A Balancing Act
Being a web and graphics producer for the first time was definitely a learning experience. I had never worked on the ATVN website until yesterday. The process of uploading photos, making sure they were the right size for the text, having the right character count were all difficult, but towards the end of my web producer shift I knew so much more about our website than when I first started, and I felt really proud about that. The hour before my web shift ended I had to make sure I was filling out graphic sheets as well because the art directors were coming in, and I had to have forms ready for them. I realized that balancing both jobs in that one hour was very challenging, and I still did not have enough graphic sheets done for the art department. Once, the other web producer arrived I was able to move over entirely to graphics. That was an obstacle within itself. I realized how difficult it was to design a creative photo, and think of a two to three word phrase to describe an entire story. There were a few times where I had to go back, and rethink the designs of the OTS’s. Also, when I was a graphics teammate I noticed repeatedly that communicating with my team was key. I had ordered a graphic in the morning, which was completely changed by the end of the day. The next time I am a web/graphics teammate I will be more prepared to handle two jobs at once. I also believe my communication and creativity skills will only get better.