Hello, my name is Ryan and I am here to manage content and (in the tradition of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper) chew bubble gum. It’s a good thing that I bought a lot of bubble gum, because I plan to be doing this for a while. I might even talk to Ryan Brock (Metonymy Media Founder and CEO) about some sort of bubble gum stipend or perhaps inquire whether I can write it off come tax time. I should probably also mention that I can usually chew gum and execute other tasks at the same time. That seems important.
Before I managed content, I went to school and worked at other places.
The teacher in me is telling me to be a little more specific. The writer in me is doing that now. Before I managed content, I went to school at IU for the usual amount of time and graduated with a degree of LITTLE POWER. Then I went to the University of Indianapolis until I graduated again with a different and more POWERFUL degree. You might not be surprised to find out that a lot of writing was involved in both of those endeavors.
I have worn many hats in my professional journey to Metonymy. A lot of the work I did before managing content had a little something to do with the job that I currently have. I taught a lot of international people how to write and research various topics. I wrote and researched various topics for a bit over at io9.com which was awesome. I currently do some copy editing for Boss Fight Books (an outfit who publishes books on video games) which has been a real treat. And for the last two years I lived in China teaching awesome stuff for the University of Indianapolis.
Actually, and I can’t figure out for the life of me why I hadn’t brought this up earlier, while I was getting my MA at UIndy, I interned here at this very organization for a semester. One thing that stuck out to me then and still sticks with me to this day is that Metonymy is an awesome place to work, which I would assume is why I applied for this job.
Ryan Brock and crew must have thought that the hat that I wore when I interviewed was pretty convincing. It said “Professional Content Manager” on it. I am living proof of that old saying “If you work hard for something your hat will come true.”
In all seriousness, so far this has been a great first couple of weeks. I have really enjoyed the journey here and look forward to doing my best to contribute my talents to a massively talented team.