Times are a Changin’

July 2018

A lot has changed since this “blog” was first posted. When it began, it was a place to showcase what I saw as a budding producer talent latent within me.

Fate, on the other hand, had other plans. In the span of five years of entering the news business, I went from Photojournalist to Producer, then Assignment Manager to Managing EditorĀ and finally Business Manager at KOSA in the Midland/Odessa market. That market has since jumped some ten spots and has the distinction of being the fastest growing market in the country.

Then, in 2016, I made a jump I could have only dreamed of. I was offered Assignment Editor at KDFW in the DFW market. I learned a lot and quite frankly loved it. Things changed and a new transition came with those changes.

I tried my hand at a few things outside of news: interior design, consultancies, even considered briefly entering into healthcare or PR for a retail company. Yet, nothing seemed to quite “fit”.

As likely anyone who started a career in news and chose to transition out of it can tell you: it’s boring. Nothing provided the thrill, unpredictability, satisfaction or challenge like news.

In recent months, I’ve returned to the business, but have found that the craving for something bigger and grander is lurking around every corner. It would appear that the challenge now is finding out what that means and where it will take me.

As such, I’ve begun scouting opportunities here in the U.S. and abroad. I’m removing the limitations I thought I had based on my hope that I never hit a point in my life where I say, “Well, I guess this is it.”

For those of you reading this after following a link on an application, through social media or elsewhere: the Resume page contains updated documents in both Word and PDF formats.

The Contact page sends an email directly to my personal account if anything else is needed or if there are any questions.

The title of this post references a song I think applies in many ways to my current focus on growth and the world as a whole. Bob Dylan put it best in the last verse:

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin’.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.

 

–JWW

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