After almost three years with Gannett, two and a half at The Indianapolis Star and six months at Gannett Co., I decided to take a position in The Washington Post newsroom as a designer for mobile and new digital products.
The role is a very new position created under news design director Justin Ferrell. I will also be working along innovation editor Sarah Sampsel. Awesome people.
With one day on the job I’m already seeing great work on the horizon. The team is fantastic. The energy for change and new products is cranked to 11. And the intelligence of the team is top notch. But the most exciting thing is being back in a newsroom. It already feels like my days at IndyStar.com. Everyone has a common goal to put out the best news of the day and there isn’t as much abstraction. I like that.
I’m getting the orientation and settling in bits out of the way this week. Then Cas and I will be getting the final move done next week. After that, it’s ground, meet running shoes.
Stay tuned. It’s gonna be huge!