(I was an English major and a former 4th grade spelling bee champ, and yet, there are certain words in the English language that I simply cannot spell. Glamorous is one of them. I had to google that. The other one is refrigerator. Seriously, how does that word not have a D in it? And how come fridge DOES have a D in it?)
So in last night's post I referred to my exciting, globe-trotting life as a digital media consultant. 7am one-day roundtrip trips to Connecticut, stop-offs at the Trenton train station...and one time I went to Orlando and didn't leave the hotel complex for three days. The fun never ends.
But seriously, I have a pretty great job, and since it's been a while since I updated you all on the mundane details of my life I figured I might explain a bit of what I do.
Previously I was the editorial director at Washingtonian.com, which meant basically making awesome content about awesome things like restaurants and bars.
After nearly 4 years at that gig (it was fun, with great coworkers, but there's only so many times you can create a web package of the best Valentine's Day restaurants), I came to a communications firm called Home Front to work on social media consultancies. Basically it is a lot of work with clients (government, non profits, etc) to help them establish and execute social media strategies. Honestly I was running like 12 Twitter feeds and 14 Facebook pages at once. I'm really lucky I never pulled a slizzard moment.
Now I'm director of digital content, which basically means I do a lot of the same stuff as before, but now also help clients blog and develop good content for their web sites.
By far my favorite thing about my work is the opportunity to learn a whole bunch of new things. My clients range from public health to the energy industry to foundations working to build urban greenspace and much more, and each one for me has been an opportunity to delve deep into topics I never would have bothered to know anything about otherwise.
There is a small amount of travel, but it's mostly for conferences, and not that frequent, which is nice, because traveling kind of sucks. For example, I will spend 9 hours on an Acela train today, back and forth. As I said, Entemann's cookie pack, here I come.
But other than that, I certainly can't complain. I have a great job, great coworkers, a great office that's walkable from my apartment, and there's always beer in the fridge (friDge!) on Fridays. If you're at all interested in learning more about what I do, or getting my company to help your company out, reach me at andrews at homefront dot tv. (We also offer interactive, video and broadcast services.)