left Healthy Kids in May 2014. One of the goals of leaving after working there for almost 20 years was to find a way to earn a living that aligned better with the things I loved doing.
When my father-in-law moved in with us three weeks later due to a rapid decline in his health, my options became more limited. We either needed to get full-time care for him so both Wayne and I could be working outside the home, or I had to do work from home so we could supervise and care for Dad.
Besides everything I learned about caregiving (and about myself) over that time, I also gained experience about freelance life. The most important result of that period of time is the fact that we were able (hopefully) to give Dad an end-of-life experience that was as comfortable as it could be, given his health issues. Secondly, though, in retrospect, I ended up exactly where I needed to be, as a full-time editor at SmartBrief. It’s funny how life works, right?
SmartBrief’s Open Position(s)
SmartBrief now has a similar position to mine open, for a Media Editor.
If you have experience as an editor and an interest in digital journalism, as well as expertise with media news and trends, I encourage you to learn more about the position and apply. (Please use my name as your referral contact. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have questions.)
The Media Editor position is slated to be in the Washington, D.C., office, but the ideal candidate may be permitted to telecommute.
Note: There are several other open positions in the D.C. office. I assume most of my contacts will be interested in the editor position, but here are the others:
- Digital Sales Associate (Food and Beverage),
- Senior Account Director (Retail),
- Front End Developer
- SQL Server Database Administrator.
About My Experience
When I was sending an email to a few contacts, to share the open position(s), it occurred to me that some people are not aware of SmartBrief. Therefore, I wrote a bit in the email about my experience and about some of my favorite stories.
This is what I shared. Maybe I’ll come in occasionally and update the “favorite stories” part, in addition to the listings for open positions. We’ll see. For now, this is what I said:
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Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.