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Poplin: Best. Job. Ever.

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The editor, Kyle Poplin, likes his job. Tell him how he could do it better by emailing theannmag@gmail.com, calling 734-369-4239, visiting facebook.com/theannmag or theannmag.com.

The editor, Kyle Poplin, likes his job. Tell him how he could do it better by emailing theannmag@gmail.com, calling 734-369-4239, visiting facebook.com/theannmag or theannmag.com.

There are those among us in Ann Arbor who have to work strange hours called the “graveyard shift.” David Alexander, a new and very talented reporter in town, profiles several of them in this month’s centerpiece.

Turns out, plenty of people who work nights love their hours. They’re at their best when the rest of us are sleeping.

As a fun sidebar, we asked people to tell us about the best job they ever had. It’s worth checking out on page 21.

The best job I ever had is this one, editing The Ann magazine.

I love the fact that even though most everyone has been saying for years that print journalism is dead, we know better. Print still rocks, always will.

I love mailing checks to journalists who write our centerpiece stories. They truly do the lord’s work. We wish we could pay them more. Democracy depends on them, you know.

I love when Myra, the “people person” around here, comes up with fun photo shoots like the one on pages 28 and 29. Somehow, it made sense to pair dog day care with upscale women’s clothing. Who knew? And the shoot itself was hilarious, with photographer Ben Weatherston giving the dogs stage directions while model Kieley Hoppe maintained her fabulousness throughout the chaos.

I love when we get feedback on our stories. Not many people get such thoughtful critiques on their job evaluations.

I love dimming the lights and editing stories on my trusty old computer. It’s still fun, 28 years into my career, to try to simplify something complicated.

I love it when we put the wraps on another issue and I grab my favorite beverage and high five Myra, Jim and Ben. In fact, that’s the best part.

Kyle Poplin

Kyle Poplin is co-founder and editor of The Ann magazine.

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