Not moving house, unfortunately. Not yet, anyway.
No, we’re moving floors at work. Our whole team is moving three floors down. Instead of being on the editorial floor, we’ll be downstairs among technical, SEO, advertising and marketing types.
It’s a strange sort of position we’re in. Our department is obviously in the business of news. But we’re online, not print, so we have links to the flashy and burgeoning Online team (the aforementioned advertising/marketing/branding/IT/SEO types). It’s a tension between the two, a balance between editorial, and making money, and optimising..uh…webby stuff.
I’m not quite sure how it’s going to work yet. When it comes down to it, I think we have closer links to the newsroom which outweight the benefits of being seated with the rest of Online. (Plus, do they have enough room for us? What will happen to all our old desks and computers? Will they welcome us to their floor?) We’ll all have new phone extensions, PCs, and god knows what else. New facilities (their floor is much nicer than ours). I hope it all goes well; we’re all pretty wary at this stage, so we’ll have to wait and see.