Previous to my 15+ years as an international educator presenting chiefly English Language and Literature in Germany and Wales, I held a range of roles in editing, writing and project management, mostly in line with education and some in the philanthropic realm, in Chicago, Seattle and NYC. Highlights include serving as editor-in-chief an annual magazine for Earth Day Chicago, editing technical articles for Microsoft, and producing (product managing) award-winning educational software for Edmark.
For some months I have been pursuing a career shift into a communications, outreach, PR, movement-building or related role in or near the EA space. (If it involves education, so much the better.) This effort recently bore some tasty fruit: I am now communications lead (PT) for the Charity Elections program, a project cultivated by Giving What We Can and now supported by the EA Infrastructure Fund. I also worked as a marketing copywriter (English) for a high-tech industrial B2B ad agency and production house in Germany.
Current interests related to EA include deepening my understanding of various areas of EA including longtermism and cause prioritization, exploring and developing the stories we use to bring EA to a wider audience, and looking at current thinking around the application of EA approaches and ideas in educational contexts and the working world.
I'm also a sometime volunteer editor for Kiva.org, recently served on the Comms Team for High Impact Professionals, and an amateur songwriter (www.lyricist.net) with musical theatre cred in the form of a Tisch MFA and various readings in Chicago and NYC. I've got one nice blog entry up for Giving What We Can. Meanwhile, writing and editing stuff can be glimpsed at www.adamedit.com.
Beyond helping me gain deep understanding of EA concepts, I have a new priority: My family will now be moving to the Philippines, so I need to find a position, likely with an international organization, that can be accomplished remotely. So my priority, and the thing I'd appreciate help with, is being pointed towards job opportunities where I can apply my broad communications experience and strong writing and editing skills on behalf of a socially impactful entity along this line.
I am still discovering what I can offer in the EA space. Certainly I have experience with career counseling and writing coach as a secondary educator for 15 years. I rock English and can always advise on anything written, including resumes and important correspondence. And I love good conversations that challenge my priors, so hit me up for a meaningful chat any time about whatever interests you, although especially if you share some interests above. If anyone wants to create something theatrical or musical around EA, I'm your guy. That's a start!