Jess Ostroff

Don't Panic Management

Introduce yourself

Jess Ostroff is an entrepreneur, editor, producer, marketer, podcaster, and aspiring chef and musician. She founded Don’t Panic Management in 2011 to address gap in the market for more talented and reliable virtual assistants who know how to get things done on time with a smile and a high five. When she’s not managing teams and content or mining productivity tips, you can find her tasting wine, testing recipes, trying new workout classes, or dancing her face off at a music festival.

Tell us about your company

Don’t Panic Management is a unique virtual assistant agency that specializes in both administrative and operations duties as well as marketing support and execution. The team is full of talented and committed men and women who are definitely not JUST virtual assistants! They’re singers, actors, chefs, gardeners, parents, and much, much more. By bringing together creative, motivated individuals and connecting them with dynamic, driven companies and entrepreneurs, Don’t Panic creates a synergy that drives growth and success for businesses large and small.

What are your favorite books and industry sites for education and/or fav non-industry sites for inspiration?

There are so many! But here are a few that help in my entrepreneurial and marketing journey:

What’s your favorite quote?

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi

Anything else we should know?
I recently launched The Managing Editor Show podcast with my co-host Elisa Doucette. It’s all about the trials and tribulations of being an editor, working with writers, and how to manage without losing your mind.