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Ramblings of an occasional reporter

26 Apr

Hello, one and all and welcome to the brand spanking new blog of yours truly.

Since the road to the glittering heights of magazine journalism has changed, this blog will be an account of general observations and going-ons as well as various updates of my career in Media, PR and Marketing.

First up, a seven month account condensed just for you lucky reader.

Having now been in my job for seven and half months, I am loving it as much as the day I started. There’s always something different going on and no two days are the same. Since my last post, I’ve been on a Media and PR Conference which, fingers crossed, might help with something going national in the near future.

I was fortunate enough to meet several of the key industry reporters in education on that conference, my whole outlook and pitching style has vastly changed with much improvement, moving me on from student editor to press liaison and working with the ‘other side’ to gain coverage and understanding exactly what gets noticed in the media.

Reporting on college life and education PR is not something I would ever see myself doing this time last year when I was about to hand over my baby (my dissertation) to the powers that be and receive my degree in something relating to my current job. This, along, with my magazine experience, both at uni and in the commercial industry, helped me greatly in securing this position.

So whilst I’ve currently put to bed the second issue of ‘Good Terms’, the termly newsletter I’ve taken on, and taught myself InDesign in the process, there’s still much more to come.

We have events coming out of our derriere and before you know it, it will be that time again – GCSE and A-level results day – a huge event in any college’s calendar, don’t cha know? Oh, and somewhere I have to prepare for my appraisal, which is in, ooh, two months.

As you can see, a lot has occurred in that time – not to mention the end of one relationship and the start and end of another. But I’ll save that for another time. I promise not to leave it for seven months!