Emilie Ritter Saunders

Emilie Ritter Saunders is a digital reporter for StateImpact Idaho, a new journalism initiative where NPR member stations in eight states work together to do in-depth, investigative reporting. Based in Boise, Emilie travels the state to explain how state issues and policy affect people’s lives, focusing especially on economic issues. Being part of an trailblazing journalism…

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Deanna Utroske

In the first line of this interview, Deanna Utroske voices what's likely an unspoken truth for many of us: We aspire "to be the sort of woman [we] like to know." For Deanna, that means a wise, socially astute and accomplished professional who encourages and animates the people around her. She's well on her way. As…

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Nikki Sunstrum

Five years ago, a position like Nikki Sunstrum's didn't exist. And Nikki's quick to point out that five years from now it might not be here or it might evolve into something different altogether. As a social media specialist for the State of Michigan, it's Nikki's job to set the strategy, direction, look and feel…

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Samantha Busch

NASCAR Week: This interview is part five in a series of five articles this week on jobs in NASCAR. At first glance you might wonder, “Why is I Want Her Job featuring a NASCAR wife? What’s her job?” Well, Samantha Busch isn’t your typical NASCAR wife. She’s a social media maven who tweets updates about her husband, Kyle…

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Brittany Bassett

This is the second in a two-part series about what it's like to work at Yelp. Make sure to read yesterday's interview with Katie Burbank, Yelp's LA East community manager. Brittany Bassett is proof it's possible to land your dream job simply by working toward what you love. Brittany is the LA West community manager for Yelp.com,…

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Katie Burbank

This is the first in a two-part series about what it's like to work at Yelp. Make sure to check back tomorrow for part two of the series where we interview Brittany Bassett, Yelp's LA West community manager. You've probably been encouraged more than once to try to make what you love your work. Well,…

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Anita Williams Weinberg

Anita Williams Weinberg had a problem most people dream of: the challenge of choosing between two excellent job offers. But rather than limiting herself to the obvious option "A" or option "B," Anita created a third choice. She pitched the hiring managers on the idea of taking her on as a consultant, and then launched Poppermost…

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Kelly Ehlers

In change, Kelly Ehlers saw a chance. For 12 years, she worked in traditional marketing, PR and branding. Then, when social media and mobile technology began to dramatically alter the industry, Kelly embraced the change and took a chance. She launched Evoke Brand Strategies, a firm specializing in the mobile, digital and social space. From one-time consultations…

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Morgan + Kelly Baden

This is a first for IWHJ: a double profile. Today, we’re happy to feature Morgan Baden and Kelly Baden, identical twin sisters who both love their jobs. But while Morgan and Kelly may look alike and even live together in New York City, they have very different careers. Morgan is the director of social media…

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Shira Lazar

At "I Want Her Job," we love when women find their dream jobs — even more so, when a woman has the courage to go out there and actually create her dream gig. Shira Lazar is the host and executive producer of the weekly live interactive show and 24/7 news hub, "What's Trending." She's also…

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