After four different roles at JG on the charity side of the business over the last 5 years, I’ve now taken the awfully exciting jump to our Product and Innovation team to be a product manager.
The last few months have been really interesting for me in setting up our social media monitoring tools, creating social media strategies for different internal teams and working on specific projects like getting our new blog up and running, starting our relationship with Twibbon and managing our ipadio project, but I wanted to do more – whilst I love speaking about what we’re doing and what’s happening in the market, I felt like I could be making more things happen.
I now have the chance to do that – which is both an amazing opportunity that I feel very lucky to have, and also quite scary – there’s a lot of pressure, and I have a lot to prove.
Our immediate plans (as always with us, subject to change) are to make sure JG is much more integrated with social media, primarily with social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and I cannot wait to start getting some of our ideas implemented. Further down the line, I’ll be working on how we expose our data and services using APIs, but we need to do plenty of investigation first before we start to get too excited about that…
Anyway, I have shed loads to learn in the next few weeks and months from extremely smart people on the product team like Liz, Jamie, Lee, Will, Adam, David, Rich and Kai, but I shall likely be calling on the lovely people of the internet for help and ideas along the way too.
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