The 4-1-1 on Jane
In each installment of The 4-1-1, we interview a different member of the House Party Team, asking the big questions that are on everyone's minds. In this one, we're chatting with Jane Zucker, a Senior Campaign Strategy Director. Jane joined House Party over 7 years ago and ever since, we've loved the dedication to her clients and programs she brings to the company as well as her exciting tales of her travel adventures! Jane works directly between the sponsor brands that we bring to you in our House Party and Chatterbox programs and the rest of our team to ensure that we bring you the best, most exciting opportunities without any hitches!
We recently grabbed a few minutes during an otherwise busy day with Jane to chat about her experience here at House Party and what makes her tick.
So Jane, you're one of our beloved Senior Campaign Strategy Directors. When and why did you join the House Party team?
More than 7 years ago, in March 2008. I saw an ad for the position in the paper. At the time I had been working for a non-profit agency that was family-oriented. I just loved the people I met at House Party, and the concept and decided to go for it!
What is your favorite part about your role at House Party?
I love the internal piece of being the point person for every team. I get to touch every department, from sales, to creative to community etc. I think it's pretty cool.
What's one word your colleagues would use to describe you?
Haha! Hmm...well, I hope it would be something good! I don't want to be boring but I would say reliable.
You recently went on a trip to Italy! Why Italy?
I picked our last trip - which was to Hawaii. This time it was my husband's turn. Neither of us were exactly sure how to travel through Italy, so we picked a guided tour. For me, a big motivation to go to Italy was the food! My husband and I also have both been to Italy before, but never together, so we took the opportunity.
What's the next country on your travel list?
Brazil - I've never been to that part of the world.
What's one meal you could eat everyday for the rest of your life?
Ehh...it's not exactly a meal, but I would eat chocolate chip cookies! I tell my husband all the time, I would leave him for chocolate chip cookies - it's his main competitor!
But in terms of meal, maybe a fish dish...perhaps salmon?
Do you have any favorite hobbies?
I love reading fiction - I'm currently reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I like getting recommendations from people in the office as well. I also like reading some biographies.
What has been your favorite House Party so far?
I loved the HelloFresh House Party - I had never tried anything like that before. I loved getting the ingredients at my door and trying new recipes. I also loved the Ben's BeginnersTM Little Chefs House Party. As you can probably tell, I love cooking parties. I also love viewing parties - the Younger First Look Screening Party was a fun one!
If you could have a superhero power what would it be?
At first I wanted to say superhero vision - but not sure if I want to see everything. (Haha!) I think I would want the ability to fly. It would be so cool to see things from the sky and another plus would be to not have to deal with traffic.
Tell us about a fun fact or memory from your time working here.
I love the holidays at the office. Our White Elephant exchange is always hilarious. One year someone had a pillow with a colleague's face on it created to give as a gift!
If you could have any other role in the company, what role would you want?
I would want to try out work in Social Media with our Community Team. I think that would be both a challenging and fun experience.
Are you a dog or a cat person?
Neither - I'm allergic to animals!
Hmm...ok - then do you have favorite office dog?
Lucy! Who could not love Lucy!
Winter or Summer?
Sweet or Savory?
Sweet. (Remember, I would eat chocolate chip cookies for the rest of my life if I could!)
If you could choose to live in any other city in the country, where would you go?
Definitely Philly - I went school there at Wharton, and originally if I hadn't gotten a job in New York, I had planned on moving there. It's small, trendy and really convenient to get around.