This week, I put in my two weeks’ notice at Savannah Morning News Digital Network and Morris Publishing Group to move after the holiday back to New York City at an up-and-coming NYC-based startup.
In my year-and-a-half at the helm of the SMN’s digital content and product development strategies, I learned invaluable management skills, conflict resolution and the courage to push fearlessly for innovation even when corporate protocol blocked me along the way. I also had the pleasure of leading an incredibly talented team of digital journalists, including Janay Kingsberry and Catie Mafera, as well as working underneath media disruption visionaries such as Craig Sims and Steve Yelvington; talented digital marketers such as Stacy Jennings and Jessica Hayman; talented salespeople working tirelessly to develop new revenue streams for local news such as Rachel Gardner
But the innovator’s bug has been itching too hard lately, and although family issues landed me in Savannah originally following the death of my dad, it’s time for the next chapter. Given NYC’s burgeoning tech/entrepreneurial scene, I finally decided to take an offer in NYC and make a leap of faith into new ways of building stronger, more informed communities.
I’ll keep you posted.