Jeremy Schultz: Straddling the Firewall

More about me and what I do

Posted in Work by Jeremy Schultz on December 31, 2008

As I wrote on my about page, I work in employee communications at Intel. My team is called Circuit News; we write global news stories for the central intranet site at Intel, which is called Circuit. (A quick search reveals that a few folks have improperly re-hosted some old articles—note the dropped-e logo—such as this one and that one.)

Our team sits within the employee communications department, which also includes benefits, rewards, manager, and executive communication; video production; events management; and several business group-specific communications. The department then rolls directly into HR.

I tell people that I’m sort of an internal reporter, but I like to do more than that. I’m a problem solver at heart (I was a software developer for 8 years before this job), and I have a thirst for learning that continually drives me to new opportunities. Since I’m responsible for global content, I get to play a part in tons of events and initiatives inside the company, so that helps keep work fresh for me.

I’m the main social media guru, if such a thing exists, on our team. I’ve been an active internal blogger since our blogs were run on a carpet server in a colleague’s cubicle back in 2003. I’ve also been a prominent user and advocate of our main wiki, Intelpedia, which was also started a carpet-server side project (by Josh Bancroft and a few others).

Why blog now? It’s now been just over a year since I moved from IT database engineering to corporate communications. It’s been a wild ride and I’m finally feeling like I have some traction—and things to share. Plus, there aren’t enough of us out here and I’d like to see more open sharing of what’s happening inside companies.

What to write about? Simply put, I want to write about my job. How we use blogs, to how and what we write, to social tools coming soon, to whatever else crosses my path.

Nice to meet you, too!


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  1. Wedge said, on January 5, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Hello Jeremy, great to have another Comms blogsite to read. All t best.

  2. Jeremy said, on January 5, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for stopping by, Wedge!

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