Fall is my favorite season, and seems like the ideal time to make some big changes in my life. As many of you know, I had a baby girl 8 months ago (!). After much thought, I have decided it is best for my family to seek a full-time position here in Paris. I used to travel every few weeks, especially to the US. But now I'd like to minimize long-distance travel (luckily most European capitals are a day trip away). Another big reason I am seeking to re-enter more traditional employment is that I want to design and implement strategic communications programs. I have done plenty of designing, but not much implementing, as a consultant, and I miss getting down in the trenches.
But what about teaching, many of you ask who know that I have been interesting in entering academia? Happily, I can do both, as I am starting to lecture at ISCOM (Institut Superieur de Communication) here in Paris (both in French and English) this fall, teaching a few classes on high technology use in PR as well as how to respond to RFPs in English. This isn't a full-time gig, but enables me to teach, which I love, while I keep up to speed on the rapidly changing world of public relations from the inside. (Most of the teachers at this school are professionals who teach a couple of classes). I am also involved in the education committee for the Society for New Communications Research, and helping to design university course curriculums for PR and social media, among other things.
So, if you are seeking a senior level PR/Communications professional in Paris, France, please drop me a line (ealbrycht at gmail dot com) (I have already started interviewing). I'll certainly keep you all up to date on what happens.