Richard Eisenberg is the Senior Web Editor of the Money & Security and Work & Purpose channels of Next Avenue and Managing Editor for the site. He is the author of How to Avoid a Mid-Life Financial Crisis and has been a personal finance editor at Money, Yahoo, Good Housekeeping, and CBS MoneyWatch. Follow him on Twitter @richeis315.
WHAT LED YOU TO START WORKING IN DIGITAL/MEDIA PUBLISHING?
It was the way the media business was heading.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
8 am to 6 pm, editing stories, writing stories, posting stories, copy editing stories, assigning stories.
WHAT’S YOUR WORK SETUP LOOK LIKE?
I work from a home office on a MacBook Air using Word for writing and editing, Slack for communicating with my colleagues who are located around the country, Microsoft Outlook for work email, Dropbox and Google Document for creating and updating work documents.
WHAT DO YOU DO OR GO TO GET INSPIRED?
Read work from other great journalists.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PIECE OF WRITING OR QUOTE?
Too many to choose one.
WHAT IS THE PASSIONATE PROBLEM YOU ARE TACKLING AT THE MOMENT?
Age discrimination in the workplace is the problem my work content is tackling; getting the best work from my writers is the problem I’m tackling to get the job done.
IS THERE A PRODUCT, SOLUTION OR TOOL THAT MAKES YOU THINK IT IS A GOOD DESIGN FOR YOUR DIGITAL PUBLISHING EFFORTS?
Slack has been very useful.
ANY ADVICE FOR AMBITIOUS DIGITAL PUBLISHING AND MEDIA PROFESSIONALS JUST STARTING OUT?
Persevere and keep learning every day about what’s working, what’s not working and what may be worth trying.