FT House & Home by Daisy Wyatt

Monday, 17 September 2012

I have been involved in the editorial process from the first day of my internship, whether fact-checking, interviewing people on the phone or managing social media.
My main responsibility has been fact-checking, something that the FT deems integral to its high quality output. It is a job that requires a lot of thoroughness and at times can be hard-going, but I have been intrigued by some of the facts I have come across- such as the number of Japanese people who own toilets that play classical music.

I have also been in charge of the Twitter account, tasked with writing some provoking tweets, as well as trying to increase the number of House & Home followers.

The team on the section is small, and luckily there haven’t been many moments where I have been left with nothing to do. I have felt valued as an intern, which can be a rare experience.

I would recommend the FT internship programme. It is well organised so you are not left at your desk feeling like a lemon because nobody knows who you are. The editorial assistants make you feel at home and give you all the information you need on the first day, before introducing you to your section.

The food in the canteen is also a real perk.


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