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Editorial Bootcamp with About Time Magazine

Editorial Bootcamp with About Time Magazine

About this session:

Imagine an editorial space where anything is possible. No idea too wild. No writer too inexperienced. One day, we decided to put 30 aspiring journalists, lots of snacks, pens, paper and ideas together in the room. The result was rather beautiful. After hours of chatting, networking and brainstorming, the result was fantastic editorial ideas, tons of energy and a seriously inspiring day of creative writing.

So we did it again. And again. Now, every month, About Time Magazine  hosts #SETSessions  – a chance for aspiring journalists to gain one day work experience in a real magazine environment. We don’t believe journalism should only be open for established journalists – and we think you should be able to try out different career paths before settling. Lifestyle journalism can feel like a closed club, the table of the cool girls at lunch you’re not invited to join, and we say it’s about time that changed. We invite you to become one of the outsiders, one of the SETTLERS

For more information, see the video from the last #SETSessions here

In August #SETSessions, we’re doing something a little special. One of the biggest challenges in running a magazine is keeping part of the zeitgeist, and on top of trends, news and opportunities for creative editorial. In this special #SETSessions, we’re asking all attendees to work around challenging editorial briefs – and special themed content.

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You’ll meet the About Time and AFT editorial team, hear their stories, find out about the magazine, before being asked to brainstorm around specific themes – and pitch them to the team. Later, you’ll write copy, ask your questions and find out how to pitch your work to publications. As well as lots of new friends and contacts, a few of the skills you’ll take away from the evening:

– How to think creatively around editorial themes

– How to pitch publications and editors

– How to use social media effectively to boost your content

– How to make your blog shine (if you’re a blogger too)

– How to decide on your content structure

– How to build a personal brand

– How to grow your followers on Twitter

– How to write copy quickly and effectively

The £15 ticket price includes a drink and snacks. There will be a chance to pitch and write for both websites and build a portfolio, and a Q and A sessions with some of London’s most succesful young business owners.

First 5 Impact Hub members are eligible for comped tickets. Just use the code ” IMPACT” at checkout.

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Aug 19th
19:00 - 21:00
Entry fee Free

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