Communication graduate: Beth Shea
Digital & Editorial Coordinator, Universal Media Company
Bachelor of Arts in Communication* (Creative Writing)
UTS got us to practically apply what we were learning in every lesson, which really helped me to improve my writing across a range of styles that was invaluable for getting my job at Universal Media. The final two courses in my third year focused on getting us to create a writing portfolio, which I found to be a great resource to showcase to future employers.
Why did you choose to study Creative Writing at UTS?
Looking back, what were some of the highlights of your time at UTS?
What is your current title and what does the role involve?
I currently work as an Editorial Coordinator for Universal Media Company. I work with the Editor to produce three annual magazine titles, which involves contacting and liaising with clients for materials, writing features, editorials, articles and product listings, editing the magazines, and working with the sales and design team. In addition to this, I run three active social media pages, write 1-2 weekly e-newsletters (which also involves liaising with clients and creating and writing articles), manage one of the company websites and assist with marketing when needed. I also visit shows and go to events.
How did UTS help prepare you for a career in writing?
What advice would you give to Creative Writing students?
Do you have any long-term career goals or plans?
I would like to work my way up to becoming a magazine editor and later a publisher. I am also currently working on writing a book that I hope to send to publishers in the next year or so.
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