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5 in 5! with Vasilis Xydias, Content Director of The Goddess of the Hunt

January 8, 2013

The Goddess of the Hunt is the premier online zine and community for the plugged-in and preached out Greek culture enthusiasts, taste makers and influencers. The authority of Alternative Greek culture that delivers engaging content with integrity, discernment & style.

Vasilis Xydias, Content Director of The Goddess of the Hunt

Vasilis Xydias, Content Director

Vasilis Xydias is the content director of The Goddess of the Hunt. His passion is an understatement – obsession is more like it. Vasilis’ non-stop dedication to scouring and exposing the never-seen-before, coupled with his inner Hellenic hipster, makes him the curator of progressive Greek culture. Cool is hard to define. It’s also very fluid and elusive. But the moment of discovery for Vasilis is instant and he recognizes value and potential immediately. You can find more about The Goddess of the Hunt on their Twitter and Facebook.

1. How did you get started in the industry? How can someone who is interested in your work get started?

Dana Siomkos, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of The Goddess of the Hunt

Dana Siomkos, Founder/Editor-in-Chief

Our team come from various backgrounds, mostly marketing oriented positions, but for this particular project, we came together based on our cultural background coupled with curating and showcasing the best creative people we can find. The tools are out there to get started more than ever. The motivation and risk involved is still the same. So for our team coming together, it was about a vision and being passionate about our concept and content.

2. What’s the future of your industry or job?

Well you have to be realistic for starters. Our world is very niche, by design. We wanted to stand out from the other websites that are about Greek content. For us, its still about interesting and unique content that is being broadcast by the latest technologies that are available to us. So the future is all upside, and like everything else in business, marketing is essential ,otherwise it doesn’t matter how great your product or content is, if no one knows about it.

3. What do you look for when you hire an intern or entry-level candidate?

Team-player. A great listener, and someone who will actually follow through.

4. What is one thing an intern can do to make a favorable impression?

Be themselves. Tell us how they can help. Ask for feedback. And see question number 3 again!

5. Can you share a positive intern story and an intern horror story? No names needed…

Positive Intern Story: They have taken over the logistics of planning and publishing a story from start to finish on your website. We don’t have to worry about this anymore and its one less thing our senior team needs to think about. So their involvement has created a positive and important impact so that we can focus more time with strategic initiatives.

Bad Intern Story: See #3. When an intern doesn’t do those things, its very noticeable in a small company.

Interested in interning with the Goddess of the Hunt team? They’re currently looking for a Social Media interns! Apply now.

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