Bill Siever, our amazing project coordinator for the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, a beast of a project if there ever was one, wrote this:
1. I started here thinking that I knew a lot about the world – I was in store for an awakening. I learn at least five new things pretty much every day on everything from nanotechnology to environmental law in India.
2. I have regular correspondence with authors from over 50 countries as project coordinator for the Encyclopedia of Sustainability.
3. I can’t guarantee this for you when you’re first starting out, but I never EVER run out of things to do, and the days fly by. (A bit too much sometimes.)
4. Berkshire’s a small company, so if you want to make a suggestion for how to improve something (anything), people listen.
5. Baked goods!
6. A cat!
7. Friendly co-workers!
8. Great Barrington and its surroundings are great, especially if you like to hike, bike, etc. Lots of culture in the area. Nice walkable downtown. I can walk to work. GB was recently named the best small town in US by Smithsonian magazine this month.
9. At least in my job, I have the chance to edit and review a lot of articles, give authors feedback (diplomatically!) etc.
10. We cover topics that are interesting and important: China, the environment, community, etc. It’s good for morale when you feel that you’re contributing in some way to the greater good.
11. You will undoubtedly be asked to do all kinds of things that you have no idea how to do, but we’re a small company and help is always at hand.