4: It’s OK not to know when you’re transitioning into tech (Katie Sawyer, Content Marketing Manager – Eventbrite)

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Interested in putting your skills and passion for writing to good use in tech? Are you prone to find ways to connect and build relationships with people through text?

Regardless of your writing background and aspirations, today’s episode with Katie Sawyer, Content Marketing Manager at Eventbrite, is bound to shed some light on how you can truly delight customers in tech through content marketing.

Katie spends time shining a light on some of the myths and misconceptions that she had when she was transitioning into tech and offers us all a way to feel comfortable realizing that “It’s OK not to know”. Enjoy!

By the end of this episode, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe what a content calendar is and at least one method to building and managing a calendar
  • Articulate how content marketing managers interact with other members of the organization to create relevant blogs and articles for target customers
  • Discuss the difference in process and timeline on being on a team of writers in a fast-pace tech environment as opposed to other industries writing at a high-level

TL;DL (Too long; Didn’t Listen): 3 Actionable Takeaways

  • Act like a human and don’t worry about the insider jargon that people throw around – most people don’t use on a daily basis, and it usually doesn’t indicate any additional degree of knowledge or expertise
  • Embrace not knowing the answers or approaches as you transition into new roles and projects – It’s OK not to know
  • Take advantage of projects to help establish guidelines and processes to make a lasting creative and operational impact on your organization

But wait there’s more! Share your #1 takeaway with today’s featured Empjoyee and other Empjoyees in the Empjoyment community!

From Insight to Action

“Do the thing and you will have the power” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Katie pointed out how important having a system (even a low-key one like post-it notes) to keep yourself on track are in order to keep up with the fast-paced nature of tech companies.

Your Joyney: Share your system of staying organized to keep yourself on track to short deadlines (3-6 months aka 1-2 quarters) within the Empjoyment Community (pictures encouraged – let’s get some ideas on systems we can adopt).


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Getting to Know Today’s Featured Empjoyee: Katie Sawyer!

Katie Sawyer is a Content Marketing Manager at Eventbrite, the world’s largest event technology platform, where she helps event organizers throw awesome festivals, food and drink bonanzas, and cultural events.

Katie spent more than nine years working in marketing and communications in higher ed before transitioning into tech, and sharpens her writing skills through workshops, online certifications, and freelance projects.

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