Lest any of you are thinking, "Geez, those Truckin' Web Producers must have it made in the shade" with your visions of us kickin' it at shows with bikini models, chillin' out on 2-hour staff lunches, and getting our personal vehicles pimped out with the newest and coolest products...think again.
Okay, the above description may apply to the magazine editors, but in the world of cyber-Truckin', the reality is a little different. Now don't get me wrong. I don't want to come across as a whining baby. There are a lot of things I love about my job. Namely, the hard-working, dedicated co-workers and staff I have that makes so much of the magic you see possible, and the ability to see something come out of my inscrutable mind, and onto the World Wide Web in a matter of minutes, rather than months.
As I've mentioned in previous posts, I've been on both sides of the fence. In fact, up to this point, my primary experience had been in print publications. I just saw a listing for "online editor" a few years ago online when I was hitting the proverbial glass ceiling at my last job, and thought, "that sounds like it could be fun." So I applied, not expecting to get a call or E-mail back (like most other openings I had applied for in my past.) Lo and behold, I got a call back, an in-person interview, and about a month later, a call from HR with a firm offer.
It ain't a cakewalk, but it's a lot of fun, and VERY fast-paced. In fact, we're looking at adding to our staff for the truck group. You should see a "Now Hiring" box on the homepage of this site. We're looking for some dedicated enthusiasts that are passionate about their hobby and knowledgeable about the subject. Whether you're a desert rat, a custom trucker that likes to drag it, a rock hound on the Rubicon, or a mud nut rollin' on 44s, we've got a place for you among one of our 10 sites. And don't worry, we're not going to force you to eat Ramen and work 12 hour days. But you may find yourself having so much fun, you won't even care.