I’ll Need the Copy by Five. Time’s Up!

30 Nov

As most people know, journalists work on a deadline. When your editor says they want a copy of a 550-word article by five o’clock that evening, they aren’t kidding.

Time-management is one of the most vital skills a journalist can master. Deadlines are serious. They’re rules, not suggestions.

The Journalism – Learning the Trade blog says, “Consistently meeting deadlines is something every journalist must get used to.”

If you can’t meet a deadline your editor gives to you, there’s a great chance that you could lose your job. Journalism is a competitive field and there are always journalists out there who can write a story better and faster than you can.

It’s up to you to prove to your editor that you’re the right man, or woman, for the job!


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