A job listing for my current position has been posted on The Seattle Times website, so I guess it’s time for an announcement: June 27 will be my last day at the newspaper.
I am leaving by choice, and the decision doesn’t come easily as being a fulltime soccer reporter has been a dream job for me — especially here. This soccer community, with such incredible support for the Sounders and passion for the game, makes the job extremely special and tough to leave.
Long story short, this career move is mainly about seeking a more settled, “9-to-5” lifestyle, and I will be leaving the industry entirely. Being at the forefront of breaking news and covering events (e.g. the Super Bowl) has provided the greatest of thrills and given me so many treasured memories, but it’s time to move on.
My next stop will be at PitchBook, an independent firm that works in the private equity and venture capital markets, where I will join the editorial team as a senior financial writer/editor. From keeping people informed on the Sounders to keeping people informed on investing news and trends.
Allow this to be the first of many thanks I offer in the next couple weeks. It’s been a privilege, truly, from the day I started on the beat in 2010 as a wide-eyed 24 year old.
I have put my whole heart into this job, and hopefully the coverage came close to what I feel you deserve.