So, I Have a New Job

2011 June 2
by Grace Boyle

Per my announcement on Friday, after my two weeks had been given and it was my last day at Lijit, this week I started my new job at Kapost as the Director of Marketing and Sales.

I’ll rewind to my first day at Kapost, after Memorial Day on Tuesday, where I woke up like any other morning but felt something renewed. I wasn’t nervous and I felt simply…ready. Like it was just aligned and time for the change and challenge.

Kapost is a startup as is Lijit, but Lijit was more grown up. I had joined Lijit three years ago when there wasn’t a team for pure Publisher Development and growing our network. Now, there are over 15 people on that team (that I helped to hire and train) and we had grown our community by 300%.

This time around, I’m starting as the first person who is devoting energy completely to marketing and sales at Kapost.

I’m starting from the beginning. I have a piece of clay, and the new small team I’m so happy to be part of, all have quite the molding capability with that clay.

It’s exciting. It’s challenging. It’s rewarding. It’s filled with energy. Both my parents are entrepreneurs, so to sit side by side (all around one table) with the co-founders and developers at Kapost, let’s you feel and touch every part of the business. We’re all accountable and involved.

I love working with and talking to online publishers. I love the power of community (I’m beginning to cultivate that now at Kapost). I love being brought in to build something, grow something, organize and then execute. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing and the first day on the job, I hit the ground running. Seriously.

Not to mention, learning the exciting Kapost online newsroom dashboard we build for online publishers to help them manage and organize multiple contributors from the pre-production (pitching posts, approving posts, organizing writers tasks), to posting directly to your site (we integrate on any major CMS), to post-production of performance metrics by each contributor and even payment.

It’s fun. I’m all fired up and love that I’m still involved in the wonderful startup scene here in Boulder, not to mention, this startup, with the crew I’m rolling with. Word. Here’s to change, business, innovation and of course, FUN.

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  • http://parisianfeline.wordpress.com Tatiana

    Congrats! This is a really amazing opportunity and I’m really happy for you! :] 

  • http://diamondkt.blogspot.com David Stehle

    That’s awesome! Feels good to be fired up over a new project, huh? Creating something new always brings me new life.

    Congratulations (again) on the new job and best of luck on building great things.  :)

  • http://caligater.com/ Cali Harris

    A thousand thousands congratulations, Gracie!

    I love that you’ve carved out such a distinct space for yourself in online publishing. And what a thriving, exciting space to be in, right? I really learned so much during the b.media conference (and again, *HUGE* thanks to you for bringing me in to participate!) about the online publishing world. I’m so excited to see you continue to grow into the leader that you are and are becoming in that space.

    Cheers, girlie!

  • http://www.lifeschocolates.com sameve

    Congrats! It sounds like you had a very fulfilling experience at Lijit, and now it’s time for a new adventure. Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  • http://jeremytanner.com Jeremy Tanner

    Congrats!

    Jeremy

  • http://akhilak.com/blog Akhila

    Congrats on your new job! It sounds like you’ll have an amazing time with your work at Kapost! Good luck :)

  • http://twitter.com/ElaineEllis Elaine Ellis

    Congrats on the new post!

  • http://twitter.com/ElaineEllis Elaine Ellis

    I meant post as in short-hand for position or job as it were. But now it looks like I just congratulated you on a new blog post.

  • http://twentyorsomething.com Susan Pogorzelski

    So excited for you, this position sounds like it’s right up your alley! Wishing you the best of luck on an exciting new journey! :)

  • Anonymous

    This is a wonderful new adventure and I wish you much success! If your 3 years at Lijit are any indication, you’ll be a star at Kapost as well. 

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

    Thank you !

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

    Thanks!

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

    Ah, thanks for the thoughtful congrats :) xo

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

    I definitely did. Lijit is amazing! Thanks Sam :)

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

    Thanks dude!

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

    Thank you! I am very excited :)

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

    Haha I got it 😉 Thanks dear!!

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

    Thank you ! It feels like a great fit :)

  • http://www.smallhandsbigideas.com Grace Boyle

    Thank you :)

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