The ever-evolving Jemele Hill is at an exciting point in her career. With 21 years in the game as a journalist, sports reporter, and activist (in her own right), she has learned to be unbothered and unapologetic. And she proves that each time she speaks or publishes her truth as a staff writer for The Atlantic.
Hill stopped by BLACK ENTERPRISE to give us an inside scoop on her new Spotify podcast, Jemele Hill Is Unbothered. During the hour sit-down, she talks all things career moves, securing the bag, and how to take a just stance no matter your industry or career level.
Hill’s partnership with Spotify is timely as the company seeks to amplify the voice of black women through podcasting initiatives.
“From a value alignment standpoint, that’s something I stand for–boosting the voices of young women of color—it’s something they stand for,” said Hill. “And I’m happy to be a part of a brand where we are very like-minded.”
Another exciting chapter on the horizon for Hill is marriage. During the interview she touched on living life by design and not by default.
“I’m very even-keeled but I need people in my life who can give me not just the balance and support and all of those other things. But can make sure that my spirit is taken care of. I found that, and I’m very lucky and fortunate to have found that in my fiancé! I’m looking forward to marriage and the things that come with it.”
For those who are looking to shake things up be it in their everyday life or career, Hill said you can be risky and strategic at the same time.
That is exactly what she did as she transitioned from ESPN to pursue her next chapter professionally. And for anyone who thinks a closed door or a ‘no’ is missed opportunity, she challenges you to change your perspective.
“Don’t focus on the opportunities you didn’t get. The only reason I say that is because a lot of times there’s a reason you didn’t get it. And by that I mean it’s not because of something that you didn’t do, but there’s something else around the corner.”
It’s fair to say having that mindset is one of the ways she stays unbothered. Jemele Hill Is Unbothered launches on Spotify on Apr 15.