What I’m doing now

Today marked the start of my third week working for Scripps Networks Interactive, the company behind HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country and the Cooking Channel. When I informed my former coworkers what company I was joining, several of them asked me to where I would be relocating. The answer was nowhere. The company that brings you all of those cable networks just happens to be headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and so am I.

Specifically my job is that of content manager of the company’s home-branded mobile apps. In less-technical terms, I wrangle the articles, photos and videos to be published on the apps, which at the moment include the HGTVtoGo, HGTV Color Guide, DIYtoGo and Dream Homes of the Past apps — a collection that will be expanding very, very soon. (Ahem, I invite you to download any and all of those apps. They’re free.)

I’ve done enough complaining here about the hours and demands of being a reporter here, that it might seem as if leaving AP for Scripps was a means for escape. Yes, that was some of it, but I’d had my eye set on Scripps ever since I discovered it was located in Knoxville and had heard what an awesome company it was. And it is. The people I work with are smart, creative and easygoing. The work environment is fantastic. The subject matter is engaging and fun to think about. (Have I ever mentioned how obsessively I read design blogs and watch HGTV? No? It’s an obsession.)

I might have been glad to escape the life of a reporter, but I don’t know that I could have hand-picked a better fit for a new chapter in my career.

So now you know what I did and what I do. And in an effort to keep my blog minimally Googleable, this likely will be the only time I mention my work in such specificity. Unless I decide to hound you more about downloading our apps. (DO IT, NOW) This is a good time to remind the world that any views expressed on this here blog are mine and mine alone and do not represent the views of Scripps Networks Interactive, any of the aforementioned cable networks or The Associated Press.

Also, I have nothing to do with the TV programming and cannot get you on House Crashers, House Hunters or any of the other shows you want to be on, but you can check out HGTV’s on-air opportunities here and DIY Network’s here.

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8 Responses to What I’m doing now

  1. Yay, the big unveiling! So happy for you. It sounds like such a ridiculously perfect fit, not to mention loads of fun.

  2. Andrea says:

    That is awesome! I have so much job envy right now. I love design!

  3. katelin says:

    oh yay what a fun new job! hope you keep on loving it, woo.

  4. cmmoxley says:

    Congrats, Modern Gal! Great company and great fit! You deserve it. I have many friends there and they love their jobs. So happy for you. I am a Food Network/Cooking Channel addict myself. HGTV not far behind. Have fun!

  5. Mac B from Tennessee says:

    So the question now is when is TMG’s annual iPad giveaway? You know, For your loyal readers who don’t have iPads.

    Also congrats on the window. I got my first window desk last summer, I will quit before taking a desk without one.

  6. sizzle says:

    That’s so great that you’re loving it!

  7. Meredith says:

    I totally just downloaded the HGTV apps, both because you told me to (and I’m a sucker for a good marketing campaign) and because they were FREE. Good luck with the new job – sounds awesome! I love HGTV, so of course I’m kind of jealous. But mostly happy for you.

  8. courtney says:

    Look at you, being all specific about your job! Glad you’re enjoying it.

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