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Austin Woman Magazine

Fall 2018

Position: Editorial Intern
Student: Rhetoric and Writing Junior

 I worked as an Editorial Intern for Austin Woman Magazine during the fall of 2018. Every Friday there were mandatory meetings for the Assistant Editor, Senior Editor, and all of the interns. During these meetings, we would discuss the stories we’re working on, interviewing tips, how to improve our writing and ask questions about how to become a better Journalist. Every other Friday we would pitch several stories to the editors and they would decide which story we should pursue. The editors would also assign us stories for web and print. When we are assigned stories, we are also forwarded all of the available information before going into the interview with our subject. Interviewing was often stressful because it involved traveling around the city to meet with the interviewee, and if the interview was conducted in a public place it was often difficult to hear what was being said when transcribing. Print stories have hard deadlines because the editing and artwork has to be finalized for the month’s issue, whereas web story deadlines were more flexible and could be adjusted if needed. We also had the opportunity to learn different skills, such as InDesign, Videography, and Photoshop from experts in the office. I worked closely with ATX Woman’s Assistant Editor, Courtney, who answered all of my questions, gave me feedback and helped me improve my stories. Throughout the semester, ATX Woman hosted several events and all of the interns were invited to attend. We used these events to network and discover more about the industry.

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    University of Texas at Austin
    FAC 18
    2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200
    Austin, Texas 78712-1508