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What Is New: Professional Edition

The last time we talked about work, I mentioned that I was no longer working for a scum-sucking corporation that gleefully wallows in the muck of bankruptcies, foreclosures, and shattered dreams. Neither am I unemployed and suffering painful interviews.

Nay! For the past six months, I have been working as a HUB Editor for Internet Broadcasting, a truly marvelous company that I absolutely enjoy on every level. I have a TV at my completely adjustable, moves-up-and-down-at-the-push-of-a-button desk which is decorated with a zebra print lava lamp (you bet your ass the wax is hot pink), mardi gras beads, a poster of Hunter S. Thompson and a collection of pictures of cats with stuff on them. We also have a Wii in the break room. I box when the news makes me angry.

So what does a Hub Editor dooo? That's complicated. I think it is sufficient to say that we pretty much just rock all the time, as my favorite coworker baltpup25 will tell you. Long story short, a broadcast news reporter e-mails me some facts and I throw together a story as fast as possible and then put it on the Intertubes for the public's edification because the Good Lord knows broadcast journalists can't write to save their lives.

I also maintain two news indexes focusing on education and environmental news, which is pretty sweet. I get to write touching stories about how students in Baltimore have taken a stand against teen violence by creating music videos and about how geothermal energy can rock your world -- and your energy bill over winter.

I also do a lot of odd jobs. Slideshows, features, video transfers, whatever is necessary to make our news coverage comprehensive and awesome. If you Google my name you'll find about a frillion articles I've written. It's still bizarre to me that at 23 I'm doing exactly what I want to be doing for a company I love with people I adore. I love going to work, and I feel very fortunate.

Best Moment: When my boss called me to ensure that I would interview for this job.
Worst Moment: When a member of my team got laid off.
Weirdest Moment: On Sunday I had to write a story about elephant herpes. Never thought that day would come, but there you have it.

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slowtech
Nov. 11th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
That job sounds so wonderful! As does your desk area. Very nice. It's amazing that you are living out your dream! CONGRATS WHEE! And elephant herpes? Keeping it classy! Awrite.
virtuistic
Nov. 11th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
You know how we do. ;)

The only thing that's moderately stinky is that I do work nights and my weekends are Wednesday-Thursday.

HOWEVA. I only work until 11 at the lastest, and all my friends are crazy bums who stay up far too late anyway so it works out. :)
sarahmarie054
Nov. 11th, 2008 11:59 am (UTC)
Congratulations on finding a job you're passionate about. You're lucky to have that. :)
virtuistic
Nov. 11th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Trust me, I know. I have a pretty large social circle and I am one of three people I know who enjoys their work. It's rare.

Thank you. :)

Edited at 2008-11-12 01:58 am (UTC)
claraloona
Nov. 11th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
:D I'm really happy for you!
It's still bizarre to me that at 23 I'm doing exactly what I want to be doing for a company I love with people I adore. I love going to work, and I feel very fortunate.
!!! YES.
virtuistic
Nov. 11th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! <3

It's pretty much a great life. Not gonna lie. :)
ashendi
Nov. 11th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
It's because the elephants have not received abstinence-only education and are, consequently, filthy, godless sluts.
virtuistic
Nov. 11th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
But of course... although what if he's a victim here, eh? The elephant is only 2 years old.
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