Recently, the YourTango video—Facebook Manners and You—was named as an official honoree in the 2010 Webby Awards. The video had gone viral the year before, so we sort of knew that it was destined for greatness. The man behind the camera? Coordinating video producer Kevin Osgood.
MEET THE STAFF
We've already established that the YourTango staff is made up of a bunch of multitasking workaholics. And it's no different when it comes to our Senior VP, Melanie Gorman. In fact, Gorman is so well-rounded—and has such an amazing background in the mental health field—that we've also placed her in charge of our newest project for relationship professionals: YourTango Experts.
The YourTango staff is like a well-oiled machine. We dutifully devour books on settling for Mr. Good Enough, edit essays and blog posts that bring you the love advice you're craving, and make sure the site both looks pretty and runs smoothly. Meanwhile, Celebrity Editor Claire Daniel does the tough, down-and-dirty work. Heading up a crack team of in-the-know bloggers, Claire keeps us up-to-date on celebrity love stories, heartbreaks and outright scandals on YourTango's Celeb Love blog.
We don't see a lot of of our Executive Vice President around the office (he telecommutes from home for part of the week, that lucky duck), but the ever-elusive Brett Shamosh has a lot going on behind the scenes. Allegedly (kidding!), he oversees all of YourTango's digital operations, including development, design, production, and ad operations. And on top of all that, he also handles business development. So basically, he makes sure that you have a site to look at, and that it looks pretty. Among other things.
With a staff as small as ours, it stands to reason that pretty much each one of us does the work of about 10 different people. It's no different with General Manager Tom Miller, who—on a constant high somehow unamplified by either caffeine or coke—makes us snort with his daily Tomfoolery posts, giving us just an eensy peep into the male mind; plays movie star in a good number of our web videos; and handles the day-to-day office-type stuff that the rest of us hate. Like, um, paying us so that we can buy new shoes. All that and he still manages to keep that hair of his looking perfect.
While YourTango wouldn't exist without CEO Andrea Miller, and the YourTango community would feel completely neglected without Community Director Lyz Lenz, it's Senior Editor Sarah Harrison who keeps your Google Readers full. Harrison doles out writing assignments, whips up smart headlines and heads up regular edit meetings with an iron fist. We'd be terrified of her if we weren't too busy admiring the way she pulls off the whole sexy-boots-over-skinny-jeans look. Okay. Maybe not terrified. But this woman is crazy capable.
The other week, we introduced you to our founder and CEO, Andrea Miller. This week, we'd like to move along the masthead and spotlight our perpetually-cheery Community Director, Lyz Lenz. Unfortunately for us, she works remotely, in the far, far land that is Iowa. So we can't go to lunch together or swap friendship bracelets. Fortunately, she rocks the whole community thing, and is regularly in contact with you, dear readers, and quick to report back to us on the winningest community blog posts and trending topics.
You already know YourTango for its smart-silly-helpful content on love and relationships. You rely on Ask YourTango when you have a relationship conundrum. You wait with bated breath for our video content, which often features celebrated love experts. But what about the staff behind the site? Today, we introduce you to YourTango founder and CEO Andrea Miller.