Name: Megan Flanagan
Hometown: East Longmeadow, MA
Major: English, with a concentration in writing and mass communications
Internship: Worcester Business Journal (WBJ)
My internship responsibilities are to:
- Write articles for online and print publication
- Organize and publish social media through HootSuite platform
- Edit articles using AP Style
- Conduct research on towns, hotels, banquet facilities, and golf courses in the Central Massachusetts area
- Organize research and data in Excel sheets
As an editorial intern at the Worcester Business Journal, I am contributing to the editorial process of a small communications business that has a strong reputation within the Worcester community. I am using my editing and mass communication skills that I have learned in my English major coursework.
Interning at the WBJ on “press day” allows me to see the mechanics behind how a publication runs, especially in the fast-paced procedure of publication deadlines. Along with a small team of staff members, I am exposed to a culture where everyone has a lot of responsibility. Teamwork, as well as individual accomplishment, is a large component of the day-to-day process at the WBJ.
My journalism, business and technical writing, and marketing courses have prepared me for my internship with the WBJ. I use my interviewing techniques and AP Style writing skills that I learned in my journalism class on a daily basis when conducting interviews with local businesses. My computer science – business applications class taught me how to organize research data by using Excel.
This internship with the Worcester Business Journal has prepared me to look for a career in the field of writing and mass communications.