M-School title: Editorial Intern, Chatelaine
Post-secondary institution: New York University
Program of study: Journalism
What were your primary tasks?
My primary tasks with Chatelaine were fact checking, editing, transcribing and research – essentially, all of the things that make sure every article published is the best it can be. I also worked on some projects with the Chatelaine website, and contributed to larger assignments such as Project 97, a year-long Rogers Media initiative encouraging dialogue around sexual assault.
Describe one day in the workplace?
A typical day at Chatelaine would start with distributing the mail. This helped me get to know everyone in the office, and I became familiar with the office flow. I would then begin my tasks for the day. I might be contacting sources, fact checking, pitching a piece or doing some writing. Chatelaine has a really friendly atmosphere, so the typical workday usually includes a check-in meeting or two.
What is your proudest accomplishment from the internship?
My proudest accomplishment would be my contribution to Project 97. It was a piece where, over several months, I gathered instances of sexual harassment or assault, with a goal of further educating Canadians about the ongoing issues women face in the workplace and in day-to-day life.
What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be somewhere where I can combine my love of writing with my love of politics and history, probably as a news reporter or a blogger for a well-known publication.
If money was no object, what would you do all day?
I would travel! And I’d probably adopt all the dogs at the Humane Society.
Your best work at M-School:
The Health Opener on designed parks, Chatelaine
An article on sleep paralysis, Chatelaine