|English and Related Literature
|Journalism and publishing
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A day in the life of a International Correspondent in the United Kingdom
Where I hope to be in 5 years
I would like to write for a national newspaper, covering general news/politics.
My advice to students considering work
Don't worry if uni isn't proving to be the best years of your life. I had an okay time at York but never felt that excited by life there. Things got a lot more interesting when I left uni, moved out of home properly and got a full-time job.
What I do
I work for a monthly trade magazine. In general, I produce a couple of news stories a week and a couple of feature articles a month. My duties include writing, editing, copy editing, conducting interviews and attending relevant events like press briefings and conferences.
Skills I use and how I developed them
I developed good research skills.
Business and finance knowledge. News/feature writing and editing skills. I picked these skills up on the job.
What I like most
Lovely working environment. Freedom to develop my own story/feature ideas. Opportunity to travel abroad.
What I like least
What would I change? I'd prefer to write about something more interesting to me.