After six rewarding years here at Beacon Press, I am departing as Blog Editor and Digital Content Developer as of mid-August. When I arrived here in 2007, I had answered an ad looking for a part-time editor for a new blog at Beacon Press, one that would be less about flogging books and more about expanding Beacon's mission in the online world. At the time, Beacon had a website, email newsletters, and a MySpace page. Now, Beacon has accounts at Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Scribd, Pinterest, GoodReads, and LinkedIn, and our web team always has a keen eye on trends in the digital world. It's been gratifying to be here during this time of growth, to have spearheaded the use of video at Beacon, to have helped grow our following on Twitter, and, especially, to have worked with a group of authors I believe are truly the best of the best.
I'm departing in order to concentrate on a couple of creative projects of my own as well as to grab a bigger chunk of time with my family. As I prepare to leave, I am excited for the work ahead at Beacon: our marketing department will continue to grow and adapt, always within Beacon's overall mission to build a better world through good books.
If you read all of this and thought, "Wow. I want to work there," click through and check out two great positions available in our marketing department.
All my best,
Jessie Bennett, Blog Editor