Hello, my name is Sarah!
And I’m a Senior Editor at Medium.
How long have you been at Medium?
I’ve been at Medium since May 2018.
Why did you join Medium?
I joined Medium for two main reasons: one, to work on the kind of thoughtful stories that readers can’t stop thinking about, the kind they bring up at a cocktail party saying, ‘Hey, I read this fascinating story this week about…’ And two, I was just so excited to join a company that is tackling the challenges of the media industry head on, taking risks and rethinking the model.
What’s your favorite thing about working for Medium?
I love the amount of care that goes into our decision-making, and yet the spirit of experimentation and joie de vivre that goes along with our hard work.
What’s your favorite Medium story and why?
Is it cheating to pick one I edited? I am proud and fond of this story about the capitalist history of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, an excerpt from the book The Personality Brokers. It both made me believe that the MBTI is total sham science — and made me want to go out and get myself professionally typed. I love stories that provoke contradictory responses.
What is something that you have learned about yourself since joining Medium?
I have learned how much I thrive in collaborative workplaces with constant, constructive feedback.