During my first two years at university (2014-2016), I held positions at the Bournemouth Rock newspaper. In first year I was the News Editor, before moving on to be the Editor-in-Chief in my second year.
As News Editor, I was in charge of sourcing content for the news section of each paper, as well as subbing articles and designing the pages themselves. This was a lot of work but enhanced my news writing, interview and design skills.
In my second year, the increased responsibility was something I looked forward to taking on. I enjoyed the challenge of managing all sections of the paper and the website, and feel as though the paper only grew. We pushed ourselves to create a more interesting and engaging design through the use of infographics and pictures. It was challenging to manage a bigger group of people and ensure that each section had enough interesting original content, but the strength of the team only increased throughout the year.
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