The Linc student magazine

Whilst an editor at my university publication, it was shortlisted for Website of the Year at The Guardian Student Media Awards 2009 in 2009.

Editor of the features section, myself and the rest of the team were praised for the professional manner in which the website operated. Developing a reliable team of contributors, we were able to plan scheduled articles and features as well as responding quickly to breaking news.

The website was built using WordPress content management system and by implementing or search engine optimisation skills, using tags and keywords, has resulted in the site ranking on the first page of Google when searching for “Lincoln news”. Working online also allowed us to produce multiplatform content and our weekly podcast became a popular way to catch up with the week’s news.

As well as operating online, we were allocated a budget to release a print issue three times a year. This was excellent experience as we were responsible for producing and editing all the copy and images, designing the pages using QuarkExpress and arranging printing with a local company.

Managing to expand the features section of the publication, the team decided to launch a glossy magazine supplement and I was made editor. Named The Linc Magazine, I coordinated lifestyle, culture and fashion articles and set up an advertising team to generate an income into the publication.

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