Discovery have a dedicated team that work their way through their back catalogue of programming to find clips that can be used in UK schools to help teach curriculum subjects to primary and secondary students. The online packages that a school can subscribe to are extensively supported by written material for the class teacher – lesson plans, activities, guides, debates and questions to inspire learning in conjunction with the online video clips.
My job is to edit the supporting documents so that they are accurate, grammatically correct, consistently styled and presented and produced according to a comprehensive style guide. You can find a reference to support my contribution to Discovery here.
My role: sub-editor/layout sub
I freelanced for The Daily Telegraph between 2003 and 2005, producing two daily broadsheet pages for the TV desk as well as the ‘week ahead’ guide.
Responsibilities included chasing copy from external contributors and in-house writers, obtaining listings from press agencies and production companies, fitting and editing copy to fit the page templates, selecting images, writing captions, headers and cover lines, liaising with the paper’s production department, uploading my content into the CMS and writing programme previews (‘Pick of the Day’) when necessary – all to daily deadlines.