By Sultan Riaz | Marketing Coordinator
Editor’s note: “Around the MediaWhiz Nation” is a regular editorial series in which MediaWhiz employees discuss the intricacies of their work.
Recently, I sat down with Fiona McGovern, an account executive in MediaWhiz’s SEO division, and learned more about her life both within and outside of MediaWhiz’s downtown New York City walls. We talked about her interest in travel, including her trip to Iceland last summer!
Sultan Riaz: If you had to explain your job description in one tweet, what would it be?
Fiona McGovern: I help clients improve their presence on the Internet.
SR: How do you commute to work?
FM: I live in North Jersey, so I commute into Penn station and take the 2 or 3 train downtown. Also, in the summer I have the option to take the ferry into work.
SR: What is the first thing you like to do (work related) when you get in the office?
FM: The first thing I like to do is check my schedule for the day. This way I can map out what I need to get done. Doing so helps me highlight the important tasks of the day and knock those out first. I also respond to emails that I may have received the night before or in the morning prior to arriving at the office.
SR: What is one thing you could not be without during your typical workday?
FM: There are probably two things: espresso and my cell phone. If I ever step away from my desk I don’t want to miss any emails, so it’s important to have my cell phone with me so I can stay on top of everything at all times.
SR: Is there something that you do in your workday that you didn’t expect to do when you took this position?
FM: Yes. I hadn’t expected how broad the client base would be. I work with multiple industries across the world, from Australia to the Unites States to the United Kingdom. I really enjoying have a variation in terms of the clients I work with.
SR: What are things you like to do when not at work?
FM: Whenever I am not at work I love to travel. I was in Iceland last summer and there was a lot to do there. It’s a very unique culture and a very unique area. I would like to go back in the winter and see the northern lights.
I also love reading; one of my favorite newspapers is The New York Times, which I read daily.