Wednesday, July 8, 2009
3 Update: The Debut of Running Hoosier Magazine
I'm very excited to announce my new position as Managing Editor of Running Hoosier magazine, an exciting new running magazine headed up by Editor-in-Chief, Robert Overton, a.k.a., "RunningHoosier."
Here's how it all came about:
About two weeks ago, Robert asked me to join the staff as a regular feature writer there, to which I accepted enthusiastically, & we've since discussed several ideas for the upcoming issue, which has a projected September release.
On June 26th, we officially announced the formation of the magazine. Robert posted this announcement on his website, & we both put out calls for writers on Twitter, Facebook, Craigslist, & elsewhere.
In the course of our discussions over the past few weeks, it became clear to both of us that there was a lot to plan out, & that Robert needed help in recruiting qualified writers. So I volunteered to help him in that regard. Then he asked to become lead writer & I accepted.
Next, we began talking about other aspects of the magazine's formation. And as our discussions evolved, I kept getting more & more involved in the planning of the magazine to the point where it was obvious to both of us that I was going to be participating even more than originally planned. My role grew from that of lead writer to managing editor. :)
As you can tell, I'm thrilled to be a part of the "Running Hoosier" team!
And frankly, we just can't wait to present the new magazine to the public! We're also really thrilled about the fantastic team of people who've gotten involved in this endeavor, as well as the enthusiastic reception we've been getting from people who've expressed interest in the magazine -- from those seeking career opportunities to potential advertisers & subscribers.
The great thing about the magazine is that it'll be a refreshing, down-to-earth take on fitness & health-related topics for regular, everyday people. Our publication will cover topics such as training, nutrition, health, local runners & events, interviews, and much, much more. So no matter what your experience level is -- whether you are new to the sport or have run for years -- this publication is for you.
You can become a fan of our magazine, by joining the "Running Hoosier" Facebook group. (Just click on the below graphic to join. You must be logged into Facebook first.):
You are also welcome to join the Running Hoosier social network, located at RunningHoosier.ning.com.
Be sure to tell your friends & family about the magazine, the website, the social network, and the Facebook fan page.
Get ready for the premiere issue of Indiana's ONLY running magazine, in September 2009!
Writers interested in becoming involved in the magazine, (either as a part-time or full-time contributing writer), please contact us by going to the Running Hoosier magazine website, clicking on the "Freelance Writers" link at the top of the page, & filling out the comments form. Please be sure to provide a valid/current email address, so that we may contact you about the prospects of becoming a part of our team.
Advertisers interested in reserving ad space, please contact us at runninghoosier [at] gmail [dot] com.
Robert & I can also be contacted via Twitter. Our Twitter IDs:
Robert Overton, @runninghoosier
Corey Irwin, @cyberpenguin