This issue we hear from two women who do the most important and hardest job at S&H—selling advertising.
When our publisher-editor, Ben, asked us to write the Letter from the Editor for this issue, our first response was, “No, we’re not writers ... and what on earth would we have to say!” And we still feel that way. His response was, “Don’t overthink it. Just let it roll.” So we decided to “let it roll” and typed up what came to mind when we thought about our S&H journeys.
In 2010, I was called into the office of the vice president for a group of newspapers I was working for. I was the publisher of one of the community dailies. I loved most of my job—my co-workers and employees, the customers, being a credible and reliable source for what was happening in our local communities, and sharing the lifestyle stories of our neighbors and friends. I was also very involved in community activities, including serving on boards for nonprofits, attending the local college’s sporting events, and supporting local service clubs. It was demanding; it was fun; and I loved the access to people and events the position opened up for me. What I didn’t like was the corporate gameplaying that I found impo …