Employee of the Month Christopher Malone started with the Syracuse New Times as a blogger, working from home (or, more often, local coffee shops). When there was an opening for an events editor in May 2015, Chris was first in line for the job. As events editor, Chris strives to encourage Central New Yorkers to experience the region’s entertainment and cultural opportunities. He gets out to concerts, exhibitions and special events. He interviews gallerists, comedians, musicians, dancers, cat owners and more. He also oversees such essential parts of the New Times as the Club Dates and the online Calendar section.
Chris was nominated by fellow employees for his outstanding work ethic, attitude and dedication. As one coworker wrote, “He is ALWAYS out in the community representing the New Times. Whenever there is an event or function, you can bet Chris will be there, and if he’s there it’s more than likely you can view it on our Instagram or other social media sites.” Within the office, coworkers know they can depend on him to pitch in on anything, “including,” as one colleague said, “performing intricate surgery on paper shredders.” Chris takes pride in being part of the Syracuse New Times, which, as he notes, has been around since 1969: “It’s a local staple and should be held in high regard.”
He sums up his work life by saying, “In the last couple years, I’ve been able to partake in many different and fun activities, meet wonderful people and write about almost all of these experiences.”