Position: Layout Editor
Organization: The Vermont Cynic
Location: Burlington, Vermont (University of Vermont)
As the Layout Editor of the award-winning weekly student newspaper publication, I designed layouts, illustrations, and infographics. Typically, I worked on front page features, alternative stories, and the arts section. I covered topics such as Burlington’s vibrant art scene, the national activist movement Black Lives Matter, environmental issues, political tensions, and mental health. In addition to concrete, creative tasks, I managed and taught the layout staff and illustrators how to create and enhance visual journalism. I learned the editing and printing processes in collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor. In my previous positions as Assistant Layout Editor and Page Designer, I designed pages in recurring sections such as news, opinion, and sports. I covered local, national, and global stories.