Monday, December 10, 2007

Me, the Arts and Entertainment Editor

I started a new job today: Arts and Entertainment Editor of the local newspaper. I'll be editing press releases as well as writing articles and reviews of concerts, plays, movies, and other events for the newspaper and, eventually preparing online content. It's the perfect job for me. I have been writing classical and folk music reviews for the newspaper for the last couple of years and am familiar with the local music groups and arts organizations, either directly or through my kids or my friends, so I know the territory. The staff is friendly and easy to work with. And I love editing other people's writing. :-)

I've been self-employed, working at home, as a book and web site indexer for the past 17 years, and have been a little reluctant to get a real job in a real office because of the flexibility of being on one's own. Yet, on the other hand, I work until the wee hours of the morning far more often than I would like, trying to deal with multiple conflicting publishing deadlines. So, when this A&E editor job became available, I decided it was just the job for me. Daytime office hours! The arts! What more could you ask for?! (For what more could one ask?)

9 comments:

Guanaco said...

Congratulations, Maricello!

alejna said...

Wow, that sounds great. And impressive! Congratulations.

Marisa said...

Sounds good, happy editing.

Maricello said...

Thank you all! It's probably less impressive than it sounds. This is not the Boston Globe or anything, but it covers 4 small towns on the Cape, and, online, the world. :-)

CelloGeek said...

Congratulations! Sounds perfect for you!

melissa said...

COOL! What big fun!

Maricello said...

Thanks Cellogeek and Melissa! It's been fun so far (2 days). The job has really cut down on my blogging time though! (oh, maybe that is good. :-) )

Laura said...

I think this is great. Boston Globe or not, it IS big because you are the ONLY one doing the job, and you've made this happen. You've done us proud, Miss Maricello! Now, maybe someday I'll be employed again...

Love ya!

Maricello said...

Thanks Laura! I had a great time the first week rewriting press releases. I plan to review the cello duet concert, and my daughter and I are having fun going to movies, in hopes of finding something worthy of reviewing. The paper is only published twice a week, as you know, so the agony of having to meet deadlines is minimized. :-)