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Episode 005: Media Millennial Ryan Lytle has been on a Fast-Track since Graduation in 2010

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Ryan Lytle graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in June 2010. In just seven years, he, as a millennial, has had a rapid rise in the job market.
For the past year, he has been leading digital audience efforts, social strategy and partnerships for Scripps Network Interactive, including the Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY, Cooking Channel, Great American Country, TVN, Fine Living, and Asian Food.
For four years prior, he had social media positions and directorships with Mashable. He also spent two years as a producer, reporter, and social strategist for U.S. News and World Report and started right out of college with MTV handling social media tasks.
Lytle has credited some of his early success with key internships in college. As a student, he worked for the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Washington Post, and NBC’s Today Show.
Lytle attributes many of his opportunities to networking – “putting yourself and your work constantly in front of important people – even while in college.”
He talks with Jazzed About Work host Beverly Jones about always working to increase one’s skill-set of talents and building on them with each new project.
Lytle says, that even though new hires are expected to have many different skills in their career tool-box, most companies still hire people with in-depth expertise in a particular field.
Today, he says, that video skills are the ones demanding the most attention in the media workplace. Video shooting, editing, and live video are on the cutting edge and companies are hiring workers who have special talents in those fields.
After being on a rapid career path for seven years, Lytle says he is now learning more about work-life balance and he is learning that his whole life in not bundled with his career. He says this is refreshing and the balance is giving him new and fresh perspectives on life.