CAREERS: Where I Work - Amanda York, Account executive, Dan PingerPublic Relations

How long have you been in your job? Seven months. I started as an account administrator and was recently promoted to account executive.

How long have you been in your job? Seven months. I started as an account administrator and was recently promoted to account executive.

Describe the space you work in DPPR is hip and funky. A bright blue staircase winds through four floors and the walls of the old Downtown Cincinnati building are painted turquoise. The office is very open, much like a newsroom.

My desk (stuck out in the open) is splattered with photographs of college friends and family, sticky notes, and coffee mugs.

Do you socialize with your colleagues? Yes. Most people in our office are very outgoing. We have a large kitchen where three to five of us convene for lunch each day. In addition, there are often happy hour functions and special lunches.

Who is the smartest person you work with? Pat Hoffmann. She worked at The Cincinnati Post for years. She is an amazing editor, manager, and mentor.

Who is the craziest person you work with? Natalie Wheeler. We came in together as account administrators. She is an opinionated Republican who does the running man and has an entire wardrobe of lime green clothes.

What is the best thing about working there? There is vast opportunity for professional development. We have monthly sessions where we explore a topic pertinent to working in PR. In addition, people with more industry experience are very willing to help you when you need it.

What is the worst thing about working there? The day starts at 8:30am.

What's been your biggest mistake while working there? Not having confidence. That is corny, but true. My first week here I was timid about asking for deadlines and clarification. I broke that habit.

What's been your luckiest break while working there? We are separated into practice groups. For better or worse, my group (business to business) is small, so there is a lot of opportunity to get my hands into projects sooner than normal.

What is the biggest thing to hit your office in the past year? The three pregnant women all due within three weeks of each other.

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