Student Run, Student Lead
Contributing Writer (Former Employee) – Marquette, MI – February 1, 2017
This was a student newspaper so a typical day mostly consisted of finding my own stories and doing my own interviews. I learned a lot about being self-starting and developed much stronger people skills because of it.
I also learned that communication is key. The turn-over rate is high here, but by far one of the most important aspects is to make sure you have great communication with not only your editor, but all the other editors as well as the Editor-in-Chief and the adviser to the paper.
The hardest part of the job was self-starting, but was also one of the most rewarding. You know, when you come up with a story idea, that from start to finish that project is entirely yours.
The more enjoyable part of the job was working with a friendly, motivated, and like-minded group of people.
Flexible schedule, allows for creativity
Miscommunication occurs frequently