So first things first, I realize I’ve committed the cardinal sin of blogging — I’ve gone quite some time between posts. But, I have a good reason! Drum roll please….
I finally have a job!
After graduation, I spent about a month in State College and then moved back home. When I moved home, my retail job transferred me to a location in my hometown, so while I was job-hunting, I was also working part-time. But recently, I accepted a position at one of the local news stations in the Scranton area.
I’ve mostly been working on the assignment desk, which involves fielding news tips and helping producers coordinate with reporters. I’ve also been working with the web content team clipping video and posting stories to the web. But one of my favorite parts so far was learning how to line produce a show. I line produced two of our 10:00 shows, which means I help keep time between blocks and packages as well as give the anchors time warnings. I’m starting to get the hang of it, and it’s very cool to know that I had a small part in the process that makes a news broadcast.
It’s incredibly exciting to be back in a newsroom and working in the business I love. I’m so excited to keep learning from all the professionals around me and take in as much as I can. Even though I’ve only been on the job for a few weeks, I can’t wait to see where it takes me! (And hopefully part of that journey involves me updating this blog more regularly — I promise I’ll try!)