Let’s just say it’s been a crazy few weeks… As the title says, I’ve joined Sling Media! Obviously, I’ve been a fan for a while and Sling’s CES announcements convinced me these guys are really out there pushing the envelope in the digital media space. So, I’m extremely excited and flattered to be able to work with this group.
I’ll have a variety of roles here at Sling — the two most visible ones will be my presence on the Sling Community Forum and as the point man for writers/editors in the blogosphere. The communication will be two-way: not only will I be conveying company information, I’ll also be taking everything in to keep the executive team and various internal groups informed. As a blogger, I’m also hopeful you’ll see me heading up something, somewhere, at some point.
While I’ve been informing folks the last few days, the same three questions keep popping up…
1. Is this a full time job?
Yes! Not only am I making a job change, I’m making a career change. For the majority of the last 8 years I’ve worked in IT. However, I think it’s pretty clear what excites me these days…
2. Are you moving to California?
For now I’ll be based on the east coast where I live (a few blocks outside Washington, DC). However, I do plan to regularly visit both the Bay Area and NYC offices. In fact, I’m in California this week trying to soak up as much as possible.
3. What happens to your personal blog?
You think I’d let it die? ZNF will live on! And while I’m passionate about (and now employed by) Sling Media, they did not purchase my site and it will not be a Sling marketing platform. I’m sure there will be times when I’ll have some big news to share or offer some behind the scenes insight, but I will clearly disclose my relationship in those posts.
Update: I left Sling Media, May of 2008.