Please describe (briefly) the student’s role each year reflecting increasing responsibility:
Year 1 Responsibility/Function
Year 2 Responsibility/Function
Year 3 Responsibility/Function
Please describe how this role will support the student’s academic progress/experience:
As an editorial assistant, the student will hone his/her writing skills and learn how to adapt tone and voice for individual audiences. The student will have myriad opportunities to practice applicable skills including pitching stories, story development, conducting interviews, covering events, basic reporting, writing for online and print platforms, publications planning, proofreading and editing. He/she will be coached on the differences between reporting and storytelling, and will learn to craft compelling leads and engaging stories that both inform and entertain readers. The student will also learn essential professional skills, including teamwork, meeting planning and creative collaboration. Before graduating, the student will have developed a digital portfolio of published clips to demonstrate their depth and breadth of skill for potential employers.