I was offered a permanent staff position six weeks into a three month editorial & marketing internship. Duties include: Print .- Writing and subediting features. - Writing incidental copy. - Monitoring and responding to editorial submissions. - Delegating editorial tasks to interns where appropriate. - Providing editorial support for special projects. - Writing advertorial copy. Online: - Maintaining the Oh Comely blog. - Maintaining presence on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. - Developing and implementing social media strategies. Oh Comely magazine is a leader in independent lifestyle publishing, known for its diverse and inclusive representation of women and its long form features and photo essays.
Gathering quotes & stories to be used in the Diary column of the national newspaper. Reporting ob various cultural events throughout London.
I became a section editor (Features) in 2014. I pitched, sourced, wrote and edited a wide selection of human interest stories. My editorial has been recognised both locally and nationally, and the section secured more cover stories than any other during my time there. Duties included: - Pitching ideas & overseeing the production of articles for print & online - Managing/editing content to ensure that high editorial standards were consistently met - Sending out briefs to contributors & assisting with any issues encountered - Proofreading copy - Managing the features email account - Conducting interviews face-to-face & over the phone - Liaising with designers/photographers/illustrators etc.
Covered the Cardiff Central constituency during the 2015 General Election. This involved setting up digital equipment, filming and live-streaming the evening's events (including the count, declaration and results) and tweeting throughout.
Interned for the Cardiff magazine: managing PR materials, turning advertorial into editorial, conducting and transcribing telephone interviews with subjects, writing previews & reviews to strict deadlines and running various errands across the city and in the office to assist permanent staff.
Category judged by journalists at VICE News.
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Award category judged by journalists at Der Spiegel.