- Name (First and Last)
Self-employed: Meyerson Strategy; part-time employed: Rivet Radio
Principal, Meyerson Strategy; VP/Editorial & Development, Rivet
- Graduation Year (list as "Month Year")
B.S. '77, M.S. '78
- Minor and/or Certificates
St. Clair Shores, Mich. (But Orland Park, Ill., when a student at UIUC)
Comics, science fiction, social media, bicycling, Frisbee
Career Information & Advice
Please answer each of the following questions with as much detail as possible while keeping your answers succinct (aim for 2 - 4 sentences per question).
- What are your job responsibilities/duties?
In my consulting practice, I help organizations connect great content with growing audiences (through web, email, audio and social media engagement). In my role at Rivet, I lead the team in editorial strategy.
- What does a typical day look like?
I have no typical day these days. And that's good. But much of my work (as a consultant and as a VP at Rivet) involves just getting to meet people—old friends and new—and understanding the challenges they face.
- What do you most enjoy about your job?
Helping connect great content with growing audiences.
- What is the most difficult aspect of the job?
Not enough money to go around! (To pay people what they're worth.)
- What on-campus activities were you involved with? Where did you gain relevant experience?
Unit One at Allen Hall, WPGU-FM, the Illio, Students for Environmental Concerns.
- How did your experience at ILLINOIS and in the College of Media prepare you for your professional life? For this specific position?
My WPGU experience prepped me for a life in broadcasting and taught me the value of a "teaching newsroom." My journalism education taught me the value of accuracy, precision and ethics in the news business.
- What advice do you have for students interested in this field?
Do what you love—for as long as you can afford to do it.
I've written more advice for (graduating) students here: http://www.meyersonstrategy.com/2016/05/journalism-job-hunters-my-advice-to-you.html
… and here: http://www.meyersonstrategy.com/2012/08/3-things-for-job-hunt.html