by Chelsea Carter
As an aspiring writer/journalist, it’s been my aim to gain as much experience as possible, and when I was offered the role as Lifestyle and Food Editorial Intern at Glam UK from November – December 2014, I jumped at the chance.
Glam UK is the women’s fashion and lifestyle website run by the international media corporation, Mode Media, who market top bloggers like Tess Ward, Beauty Crush, The Londoner and many many more (their address book is to die for…) My role was hands on straight from the beginning and I had the chance to help the fantastic Food and Lifestyle Editor, Charlotte Jones with so many different things, including:
Writing, writing, and more writing!
It was so exciting to be asked to create my own articles, which you can read here. Amongst my favourites to research and write were 5 Favourite Tales from East London and Playlist: Beat the Winter Blues.
Another great thing about Mode is the support they give to emerging bloggers, and one of my jobs was to research the bloggers they promote and post links to their content to the Glam UK website. The perfect job for a blog-addict like me.
Hootsuite became my best friend during this internship, as I planned and scheduled social media content to go live all throughout the Christmas holidays and up to the end of January. Plus, every Tuesday we took part in #TTOT Twitter chats, which gave me the chance to brag about my travel escapades.
However, as cliched as it sounds (sorry, not sorry) it was the team at Mode that made it. I not only got to know the Editorial Team, but the Media Planning, Sales and Finance teams really well and they were all so friendly to me – I even got an invite to the staff Christmas party which was the most fun night ever, so a huge thanks goes out to them for being absolutely amazing!
P.S. I didn’t realise until a while later that I’d actually won a Glam UK competition about 3 years prior to my internship (click here to see cringe photo). It must’ve been fate!