Thursday, September 20, 2012

She Works Hard For Her Money

A few people have expressed interest in my job. I believe strongly that talking about your job too much on the internet can get you in trouble so I've always shied away from it, but I guess I can tell you what I do and answer any follow up questions you might have.
I've mentioned before, I work in radio - for the Promotions Department. There's the promotion Director, then me and someone else who are 2nd in command then my staff. Within 14 months I went from an intern to a boss, I'd say that's one of my proudest accomplishments.

Our stations are very promotionally active so our staff spends a lot of time out at events promoting our station. They do things like run happy hour events, hand out bumper stickers, prizes and coupons for free food, promote the station, work concerts and do fun things that make people want to listen to our stations (in a nutshell.)

It's my job to manage our staff which includes scheduling them, connecting with clients to get all the details my staff needs to successfully pull off an event, add stuff to our website, put out any fires that might arise, pull airchecks (when the jock talks about a client on air, we pull a clip of it to send to the client - that's an aircheck,) create the weekly email blast that goes out to all of our subscribers, come up with promotional ideas, create website graphics, occasionally voice commercials, work concerts and many other things.

One thing I don't really handle is our contesting and everything that goes along with that - that's the job of the other person who is 2nd in command.

I like that my job is not the same every day. Some of the stuff I do every week is the same, but my position itself is not repetitive so I never get bored.

And there's perks. Britney Spears, Michael  Jackson Cirque du Soliel, Skylar Grey, Ginuwine & Shai, Usher, Lady Gaga, Lupe Fiasco & B.o.B. (LOVE Lupe!), Ludacris & The Black Eyed Peas, Anjelah Johnson, Jay Z, En Vogue, Musiq Soulchild, Carlos Mencia, Kathy Griffin, Kanye West & Rihanna....for my music lovin' heart, this is a dream job.

3Oh!3 was yesterday.
I'm not usually a jersey chaser..er...what would you call the musical equivalent of a jersey chaser? But if the opportunity shows up, I'll take a pic with some celebs. Of course, this one has got to be my fave

I have never gotten starstruck.....except when these two came in. I LOVE Kristen Bell.That day, I was thinking if I get nervous around these two, how would I feel if T.I. were to come in?

Overall, my job is busy, fun, stressful, fun, never dull and fun. I love it.

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9 comments:

  1. That is sooooo awesome! I'm green over here. :-) If my former job were like that, I would've never left! (I'm in the middle of a creer switch).

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  2. FABULOUS job....I would trade places with you in a hot minute!!!! So lucky. Mine is stressful, repetitive and blah....but I don't like to put stuff out there like that. lol

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  3. lucky you to land an awesome job like that. Kudos for the being boss in 14 months.

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  4. So so so so awesome!!!!!!! I agree about the "job on the blog" comment. Love the pics - laaahuuuve the pics.

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  5. I loooooooooove both Dax & Kristen. Do you watch Parenthood? It's one of my favorite shoes ever and Dax is so lovable.

    I can't get over how pretty Pia Toscano is. Like unreal pretty.

    Of course I already knew about your job but I'm glad you told everyone else, because it's really interesting!

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  6. That is great! Do you feel like you are better at your job after becoming a mom? It's great to have something different every day, but some Daddy's can't handle it! :)
    BTW, instead of jersey chaser, I've heard: starf**ker! ACK!

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  7. Sounds like so much fun. If you spend so much time at work, it should be something that you care about and actually enjoy doing. I would love to hear more about your job!

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  8. What a fun industry to be in! I bet it has it's OH SO stressful moments though

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