February 26, 2007

Back to Work

If you don't mind, we interrupt our regularly scheduled blogging for a few words of personal update:

I departed the Trend Leader in early January, as myself and a few others fell victim to the concurrent, well-publicized layoffs at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Trend's corporate sibling. I greatly enjoyed my time at the paper, as I made lots of good friends, did tons of interesting work, and got to interview everyone from Kevin Bacon to Ed Rendell to George Takei. But, the newspaper business being what is, I always sort of knew that layoffs were a matter of when, not if.

Thankfully, the Trend kept me on as film critic on a freelance basis, so I've been working on that as well as my North Star column and various other side projects, while throwing myself into my job search. I've also been trying to do a lot more blogging, as you may have noticed the recent uptick in posts.

Anyway, after an especially tumultuous job search that included all sorts of possibilities materializing and disappearing at all times, I'm happy to report that I've accepted a position as an Associate Editor with North American Publishing Co. I'll be working specifically for the Consumer Technology Publishing Group, publisher of E-Gear, Dealerscope, and Custom Retailer magazines, as well as various newsletters and blogs covering consumer technology.

I'm incredibly excited about this opportunity, as I'm looking forward to working in a fascinating field with a respected company, right in Center City Philadelphia. Much of my work will have an online component, which I'll be sure to link to here. I'll also continue to the do weekly movie reviews for the Trend, as well as the North Star column, and a few other things that I'm working on too.

The blog might slow down a bit for a week or two, but you can expect to still see at least a post or two every day. With the five-year anniversary of the blog coming up in May, I think it's about time for some sort of redesign. But with the my wedding scheduled for that month and now the new job, I'm guessing it won't happen until summer.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 26, 2007 01:20 AM

Congrats on the new job Steve.

Best of luck.

Posted by: chris at February 24, 2007 10:54 PM


Job number one: fix the e-gear website :)

Posted by: jabbett at February 25, 2007 10:07 AM

Hey! Congrats on the new job :D I hope it works out all shiny for you. Could you forward me a link to you George Takei interview? I'm so completely envious I can't even say. That is awesome!!!
You know, if you're in center city you're also close to one of my favorite movie theaters (the Ritz) and a fantabulous felafel place. Score!
And good luck!

Posted by: Marti at February 26, 2007 10:58 AM
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