Careers: A Day in the Life

Hayley Anderson - Trainee Reporter

Why do you like working for Archant?

I get to meet lots of different people and work closely with my colleagues in a dynamic, driven team.

What is the most interesting part about your job?

As reporters, we're encouraged to take initiative, it's a great feeling when you discover your own story and decide what you want to do with it. We can also have our say in the layout of the piece and the pictures, so our ideas are always welcomed.

What are the challenges?

We cover a number of stories at any one time , so juggling the workload and deciding on story priority can be challenging, but it makes the role more interesting and varied.

What is it about the media industry that made you want to be in this role?

I love the fact that reporters are a significant element of every newsroom. What we do is incredibly important for the publications and for the communities we work in.

Give us an interesting fact about yourself.

I am a massive fan of the musical Les Miserables. I have DVDs from every version of the show, all of the music and waited by the back door so I could meet some of the cast when I went to see the show. It was amazing!

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