It’s official. I gave notice at AOL last week to accept a position at Disney Internet Group, a place that — as far as I could tell from the scant time I was there interviewing — seems far more together than the CityGuide department where I’ve toiled away for the last 6+ years. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at CityGuide (formerly Digital City), but the place has been on a downward slide for some time now. Anyone who looks at the staffing numbers can see that.
I’ll continue to work at expanding my freelance career, not because I want to supplement my income, but because I actually enjoy writing about music, travel, et al. At Disney, I’ll be helping to relaunch an entire new site for a major corporation — a dream opportunity for any creative professional. Who would pass that up? I’ll refrain from elaboration (on either company). These corporate folks Google this crap all the time. But anyone who knows me well enough knows that I wouldn’t make a jump like this lightly — especially when it means cutting my vacation time in half.
Be psyched for me. Seriously.