For most of my career I’ve worked in Media or Media & Communications. There are parts of each that I really enjoy.
I work at Mobberly Baptist Church, a large SBC church in ETX. I started out at Mobberly in a video position, then about three years later I moved to a Communications only position. This was the first time I had no media responsibilities.
I’m not a graphic designer, so my tasks focused on project management, and expectation management, as well as web, PR, advertising, brand management, etc. I enjoyed much of what I did in Communications, but when COVID hit I flexed back into some media roles.
I hadn’t realized how much I missed live production. I was reminded how much I missed using video creatively. So, when the Tech Director position looked like it was going to be opening up, I talked with my boss about moving back into media.
Starting in September, I will lead our staff and volunteer teams in the areas of audio, video and lighting production.
My title is Technical Director, which is a true enough description. But there is a lot more creativity involved. I am eager to get back into more video production.