Wednesday was my last day at Dow Jones. The last two and a half years has been a truly rewarding experience, from the day I joined Factiva while it was still a Dow Jones joint venture with Reuters, through the completed buyout and integration process with Dow Jones and through the endless media coverage and ultimate merger with News Corp. I had the chance to work with very hard-working, intelligent colleagues and make some life-long friends. Through it all, we accomplished some fantastic work.
We built great new search capabilities such as Search 2.0 that included discovery, clustering and visualization capability. We launched a new mobile platform. We leveraged industry standards such as RSS and re-adopted some traditional methods such as newsletters to help customers leverage and share business news and information. We also accomplished some work and new product development that I will not disclose here for competitive and confidentiality reasons. I’m confident that we’ll continue to see great things coming from Dow Jones and I look forward to watching the progress in the years ahead.
On Monday, I begin a new chapter and am very excited to be joining SnagAJob.com as their Senior Vice President, Products. SnagAJob.com, based in Richmond, Virginia, is the leading online advertising focusing on part-time and full-time hourly jobs in the United States. The company offers a valued, seamless recruiting process for both job seekers and employers. I’ve had the chance to get to know several fellow “Snaggers” and am looking forward to getting to know each of them over the coming weeks.
I’m sure I will be posting more news over the coming days and months regarding my new role and company. But if you are looking for hourly work, you now know where to go….SnagAJob.com.