Megan Flanagan: Worcester Business Journal (WBJ)

 

Interning at the Worcester Business Journal (WBJ)

Interning at the Worcester Business Journal (WBJ)

Name: Megan Flanagan
Hometown: East Longmeadow, MA
Major: English, with a concentration in writing and mass communications
Minor: Education
Internship: Worcester Business Journal (WBJ) 

 

Primary Responsibilities:
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

Blog Entry:
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.