Today I have resigned from my job at the Birmingham Post.
I will be leaving the paper and Birmingham in just over a month to take up a new position as a web development editor for The Times.
This is a pretty big deal for me. The Post was where I got my first break into journalism and where I had the opportunity to develop my interest in the web. I am a passionate supporter of the title and of the city and I will miss both immensely.
I’m really grateful to everyone at the paper who supported me and encouraged me to develop my expertise in blogging and social media. Also, big thanks to Birmingham’s exceptionally friendly and welcoming online community who have been generous with their time and taught me so much.
Looking forward, The Times is a phenomenally exciting opportunity for me and, in very many ways, my dream job. I’ll go into the details in another post soon, but suffice to say I’m really looking forward to it and will, I hope, be able to fill you in about my London adventures via this blog.
Congratulations Jo – I’ve worked there in online production for a couple of years now. It’s safe to say ToL definitely needs more people with your enthusiasm and experience!
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Congrats for the new job. best wishes from Turkey….
Congratulations, Jo. You leave a lot of good friends behind, that’s for sure.
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I am just waiting for two following bits of news: that you’ve made as big a difference on the national stage as here in Brum, and that you’ll be telecommuting, not having to leave town but for the weekly f2fs with higher-ups.
That way I can roll all my congratulations into one.
Catching up on my backlog – fantastic news. Hope to see you at Tuttle soon.
I’ve allowed my Google Reader to run away and am just catching up.
Fantastic news – congratulations.
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hay jo, congrats on the new job, always knew you where going to do great things… don’t forget to come round the office and say hay to the guys before you leave!
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Congratulations, really looking forward to you joining us at The Times, where th Sussex mafia goes from strength to strength!
Wow that is amazing. You’ll love London and big congratulations and who will run Social Media Cafes now? boo hoo……
Wishing you all the best at the Times…and remember Birmingham when you there!
And come back on May 14th-16th to see The Rage Ensemble’s next production of Our Country’s Good at one of Birminghams finest theatres….made by an ensemble company from Bham to be performed in Birmingham….
Congratulations!! All the best in your new job!!
Well done you, from an ‘old’ contact. More ICE-style back tie dinners where you’re going. Don’t let that Mr Murdoch bully you! 😉
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