Oh my gosh! I just had the most AMAZING job interview! Let me start by saying, I found it on the Meredith website, and those are always credible! So anyways, I called about a week ago and sent all of my stuff in. They said they would be in touch, and low and behold I went in today!
Well unknown to me until they sent me the address, the building is in downtown Durham, but I keep an open mind at all times, so despite what everyone told me, I was like screw the safety issue, i'm going!
The job is with a radio station as a board operator, and my advisor pretty much told me that two internships would get me nowhere in news, so I better get my ass in gear and get a part time job asap! Needless to say, hes a fun guy...
When I was driving into Durham, I was looking around for the building I had to go to, imagining it was going to be in the center of downtown. OH NO, it was in the middle of this less than attractive neighborhood down a hill in a very small building with cute little radio towers all around it! The only sign to guide me was really small, and at first I missed my turn, but then I FOUND IT!
See most people would hate this, but I absolutely loved it! I love working in small environments, and so I took a deep breath, finished my diet Sun Drop and went in for the interview!
When I got inside, it was a very diverse staff, which was so cool! There is a Hispanic radio station, along with a gospel station (the one I plan to work at!) The gospel station has different shows each morning, and great Gospel music! I interviewed with 3 different people, and they were all so so sweet! The manager was a bit intimidating, but eventually she let her guard down! I told her I had attended an African American Church 2 years ago for Chorus and fell in love with it, because they really are the absolute best churches! That struck a smile, and she was finally warming up!
The environment is different then that of any place that i have ever worked, and thats what I love so much about it, everyone is so happy and excited all the time! The Sports guy used to work for a bunch of stations I have helped with and we know tons of the same people! I have my fingers crossed and absolutely pray that I get this job! I called my mother on the way out of Durham to tell her the good news, I left her a voice mail and I know at first she wont be thrilled that i am working in Downtown Durham, but if she could just see this place! I cannot wait! Apparently, if I work there I get to go on air, and do promotions, also attend "prayer time" on Thursdays on air, hey whatever it takes! It sounds great, and I do love a station with good Christian values! I hope they play the Mormon Tabernacle Choir!
I will definitely keep you posted!
Also, I bought some new Lilly Stationary from Tickled Pink and Ebay
I am so excited, I have been waiting for months when I heard runor that Lilly was even going to make stationary!
Here are some pictures of what I ordered:
Have a great Thursday!