A year ago, Tumblr did something unprecedented — we created an editorial team of experienced journalists and editors assigned to cover Tumblr as a living, breathing community. The team’s mandate was to tell the stories of Tumblr creators in a truly thoughtful way — focusing on the…
You know what would be awesome? If a company just hired the Storyboard team as a team. Companies have been known to poach teams of people who work well together (The Onion mass exodus to Turner/Thing X piqued my interest in this as a possible trend), so it’s not crazy. If I ran a company and was looking to build an editorial team, I’d be thinking about hiring this award-winning group of four as a whole and skip over all those months of strangers figuring out how to communicate in shorthand.
Either way, I can see companies creating jobs just for these folks.
Great idea, really, and I hope somebody steps in. I’m surprised and disappointed by today’s news about the Tumblr editorial team — I really thought it was a great idea with a long road of interesting pieces ahead.
Heigh-ho. They’ll be scooped up in no time, I imagine.