Jen Green is the Brand Editor for Anthropologie, who lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and their almost-two-year-old daughter Finley Elizabeth. Here’s how she attempts to juggle it all (along with a great point about marriage)…
1. What does brand editor mean?
Really, it’s another way of saying copy and content director. I oversee our customer communications: emails, invites, social media posts, newsletters, The Magazine, etc. It’s my job to ensure what we are saying and how we are saying it is true to the essence of Anthropologie. Some may say I’m “the voice” of our brand, but writing that sounds obnoxious!
2. What’s your work schedule?
I get to the office by 8:30am so I can grab a quick bite, get through my emails, and knock out a few personal errands. Then, from 9am on, I’m off to meetings. It can be a blur. I avoid meetings after 5pm at all costs—by then everyone’s tired, hungry or cranky, so what’s the point? I use the last hour to reply to emails and tidy my desk. I’m super obsessive about leaving the office on the right note; otherwise, I’m reeling the entire car ride home.
3. How do you handle childcare?
Finely had a babysitter at first, but then that wonderful lady became a grandma and went to raise her grandson. When I found out, I cried for days. Then we enrolled Finley in daycare. The very first day Finley had a complete meltdown, and I came into work looking ragged. From that point on, I swore off mascara until she was completely settled.
Read more of how Jen balances life, work, marriage, and more here.