The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Another great job interview that didn’t pan out. Since that interview, I’ve sent out a host of other email applications and did not follow up on the one job that was (and is still) available – waiting tables during Race Week. The Editorial Open Day at Bristol for Immediate Media was very eye-opening in the sense that it drove in how journalists’ roles have changed from news gatherer to news curator.
You could have a team of 3 doing everything from designing to editing to writing a 150 page monthly magazine. Why? Because 70% of the content is sourced from freelancers. I met people who had started out in a stitching magazine, did some stints in science and music (not together) publications and then ended up leading the publishing direction of several wedding titles. For the lover of long form investigative reporting, the outlook seems kind of bleak. But then! I realised I was looking in the wrong places.