Greetings! My name is Jake Slobe, and I’m the new Managing Editor at Clay & Milk.
Like many of you, I’ve been a long-time reader of Clay & Milk. When Clay & Milk first came onto the scene, I was in the process of obtaining my journalism degree at the University of Iowa. As a curious journalism student, I was interested in knowing as much as I could about new developments in my community. And what I quickly discovered was a severe lack of coverage. So when Clay & Milk started, it was a refreshing to have a place to go to learn about the startups, entrepreneurs and new art happening around me.
It’s been a fast-moving couple of weeks. Just a month ago, I was sitting in an Iowa City classroom, nervous and unsure of what my future held, but excited nonetheless. I remember sitting in class, opening up my email and seeing that Clay & Milk was looking for a new Managing Editor. I immediately stopped what I was doing and began to eagerly and hastily (probably a bit too hastily) apply for the position.
In today’s ever-changing, interconnected world, good stories are more urgent than ever. The central challenge for any media company like Clay & Milk is to constantly grow and constantly evolve, but not sacrifice standards and quality.
I’m thrilled to be joining Clay & Milk at a time when the Midwest is exploding with growth, entrepreneurship and fresh ideas in technology, design and culture.
There are great stories ahead of us.
If you have a story that needs to be told or are interested in contributing to Clay & Milk in a freelance capacity let me know! And if you aren’t already, make sure to subscribe to Clay & Milk to get daily news and updates straight to your inbox.