Mar 11, 2009
I wanted to take a minute today to formerly welcome our two new full-time employees, Joseph Dolan and Matthew Camp, who’ve been officially on board for a week and a half.
This is a bad economy, so as you can imagine we got flooded with resumes. That worked out for us well in this search for two new full-timers, however. I whittled down 250+ resumes to 30, then to about six and ultimately made the decision to hire Joe and Matt. So far, both decisions look like good ones.
Both are young guys, in their early-20s, which I think is a good thing. They’re eager, fresh, and ready to immerse themselves in covering the NFL and possibly MLB (in 2010) for a living, plus they bring with them a perspective and an understanding of their generation that no one else in our company can fully grasp.
But while they’re both young guys, they know more about sports than probably 99% of the general population. Both have strong backgrounds in the NFL, with Joe previously working for the Philadelphia Eagles team website and magazine, and Matt being very close to the game for his entire adult life due to his father, who is an NFL head linesman.
I was very impressed with their knowledge and overall abilities, which is why they were hired, and they seamlessly started their work last week as if they had been on the job for 1-2 years. Given their almost expert status from the beginning of their employment, it shouldn’t take too long for them to get totally up-to-speed and to really help us take our content and coverage to a new level in 2009 and beyond.
In fact, they already have helped us expand our horizons. For one, we’ve created a Fan page on Facebook, which will be another way for us to stay in contact with readers and update them on what we’re doing. If you’re on Facebook and want to “become a fan” simply head here:
In addition, I’m now on Twitter. This thing is all over the place lately, so it had to be done. This could be a nice little tool for us to quickly throw out random thoughts and more importantly topical tidbits and tips. We will NOT be posting things like “fantasy_guru is out to lunch” or anything like that. It’s all about passing along analysis on what’s going on in the NFL. I may even use this during the season, when the games are being played, so if you want to “follow” us on Twitter, you can go to: http://twitter.com/Fantasy_Guru
I’m still getting the hang of both the Facebook and Twitter deal, but we will now have two more ways to keep up with readers and to hopefully inform and entertain them, so check these two items out.
That’s all for today, I’m going to get back to work. Things are heating up, at least compared to February. Over the next two days we’ll have updated depth charts up, Caplan and I are doing a podcast free agency review, and we’ll have our first massive Team Reports edition of the off-season up.