Magazine article Risk Management

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Magazine article Risk Management

Factotums for Hire

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I didn't always want to be a magazine editor when I grew up. Back in my early college days, I thought about becoming a physician or maybe a geneticist helping to decode the human genome. But after struggling through higher-level science and math classes and barely making it out alive, communications started to look a lot more attractive as a major. So I dropped the pre-med angle and changed direction.

Even then, magazine publishing wasn't on my radar any more than writing, broadcasting, public relations or any other career that fell under the communications umbrella. In fact, when I graduated, I applied to all sorts of media positions and ended up in magazine publishing mainly because that's where my first real job offer came from. By then I had accumulated a bunch of different job titles, including retail clerk, camp counselor, nurse, security guard, concert roadie, radio DJ and librarian. But I had never done anything that screamed "writer/journalist," like working on the school newspaper or entering short story contests. …

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