First Week at Mashable

29 May

Woosh! It has been a crazy two weeks! Two weeks ago, I said goodbye to The New York Times, where I served as a social media consultant. The weekend following that, my Mom got married (re-married). And this week, I joined Mashable as a features editorial assistant, just a month after they celebrated the opening of their New York office.

I’m working with Managing Editor Sharon Feder on writing and editing supported features posts, while also collaborating with the entire features team: Josh Catone (features editor), Matt Silverman (associate features editor), Zachary Sniderman (features editorial assistant), Stephanie Marcus (features editorial assistant), and Amy-May Elliott (features writer).

Because Mashable is a small company, I’m excited to also have the opportunity to collaborate with everyone else as time goes by. Within the first week, I already feel like a part of the team. And if I had to sum up my first week in three words…

  • Awesome: Lame word, I know. But it’s always my fall-back word to describe things that are… well… awesome.
  • Inspiring: The company culture is open and encouraging. I feel inspired to create. It’s a great vibe.
  • Busy: It’s a positive sign when a company isn’t afraid to throw you right in there. After a quick orientation on my first day, I edited a few posts. And by the end of the week, I was averaging three to four posts edited per day. And I even wrote two posts! Needless to say, there wasn’t a moment to spare. It’s a fast-paced place.

Special thanks to the Mashable team for welcoming me with open arms. Here’s to a budding career at one of the top blogs in the world!

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6 Responses to “First Week at Mashable”

  1. Walter Junior June 25, 2010 at 3:13 am #

    Congrats! I’m sure you’re gonna do a great job and help Mashable get bigger and better. :)

  2. Itamar Kestenbaum May 31, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    Congrats on getting the job with Mashable! They’re a stellar group of people!

    • ericaswallow May 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

      Thanks, Itamar! I really like the team. Super excited to be a part of the action!

  3. Pete Cashmore May 29, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

    Welcome, Erica!! :)

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