Rosie M is Senior Features Writer for Cosmopolitan magazine. "Writing has always been my big thing" she says, "to get where I am now, I did, first of all, lots of work experience, which everybody has to do... you often don't get paid". She even wrote for the company magazine when she was a petrol station attendant.
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Jobholders in this unit group investigate and write up stories and features for broadcasting and for newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, evaluate and manage their style and content and oversee the editorial direction of these types of output and publication.
Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification. A variety of postgraduate diplomas is available. NVQs/SVQs covering various aspects of journalism are available at Levels 3 and 4.
- Determines subject matter and undertakes research by interviewing, attending public events, seeking out records, reviewing written work, attending film and stage performances etc.
- Writes articles and features and submits draft manuscripts to newspaper, magazine, periodical or programme editor
- Selects material for broadcast or publication, checks style, grammar, accuracy and legality of content and arranges for any necessary revisions
- Liaises with production staff in checking final proof copies immediately prior to printing.
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