They say if you can get a job doing what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. This is how I feel working at Scuba Diving and Sport Diver.
I can’t believe my internship is halfway over! I’ve learned so much already, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of my time here at Bonnier will bring.
This week was shorter, because we had off for Fourth of July, but it was incredibly busy. The managing editor of Scuba Diving, Ashley Annin, was out for the week at a friend’s wedding, and because we ship the magazine to the printer next week, I had to take over some of her managing editor duties. I was in charge of printing pages as they were ready to edit, putting them in folders to circulate the office, editing them and keeping our production tracker updated on the progression of pages. I had to print most of the magazine on the same day, and it was very fast-paced and commanding. I’m glad I got to take over these responsibilities and see just how the magazine operates when it’s crunch time. Everyone put in so much work that day to get things done on time, and it made me appreciate the Bonnier team even more.
This week I also wrote my first print story for Sport Diver. It was a dive brief about an archaeological site in Florida. I had great interviews with my sources — the kind after which you hang up the phone and know exactly what you need to write. I turned it in Tuesday, and Patricia, the editor-in-chief of the dive group, called me into her office Friday to talk about it. She had a few good changes, but she said she loved the piece overall. She said it was a blessing to have me in the office. What a compliment!