Not Invented Here syndrome (NIH) is the guilty pleasure that tempts engineering teams into creating bespoke approaches to problems that have already been solved. Even having your eyes opened to the temptation doesn’t immunize you from it. So, how do you know whether a bespoke solution warrants the effort or if it’s just plain hubris?
We are excited to announce Margaret Schneider’s promotion to Director of Editorial Projects. This role will take advantage of Margaret’s years of experience in journalism and technology, as well as her abiding passion for the media.
In her new role, she will focus on editorial training and research for our clients, as well as some internal editorial initiatives. She will create training documents and work with our design/UX team to gather data, write briefs, and facilitate communication with client editorial teams.
At Alley, Margaret has worked as a project manager on many of our largest projects, such as the New York Post, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Neiman Health Policy Institute. She has also been working on our soon-to-be-released Tech of News blog and podcast.
Hailing from St. Louis, she worked as a newspaper and magazine writer and editor for more than a decade, for publications such as St. Louis Magazine and The Riverfront Times. She serves on the board of Washington University Student Media, a nonprofit group that supports the work of young journalists on the university’s independent student newspaper, providing the training and guidance they need to succeed in the field.