Jeff Young profile: Poised to Prosper

Sacticket Front – Media savvy: Poised to Prosper

Former PCWeek and Forbes colleague Jeff Young gets profiled in the Sacramento Bee today:

“Around the office, they called him “The Man From Rescue.” It was as if he were some mythic figure, a John Wayne-type astride a white steed, ready to come down from the El Dorado County hills to heal the sick, save the crops and bring peace and prosperity to the townfolk.

“Or, at the very least, to have him retool the magazine they work for.

“Management at Prosper magazine, the 2-year-old business monthly, had looked long and hard for a new editor last fall. They had done a national search in all the usual places, winnowed candidates, pored over resumes, and still hadn’t found the right leader. But the one place managing editor Michelle Margetts had failed to look was in Rescue, the hamlet tucked away in the foothills.

“Fortunately, “The Man From Rescue” — as Margetts affectionately dubbed Jeffrey S. Young — happened to be surfing Craigslist one day last fall and read a job posting that intrigued him. In the time it took to click and drag an e-mail attachment, his résumé landed in the inbox at Prosper’s midtown Sacramento office.”

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

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