Just recently a miracle happened!
I was offered a leading Editor position at a business-to-business healthcare publisher of print and online magazines. For those of you who know me, you know I’ve been searching for a new job for almost two years. The journey was painstaking at times, but along the way I learned much about the changing landscape of magazine publishing and reconnected with many of you, my former colleagues from years past. I also met new colleagues who encouraged me.
I want to thank you all for lending a hand in my job search, which has led to an awesome opportunity. In my role as Editor, I will be considered the face of a leading healthcare magazine, responsible for developing story ideas, assigning articles to junior staff and freelance writers, helping to create design concepts with graphic artists, communicating with readers on Facebook and Twitter, as well as editing and writing online content — everything I want to be doing in magazine publishing.
First, I wish to thank my dear friends Sonia Dozier and Pam Rodgers. Thanks Pam for suggesting I join Linkedin and begin networking. Thank you Sonia and Pam for all of your prayers and encouragement. Thanks Keith Dozier for speaking with me about the role medical writers play in the pharmaceutical industry.
Thank you so much Ginny Pickles, Angela Jackson, Markette Smith, Lisa Saxton, Marc Millstein, and Patrick Geoghegan for writing such wonderful recommendations on my Linkedin page.
“I want to thank you all for lending a hand in my job search, which has led to an awesome opportunity.”
I especially want to thank Pat Geoghegan for always being there for me to serve as a reference ever since we worked together at Supermarket News 20+ years ago. Thank you Ginny for being such a great editorial director and for your listening ear during those times I felt so discouraged about my job search.
Thank you Markette and Tracy Tesfaye for your resume writing advice. It was priceless. I truly appreciate it.
Thanks Mark Durrick for encouraging me and putting me in touch with your colleague in HR. He actually called me recently to discuss the Medical Writer position. It turned out not to be a good fit, but I welcomed his feedback. Thank you Jen Kirby for listening to my job search woes one evening on the phone and encouraging me to keep my chin up and keep on keepin’ on.
Thanks Walter Bethke for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak with me on the phone and encourage me when I was considering applying for the Senior Editor position at Jobson where we worked together at Review of Ophthalmology eight years ago.
Thank you Linda Baer for being such a great mentor at the Alliance for CME conference back in January and for putting me in touch with Christopher Perez. Thanks Christopher for taking the time to speak with me at length on the phone during our first meeting and giving me such great advice in the weeks following our introduction during my job search.
Thank you Greselda Butler and Debra Gordon for connecting with me on Linkedin and keeping your ears open just in case you heard about any job openings that interested me. Thanks Howard Whitman for also connecting with me on Linkedin and for speaking with me about the Managing Editor position at North American Publishing Company. It was great working with you at Progressive Business Publications.
Thank you Rachel Renshaw for recommending me at Bryn Mawr Communications and for sending my resume to Lindsey Wells at The Bachrach Group. That was such a pleasant surprise. And thanks Lindsey for believing that I was capable of stepping into a high-level editorial position.
Each one of you played a role in my successful job search. If I can serve as a reference for any one of you, please let me know. I truly appreciate you all from the bottom of my heart.