New Job

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.

Iโ€™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 Birminghamโ€™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. Iโ€™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.

71 thoughts on “New Job

  1. Congratulations Joanna,

    That is fantastic news. Dunno whether it means we’ll see more or less of you but I’m very excited for you.

    Cheers T

  2. Looking forward to having you with us…first plate of nameless brown food in the canteen is on me!

  3. Way to go Jo! Well done amigo I’m totally stoked for you and can’t wait to see what you manage to pull off with a major broadsheet behind you!

  4. Well done – great move for you. You’ve done a lot to ensure that although Birmingham is losing a leading actor on the social media scene there are plenty more to fill your place.

    Best of luck for the future.

  5. That’s really exciting. The Times has done some great stuff online in the past two years. Seem to have put a fair amount of resource into it.

    Who says regional journalists don’t get jobs on nationals anymore? ….oh you did:)

  6. First of all congrats but what I really want to say (at the risk of sounding either old, inappropriate or patronising) is that I’m very proud of you.

  7. Congratulations!

    Looks like you’re going to have to tackle the boxes in the spare room though….

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  9. Wow! What an amazing response! Thank you all so much.

    To those down in London: yes please! Let’s meet up soon.

    To those here in Birmingham: you don’t get rid of me that easily. I will be popping back regularly, just you wait and see!

    To Mikey: I look forward to it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Congratulations Jo!

    Since starting @ 383 Project I’ve heard your name come up in conversations. I’ve followed your work and I have to say your one of the people who has inspired me to get blogging again.

    Enjoy the dream job!


  11. Saw your tweet but only just got to your blog to comment. The Times should be a great gig! Congratulations and good luck!

  12. Jo, this makes me *very* smiley.

    Well done – you’ve worked very hard for this. I’m of course hoping that it means I’ll see you a lot more frequently on Friday mornings as well as at other times.

    Big hugs! x

  13. Congratulations Jo, how exciting! I’ll follow your blog with interest as you seem to know what’s what in cyberspace!

  14. Congratulations Jo from all at Screen WM – you’ve done a huge amount for Birmingham’s online presence and you’ll be missed. BUT what a great job! Well done to you….

  15. I think Dave Harte (comment 15) said it best. But Andy Mabbett (just above) is funnier.

    I don’t have to say that so many people will miss you enormously, Jo. You’ve been a massive part of this city. I hope you come back often because, frankly, I can’t be arsed with that train journey down to London ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Many congratulations, I’ll be very sad to see you go. Hopefully, The Post won’t lose its’ commitment to new media (or its’ fight for survival) in the absence of someone who really understood the potential. It makes me feel even more disappointed that my health situation is forcing me to take what amounts to a year off at what should be an exciting time.

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